• Did God “seduce” Jeremiah?

    Apr 20, 15 • Complaint, Jeremiah1 Comment
    Did God “seduce” Jeremiah?

    My earlier podcast: The last Confession of Jeremiah: Jeremiah 20: Yahweh seduces his prophet I simply assumed the translation seduce” for patah But “seduce” is not a translation favoured by English translations. I dealt with this issue briefly in a blog post Did Yahweh seduce Jeremiah? with a bibliographic note Did God seduce Jeremiah? Addendum [&hellip...

  • The last Confession of Jeremiah: Jeremiah 20: Yahweh seduces his prophet

    The last Confession of Jeremiah: Jeremiah 20: Yahweh seduces his prophet

    Jeremiah gets more personal in his complaints, but his “conversation” with YHWH still seems to shut out any response… curiouser and curiouser… and which ending will you choose of this series? This screencast is part of a series on the “Confessions of Jeremiah” you can watch the rest here...

  • Humour in the Bible, book 14: 2 Chronicles 18

    Apr 1, 15 • 2 Chronicles, Humour5 Comments
    Humour in the Bible, book 14: 2 Chronicles 18

    The strange, and strangely disturbing story of Micaiah ben Imlah in 2 Chronicles 18 which repeats very closely its source in 1 Kings 221 it ticks all the boxes as a passage intended to be funny. And when you read it, it is hilarious. From Jehoshaphat’s gentle resistance through Zedekiah with a “Viking” helmet, and [&hellip...

  • Land of the Bible: The Judean Hills

    Mar 30, 15 • GeographyNo Comments
    Land of the Bible: The Judean Hills

    Much of the Old Testament is set in the Judean Hills, and much of the Gospels in the hills of Galilee. Life in the hills is more varied with a mix of shepherding and agriculture...

  • Where was Nazareth?

    Where was Nazareth?

    This podcast aims to show you where Nazareth was situated, and why as real estate agents love to say location matters. The helicopter footage has been generously supplied by PreservingBibleTimes from their most useful resources...

  • Land of the Bible: Jezreel Valley

    Mar 24, 15 • Archaeology, Context, Geography1 Comment
    Land of the Bible: Jezreel Valley

    In this episode we visit two city sites in the Jezreel Valley, Megiddo (with a wealth of archaeological features) illustrates a major royal centre of power, and the smaller Jezreel a royal palace and capital. These visits will lead to a consideration of stories of the reign of Ahab and of the place of kingship [&hellip...

  • Land of the Bible: Wadi Qelt: the road from Jerusalem to Jericho

    Mar 17, 15 • Geography, Luke, Psalms2 Comments
    Land of the Bible: Wadi Qelt: the road from Jerusalem to Jericho

    In this video we visit the Wadi Qelt, the gorge that cuts down into the steep Judean Hills and so provided a passable route in ancient times between Jericho (in the Jordan Valley and Jerusalem in the hills). We’ll begin near the Ein Prat (Prat Spring) and passing the monastery head down towards the opening [&hellip...

  • Land of the Bible: The Rift Valley

    Mar 10, 15 • ContextNo Comments
    Land of the Bible: The Rift Valley

    The Jordan Valley forms part of the great rift in the earth’s surface that reaches down to the middle of Africa. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. The Jordan Valley forms both a psychological and a physical barrier for crossing into the land from the east. The Dead Sea is “dead” because [&hellip...

  • Humour in the Bible 13: 1 Chronicles 4 The Prayer of Jabez

    Mar 3, 15 • 1 Chronicles, Humour3 Comments
    Humour in the Bible 13: 1 Chronicles 4 The Prayer of Jabez

    The prayer of Jabez was wildly popular a few years back among voguish Christians worried about the lack of obvious and excess prosperity in their lives (compared to those richer and general better off than them, not compared to the world population in general). Even without that 1 Chron 4:9-10 is funny (strange peculiar, if [&hellip...

  • Shephelah: Tel Azekah, David and Iron Technology

    Mar 2, 15 • GeographyNo Comments
    Shephelah: Tel Azekah, David and Iron Technology

    The third short summary video, in this series, focuses on the Shephelah (foothills between the hill country and the plains). I’ll stress that it is liminal territory, a boundary region that ideas and armies must cross. We look at Tel Azeka and the Elah Valley, where the story of David’s fight with Goliath takes place. [&hellip...