The Naked Bible Podcast

Religion & Spirituality

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

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WA

Description:

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

Twitter:

@msheiser

Language:

English


Episodes

Naked Bible 458: 1 Samuel 13-14

1/7/2023
In 1 Samuel 13-14 Saul throws away the Lord’s dynastic blessing by usurping priestly duties (that is, performing an unlawful sacrifice). Saul’s leadership become more erratic as God’s rejection of Saul has begun, this time putting the life of his own son, Jonathan, in jeopardy.

Duration:01:04:26

Naked Bible 457: 1 Samuel 12

12/31/2022
1 Samuel 12 is ostensibly Samuel’s farewell address as he yields power to Saul, Israel’s first king. The content of his address in the chapter is both more subtle and confrontational, though, to have it be a simply farewell. The text makes it clear that God will evaluate the new king (and every king) on the basis of their covenant loyalty, and that will in turn be made clear as to how the king takes heed to Samuel’s advice on being loyal to Yahweh. In the end, the chapter has a sense of...

Duration:00:34:34

Naked Bible 456: 1 Samuel 11

12/24/2022
1 Samuel 11 explores the inauguration of Saul’s reign as king of Israel. In the previous chapter, the prophet Samuel had given Saul several signs that his anointing was genuine and from the Lord. That validation ended with Samuel’s directive that Saul accompany him to Gilgal to renew the covenant. Saul failed to do this. In this chapter of 1 Samuel, we discover what Saul did instead of going to Gilgal. In one respect, the chapter records Saul’s lone real success as king with a victory over...

Duration:00:48:40

Naked Bible 455: 1 Samuel 8-10 Part 2

12/17/2022
In 1 Samuel 8 the people of Israel ask Samuel to choose a king to rule them, a king that would be like the kings of other nations (1 Sam 8:5). Samuel opposes the idea, interpreting the request as a rejection of his own leadership. God has an equally negative view of the request, but informs Samuel that the people have actually rejected Himself, not the prophet, in making the request. Nevertheless, God tells Samuel to anoint Saul in response (1 Sam 9, 10). In the previous episode of the...

Duration:00:52:02

Naked Bible 454: 1 Samuel 8-10 Part 1

12/10/2022
In 1 Samuel 8 the people of Israel ask Samuel to choose a king for them who would be like the kings of other nations (1 Sam 8:5). Samuel opposes the idea, giving rise to a larger interpretive question: Was Israel wrong in wanting a king? In this episode of the podcast, we explore the wider context of the “king making” section of 1 Samuel 8-10. Specifically, what do the Torah and other passages, specially those prior to 1 Samuel in the biblical storyline, say about kingship? Was the idea...

Duration:00:35:17

Naked Bible 453: 1 Samuel 7

12/4/2022
1 Samuel 7 is about Samuel’s emergence as the nation of Israel’s spiritual and military leader (i.e., a judge). The contrast with the house of Eli is again palpable. The main focus of this emergence is a revival in Israel and the subsequent conflict with the Philistine where, after a long absence, God fights for Israel certifying Samuel’s status. This episode comments on these items along with focusing on “the Baals and Ashtaroth” Israel must forsake. Some discussion is also given to the...

Duration:00:51:28

Naked Bible 452: Counterfeit Kingdom

11/26/2022
Counterfeit Kingdom with Holly Pivec and R. Douglas Geivett Back in 2017 (Episode 179) apologetics researcher Holly Pivec was our guest to talk about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), a movement that claims new revelation from God and new apostolic authority that is binding on followers of Jesus everywhere. In this episode of the podcast we catch up with Holly and her co-author, Dr. R. Douglas Geivett, via a discussion of their latest book on the NAR, Counterfeit Kingdom: The Dangers of...

Duration:01:24:38

Naked Bible 451: 1 Samuel 5-6

11/19/2022
1 Samuel 5-6 continues the biblical saga of the loss of the ark of the covenant to the Philistines. Specifically, the chapters detail the fallout upon the Philistines as Yahweh chooses to punish them for taking the ark. The episode includes an interesting scene of cosmic geography and spiritual warfare (1 Sam 5:1-5). Most of the content, however, details Yahweh’s judgment of the Philistines, a judgment that involves the Philistines offering a “guilt offering” to Yahweh. This offering...

Duration:00:38:46

Naked Bible 450: 1 Samuel 4

11/5/2022
1 Samuel 4 details the loss of the ark of the covenant to the Philistines and the end of Eli’s priestly lineage. In so doing it is the fulfillment of God’s word to Samuel, the young prophet. In this episode of the podcast we talk about the loss of the ark and the nature of the ark itself, along with several other details of the passage that are less obvious to readers.

Duration:00:36:27

Naked Bible 449: 1 Samuel 3

10/29/2022
1 Samuel 3 marks the call of Samuel to be a prophet. As such it furthers the demise of the house of Eli, a demise that will reach its climax in Chapter 4. In this episode of the podcast we take a look at some of the features of 1 Samuel 3, particularly in regard to its theophany, Samuel’s status as the “prophet like unto Moses,” and an interesting text-critical issue.

Duration:00:30:26

Naked Bible 448: 1 Samuel 2:12-36

10/22/2022
This episode of the podcast continues in 1 Samuel 2 through the end of the chapter. In 1 Sam 2:12-36 we are introduced specifically to how Samuel contrasts with the wicked sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas. The chapter raises questions about the nature of Samuel’s ministry, as well as the matter of the unidentified “man of God” that appears to prophesy against Eli.

Duration:00:36:57

Naked Bible 447: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11

10/16/2022
The story of Hannah’s barrenness and faithful prayer to Yahweh for a child is well known to Bible readers. Yet there is much more to the story and her prayer than meets the eye. In this episode of the podcast we look at how this portion of 1 Samuel connects to the wider Old Testament, especially the patriarchs and David. We also devote some focus to issues and topics that arise in the text. Was Samuel a Nazirite? What is the significance of Elkanah’s genealogy? How is Hannah’s prayer a...

Duration:00:40:37

Naked Bible 446: 1 Samuel Introduction

10/8/2022
Beyond the stories of Hannah and David’s battle with Goliath, the book of 1 Samuel tends not to be well known. This episode of the podcast kicks off a series covering the book. 1 Samuel is a theological history of the beginnings of Israel’s monarchy. There are not only many intriguing episodes in its pages, but it also teaches valuable lessons about accepting God’s sovereign rule and turning from half-hearted devotion. God is king in 1 Samuel and its content brings home that lesson.

Duration:00:34:19

Naked Bible 445: Q&A 57

10/1/2022
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Duration:00:31:04

Naked Bible 444: Q&A 56

9/25/2022
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Naked Bible 443: Jude Q&A Part 2

9/17/2022
Dr. Heiser answers your questions about Jude. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SHOW HERE ON PATREON OR HERE ON PAYPAL OUR SPONSOR: LOGOS.COM/NAKEDBIBLE

Duration:00:39:08

Naked Bible 442: Jude Q&A Part 1

9/11/2022
Dr. Heiser answers your questions about Jude. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SHOW HERE ON PATREON OR HERE ON PAYPAL OUR SPONSOR: LOGOS.COM/NAKEDBIBLE

Duration:00:43:28

Naked Bible 441: The Afterlife Part 2

9/3/2022
The Afterlife with Dr. Justin Bass In this episode of the podcast we continue our conversation with Dr. Justin Bass about the various terms we encounter in the Bible that describe the destination of the dead. If you’ve ever wondered about Gehenna, the Lake of Fire, Paradise, and Abraham’s Bosom, you’ll enjoy today’s episode. OUR SPONSOR: LOGOS.COM/NAKEDBIBLE

Duration:00:52:18

Naked Bible 440: The Afterlife Part 1

8/28/2022
The Afterlife with Dr. Justin Bass It’s expected that the Bible would have a good bit to say about the afterlife. But perhaps surprising are the number of different terms it uses to describe the destination of the dead, and the way afterlife ideas develop from the Old Testament to the New Testament. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Justin Bass introduces us to some of the terminology. What exactly are Sheol, Hades, the Abyss, and Tartarus? Listen in to find out. OUR SPONSOR:...

Duration:00:55:31

Naked Bible 439: The Epistle of Jude Part 8

8/21/2022
In this last installment of the book of Jude (vv. 17-25), we take a look at several points of Jude’s theology, namely his Christology and fear of apostasy on the part of his audience. Jude continues to hammer away at the fact that the false teachers about which he has warned his audience were predicted—and are predictable in their ungodly conduct and desire to sow discord among believers. OUR SPONSOR: LOGOS.COM/NAKEDBIBLE

Duration:00:51:08