Biblical World Episodes

  • An Archaeological Life – Eric Cline
    Episode: In this engaging conversation, Mark and Kyle chat with Eric Cline about his life as an archaeologist and about public archaeology—making scholarship approachable—and why it is important for scholars to engage with the interested public. We draw upon a number of Eric’s recent publications to highlight how this dialogue is possible and how it […]
  • Digging Up Israel’s Past – Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
    Episode: We’re going back to the dirt in this episode with Cynthia Shafer-Elliott. We talk about bee hives, the Daniel diet, Ezekiel bread, gender & archaeology, and why Cynthia is willing to get up at 4am for weeks at a time each summer. This is a republished episode. Guest: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott is Associate Dean and Associate […]
  • Jewish Bible Translations – Leonard Greenspoon with Mary Buck
    Episode: For this episode Mary Buck is joined by Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University. Dr. Greenspoon discusses his recently published book, “Jewish Bible Translations,” which represents an important contribution to our understanding of translation and transmission history, especially in Jewish communities from ancient to modern times. Host: Mary Buck […]
  • Ancient Israel in the Digital Age – Bob Cargill
     Episode: In this episode Chris and Kyle speak with Robert (Bob) Cargill about digital humanities—what those are and how they are done in the archaeology of ancient Israel and in biblical studies—technology and the potential for cutting edge research, and his recent book on Melchizedek. Along the way, Bob shares stories of travels in […]
  • Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament – Jonathan Greer
     Episode: Jonathan Greer joins the show to talk about a big project he just co-edited on the history, context, archaeology, culture, and world of the Old Testament. Jonathan shares from his own work digging at Tel Dan, a very significant site for understanding the Jerusalem Temple and worship in ancient Israel. They discuss major […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 5) – Peter Feinman
    Episode: This is part 5 in our look at views on the Exodus from Egypt. In this episode, Chris and Kyle speak with Peter Feinman about the Levite-Hyksos view. Peter Feinman is the author of The Exodus: An Egyptian Story.  Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Summary: In this episode, Mark and Chris interview […]
  • Excavating the Borderlands (Tel Burna) – Chris McKinny
    Episode: Chris McKinny sits down with Kyle Keimer to discuss the Tel Burna Archaeological Project, where he’s been digging for over a decade. This important borderland site of biblical Libnah offers some important insights into historical Judah. They discuss the following topics: – The identification of Tel Burna with biblical Libnah – The Canaanite cultic remains […]
  • Excavating Judah in the Time of Philistines – Kyle Keimer
    Episode: In this episode Chris and Kyle discuss the archaeology of Khirbet er-Ra‘i/Arai, a small site in the southern part of Israel that dates from the end of the Late Bronze Age into the early Iron Age IIA (ca. 13th-10th c. BC). This site is proving to be exceptional for this time period and appears […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 4) – James Hoffmeier
    Episode: This is Part 4 of our look at Five Views on the Exodus, this time with James Hoffmeier. Hoffmeier makes the case for a 13th century BC exodus from Egypt. In this episode, Mark and Chris interview James Hoffmeier about the following: – The Egyptian evidence for the Israelite Exodus – “Egyptianisms” in the Pentateuch […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 3) – Gary Rendsburg
    Episode: This is part 3 of our 5 part look at five views on the exodus from Egypt. In this episode, Gary Rendsburg presents the 12th century BC view. Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Guest: Gary A. Rendsburg (Rutgers University) Summary: In this episode, Mark and Chris interview Gary Rendsburg about the […]
  • Architecture of the City of David – Chris McKinny & Mary Buck
    Hosts: Mary Buck (Shepherd’s Seminary) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Summary: In this episode, Mary and Chris discuss the following: – The topography of ancient Jerusalem. – The history of research related to the “Millo” in Jerusalem (Judg 9:6, 20; 2 Sam 5:9; 1 Kgs 9:15, 24; 11:27; 2 Kgs 12:20; 1 Chr 11:8; 2 Chr 32:5). […]
  • Difficult Words of Jesus in their World – Amy-Jill Levine
    Episode: In this episode Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine engages some of Jesus’ words that his followers then and now have found difficult. Jesus instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves (Matthew 20:27), and to sell their belongings and give to the poor (Luke 18:22). […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus (pt 2) – Scott Stripling
    Episode: This episode continues our series on five views on the exodus based on a book by that named that Biblical World host Mark Janzen just edited. Our second guest in this series is Scott Stripling, who presents the early (15th century) exodus view. Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Guest: Scott Stripling serves as the […]
  • Five Views on the Exodus – Ron Hendel
    Episode: This begins the first of a series on five views on the exodus based on a book by that named that Biblical World host Mark Janzen just edited. Our first guest in this series is Ron Hendel, who presents the cultural memory view.  Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) Guest: Ron […]
  • Looking Behind the Scenes of the Bible – Oliver Hersey & Chris McKinny
    Episode: This episode discusses the importance of understanding the cultural backgrounds and context of the Bible for biblical interpretation. We look at examples from Egypt, Mesopotamian law, bedouin ethnography and more! Hosts: Chris McKinny (Gesher Media) and Oliver Hersey (Jerusalem University College)  Summary: In this episode, Chris and Oliver discuss the following: 1. The importance of cultural […]

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