Spirit Encounters in the Bible

October 7, 2022 - 25:45 | Ep. 64
October 7, 2022 - 25:45 | Ep. 64
What does it mean to be spirit possessed and what did ancient people think about encounters with the spiritual world? Dr. Reed Carlson joined Dr. Yeshaya Gruber for a Round Table Talk to discuss these issues and more! In this episode we will hear about King Saul's encounter with the which of Endor (1 Sam 28), the use of music to quiet the spirits, and the gospel accounts of spiritual possession. Hang on! It's a wild ride.

Episode Notes

Rev. Dr. Reed Carlson specializes in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. His current research focuses on accounts of spirits and ecstatic religious experiences in biblical and Second Temple Jewish literature. This podcast highlights parts of the Round Table Talk between Dr. Yeshaya Gruber and Dr. Carlson about Dr. Carlson's recently published book Unfamiliar Selves in the Hebrew Bible: Possession and Other Spirit Phenomena (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022).

Listen to the full talk here: Spirit Possession in the Hebrew Bible
Look up Dr. Carlson's book here: Unfamiliar Selves in the Hebrew Bible
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