A podcast by 9Marks, with Alex Duke, Sam Emadi & Jim Hamilton.
Genesis 34–36: On Dinah’s Defiling, Jacob’s Sons’ War Crimes, and Other Things That Ought Not Be Done in Israel (Bible Talk, Ep. 12)
Genesis 32–33: On Jacob’s Rumbling Reconciliation with Esau and a Main Event Even Better Than WrestleMania III’s (Bible Talk, Ep. 11)
In Genesis 32–33, Jacob has two life-altering confrontations—one with the angel of God & one with the adversary of his lifetime: Esau, his brother. What happens next may surprise you.
Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton & Sam Emadi about all this & more.
Genesis 29–31: On Rachel's Junk Science, Jacob's Ancient Eugenics, and the Fear of Isaac's Unshakeable Sovereignty (Bible Talk, Ep. 10)
There’s a lot of deception and re-deception going on here. There's also some poetic justice, some pathetic names, some junk science, and a tense camel chase. In Episode 10 of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Genesis 29–31.
Genesis 27–28 | On Deception, Dreams, & Soap-Operatic Heartbreak (Bible Talk, Ep. 9)
These chapters of Genesis continue the story of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau. They play out like an episode of a soap opera: family member against family member; deceit on top of deceit; the promise of revenge.
Genesis 24–26: On When Isaac Meets Rebekah, Esau's Stupid Trade, and Sam's Fever Dreams about the Exodus (Bible Talk, Ep. 8)
In these chapters, Moses shifts his attention to the next generation of the promised line. As he does, familiar themes show up.
Genesis 21–23: On Ishmael's Expulsion, Isaac's Sacrifice, and Abraham's Graveyard (Bible Talk, Ep. 7)
Moses spends so much time cultivating an expectation for Isaac’s birth. But then, out of nowhere, the Lord tests Abraham, telling him to sacrifice his son, his only son whom he loves. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton & Sam Emadi about Genesis 21–23.