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#20: Kingship in the OT: The Big Picture

We know about King David and other kings of the Bible. But did you know that you were created to be royalty? This episode is the first in a series on kingship in the OT.   T. Desmond Alexander’s book… Continue Reading →

#19: Micah (Interview with Stephen Dempster)

An Interview with Stephen Dempster on his excellent commentary on Micah in the Two Horizons series. We discuss how to better read Micah and why Dempster’s time in Cameroon helped him write the commentary.

#18: Character Studies in 1 and 2 Samuel

An Interview with Randy McCracken about his book “Family Portraits: Character Studies in 1 and 2 Samuel.”

#17: Flow of Thought

How do we understand the carefully constructed logic of the New Testament letters and avoid reading out of context?

#16: Gaps

Have you ever wondered why the Bible doesn’t tell us who Cain’s wife is, or why the Gospels give different lists of who came first to the tomb? Why do these gaps (and others) exist in the biblical narrative and… Continue Reading →

#15: Prosopological Exegesis (Interview with Matthew Bates)

Does the Old Testament record the very words of Jesus? In this special interview, I discuss prosopological exegesis with Matthew Bates.

#14: The Purposes of Romans

Knowing the purposes behind Paul’s letter to the Romans can be surprising and helpful for seeing just how practical and relevant it is.

#12: Typology

Becoming sensitive to the use of typology can really enhance one’s understanding of the Bible. Learn what typology is and isn’t, and how it can benefit your study.

#11: Chiasmus

Have you noticed that Scripture often repeats itself in reverse, creating a mirror image? This is known as a chiasm. Chiasmus are a tool the Biblical authors used regularly, and in this episode we discuss their importance.

#10: Honor & Shame

Familiarity with the significance of honor and shame in the ancient world will enhance your understanding of the Bible on every page.

#9: Inclusio

Inclusio, or bracketing, is a literary framing technique found regularly in the Bible. In this episode, we, along with our guest Spencer Robinson, examine some examples of inclusio in Scripture and why they matter.

#8: The Psalter

The Psalms have a unique place in the Biblical canon and in the worship of Jews and Christians. Psalms are commonly read individually, but what if we read them as part of a book: the Psalter?

#7: The Mark Sandwich

When reading the Gospel of Mark, have you ever found that he interrupted himself mid-story to tell a different one? If so, you have tasted what’s known as a Markan Sandwich, also known as intercalation.

#6: Patronage and Grace

A knowledge of biblical backgrounds can enhance our understanding of the Bible. In this episode we look at the first century cultural practice of patronage and its implications for deepening our understanding of grace and other important New Testament concepts.

#5: The Tanak

Why do Hebrew copies of the Old Testament have a different order than that found in our English Bibles? Lindsay and Randy discuss the differences and why they matter.

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