Our podcast with host Dr. Cyndi Parker invites Israel Bible Center scholars to engage in captivating discussions about the content of their courses and provides an opportunity to go deeper into the Bible.
This is part 2 of our conversation on a unique Dead Sea Scroll called The War Scroll. Today we sit with Dr. Yeshaha Gruber, Dr. Tupa Gerra, and Dr. Nicholas Schaser to continue the conversation about the unusual characteristics of this document. Who is Belial? How does this document compare to biblical writings like Revelation? Join us for a fun exploration through Second Temple Texts.
Our faculty gathers to talk about the Dead Sea Scrolls and the very fascinating and unique War Scroll. This week we cover what is in the scroll, who might have authored the scroll, and who is breaking which covenant.
What role does the Flood narrative play in the book of Genesis? Are there similar flood narratives in ancient Near Eastern texts? How did Second Temple Jews write about this catastrophic event? All of these questions and answered in this week's episode as several of Israel Bible Center's faculty sit around the table to discuss Noah, purity, violence, and the flood.
Last week we tried to define the undefinable. This week we continue to explore Dr. Gruber's course Kabbalah and the Bible, Part 1. How does Paul use mystical language? What is the "feminine divine"? Why do we care?
This week Dr. Yeshaya Gruber joins us to talk about his course Kabbalah and the Bible, Part 1. What does the word Kabbalah mean? What is Jewish mysticism? Then we try to ask mystical questions of Genesis 1-3.
In part 2 of our conversation, Dr. Nicholas Schaser draws our attention to the many Creation themes and images in the book of Exodus. What do Moses and Jesus have in common? How does the presence of God translate from the Garden of Eden to the people of God in the wilderness?
Creation themes presented in Genesis 1-3 echo throughout scripture. This week, Dr. Nicholas Schaser joins us to talk about how creation words, ideas, and images are found throughout the book of Exodus. We talk about a lot of numbers...why are there 10 plagues? What does resting on the 7th day imply? And how many Israelites came out of Egypt?
Acts 15 tells us of a crucial moment in the early Jewish church when the leaders had to figure out how to allow gentiles into their community. Professor Pinchas Shir walks us through the critical decisions made in the Jerusalem council and the significance of the instructions to non-Jews to not eat meat offered to idols, blood, animals that were strangled, and to stay away from sexual immorality.
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