-PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: Sceva Solomon and Shamanism. The Jewish Roots of the Problem at Colossae
You probably do not invoke the name of an angel to heal headaches, but some people in the 1st century did. Traveling Shaman-like individuals claimed to heal various ailments with the use of special knowledge and methods believed to come from Solomon himself. Clinton Arnold explains how this once common folk belief may help answer the context in which Paul writing in his epistle to the Colossians.
This is a lecture from the 2011 National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on the theme, “No Other Name.” The conference featured plenary speakers: Darrell Bock, Tim Tennant, and Kelly Kapic.
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