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A series of brief lectures about the history, culture, archaeology, and languages behind the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) based on a series of seminars and a summer course taught at Stanford University in 2013. We examine the Old Testament in the context of its mysterious and exotic world and times. An ongoing educational tool for personal study, adult education groups, sermon preparation, or personal enrichment.

Discovering the Old Testament Sheldon Greaves

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.2, 25 Ratings

A series of brief lectures about the history, culture, archaeology, and languages behind the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) based on a series of seminars and a summer course taught at Stanford University in 2013. We examine the Old Testament in the context of its mysterious and exotic world and times. An ongoing educational tool for personal study, adult education groups, sermon preparation, or personal enrichment.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Ace00408 ,

Excellent podcast, suggestion for improvement.

This is a wonderful podcast for those who do not find enough information and traditional sources, a great big picture view that opens up for understanding the cultural times in the Old Testament. Further deepening our understanding of how God related to the Israelites through their culture and events of their time.
One suggestion I would have that would definitely put this podcast in a five-star category is to have transcripts or notes that site the evidence for claims made, there are several sightings that are not referenced to in the audio file that would be extremely helpful for those who want to be able to reference the evidence these perspectives bring. For example there is a reference to what is believed to be mythical stories that we later find evidenced to the reality of that person's existence. This was mentioned in the second podcast and I would love to be able to reference that information.
I do want to say thank you very much for the time and effort you put into this, there are those of us who strongly thirst for a deeper understanding that we don't get with an agenda driven perspective.

TahitiRay ,

Perfect for anyone who loves digging in

My search for an OT informational podcast was rewarded with this series. I have been learned and challenged.
Remember, “any noun can be verbed.”

dimsdale_sv ,

A favorite

A gift. Dr Greaves gives a remarkable set of lectures on the Old Testament from a sensible scholar's viewpoint. Dr Greaves' approach is balanced and very well-organized. He clearly put in an enormous amount of his own time into these podcasts. I will listen to them again and probably a third time. Excellent for anyone interested in Old Testament history and interpreation. I would buy the book if there were one. Thank you Dr Greaves.

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