The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer

By Andy Naselli, Series edited by Dane C. Ortlund, Miles V. Van Pelt

Although a story with a serpent, a damsel in distress, and a serpent slayer may sound like just another fairytale, it is, in fact, part of the greatest true account ever told—the Bible. Epic tales resonate with readers because they echo the greatest story. In this new addition to the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, Andrew David Naselli traces the theme of snakes and dragons from the serpent in the garden to the devouring dragon in Revelation, culminating with the return of the King. New and seasoned Christians alike will experience afresh the captivating unifying narrative behind all stories as they embark on a journey through the Bible with a trusted biblical scholar.


Andrew David Naselli (PhD, Bob Jones University; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of systematic theology and New Testament at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis and one of the pastors of Bethlehem Baptist Church.


Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 144
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6797-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6797-1
Size: 5.25” x 8.0”
Weight: 7.0 ounces
Published: November 03, 2020

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Do We Love Dragon-Slaying Stories?

1. The Deceitful Snake in Genesis 3
2. Snakes and Dragons between the Bible’s Bookends: Part 1: The Good, the Bad, and the Ultimate Serpent
3. Snakes and Dragons between the Bible’s Bookends: Part 2: Six Offspring of the Serpent
4. The Devouring Dragon in Revelation 12 and 20
Conclusion: How Should We Live in Light of the Story of the Serpent and the Serpent Slayer?

Appendix: How Often Does the Bible Explicitly Mention Serpents?