Archive for the ‘Exodus’ Category

  • E100-20: Exodus 13-14: Crossing the Reed Sea

    May 14, 10 • E100, ExodusComments Off on E100-20: Exodus 13-14: Crossing the Reed Sea
    E100-20: Exodus 13-14: Crossing the Reed Sea

    In this podcast we’ll notice just how firmly this passage tells us that the miracle at the Reed Sea* was indeed entirely a miracle. We’ll notice how good source critics were/are at spotting small discrepancies in texts, but also how little the composers of the Bible seemed to care about detail, concerned with things that [&hellip...

  • E100-19: Exodus 12: A great festival, but a huge theological problem

    May 13, 10 • E100, Exodus, Genocide1 Comment
    E100-19: Exodus 12: A great festival, but a huge theological problem

    I’m torn two ways on how to respond to this reading: on one side, a great opportunity to explain Passover, the great festival that celebrates God as liberator, saviour and enimy of powerful oppressors on the other, when I read (the Bible or the News…) I tend to sympathise with those who suffer, and while [&hellip...

  • E100-18: Exodus 6-11: The big fight

    May 12, 10 • E100, ExodusComments Off on E100-18: Exodus 6-11: The big fight
    E100-18: Exodus 6-11: The big fight

    What else could we call it? God vs. Pharaoh, it’s a foregone conclusion – except…  ...

  • E100-16: Exodus 1-2: Naming names

    May 10, 10 • E100, ExodusComments Off on E100-16: Exodus 1-2: Naming names
    E100-16: Exodus 1-2: Naming names

    In reading (by which I mean understanding, making sense of) these chapters we’ll find that noticing unusual details, things that stick out, can be a real clue to what is important. Naming, and not naming, are really significant here, not least that God is not named – oh, God’s talked about, but “God” is a [&hellip...

  • Typescenes and the book of Ruth

    Jul 11, 09 • Exodus, Genesis, Narrative, RuthComments Off on Typescenes and the book of Ruth
    Typescenes and the book of Ruth

    Typescene sounds like a typical technical term scholars use make Bible stories dull 🙁 In this podcast I hope to show you it’s exactly the opposite and that by spending 5 minutes learning about typescenes you can discover a livelyness you may have missed, even in a well-loved story like Ruth. (Other passage you should [&hellip...