Jul 20 Blog
By: Nathan Steinmeyer
Monsters are an ever-present feature of modern cinema, from Dracula to the Kraken. However, monsters are by no means a modern invention, and many of the same creatures that inhabit our modern horror movies have roots that stretch back thousands of years. So, with Halloween just around the corner, let us take a moment to appreciate some old-school ghosts and ghouls from the biblical world paired with stories from Bible History Daily and the BAS Library.
Jun 7 Blog
By: Daniel Ogden
When seeking “hidden” knowledge, ancient Greeks and Romans visited sacred oracles and consulted necromancers, who communed with the dead. The necromancer’s art often involved strange journeys, sleep-and-dreaming rituals and even blood sacrifices—since the ghostly shades were thought to need a tonic of fresh blood to become reanimated. Our modern fascination with exorcism and vampires suggests that necromancy is hardly dead.