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An Everyperson's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible, for people of all faiths and backgrounds. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, the beginnings of Christianity, then finally the evolution of the heirs of Abraham to the year 200. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!). Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce!

History in the Bible Garry Stevens

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    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

An Everyperson's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible, for people of all faiths and backgrounds. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, the beginnings of Christianity, then finally the evolution of the heirs of Abraham to the year 200. I discuss every single book in every Bible (there are more than you think!). Lightly garnished with a dash of drollery, a soupcon of scrutiny, and not one ounce of objectivity. Not one ounce!

    After the Temple II: The Christians

    After the Temple II: The Christians

    I look at the two earliest Christian communities we know about: the Judean clubs run from Jerusalem by James and Peter, and the pagan clubs founded by Paul and others. I also have excursions into why women lost their positions of authority in Paul's clubs, the gospel according to the Hebrews, and how Paul transformed the message of Jesus, into a message about Jesus.

    • 33 min
    Bonus: The Patriarchs with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

    Bonus: The Patriarchs with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

    In this bonus episode I am joined by Omri and Gil of the rambunctious podcast “A Podcast of Biblical Proportions” for a discussion about the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and a little bit about Joseph.

    • 44 min
    After the Temple I: The Judeans

    After the Temple I: The Judeans

    The rabbis now make their appearance: the heroes ben Zakkai and more Gamaliels than you can shake a stick at. Scholars grudgingly hold they are rebranded Pharisees, but they are willing to change their minds.
    The Romans diverted the old Temple tithe paid by the diaspora into a new tax, the fiscus Judaicus. As the Romans tried to work who was a Jew, they accidentally created the first formal distinction between Jews and Christians.
    We also see the writing of the last apocalypses and testaments.

    • 35 min
    Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets IV: Micah and Nahum

    Bonus: The Twelve Minor Prophets IV: Micah and Nahum

    I'm joined by Steve Guerra as we continue our series on the twelve minor Old Testament prophets. Here we tackle Micah and Nahum. Micah is the chirpiest of the prophets, a favourite amongst both Christians and Jews. No one loves the frothing ravings of Nahum.

    • 39 min
    The Great Revolt II: A Civil War within a Rebellion

    The Great Revolt II: A Civil War within a Rebellion

    The Great Revolt of 66 AD/CE began as a protest against Rome's failure to protect the Judeans from their ancient foes. The Judeans proved to be effective fighters, easily dispatching the initial Roman response. The Romans withdrew and regrouped. That gave Judea seven months to prepare for Roman retaliation. During that interlude, Judea instead erupted into a vicious civil war. Judean militias and warlords attacked and betrayed each other. They acted as though the Romans were the least of their problems.

    • 32 min
    Bonus: In conversation with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

    Bonus: In conversation with A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

    In this bonus episode I am joined by Omri Harel and Gil Kidron of the rambunctious podcast “A Podcast of Biblical Proportions” for a rambling discussion about things biblical.

    • 50 min

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Season 1 is listed UNDERNEATH Season 2

For those asking where Season 1 is, it’s located UNDERNEATH Season 2 - i.e. click on ‘Available Episodes’, this will display “Season 2” heading with S2 episodes listed, you then SCROLL DOWN S2 all the way and you’ll find the heading for “Season 1” with S1 episodes listed there.

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