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 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.
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?
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.
Dr. Mark 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. In modern times we tend to separate religion from other aspects of life, but did Paul think that way? Westerners can end up think that "what you believe" is different from "what you do." But did Paul think that way? Join us for the first part of this conversation and for what this has to do with Paul's phrase "works of the law."
If you are asking me...well, not much. But we have an expert panel who recently had a discussion about Demons in the Hebrew Bible. Their conversation has not yet been published, so I am bringing you a small appetizer before the big meal! What are demons? How are they described in the Hebrew Bible and in Second Temple Literature? Were they always considered evil?
If you are asking me...well, not much. But we have an expert panel who recently had a discussion about Angels and Demons in the Hebrew Bible. Their conversation has not yet been published, so I am bringing you a small appetizer before the big meal! What are angels? How are they described in the Hebrew Bible and in Second Temple Literature?
What is "ruah" in the Hebrew Bible? The word is translated as "spirit" and sometimes as "wind." This week's episode is a tiny sliver of the Roundtable Talk conversation called Spirit and Man in Ancient Judaism. Our guest is Dr. Jack Levison, who is a Hebrew Bible professor at Southern Methodist University. He addresses the significance of the Spirit in the Hebrew Bible using Numbers 11 as a test case.
The afterlife is an interesting and perplexing subject, which means it is a perfect conversation for the podcast! This week we sample a small part of the Hot Topics Seminar about Greek and Jewish views of the afterlife with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber and Dr. Nicholas Schaser and myself. We have Hebrew poetry, Jerusalem geography, and historic texts all weighing in. Lean in and enjoy the conversation!
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