148 episodes

A weekly podcast talk show having serious talks about the sacred book. Hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas.

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The Bible For Normal People Peter Enns and Jared Byas

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A weekly podcast talk show having serious talks about the sacred book. Hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas.

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donations

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    Episode 143: Martha Himmelfarb - Second Temple Judaism & Apocalyptic Literature

    Episode 143: Martha Himmelfarb - Second Temple Judaism & Apocalyptic Literature

    Getting into the Halloween spirit? Don’t miss this spooky episode talking about all things apocalypse in Second Temple Judaism! Our guest Martha Himmelfarb is an expert on the subject and she tells us all about the key features of apocalyptic literature, some theories on its popularity, and shares about some apocalyptic literature that didn’t make it into the Bible.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-martha-himmelfarb-second-temple-judaism-apocalyptic-literature/ )

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    • 47 min
    Episode 142: Jared Byas - Rediscovering Jonah - Part 2

    Episode 142: Jared Byas - Rediscovering Jonah - Part 2

    This episode is the second installment of Jared’s deep dive (no pun intended) into the book of Jonah. In this episode, Jared gives us a taste of how rich this book is in metaphors and how a fuller understanding of the ancient Near East brings out the context of this book.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/rediscovering-jonah-part-2/ )

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    • 30 min
    Episode 141: John Franke - God Is On a Mission and So Can You

    Episode 141: John Franke - God Is On a Mission and So Can You

    John Franke joins the podcast to discussing his new book, Missional Theology ( http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/missional-theology/289300 ). John shares some key components of missional theology and discusses how to overcome plurality, what evangelizing looks like through a missional lens, and why the church needs the world.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-john-franke-god-is-on-a-mission-and-so-can-you/ )

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    • 50 min
    BONUS Episode: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott - What Archaeologists Do & Why it Matters

    BONUS Episode: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott - What Archaeologists Do & Why it Matters

    We are so excited about the Everyday Life in Ancient Israel class Cynthia is teaching for us we just had to reissue her podcast episode from back in season 2. Cynthia talks with Pete and Jared about what she does as an archaeologist, how it has informed her view of the Bible, her favorite finds, and more!

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-with-cynthia-shafer-elliott-what-archaeologists-do-why-it-matters-reissue/ )

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    • 46 min
    Episode 140: Paula Fredriksen - When Christians Were Jews

    Episode 140: Paula Fredriksen - When Christians Were Jews

    What separated Judaism from the Christian movement during the Second Temple Period? In this episode, Paula Fredriksen breaks down the beginnings of the Jesus movement and how it came to flourish. She gets into what religion looked like in the broader culture, how religion was defined, and what clues people left behind for us to know these things.

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/interview-with-paula-fredriksen-when-christians-were-jews/ )

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    • 57 min
    Episode 139: Pete Enns - You Have Questions, Pete Has Answers

    Episode 139: Pete Enns - You Have Questions, Pete Has Answers

    This episode of the podcast is filled with listener question from our Ask Pete and Jared page on the website. Pete answers questions about Job, ancient Egyptian letters, the world of biblical scholarship, shifting faith views, and much more!

    Show Notes → ( https://peteenns.com/episode-139-you-have-questions-pete-has-answers/ )

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    • 48 min

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