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Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Ancient World
Given today’s technology, pregnancy and childbirth are much more efficient than they once were. In today’s podcast episode, we gaze into the world of the Ancient Near East and see that miscarriages and infant deaths were commonplace. We also see the cultural reasons as to why parents wanted children—and lots of them! Learning all of this helps us see the stories in the Bible a little more clearly.
The Rebellion of the Tower of Babel
God wasn’t upset that human beings built a tall building. Modern archeology and Hebrew word studies reveal that there’s a whole lot more going in the story of the Tower of Babel. Learn more in today’s podcast episode.
Sometimes geography is known in numbers. There are 50 states. There are 7 continents. For the ancients, geography was seen in the number 70, which was the number of the nations that made up the world after the great flood of Noah’s time.
Why does this matter? Well, as we continue into the Bible we find very surprising theological messages being communicated over this number.
What Happened Between Noah and Ham?
I’ve only heard one interpretation that makes sense of all the data when it comes to that strange episode of Noah passing out drunk and naked in his tent—and that interpretation is a bit odd.
In today’s podcast episode, we see that as Noah gets off the Ark, the story of Eden repeats itself—but this time with a twist. It’s not as glorious of a picture as the real Eden.
Noah’s Ark is a famous story that many Christians have heard over and over again. But our modern minds want to know: Was it fact or legend? Working off of the book The Lost World of the Flood, I offer a conclusion that hybrids the two possibilities.