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Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems.

Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems.
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Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems.

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Episodes

Naked Bible 255: Exodus 1 Part 1

1/19/2019
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Exodus 1 is short in terms of verse count, but there are a surprising number of items in the text that need some comment—so many that we need two episodes! In this episode we look at the language describing Israel’s condition under bondage in Egypt long after the time of Joseph. We talk about the reasons the biblical author links his description with Genesis 11:1-9, the Babel story; why the description of the bondage is justifiable historical; how the earlier story of Joseph in Egypt could...

Duration:01:11:25

Naked Bible 254: Introducing the Book of Exodus

1/12/2019
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This episode launches our new book study series on the book of Exodus! As we do with every book study, this initial episode overviews the sorts of things to expect as we progress through Exodus: difficulties, controversies, and other points of interest relevant to understanding the book in its own context. Specifically, Dr. Heiser talks about how we should think about Old Testament history, historicity, metanarrative, “mythic history,” and historiography. NB 254 ...

Duration:01:05:46

Naked Bible 253: The Persecuted Church in Nepal

1/5/2019
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In this episode we interview “Theo,” an American living in Nepal who teaches students full time. Theo has been a long-time listener to the podcast. Theo found the divine council context put forth in Dr. Heiser’s books to be paradigm changing, and now uses that content to teach his students in Nepal. Unfortunately, there are serious obstacles, as the Nepali government has become more antagonistic to Christianity in recent years. NB 253 ...

Duration:00:50:25

Naked Bible 252: The Day of the Lord

12/22/2018
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What is the Day of the Lord? Most Bible students would associate it with a time of judgment. The reality, however, is that judgment is only one aspect. The Day of the Lord concept concerns things like the reclaiming of the nations, the general resurrection, and the “fullness of the Gentiles.” And since Jesus is Lord in the New Testament, the Old Testament of the Day of the Lord is married to the return of Jesus. This episode discusses all these facets of the Day of the Lord and how the full...

Duration:01:23:27

Naked Bible 251: The Church Fathers and Genesis 1

12/15/2018
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Craig Allert is a scholar specializing in Patristic Fathers, those early Christian thinkers who lived and wrote just after the end of the apostolic age to (roughly 451 AD). On today’s episode we talk with Craig about his work in analyzing how the early church fathers understood and interpreted Genesis One. We talk about the ways they approached Genesis One and how modern researchers use and abuse what the fathers said about Genesis in debating divergent views of creationism. Book: Craig...

Duration:00:55:58

Naked Bible 250: The Pastoral Epistles

12/8/2018
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Rick Brannan plays a lead role in the production of ancient language resources for Logos Bible Software. He has also published several books on apocryphal gospels, the apostolic fathers, and the Pastoral Epistles. In this episode our focus is Pauline authorship studies relative to the Pastoral Epistles and analyzing the vocabulary of those epistles. Since Rick’s most recent work is on 2 Timothy, we discuss some interesting findings about whether 2 Timothy is really Paul’s “last will and...

Duration:00:59:20

Naked Bible 249: Did Israelites View Their Judges as Gods?

12/2/2018
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The word elohim frequently speaks of a single deity, most notably the God of Israel, in the Hebrew Bible. Exceptions include Psalm 82:1, 6, where plural elohim refers to the members of God’s heavenly host (his council or assembly; cp. Psa 89:5-7). Dr. Heiser has devoted a great deal of attention to how such passages and such thinking should not be defined by modern readers as polytheism or henotheism. Though he has written extensively in published scholarly journals on the topic and in his...

Duration:01:02:19

Naked Bible 248: Live From Denver

11/24/2018
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Dr. Heiser and special guest answer questions from a live audience. Thank you to everyone who came and joined us in Denver, Colorado. NB 248 ...

Duration:02:16:41

Naked Bible 247: SBL Conference Interviews Part 2

11/23/2018
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In our second set of SBL interviews we talk to Dr. David DeSilva about his revised New Testament Introduction, Dr. Mike Grisanti about his books and ministry as a tour guide to Israel for Masters Seminary, Dr. David Goh about his pastoral ministry and his thoughts on The Unseen Realm, Dr. Rick Hess about his co-edited volume (with Bill Arnold) and his other books on Joshua and the conquest, and doctoral student Hans Moscicke about his work on Eusebius as it relates to the Deuteronomy 32...

Duration:01:15:42

Naked Bible 246: SBL Conference Interviews Part 1

11/21/2018
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In our first of two installments of interviews at the annual meeting of the SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) we talk to Dr. Bill Arnold about a new book on the History of Israel that he co-edited (with Rick Hess), Dr. Dan Wallace about his work at CSNTM (The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts), Dr. John Hilber about his work in biblical backgrounds, and David Burnett about his experience as a doctoral student at Marquette University. Book links: Ancient Israel’s History...

Duration:01:05:08

Naked Bible 245: ETS Conference Interviews Part 4

11/20/2018
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In this episode we sit down first with Dr. Carl Sanders and Dr. Ronn Johnson to talk about rejected ETS papers (!) and the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament; next we chat with Dr. Karl Kutz and Dr. Rebekah Josberger, authors of an important new first-year Hebrew grammar. NB 245 ...

Duration:01:08:53

Naked Bible 244: ETS Conference Interviews Part 3

11/19/2018
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In this episode we chat with Doug van Dorn, a pastor in the Denver area who authored the Lexham Press handbook on Mike's book, The Unseen Realm; Dr. Gary Yates, OT professor at liberty University, who uses Unseen Realm in one of his courses; Jesse Myers, about the publishing philosophy of Lexham Press, and Dr. Sam Lamerson, President and Professor of NT at Knox Theological Seminary. NB 244 ...

Duration:00:49:37

Naked Bible 243: ETS Conference Interviews Part 2

11/18/2018
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This episode features conversations with Dr. David Capes of Wheaton, Dr. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary, and Dr. Mark Futato of Reformed Theological Seminary. We talk about a new book for the non-specialist on earl high Christology / Jewish binitarianism; uses of, and responses to, Mike's book, The Unseen Realm; Hebrew, and a forthcoming book on Hebrew accents and their exegetical importance. link to David Capes' book...

Duration:00:45:12

Naked Bible 242: ETS Conference Interviews Part 1

11/17/2018
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In this set of interviews we talk to Dr. Peter Gurry of the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog; Henry Smith of ABR (Associates for Biblical Research); Dr. Mark Ward of Lexham Press/Faithlife/Logos, and Mike's original pastor after he came to the Lord, Dr. Dave Burggraff. Subjects range from new books of interest to our audience, archaeology, textual criticism, and reminiscences of Mike's beginning in his spiritual journey and biblical studies. NB 242 ...

Duration:00:52:25

Naked Bible 241: Psalms 24 and 29 in Their Ancient Context

11/11/2018
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The psalms are often thought of as purely devotional. They of course have that value, but they also contain significant theological statements, especially to ancient Israelites whose ears were tuned to specific points of their content. We often miss such things since we are not part of the ancient Israelite world, particularly in terms of the religious struggle with Canaanite religion and Baalism. In this episode we look at Psalms 24 and 29 for how religious texts from Ugarit help inform our...

Duration:01:15:44

Naked Bible 240: Colossians Q&A

11/3/2018
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Dr. Heiser answers your questions about the book of Colossians. NB 240 ...

Duration:00:54:38

Naked Bible 239: Q&A 33

10/27/2018
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Dr. Heiser answers your questions. Episode 239 ...

Duration:00:56:55

Naked Bible 238: Q&A 32

10/21/2018
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Dr. Heiser answers your questions. NB 238 ...

Duration:00:45:17

Naked Bible 237: Colossians 4

10/13/2018
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This episode of the podcast concludes the series on Colossians. While the last chapter of Colossians contains mostly personal references to traveling companions and greetings from Paul, there are several items of interest. Does the chapter refer to a house church led by a woman (Nympha)? Is the “letter to the Laodiceans” a lost letter of Paul—and if so, is that a problem for inspiration? The end of the letter makes it clear that Paul used an amanuensis (i.e., he dictated the letter). Does...

Duration:01:09:41

Naked Bible 236: Colossians 3:18-25

10/6/2018
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Paul continues his teaching on how gratitude toward Jesus, the author of salvation who is supreme over all other powers, ought to influence the believer’s conduct. In this Colossians 3:18-25, Paul focuses on commands about household management. The “household” relationships in view are husbands and wives, fathers and children, and household servants/slaves. All of Paul’s household principles are framed by Colossians 3:17 – “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the...

Duration:01:16:37