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A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

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Diving into the Bible and exploring the ancient world through the stories and historical accounts of ancient Hebrew scribes. Become a member on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Diving into the Bible and exploring the ancient world through the stories and historical accounts of ancient Hebrew scribes. Become a member on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

Israel

Description:

Diving into the Bible and exploring the ancient world through the stories and historical accounts of ancient Hebrew scribes. Become a member on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

40 - Baby Moses, the Rapper and the Nehelamite

6/26/2022
The baby Moses story might be incredibly famous today, but it has somehow disappeared and reappeared in the time of the writing and compiling of the Bible. Follow the incredible story of how it all (probably) went down. To support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:31:14

39 - The Evil Loser Egyptian King

5/22/2022
The first chapter of Exodus contains three different stories written by three different people who lived at different times. Two of them were editors, and one was a very talented and funny writer. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:03:31

38 - What is Exodus

5/1/2022
As we launch the second season of this podcast, we take a look at what is most important for us to understand Exodus. This is a story about a crisis of leadership, a crisis of faith, and the harsh life until Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:35

Big Changes to the Podcast

4/24/2022
Omri has left the building, and Gil will hold the fort. Is it a building or a fort? Future generations will be puzzled. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:07:42

Collab: Genesis in the Sistine Chapel

4/10/2022
Michaelangelo broke from tradition when he focused his paintings in the Pope's church on scenes from Genesis. Jesus was nowhere to be found. Idan Ben Simon joins Gil to explore the behind the scenes of one of the most famous artistic projects of all time. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:53:23

Collab: Ukraine and the Bible with Dan Libenson

3/20/2022
Slava Ukraini! Can the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the solidarity exhibited by the Ukrainians defending themselves can help us better understand biblical stories?.Dan Libenson from the Judaism Unbound podcast (https://www.judaismunbound.com) joins Gil to discuss. Become a member of the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:54:35

Collab: Baruch Hypothesis vs Biblical Scholarship with Garry Stevens

3/13/2022
What does Biblical Scholarship has to say about Baruch and Jeremiah authoring Genesis? Garry from The History in the Bible podcast (https://www.historyinthebible.com/) joins Gil to discuss. Become a member of the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:54:23

37 - Genesis vs Exodus

2/20/2022
As Gil says goodbye to the book of Genesis and looks ahead to the next book, Exodus, it is already clear that there is a lot to learn from the radical differences between those two books. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:14

36 - The Biblical Authors of Genesis

2/13/2022
In Gil's second summary episode of Genesis, there is a mountain of evidence to suggest that Jeremiah and his scribe Baruch Ben Neriah are the Biblical authors of the book of Genesis. Their personal lives and their relationship is part of the first Biblical book. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:09:44

35 - Genesis: Inspired by Assyrian Events

2/6/2022
How did the Assyrian dominance over the Ancient Near East put in motion a series of events that led to the writing of the stories of Genesis? Mass deportations, the Library of Ashurbanipal, the rise of scribes - all these lead to Genesis in Gil's first summary episode for the book. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:43

Update: Outgoing COVID, Incoming Baby

1/16/2022
Gil had a bad case of COVID and Omri will receive his firstborn baby boy any day now so he's on paternity leave, but we're not going anywhere and will go back to posting new episodes very soon. If you'd like to support our work, you can do so on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:04:38

34 - Happily Ever After in Egypt

12/19/2021
In the conclusion of Genesis, emotions run high as the family forgives and forgets, celebrating the reconciliation between former feuding Hebrew factions escaping Israel after the destruction of Jerusalem. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:01

Special: Samson is A SATIRE IN THE BIBLE!

12/10/2021
It turns out that if you read the Samson story (Judges 13-16) in Hebrew with comedic glasses - you realize it is an outrageously funny Greek satire that parodies biblical heroes and tropes, most likely written by Alexandrian Hellenistic Hebrews around the 200s BCE as a Hebrew version of Greek satire. No joke. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:09:38

33 - Joseph Walking Like an Egyptian

12/5/2021
When reading Joseph's story in context and compiling the myriad Egyptian cultural appropriations and seamless incorporations of Egyptian motifs, it seems clear that this was written by and for an exiled Israelite elite that has been thoroughly and happily Egyptianized. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:07:46

Meanwhile in... Egypt

11/28/2021
Now that our biblical narrative movies to Ancient Egypt, we want to get acquainted with its history and culture, which includes divine comic books reels, incestuous deities, and the best branding ever created by humans. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:42:21

Here Comes Patreon

11/21/2021
After a year of creating episodes for this podcast, we feel it is the right time to ask for the support of listeners who really enjoy what we do. If you feel so inclined https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:38

32 - Here Comes Joseph

11/14/2021
The final hero of the bible has an origin story that explains how he got to Egypt. Let's first focus on his humble beginnings, as a special boy who is oblivious to his surroundings while dreaming of magical megalomaniac prophecies. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:01

31 - Here Come the Tribes

11/7/2021
We have arrived to an entirely new part of the book: a battle of narratives. Gone is the point of view of a single ancestor at a time, and gone is the pretense of unity, gravitas, and wholeness. In comes mean Biblical tweets about how horrible the ancestors really are. Gil and Omri discuss. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:56:34

30 - Rachel & Leah in Their Handmaid's Tale

10/31/2021
Jacob has two wives and two concubines who produce the children who will grow up to be tribes. What made the stories of Jacob's four women so impactful that we still see the same archetypes in stories today? Gil and Omri dive in to find out. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:43

Moving to Sundays + Genesis Final Stretch!

10/24/2021
To be in line with the bible, from now on we will post new episodes on the first biblical day of the week, on Sundays, and not on Wednesdays. Also, Gil and Omri want to lay out our plans for the final stretch of Genesis. Support our podcast on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:45