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Have you ever tried to read the Bible but just couldn't get through it? Well, if so, this podcast is for you.

We've taken the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible, and reduced it to its core, leaving nothing out - except for the boring parts that no one is interested in, and no one needs to know about. It is, in fact, the Bible in fewer words.

So join Carole and Steve Wells as they present the Bible in a way its never been presented before.

The Bible in Fewer Words Carole and Steve Wells

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

Have you ever tried to read the Bible but just couldn't get through it? Well, if so, this podcast is for you.

We've taken the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible, and reduced it to its core, leaving nothing out - except for the boring parts that no one is interested in, and no one needs to know about. It is, in fact, the Bible in fewer words.

So join Carole and Steve Wells as they present the Bible in a way its never been presented before.

    #231: Zechariah 9-14 | The day of the Lord

    #231: Zechariah 9-14 | The day of the Lord

    In this episode, God names a couple of sticks "Beauty" and "Bands".

    He stands on the Mount of Olives while splitting it in two.

    He feeds the flock of slaughter, while smiting every horse with blindness and every rider with madness.

    He says he'll kill 2/3 of of the people and burn the survivors.

    And he'll cause people's flesh to rot away while they are standing, their eyes to rot in their sockets, and their tongues to rot in their mouths.

    The text and notes for this episode can be found here: https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fewer-words/231.html

    If you enjoy these podcasts, consider supporting us at https://patreon.com/BFW

    • 8 min
    #230: Zechariah 1-8 | A horse of a different color

    #230: Zechariah 1-8 | A horse of a different color

    The book of Zechariah gets off to a bad start with eight bizarre and uninterpretable visions. No one knows what any of them are supposed to mean. So don't expect them to make any sense.

    There is some good advice in chapters 7 and 8, though.

    Don't oppress widows, orphans, strangers, or the poor.

    And don't wish evil on other people.

    The text and notes for this episode can be found here: https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fewer-words/178.html (change for episode)

    If you enjoy these podcasts, consider supporting us at https://patreon.com/BFW

    • 10 min
    #229: Haggai 1-2 | God's tiny house

    #229: Haggai 1-2 | God's tiny house

    Haggai is the tenth of the twelve minor prophets. So we only have two more to go before the end of the Hebrew Scriptures.

    In Haggai, God complains about the house that the people built for him after returning to Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile. He wants a big house - like the one Solomon built for him.

    The text and notes for this episode can be found here: https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fewer-words/229.html

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    • 10 min
    #228: Zephaniah 1-3 | Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)

    #228: Zephaniah 1-3 | Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)

    This is another little book of doom and gloom. It is perhaps most famous for inspiring the Dies Irae - a Latin sequence that was used in the Roman Catholic liturgy in the Requiem Mass. (It was removed in the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.)

    The text and notes for this episode can be found here: https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fewer-words/228.html

    If you enjoy these podcasts, consider supporting us at https://patreon.com/BFW

    • 11 min
    #227: Habakkuk 1-3 | Let your foreskin be uncovered

    #227: Habakkuk 1-3 | Let your foreskin be uncovered

    Habakkuk is another strange little book that is seldom read or quoted.

    No one knows why it is in the Bible. It isn't referred to anywhere else, except for in the apocrypha.

    In the Additions to Daniel, an angel grabs Habakkuk by the hair and carries him from Judah to Babylon, where he feeds Daniel in the lions' den some of his homemade stew and bread.

    The text and notes for this episode can be found here: https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fewer-words/227.html

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    • 11 min
    #226: Nahum 1-3 | Woe to the bloody city!

    #226: Nahum 1-3 | Woe to the bloody city!

    This is another strange little book that is mostly ignored by Bible believers.

    And for good reason. It has nothing to say to anyone, unless you happen to be living in Nineveh during the seventh century BCE.

    If so, then watch out. God is going to get you.

    The text and notes for this episode can be found here: https://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fewer-words/226.html

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    • 7 min

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