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Do Kabbalah and Bible Go Together?

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 ...

A New Creation in Exodus and John

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 c...

Creation in Exodus

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 fo...

The Significance of the Jerusalem Council

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 w...

The Synagogue and the Spread of Early Christianity

Today we talk to Professor Pinchas Shir about his course Stories of the Jewish Church, Part 3. We briefly discuss Acts 11 and the ways we see the early church grow. We...

A New Wind Blows for the Early Jewish Church

This week I am joined by Professor Pinchas Shir who talks about his newly released course: Stories of the Jewish Church, Part 3. In this episode we talk about Acts 10 ...

Moses, Isaiah, and the Spirit of God

In this week's segment of a Round Table Talk, Dr. Gruber and Dr. Levison talk about the Spirit of God in Isaiah 63. This passage is a lament with strong connections to...

Does the Bible Talk about Monotheism?

The Israelites were supposed to love one God only, but is that "monotheism"? If so, where does the idea of a Divine Council come from? To untangle some of these issues...

Spirit Encounters in the Bible

What does it mean to be spirit possessed and what did ancient people think about encounters with the spiritual world? Dr. Reed Carlson joined Dr. Yeshaya Gruber for a ...

The Creation Narrative in the Septuagint

Welcome back to the Israel Bible Podcast. We will start this season with a Round Table Talk between Dr. Yeshaya Gruber and Dr. Robert Hiebert who is the editor and tra...

The Jewish Gospel of Luke

Dr. Brian Robinson is a guest lecturer at Israel Bible Center. He just released a new course called the Jewish Gospel of Luke. Following last week's episode that gave ...

From Republic to Empire: Rome as a backdrop for Luke's gospel

Dr. Brian Robinson is a guest lecturer at Israel Bible Center. He just released a new course called the Jewish Gospel of Luke. It is a great course, and today we give ...

Creation: From the Earth Looking Up

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 ...

In the beginning...

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 Genes...

The Tricky Little Phrase: Works of the Law

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 joi...

Paul Within Judaism

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 Se...

What do you know about Demons?

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...

What do you know about Angels?

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 no...

The Spirit in the Hebrew Bible

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 conversatio...

Sheol, Gehenna, and Hell: Are they the same?

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 Se...

Community in Christmas

Dr. Paul Wright is a friend and mentor who joins me again to discuss the significance of reading the Bible in its physical context. Last week we set the stage for the ...

The True Nativity: Shepherds, fields, and flocks

I invite a friend and mentor to join me and discuss the significance of reading the Bible in its physical context. In the second half of the episode we discuss Luke 2 ...

Who is Luke?

Dr. Peter van 't Riet is a retired professor of educational psychology and now an independent Bible researcher who writes about the patterns he sees in the writing of ...

Jesus and the Resurrection

Dr. Nicholas Schaser created a new course at Israel Bible Center called "Resurrection in Jewish Texts and Traditions." This week we continue to talk about the Second T...

Is resurrection a Second Temple idea?

That is right. we are tackling resurrection! Dr. Nicholas Schaser has a new course at Israel Bible Center called "Resurrection in Jewish Texts and Traditions." Resurre...

The Gospels Real and Imagined

Dr. Mark Goodacre is a New Testament scholar who is amazing at getting people to investigate that which is thought to be "fact" by both the historic Christian communit...

Adventures in Archaeology

THE Dr. Jodi Magness participated in a Round Table Talk with Dr. Gruber titled Archaeology on Life in the First Century. Dr. Magness is the Distinguished Professor of ...

Pentecost, King David, and Rejected Corner Stones

Pinchas Shir joins us to continue the exploration of his course The Jewish Church, Part 1 (Acts 1–5). We keep in mind the conversation in the previous episode about th...

Do the Words "Jewish" and "Church" Go Together?

Professor Pinchas Shir joins me to talk about his course The Jewish Church Part 1. This is a wildly popular course at IBC because it takes familiar stories and brings ...

Reconsidering "Selah"

Dr. Ashley Lyon is a new member of the Israel Bible Center faculty. Today we talk about her work on rare Hebrew word like "selah". This word is often associate with th...

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