21 episodes

We're two scholars, Jill Engelhardt (New Testament) and Zac Poppen (Hebrew Bible), who are reading through biblical texts, from the well-known to the obscure and even the problematic, to make biblical scholarship accessible to a wide range of people.

Not Your Grandma's Bible Study Podcast Not Your Grandma's Bible Study Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 52 Ratings

We're two scholars, Jill Engelhardt (New Testament) and Zac Poppen (Hebrew Bible), who are reading through biblical texts, from the well-known to the obscure and even the problematic, to make biblical scholarship accessible to a wide range of people.

    S02 E08: Overview Of Prophets

    S02 E08: Overview Of Prophets

    Have you ever wondered what it meant to be a prophet? Why were they so dramatic sometimes? What's the point they're trying to make? Is Ezekiel talking about aliens?!?! Why do they matter anyway?

    Check out this episode and find some answers!

    Important sources:
    Wilda Gafney, Daughters of Miriam
    Paul Redditt, Introduction to the Prophets

    • 34 min
    S02 E07 Cozbi's Murder in Numbers 25

    S02 E07 Cozbi's Murder in Numbers 25

    This episode explores the murder of the Midianite princess described in Numbers 25 by considering the ways that she has been treated in contemporary interpretations and by looking at how her body is used to develop the identity of Phinehas the priest.

    • 36 min
    S02 E06: Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) and Feminism: An Interview with Lisa Wolfe

    S02 E06: Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) and Feminism: An Interview with Lisa Wolfe

    In this week's episode, Jill and Zac interview Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University, on her book "Wisdom Commentary: Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes)." This discussion centers around how someone can do a feminist reading of a book with very few women in it! Dr. Wolfe's book is available through Liturgical Press.

    • 38 min
    S02 E05: Esther (The Bachelor: Mesopotamia)

    S02 E05: Esther (The Bachelor: Mesopotamia)

    Who will King Ahasuerus choose? In this shorter episode, Jill and Zac discuss an overview of the book of Esther as well as some of the more interesting aspects of Esther's tradition.

    • 25 min
    S02 E04: Jephthah's Daughter

    S02 E04: Jephthah's Daughter

    Jephthah made a terrible-awful-not-very-good (and totally unnecessary) vow and his daughter paid the price. Listen in as Jill and Zac talk about the broad overview of the Deuteronomistic History, the book of Judges itself, some discussion on the harmful portrayals of Jephthah's daughter, and why no one should try to recuperate the image of Jephthah.

    • 42 min
    S02 E03: Miriam

    S02 E03: Miriam

    Who was Miriam? Was she Moses' sister? There's more to Miriam than meets the eye. Find out the roles this important woman played, the details of her tradition, and some things you may not have known about Miriam on this week's episode with Jill and Zac!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

LocalGirlDJ ,

Content: GREAT! Sound: Not As Great.

Huzzah to fellow goofy, Bible nerds!!

Also, please work on the audio. Full five stars for content... But was tempted to give fewer stars just because it’s so hard to hear.

Mom.Ange ,

Um…

Too many ‘ums’ makes the speaker seem to lack confidence in the subject matter 🙃

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Please talk a bit louder

I love your podcast and listen to it all the time but I notice that from all my music podcasts, yours is the most silent and often I need to have my phone right next to my ears to hear it. Please raise the volume 😊 Thank you

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