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.
Professor Pinchas Shir joins me to talk about his course The First Commandment: Deuteronomy and the Gospels. We focus today's conversation on why it makes sense that Jesus quotes from Deuteronomy when he resists the Tempter in the Judean Wilderness. What parallels are there between the life of Jesus and the Israelite history in Deuteronomy 6 and 8.
Professor Pinchas Shir joins me to talk about his course The First Commandment: Deuteronomy and the Gospels. We discuss if the 10 are "commandments", "words", or "categories" before diving into a conversation between an unnamed man and Jesus about how to achieve eternal life. What did "eternal life" even mean at that time?
Dr. Nicholas Schaser talks about his course All Israel Will be Saved. We discuss why Paul thinks "not all Israelites truly belong to Israel"...or does he? Then we take a stab at all the agricultural imagery related to the Olive Tree and the Branches. You'd be amazed by how translating two little Greek words can make all the difference!
Dr. Nicholas Schaser joins us to talk about his course All Israel Will Be Saved. Last week we established that Paul thinks gentiles do not need to take on Jewish identity markers. But why? Why should gentiles remain gentiles? And what does Paul mean when he put the phrase "righteousness through faith" in opposition to "righteousness through works"?
Dr. Nicholas Schaser joins us to unravel some of the complexities in Paul's writings. We focus on Dr. Schaser's course titled All Israel Will Be Saved: Jewish Theology in Romans 9–11. Why look at "Jewish theology" when the letter is written to the gentile Christians? We also discuss why Paul does not want gentiles to do "work of the law" - What does that mean?
In an online seminar Dr. Yeshaya Gruber, Dr. Nicholas Schaser, Dr. Eli Lizorken-Eisenburg, and Pinchas Shir discuss the ways Greeks thought in a completely different manner than the Jews. But the Jewish people wanted and needed to interact with and be relevant to the Greek world. How do we begin to see these differences, and how does Paul address them in his address to the Greek at Areopagus (Acts 17)?
Dr. Walter Brueggemann was involved in a Roundtable Talk called Prophetic Imagination in the Hebrew Bible and Society. This week we listen in on the parts of the talk that focus on the Prophetic Imagination. What is it? How is it different than priestly worship at the temple? Can such rebuke and encouragement from the prophets result in Hope?
This week we continue to explore the Roundtable Talk titled Women in the Ancient Near East and Israel with Dr. Gruber (IBC) and Dr. Beth Alpert Nakhai. Ancient women were not stuck in the home. They had a normative life in the village contributing to their society. In this episode, Dr. Nakhai discusses how life changed as we move from Canannite to Israelite time periods. We also dip into household religion. Who, how, and what did Israelites worship when they were in their homes?
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