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

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

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

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Episodes

Naked Bible 375: Revelation 8:1-6

5/9/2021
Revelation 8 begins the vision of the first six trumpets. The sequence is kicked off by the Lamb’s opening of the seventh and final seal on the scroll from Revelation 5. The chapter raises some immediate questions: How are we to understand the silence in heaven? Who are the seven angels? Do the ensuing trumpet […]

Duration:00:47:25

Naked Bible 374: Q&A 45

5/1/2021
Dr. Heiser answers your questions. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SHOW HERE ON PATREON OR HERE ON PAYPAL

Duration:00:30:01

Naked Bible 373: Revelation 7 Part 2

4/24/2021
This episode continues our discussion of Revelation 7 and the 144,000. The discussion includes Revelation 14, a second passage referencing the 144,000. This latter passage adds an interesting descriptive detail, one that leads some scholars to wonder if the 144,000 have some relationship to the Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch), a work that elaborates […]

Duration:01:04:54

Naked Bible 372: Revelation 7 Part 1

4/18/2021
Revelation 7 is the first of two passages in the book that refer to the 144,000. The passage bristles with questions. Who are these individuals, 12,000 from 12 tribes of Israel? Should we understand the 144,000 literally or metaphorically, or both? Why is the tribe of Dan omitted from the list? Why are the tribes […]

Duration:01:07:39

Naked Bible 371: Reading Moses, Seeing Jesus

4/10/2021
Reading Moses, Seeing Jesus, with Seth Postell According to Acts 15 the Jerusalem church concluded that Gentile believers do not have to keep the Law to be in right relationship with the God of Israel. Nevertheless, many Gentile believers today wonder whether their love for Yeshua (Jesus) and faithfulness as his followers ought to be […]

Duration:01:06:47

Naked Bible 370: Revelation 6

4/3/2021
Revelation 6 introduces the reader to the unsealing of the scroll of Revelation 5. The first such act unleashes the four horsemen of the apocalypse. A variety of Old Testament passages and images are involved in the ensuing description of the terrible events that follow. In this episode, we look again at John’s use of […]

Duration:00:59:41

Naked Bible 369: Revelation 5

3/28/2021
Many presume the scene in Revelation 5 of the Lamb standing before the throne of God is an enthronement ceremony. The one seated on the throne (God) has a scroll in his right hand, sealed with seven seals. Only the Lamb of God, standing before the throne, who is the risen messiah (Lion of Judah, […]

Duration:01:08:13

Naked Bible 368: Revelation 4 Part 3

3/20/2021
This episode, the third installment of our discussion of the Old Testament in Revelation 4, has a singular point of focus: the twenty-four elders of Revelation 4. Who or what are the twenty-four elders? What do they symbolize? What is their intended meaning? This episode explores the interpretive options and how each might derive from […]

Duration:00:59:25

Naked Bible 367: Revelation 4 Part 2

3/14/2021
This episode continues our discussion of Revelation 4, a heavenly council/courtroom scene structured after the divine council scene of Daniel 7 (Part 1). But Daniel 7 is far from the only passage used by John. In this episode we’ll discover how John repurposes imagery of the cherubim of Ezekiel 1, the encounter with God at […]

Duration:01:00:31

Naked Bible 366: Revelation 4 Part 1

3/7/2021
Revelation 4 is the well know scene of the Lamb of God, the heavenly throne, and the 24 elders. Less well known is the fact that this scene and its elements have a specific Old Testament context: the covenant lawsuit genre. There is a strong scholarly consensus about the covenant lawsuit elements, and its use […]

Duration:00:53:47

Naked Bible 365: Q&A 44

2/27/2021
Dr. Heiser answers your questions. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SHOW HERE OR HERE

Duration:00:46:11

Naked Bible 364: EEM.org & DiscoveringMErcy.org

2/20/2021
In this episode we welcome back some familiar guests to the podcast for updates on their ministries. The episode has two parts. Fern and Audrey return to the podcast to talk about the launch of their new online curriculum, accompanied by Brenda, a consultant for the project, and Marie, who served as a beta tester […]

Duration:01:14:31

Naked Bible 363: Revelation 3 Part 2

2/14/2021
Part 2 of our in-depth look into the role played by the Old Testament in Revelation 3 focuses the otherworldly “keys” in Rev 3:7 (“who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens” and its earlier counterpart, Rev 1:18 (“[I am] the living one. I […]

Duration:01:02:39

Naked Bible 362: Revelation 3 Part 1

2/6/2021
Revelation 3 contains John’s letters to Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. John uses the Old Testament in a number of places in these letters. Some have been discussed in earlier episodes of this series on the use of the Old Testament in the book of Revelation. Our discussion in this episode, Part 1 of Revelation 3, […]

Duration:01:04:27

Naked Bible 361: Revelation 2:8-29

1/30/2021
Revelation 2:8-29 contain the letters to the churches of Smyrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira. A number of content items in these verses draws on items discussed in episode 360 (Rev 2:1-7). In this episode, we rehearse some of that older content, comment briefly on the “synagogue of Satan” phrase, but ultimately focus on new connections to […]

Duration:00:58:08

Naked Bible 360: Revelation 2:1-7

1/24/2021
This episode resumes our series on the Old Testament in the book of Revelation. Revelation 2 raises questions about the identity of the angels in the early chapters of the book, an identification that is linked to the lampstands. As noted in earlier episodes, the lampstands have a distinct supernatural (members of God’s council) context, […]

Duration:01:04:22

Naked Bible 359: The Myth Made Fact

1/16/2021
The Myth Made Fact with Dr. Louis Markos Should Christians read classical mythology? Such material is, after all, pagan (i.e., non-Christian) and has a great deal to say about what Greeks and Romans believed about their gods—gods opposed to the God of Israel and Jesus. If we were only to look at how classical mythology […]

Duration:01:24:43

Naked Bible 358: Q&A 43

1/9/2021
Dr. Heiser answers your questions. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SHOW HERE OR HERE

Duration:00:35:56

Naked Bible 357: The Genealogical Adam and Eve Part 2

1/2/2021
Were Adam and Eve historical people? Is their historicity compatible with genetic science’s findings about human origins? This episode continues our discussion of whether a historical Adam and Eve is compatible with genetic science. Our guest is once again Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass. Dr. Swamidass is an M.D. and Ph.D. research scientist. His recent book, […]

Duration:01:24:05

Naked Bible 356: The Genealogical Adam and Eve Part 1

12/27/2020
Were Adam and Eve historical people? Is their historicity compatible with genetic science’s findings about human origins? This episode is the first of a two-part interview with Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass. Dr. Swamidass is an M.D. and Ph.D. research scientist. His recent book, published by InterVarsity Press, is entitled, The Genealogical Adam and Eve: The […]

Duration:00:58:03