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Do you want to explore the rich literary landscapes of the Bible? We’ll be your Field Guide. Each episode will help you make sense of God's word by exploring a key cultural, historical, literary, or theological dimension of the Bible. Check out our visual essays and explainer images on our instagram page: http://instagram.com/BibleFieldGuide Or you can see them on our website: http://www.BibleFieldGuides.com

Do you want to explore the rich literary landscapes of the Bible? We’ll be your Field Guide. Each episode will help you make sense of God's word by exploring a key cultural, historical, literary, or theological dimension of the Bible. Check out our visual essays and explainer images on our instagram page: http://instagram.com/BibleFieldGuide Or you can see them on our website: http://www.BibleFieldGuides.com
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Do you want to explore the rich literary landscapes of the Bible? We’ll be your Field Guide. Each episode will help you make sense of God's word by exploring a key cultural, historical, literary, or theological dimension of the Bible. Check out our visual essays and explainer images on our instagram page: http://instagram.com/BibleFieldGuide Or you can see them on our website: http://www.BibleFieldGuides.com

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English


Episodes

Is Genesis a Myth of Literal History?

12/2/2019
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Some people say that Genesis is mythology. Other says it’s literal history. Are these the only options? Are they the best way to understand Genesis 1-2? In this podcast, we offer a fresh path forward out of this old debate. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or go to our...

Duration:00:11:49

Genesis from 60,000 Feet

11/26/2019
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Today we FINALLY start reading the actual Torah. There’s no better place to start than Genesis, and in this episode we give a sweeping overview of the entire book. Understanding the whole of Genesis, helps you to interpret the various parts. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts,...

Duration:00:08:42

Torah & The White House: How Settings Work in the Torah | Torah | Bible Study

11/18/2019
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It's easy to think that knowing the places of the Torah is little more than a geography listen. It is far more. In this episode, Patrick looks at how different settings work in the Torah, setting up our expectations and functioning as characters and archetypes. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account...

Duration:00:13:24

The REAL story behind the Torah | Torah | Bible Study

11/18/2019
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What’s the actually timeline of events recorded in the Torah? It’s easy to lose your place in this story, so this episode is dedicated to giving an overarching chronology of events in the Torah and how they correspond to different books. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or...

Duration:00:11:14

What is Torah? (And why its a different kind of series than Harry Potter) | Torah | Bible Study

11/4/2019
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In this episode Patrick explores what kind of book it is by contrasting it to a modern book series like Harry Potter. We will see how our greatest difficulty grappling with its wild array of genres, telling one massive story, designed to shape a society. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our...

Duration:00:10:00

The debate: who really wrote the Torah? | Torah | Bible Study

10/28/2019
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Knowing the author of a book or article changes how you read it. Whether you trust it. What you think it means. In this episode Patrick dives into one of the most challenging questions in modern biblical scholarship: who wrote the Torah? Was it Moses? Was it someone(s) else? When was it written? Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the...

Duration:00:16:08

Heaven on earth, Garden Mountains, and God’s mission in Torah | Torah | Bible Study

10/21/2019
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In this episode Patrick explores the theme beating at the heart of the Torah: God’s mission to unite heaven and earth. We will explore how the Torah begins on a mountain garden where God dwells with humanity, and then traces his mission to recreate that reality through covenants in a world corrupted by human sin. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological...

Duration:00:12:13

Let’s Torah into Some Torah! | Torah | Bible Study

10/14/2019
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In this episode Patrick introduces our FIRST series through the FIRST books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – or as Jesus called it, “The Torah.” Unfortunately most of these books are neglected today. So let’s ask WHY we forget The Torah and WHY it is relevant today. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the...

Duration:00:12:26

God's (Kingdom) Story Matters

10/7/2019
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In this episode Patrick will look at the overarching story which Jesus made central to his whole mission: the kingdom of God. Today the Kingdom of God feels fuzzy. Is it in my heart? Is it the place I go when I do? Is it some great act in the future? Or is it something present through social action? Understanding the story helps yo answer these questions (and more). Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and...

Duration:00:17:14

04 (Theological) Themes Matter | What’s a Bible Field Guide? | Bible Study

9/30/2019
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In this episode Patrick explores why understanding the theological themes in a book is like putting on glasses that bring its central meanings into focus. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or go to our website to learn more. We are still VERY early, so there isn’t much to...

Duration:00:12:25

03 Words Matter | What’s a Bible Field Guide? | Bible Study

9/23/2019
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In this episode Patrick explores how understanding the literary structure and genre of a text will help you comprehend it’s meaning more easily and more faithfully. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or go to our website to learn more. We are still VERY early, so there isn’t...

Duration:00:10:37

02 History Matters | What’s a Bible Field Guide? | Bible Study

9/16/2019
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In this episode Patrick explores why understanding history in the Bible will transform meaningless names, places and events, into meaning-filled language. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or go to our website to learn more. We are still VERY early, so there isn’t much to...

Duration:00:07:34

01 Culture Matters | What’s a Bible Field Guide? | Bible Study

9/9/2019
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In this episode Patrick explores why understanding the culture behind the Bible makes it come alive…. and keeps us from misunderstanding what’s happening in its pages. Like the podcast? Bible Field Guide also combines images and short essays on Instagram to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or go to our website to learn more. We are still VERY early, so there...

Duration:00:09:55

Why We Started Bible Field Guide | What’s a Bible Field Guide?

8/20/2019
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In this episode Patrick shares the story of Bible Field Guide’s genesis (pun intended), and how we hope this project will help everyday people navigate and enjoy the rich literary landscapes of the Bible. Bible Field Guide isn’t just a podcast. We combine images and short essays to help people visualize and internalize the historical, cultural, literary, and theological world of the Bible. Check out our Instagram account for our latest posts, or go to our website to learn more. We are still...

Duration:00:12:32