A layman's guide to a 150 years of research into the history presented in the Bible. I explore the religion of ancient Israel, and the development of Christianity through to the death of Paul. 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! Until season three launches in early 2021, I will only release new bonus episodes.
Bonus: Deuteronomy Fun Time With Bernie from the Fan of History podcast
This is a bonus episode for season two. Bernie Maopolski from the Fan of History podcast and I have fun with the book of Deuteronomy. And jellyfish.
Bonus: The Book of Joshua
In this co-production with Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy podcast, we tackle the morally difficult book of Joshua
Bonus: With Bernie from the Fan of History podcast
This is a bonus episode for season two. Bernie Maopolski from the Fan of History podcast and I talk history podcasting and the archaeology of ancient Israel.
An Epilogue and a Prologue: Season Two Finale
I finish season two and invite you to season three, which will launch early in 2021. The third season will explore the tumultuous history of the two children of Second Temple Judaism: the rabbinic movement, and Christianity. Both were sent spinning into the void after the cataclysm of the destruction of the Temple and the annihilation of the age-old religious and political structures of the Jewish state.
The Fates of the Apostles
Of all the apostles, the New Testament only describes the fate of James the Just. For all the others, we have only stories written decades or even centuries after the deaths. I also discuss the letters 1st Peter, James, and Jude.
Paul's Fate and Final Letters
The final chapters of Acts are a rollicking adventure where Paul endures storms and shipwreck on his way to trial in Rome. Paul spends two years in Rome, insulting the local Jews to their faces. So abruptly ends the Book of Acts. In his letter to the Phillipians, Paul changes his mind about the afterlife. According to the 2nd letter to Timothy, Paul spends his last days embittered and abandoned. The Acts of Paul fabricates an account of Paul's life after Italy.
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Familiar plot line really not so familiar once examined in detail by mr Stevens
There is so much detail parsed into understandable segments. Can’t stop listening.
Great Pod cast
Very informative thank you!!
Great host and podcast
Thank you Garry. Obviously you put a ton of work into this podcast and it shows. I love the mix of humor, politics and history.
I’ve recommended this to numerous friends. Great work!