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

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Naked Bible 172: Melchizedek Q&A

8/20/2017
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Dr. Heiser answers your questions about ...

Duration: 01:01:33


Naked Bible 171: Q&A 23

8/13/2017
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Dr. Heiser answers your ...

Naked Bible 170: Melchizedek Part 3

8/5/2017
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In the previous episodes on Melchizedek we covered the Old Testament data (Parts 1A, 1B) and Second Temple Jewish interpretation (Part 2) of the enigmatic Melchizedek. This episode focuses on Hebrews 7, the New Testament passage that focuses on Melchizedek as a type or analogy to ...

Duration: 00:47:59


Naked Bible 169: Surviving and Thriving in Seminary

7/30/2017
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Surviving and Thriving in Seminary, with Danny Zacharias and Ben Forrest Ever thought about taking a seminary class? Getting a degree in biblical studies? Even if you haven’t and just want good advice on how to do biblical research on your own, you’ll want to listen in on this conversation. This episode of the podcast focuses on the book by Drs. Zacharias and Forrest, How to Survive and Thrive in Seminary. You’ll learn a lot about expert resources (some of them free) and some strategy...

Duration: 01:34:59


Naked Bible 168: Melchizedek Part 2

7/23/2017
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In the previous two episodes on Melchizedek (1a, 1b) we covered the Old Testament data on this enigmatic figure. Jewish writers and readers in the Second Temple Period (ca. 500 BC – 70 AD) naturally had ideas on who Melchizedek was and how to understand him as a king-priest. This episode discusses important texts from the Second Temple Period that deal with Melchizedek. Primary attention is placed on texts that case Melchizedek as more than a man, in effect the divine messianic deliverer...

Duration: 01:12:24


Naked Bible 167: Melchizedek Part 1b

7/15/2017
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Melchizedek is one of the more enigmatic figures in the Bible. Mentioned in only two passages in the Old Testament (Gen 14:17-24; Psalm 110), he nevertheless drew a lot of attention during the Second Temple Period and the New Testament. Thousands of pages of scholarly research have been devoted to him. Nearly everything said about him produces interpretive problems, from the nature of his name, to its meaning, to his identity as a Canaanite (non-Israelite), to why Psalm 110 favors his...

Duration: 00:59:46


Naked Bible 166: Melchizedek Part 1a

7/9/2017
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Melchizedek is one of the more enigmatic figures in the Bible. Mentioned in only two passages in the Old Testament (Gen 14:17-24; Psalm 110), he nevertheless drew a lot of attention during the Second Temple Period and the New Testament. Thousands of pages of scholarly research have been devoted to him. Nearly everything said about him produces interpretive problems, from the nature of his name, to its meaning, to his identity as a Canaanite (non-Israelite), to why Psalm 110 favors his...

Duration: 00:44:59


Naked Bible 165: Q&A 22

7/1/2017
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Dr. Heiser answers your ...

Duration: 00:53:13


Naked Bible 164: Paul’s Ascent and Angelic Torment with David Burnett

6/25/2017
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David Burnett returns to the podcast to discuss Paul’s defense of his apostleship and his heavenly ascent in 2 Corinthians 11-12. This episode expands upon an earlier episode on Paul’s ascent, specifically linking it to Second Temple Jewish apocalyptic literature (the Ascension of Abraham) and rabbinic material that appears to draw on that earlier material. The link to Abraham in Jewish thought is important, as it informs part of Paul’s comments on being the seed of ...

Duration: 01:15:13


Naked Bible 163: Other Gods and Other Religions with Gerald McDermott

6/18/2017
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Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. Before joining Beeson, he was the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College. He is also associate pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the History of Christianity at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. In this episode of the podcast we discuss two of Dr. McDermott’s books: God’s Rivals: Why Has...

Duration: 01:08:03


Naked Bible 162: The Evil Eye

6/12/2017
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The “evil eye” was a widespread superstition in the ancient world, one that continues on into the present day. The belief that one could cause someone harm merely by looking at them, or cast a spell over them by the same means, shows up in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamian, Greece, Rome, and Rabbinic writings. But does the Bible contain any reference to the notion? This episode explores biblical references to having an “evil eye” and discusses the meaning of those references in biblical thought....

Duration: 01:16:53


Naked Bible 161: Translating Genesis 1-11

6/3/2017
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In this episode Dr. Heiser talks to the men behind a new translation project, John Hobbins and Samuel Bray. The first volume of their effort is entitled Genesis 1-11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators. Our discussion focuses on the translation enterprise – what translators need to think about as they do their work. The strength of this new project is its thorough documentation by the translators of what and how they were thinking during the process of producing...

Duration: 01:06:12


Naked Bible 160: Q&A 21

5/28/2017
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Dr. Heiser answers your questions. resource referenced: Erickson, The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Old ...

Duration: 01:14:31


Naked Bible 159: Noah’s Nakedness, the Sin of Ham, and the Curse of Canaan

5/21/2017
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The episode of Noah’s drunkenness in Genesis 9 has long befuddled interpreters. One of Noah’s sons, Ham, commits some heinous crime against his father. Oddly, though, Ham is not the one cursed by his father....

Duration: 00:48:32


Naked Bible 158: The Fate of the Ark of the Covenant

5/15/2017
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The Ark of the Covenant is well-known because of the popular Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That pop culture film offers just one of over a dozen theories on what happened to...

Duration: 01:31:44


Naked Bible 157: Ezekiel 40-48 Part 2

5/7/2017
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This episode continues our discussion of Ezekiel’s temple vision. Whereas Part 1 noted the problems a literalistic approach produces for both coherent interpretation and consistency in biblical theology, this episode looks at positive indications in...

Duration: 01:18:19


Naked Bible 156: Ezekiel 40-48 Part 1

4/30/2017
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These final chapters of Ezekiel are known for the prophet’s vision of a new temple. However, scattered within that vision is an enigmatic figure referred to as the “prince” (Hebrew: nasiʾ). In this episode we...

Duration: 01:04:53


Naked Bible 155: David Limbaugh

4/23/2017
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This episode features a conversation with David Limbaugh, author of The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels. While the conversation naturally focuses on David’s most recent book, we also get to...

Duration: 01:08:07


Naked Bible 154: Q&A 20

4/15/2017
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Dr. Heiser answers your questions.

Duration: 01:34:35


Naked Bible 153: Ezekiel 38-39 Part 2

4/9/2017
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This follow-up to Part 1 on these popular and controversial chapters focuses on the interpretation of the Gog-Magog invasion as a whole. Special attention is paid to how Rev 20:7-10 re-purposes Ezekiel 38-39 and how...

Duration: 01:05:19

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