A great post at: http://grandpaenoch.blogspot.com/2008/10/was-there-biblical-esotericism.html
Esoteric, then, in its original biblical meaning, refers to the teachings and practices done within the veil of the Temple.
As was http://thingsofmysoul.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-word-should-be-my-bond.html
my word should be good enough. If someone asks me to do something, I should be able to say, "Yes," or "No," and have that be enough.
“Why did it take billions of years for God to create the earth? Why not just millions of years, or even better, why not just one second?” It often comes down to the idea that God commands and waits until he is obeyed.
The Bible is Where the Wild Things Are