Podcast by Dr. Cyndi Parker

In our weekly podcast with Dr. Cyndi Parker, we sit down with one of the Israel Bible Center’s scholars to talk about the fascinating content of their courses and deepen our understanding of the Bible.

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From Republic to Empire: Rome as a backdrop for Luke's gospel

March 2, 2022 - 29 Minutes

Dr. Brian Robinson is a guest lecturer at Israel Bible Center. He just released a new course called the Jewish Gospel of Luke. It is a great course, and today we give you a small taste of what you will learn in the course. We started with backdrop. Where did the Roman empire come from and how does that influence how we understand Luke?

From Republic to Empire: Rome as a backdrop for Luke's gospel

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Creation: From the Earth Looking Up

February 23, 2022 - 27 Minutes

This is a podcast sneak peak at Dr. Nicholas Schaser's new IBC course called Israelite Creation in Context. This week is all about Genesis 2 and the earthiness of the narrative. How does this chapter differ from chapter 1? How does the text portray Eden as sacred? And if you listen to the end you might get a little on that mischief-causing snake.

Creation: From the Earth Looking Up

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In the beginning...

February 16, 2022 - 27 Minutes

Sneak Peak! Dr. Nicholas Schaser has a new course about to be released called Israelite Creation in Context. This week we get to dive into the assumed context of Genesis 1. What is the ancient Near Eastern context? How does reading the Israelite narrative next to the ancient Near Eastern narratives help us understand the Bible?

In the beginning...

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The Tricky Little Phrase: Works of the Law

February 9, 2022 - 22 Minutes

There is a small Greek phrase that has had a massive impact on western civilization - "erga nomou," which is often translated as "works of the law." Dr. Mark Nanos joins us this week to discuss his ideas on a better interpretation. Dr. Nanos is a respected Jewish historian specializing in Saul of Tarsus...or the Apostle Paul. He has written extensively about how to understand "Judaism" in Second Temple.

The Tricky Little Phrase: Works of the Law

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