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Naked Bible 43: Acts 6 & 7

2015-04-04 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 49s

Acts 6-7 Acts 6-7 are familiar to most Bible students as being about the selection of deacons and Stephen’s martyrdom. For sure those items are important, but there are other items of interest in these...…

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Naked Bible 42: Acts 4 & 5

2015-03-27 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 52s

Acts 4-5 – SUMMARY Acts 4-5 picks up threads discussed in previous podcasts: the “name theology” of biblical theology re-imagined in Jesus, the use of the OT by NT writers to make subtle theological assertions,...…

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Naked Bible 41: Acts 3

2015-03-20 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 50s

Acts 3 There are two focus points in this episode. The first is Acts 3:6, specifically the concept of the “name” and the NT understanding of the term “Christ” (Greek: Christos). Is the term merely...…

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Naked Bible 40: Q&A 1

2015-03-14 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 45s

Our first Question and Answer episode!   Transcript 40 Q&A1   Here is the paper referenced in the show: GOD’S PLAN AND GOD’S POWER: ISAIAH 66 AND THE RESTRAINING FACTORS OF 2 THESS 2:6-7…

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Naked Bible 39: Acts 2:42-47

2015-03-06 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 33s

Acts 2:42-47 This passage has been used by scholars and lay folks alike to justify socialism, communism, or some sort of politically utopian society that has the veneer of socialism or communism. This isn’t the...…

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Naked Bible 38: Acts 2:22-41

2015-02-27 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 51s

Acts 2:22-41 This episode will focus on two items of biblical theology that are controversial in biblical study: How the New Testament writers / apostles quoted the Old Testament The meaning of Acts 2:38 Of...…

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Naked Bible 37: Acts 2:1-21

2015-02-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 1s

Acts 2:1-21 While this episode covers Acts 2:1-21, the emphasis is on vv. 14-21. The first thirteen verses are only summarized with respect to what they describe and its biblical-theological significance. Listeners are encouraged to...…

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Naked Bible 36: Acts 1:12-26

2015-02-14 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 41s

Acts 1:12-26 This episode focuses on the decision to replace Judas and restore the number of disciples to 12. There are several issues of interest: What was an apostle? What was the significance of the...…

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Naked Bible 35: Acts 1:1-11

2015-02-05 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 40s

Acts 1:1-11 Most Bible students would say this passage is about the ascension of Jesus to heaven. For sure that’s described, but the passage directs our attention to several points of biblical theology that are...…

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Naked Bible 34: Version 2.0

2015-01-30 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 42s

In this episode we welcome back the show and get to know the host.…

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Naked Bible 033: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Word Study Techniques, Part 2

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 20s

Episode 33 continues our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about word usage as it pertains to usage by a single biblical author within the scope of that author’s...…

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Naked Bible 032: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Word Study Techniques, Part 1

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 26s

Today we’re continuing with our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about exegetical fallacies that arise from flawed word study methods. In this episode, I want to transition to...…

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Naked Bible 031: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Exegetical Fallacies

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 19s

This episode continues the series on studying the Bible at the word level. The episode utilizes the audio of a short screen capture video (click to download) that Dr. Heiser created to illustrate a range of exegetical...…

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Naked Bible 030: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Introduction to Word Meaning

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 22s

In this episode, the series on taking Bible study seriously transitions to word level research by overviewing some directions we’ll take as we think about studying biblical words.…

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Naked Bible 029: The Bible’s Literary Context: Prophecy and Apocalyptic

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 14s

In this episode, we’re going to talk about two genres: prophecy and apocalyptic. The reason for doubling up will become apparent as we proceed, but basically we need to talk about these two genres because...…

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Naked Bible 028: The Bible’s Literary Context: The Comedic Genre and the New Testament

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 20s

This episode of the Naked Bible podcast features Dr. Heiser’s interview with his friend Dr. Sam Lamerson about the use of the comedic genre in the New Testament. Dr. Lamerson is Professor of New Testament at...…

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Naked Bible 027: The Bible’s Literary Context: What is a Proverb?

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 12s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We looked at parables and offered some guidelines for interpreting...…

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Naked Bible 026: The Bible’s Literary Context: Parables

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 14s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We looked at an example related to the New Testament...…

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Naked Bible 024: The Bible’s Literary Context: The Military-Historical Annal Genre

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 18s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in a way that amounts to more than reading by taking a look at the legal genre in Old Testament books. Today...…

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Naked Bible 023: The Bible’s Literary Context: The Legal Genre

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 15s

In the last episode of our series on studying the Bible, we transitioned to an important area of study: learning to read the Bible in terms of the various types of literature found in its...…

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Naked Bible 022: Introducing Genres and Reading Bible Stories Like Fiction

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 23s

In the past few episodes of the podcast series on learning how to really study your Bible, I’ve focused on the issue of how critical it is to take the Bible in its own context,...…

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Naked Bible 025: The Bible’s Literary Context: Greco-Roman Ghost Stories and the Gospels

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 13s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We’re going to continue that effort in this episode and...…

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Naked Bible 021: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 6: Books for 2nd Temple & NT Study

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 25s

In the last podcast, I recommended the best books and reference sources for understanding the religion and culture of the ANE for OT study. This episode wraps up my overview of taking the Bible’s own...…

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Naked Bible 020: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 5: Books for ANE and OT Study

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 23s

We’ve talked in previous episodes about how the best way to understood the original context of the biblical writers is to immerse yourself in the worldview of the civilizations with which the biblical writers had...…

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Naked Bible 019: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 4: 2nd Temple Texts in Translation

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 24s

The series on Bible study continues with the emphasis on interpreting the Bible in its own context. The context we’re discussing is the world of the ancient Near East (with respect to the OT) and...…

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Naked Bible 018: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 3: ANE Texts in Translation

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 18s

The last episode of the podcast dealt with the need to tap into the intellectual output of the ancient Mediterranean world — the Bible’s own context – in order to start thinking the thoughts of...…

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Naked Bible 017: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 28s

In this second episode of the series on Bible study, Dr. Heiser discusses what interpreting the Bible “in context” really means — taking the Bible’s own primitive context seriously. Rather than filter the Bible through...…

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Naked Bible 016: Heiser’s Laws for Bible Study: Learning to Study the Bible, Part 1

2015-01-22 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 16s

This episode begins a series on learning how to engage the biblical text in ways that take you beyond merely reading the Bible. Dr. Heiser overviews a popular Naked Bible blog post (“Heiser’s Laws for...…

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Naked Bible 015: The Lord’s Supper and 1 Corinthians 8-11, Part 2

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 18s

This episode builds on the previous one, where Dr. Heiser discussed the context of Paul’s teachings on the Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11 — namely, the three chapters prior, 1 Corinthians 8-10. Those chapters...…

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Naked Bible 014: The Lord’s Supper and 1 Corinthians 8-11, Part 1

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 17s

This episode transitions the discussion of a biblical theology of the Lord’s Supper to the primary passage in the New Testament on the topic: 1 Corinthians 11. The episode focuses on the context of 1...…

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Naked Bible 013: The Lord’s Supper and the Gospels, Part 2

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 12s

Today’s episode continues the problem of John 6, the “bread of life” passage. We explore the rest of the passage, drawing attention to two items: that the second half of the passage needs to be...…

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Naked Bible 012: The Lord’s Supper and the Gospels, Part 1

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 14s

When I introduced this topic and series, I said that I’m convinced that this doctrine is one of the least critically examined of all biblical doctrines. This episode gets us into some territory that illustrates...…

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Naked Bible 011: Introducing the Lord’s Supper Series

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 9s

Today we begin a new topic, and with it a short series on a doctrine that most listeners will have heard of or experienced firsthand. I think it would be difficult to find anyone who...…

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Naked Bible 010: Baptism & Problem Passages: Acts 2:38

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 11s

Our next problem passage related to baptism is Acts 2:38. The interpretation of this passage involves the Greek preposition eis as well as the overall context of the book of Acts when it comes to...…

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Naked Bible 009: Baptism & Problem Passages: Acts 22:16

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 13s

Acts 22:16 is a passage that often provokes debate due to its apparent connection between baptism and “washing away” of sins. But that idea is connected to other phrases in succession in the passage. How...…

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Naked Bible 008: Baptism & Problem Passages: 1 Peter 3:14-22

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 13s

1 Peter 3:14-22 is an odd, controversial passage since it amalgamates, baptism, salvation, Noah, the ark, and Jesus’ descent to preach to spirits in the Underworld. The key to understanding the passage is to recognize...…

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Naked Bible 007: The Mode of Baptism and the Biblical Text

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 16s

How should baptism be done — immersion, sprinkling, or pouring — and can we gain any clarity about this from the biblical text? This episode of the Naked Bible focuses on the mode of baptism,...…

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Naked Bible 004: Baptism: Contradictions in Creeds Part 3

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 13s

Contradictions over baptism and salvation in creeds, continued (Part 3). In the previous episode, we saw how the Belgic Confession and Heidelberg Catechisms offered muddled, contradictory statements on salvation by grace through faith and what...…

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Naked Bible 003: Baptism: Contradictions in Creeds Part 2

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 18s

Contradictions over baptism and salvation in creeds, continued (Part 2). In the previous episode, we saw how the Belgic Confession was, in places, clear on its articulation of the doctrine of salvation by grace through...…

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Naked Bible 006: Applying the Baptism – Circumcision Theology to Adult or Believer’s Baptism

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 8s

Getting the Baptism-Circumcision Relationship Right: Adult and Believer’s Baptism In the previous episode,  we talked about how to articulate a biblically defensible doctrine of infant baptism, one that avoids the theological problems created when one...…

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Naked Bible 005: Baptism, Circumcision, and Biblical Theology

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 10s

Getting the Baptism-Circumcision Relationship Right In the last few episodes, we saw how some of Christianity’s historic creeds made statements about baptism (particularly infant baptism) that muddles an otherwise clear gospel presentation. The problem is...…

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Naked Bible 002: Baptism: Contradictions in Creeds Part 1

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 11s

In the first podcast episode on baptism, I made the comment that many well-known Christian creeds are internally contradictory when it comes to articulating the clear gospel (salvation by faith in Christ apart from any...…

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Naked Bible 001: Baptism: What You Know May Not Be So

2015-01-21 :: Michael Heiser
Length: 12s

Inaugural Episode: Introducing the series on understanding and misunderstanding baptism. Everyone knows about baptism, right? What’s there to think about? Turns out quite a lot. Christian traditions all have positions on baptism, but it is...…

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Naked Bible 033: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Word Study Techniques, Part 2

2013-02-11 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 20s

Episode 33 continues our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about word usage as it pertains to usage by a single biblical author within the scope of that author’s writings.  Our launching point was the lemma behind “unmarried” in 1 Cor 7. The lemma was used only four times in the New Testament, all within that chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Today we’ll primarily focus on thinking about word usage in relation to other words — specifically, synonyms and grammatical relationships. Our starting point is the Hebrew word bara’, the lemma behind the word “created” in Gen 1:1. Find out what the word does and does not mean in this episode. [...]…

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Naked Bible 032: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Word Study Techniques, Part 1

2013-01-19 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD

Today we’re continuing with our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about exegetical fallacies that arise from flawed word study methods. In this episode, I want to transition to some important elements that go into word study. Today we’ll primarily be focused on examining a word as it’s used by a single author throughout the material that author wrote – in this case the apostle Paul. But the word I’ve chosen for our focus also means that we’ll be getting into the issue of a word’s distribution across a corpus – in this case, obviously, the New Testament. Since this example is so restrictive – since my primary interest in this episode is a single author’s use – I’ll probably return to word distribution when doing word studies in a future episode. During the course of the podcast I’ll be talking about specific words in 1 Corinthians 7. I’ve reproduced important excerpts below, with certain words colored and marked for [...]…

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Naked Bible 031: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Exegetical Fallacies

2012-12-22 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 19s

This episode continues the series on studying the Bible at the word level. The episode utilizes the audio of a short screen capture video that Dr. Heiser created to illustrate a range of exegetical fallacies that amateur researchers frequently commit when doing Greek and Hebrew word studies. For those to whom the term is unfamiliar, an “exegetical fallacy” is the academic term use to described flawed methodology in word study and the flawed conclusions that such methods yield. Enjoy this important podcast! [...]…

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Naked Bible 030: Studying the Original Languages of the Bible: Introduction to Word Meaning

2012-12-01 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 22s

In this episode, the series on taking Bible study seriously transitions to word level research by overviewing some directions we’ll take as we think about studying biblical words. [...]…

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Naked Bible 028: The Bible’s Literary Context: The Comedic Genre and the New Testament

2012-10-20 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 20s

This episode of the Naked Bible podcast features Dr. Heiser’s interview with his friend Dr. Sam Lamerson about the use of the comedic genre in the New Testament. Dr. Lamerson is Professor of New Testament at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a specific research interest in the comedic genre in ancient Greek literature. The book by Frederick Buechner Dr. Lamerson references in the podcast is linked under the episode on the Bibliography and Resources page. [...]…

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Naked Bible 027: The Bible’s Literary Context: What is a Proverb?

2012-10-06 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 12s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We looked at parables and offered some guidelines for interpreting them. In this episode, we’re going to briefly look at another familiar type of biblical literature that is at times badly misunderstood: the proverb. [...]…

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Naked Bible 026: The Bible’s Literary Context: Parables

2012-09-29 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 14s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We looked at an example related to the New Testament – how the literary features of Greco-Roman phantom tales and “post-mortem appearances” of the dead inform our reading of NT resurrection accounts. In this episode, we’re going to focus on a type of literature that appears in both testaments, but which is most familiar in the New Testament:  the parable. [...]…

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Naked Bible 025: The Bible’s Literary Context: Greco-Roman Ghost Stories and the Gospels

2012-09-16 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We’re going to continue that effort in this episode and shift gears into the New Testament. I want to look today at two familiar episodes in the life of Jesus: the incident where he walks on the water and his disciples think they are seeing a ghost, and his appearances to the disciples after his resurrection. It may sound surprising, but the ancient world of which the NT was part actually had many stories about ghosts and what scholars call “post-mortem appearances” of the dead. New Testament scholars have investigated how the New Testament writers both utilized and subverted these genres in their attempts to communicate what it was they experienced and believed about Jesus. [...]…

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Naked Bible 024: The Bible’s Literary Context: The Military-Historical Annal Genre

2012-09-10 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 18s

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in a way that amounts to more than reading by taking a look at the legal genre in Old Testament books. Today we’re focusing on another genre – military annals. I think the best way of illustrating how this genre can matter for interpretation is to begin with a problem that it solves, one that biblical scholars have grappled with for centuries. More specifically, I’m speaking of the problem of the unrealistically large numbers in the exodus and wilderness journey of Israel. In this episode of the Naked Bible podcast, I’ll illustrate this problem from the biblical material, mention a commonly proposed solution, and then introduce you to what I think is a better solution—one that derives from the type of literature we’re dealing with in the exodus, wilderness, and conquest narratives. [...]…

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Naked Bible 022: Introducing Genres and Reading Bible Stories Like Fiction

2012-08-18 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 23s

In the past few episodes of the podcast series on learning how to really study your Bible, I’ve focused on the issue of how critical it is to take the Bible in its own context, not a context that is familiar to us, like modern evangelicalism or the Reformation. I want to transition now to another important area of study: learning to read the Bible in terms of the various types of literature found in its pages. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to read narrative intelligently. I recommend reading it like fiction — like you would read a novel. The problem is that we read the Bible like we read a textbook. That kills inquisitiveness.  Read it like a novel; read it like the writer had an agenda or a plan – because he did. [...]…

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Naked Bible 021: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 6: Books for 2nd Temple & NT Study

2012-08-11 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 24s

In the last podcast, I recommended the best books and reference sources for understanding the religion and culture of the ANE for OT study. This episode wraps up my overview of taking the Bible’s own context seriously by immersing oneself into the intellectual worldview of the biblical writers by taking a look at books dealing with the literature of the Second Temple period for NT study. Scholars who are steeped in this material have produced fine material for  explaining how the Second Temple period worldview contributes to NT interpretation. My goal in this episode is to direct you to the some of the best reference works and monographs in that regard to enrich your NT study. [...]…

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Naked Bible 020: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 5: Books for ANE and OT Study

2012-08-05 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 23s

We’ve talked in previous episodes about how the best way to understood the original context of the biblical writers is to immerse yourself in the worldview of the civilizations with which the biblical writers had regular contact.  We’ve already spent several episodes on my recommendations for accessing the texts of the ancient Near East and Second Temple period – the intellectual output of the civilizations and cultures that form the original contexts of the Old and New Testaments. In this episode and the next, I want to recommend the best books and reference sources for understanding the religion and culture of the ANE and Second Temple period. Scholars who are steeped in this material have produced many essays explaining the worldview of these civilizations and how that worldview matters for biblical study and interpretation. My goal is to direct you to the best of those resources. As is our pattern, we’ll devote this episode to the ANE, the context for the OT, before m [...]…

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Naked Bible 019: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 4: 2nd Temple Texts in Translation

2012-07-27 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 24s

The series on Bible study continues with the emphasis on interpreting the Bible in its own context. The context we’re discussing is the world of the ancient Near East (with respect to the OT) and the Second Temple period with respect to the NT. Interpreting the Bible in these contexts means thinking like a person living at these times. The best way to do that is to immerse yourself in the worldview of the civilizations of these eras with which the biblical writers had regular contact.  That is accomplished by immersion in the written sources of these civilizations. The last episode of the podcast dealt with the need to tap into the written material of the ANE since that is the context for the OT. In this episode we’ll turn attention to the NT context, the Second temple period (6th century BC-1st century AD). As in the last episode, all print and online sources I mention in the podcast are found (with links) at the “Bibliography and Resources” tab here on the pod [...]…

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Naked Bible 018: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously, Part 3: ANE Texts in Translation

2012-07-21 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 18s

The last episode of the podcast dealt with the need to tap into the intellectual output of the ancient Mediterranean world — the Bible’s own context – in order to start thinking the thoughts of the biblical writers. This episode takes this recommendation further by directing listeners to the best volumes and websites for English translations of ancient literature pertinent to biblical studies. The episode focuses on the civilizations that give the OT its context – the civilizations of the ancient Near East (ANE). Dr. Heiser recommends books (whether hard copy or digital form) as well as websites for tapping into ANE literature. [...]…

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Naked Bible 017: Taking the Bible’s Own Context Seriously

2012-07-10 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 28s

In this second episode of the series on Bible study, Dr. Heiser discusses what interpreting the Bible “in context” really means — taking the Bible’s own primitive context seriously. Rather than filter the Bible through creeds dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, or even the period of early Christianity, the Bible’s actual context is the one that produced the biblical books — the era stretching from the 2nd millennium BC to the first century AD. All other contexts are foreign to the Bible, no matter how persuasive they are in denominational traditions. The student of the Bible must make all foreign contexts subservient to the Bible’s own context. That means replacing our own worldview with that of the biblical writer living during this ancient time span in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. The way to do that is to immerse ourselves in the intellectual output of those cultures in which the biblical Israelite and later Hellenist [...]…

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Naked Bible 016: Heiser’s Laws for Bible Study: Learning to Study the Bible, Part 1

2012-07-01 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 16s

This episode begins a series on learning how to engage the biblical text in ways that take you beyond merely reading the Bible. Dr. Heiser overviews a popular Naked Bible blog post (”Heiser’s Laws for Bible Study“) as an introduction.  You don’t have to be a scholar to learn to engage the biblical text and move beyond just reading the Bible in English. There are tools that will help you penetrate the text, and techniques for reading more carefully. [...]…

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Naked Bible 015: The Lord’s Supper and 1 Corinthians 8-11, Part 2

2012-06-24 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 18s

This episode builds on the previous one, where Dr. Heiser discussed the context of Paul’s teachings on the Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11 — namely, the three chapters prior, 1 Corinthians 8-10. Those chapters show Paul laying out the “fellowship context” of the Lord’s Supper, that Paul wants believers to know that they “partake” of a meal by which they enjoy fellowship (koinoinia) with the Lord. His context for that thought is the partaking of OT priests in sacrificial meat (though not of the sacrifices for atonement or sin offering), and the demonic “fellowship” that is the result of pagan sacrifice. This episode moves into 1 Corinthians 11, where Paul describes the Lord’s Supper in relation to a fellowship meal. This context is crucial to understanding the focus of the Lord’s Supper and the admonitions of Paul in connection with observing the Lord’s Supper. [...]…

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Naked Bible 014: The Lord’s Supper and 1 Corinthians 8-11, Part 1

2012-06-16 :: Michael S Heiser, PhD
Length: 17s

This episode transitions the discussion of a biblical theology of the Lord’s Supper to the primary passage in the New Testament on the topic: 1 Corinthians 11. The episode focuses on the context of 1 Corinthians 8-10 for informing what Paul says about the Lord’s Supper in chapter 11. The “fellowship context” of the Lord’s Supper is shown to be important for understanding the issues Paul will get into in 1 Corinthians 11. Paul wants believers to know that they “partake” of a meal by which they enjoy fellowship (koinoinia) with the Lord. His context for that thought is the partaking of OT priests in sacrificial meat (though not of the sacrifices for atonement or sin offering), and the demonic “fellowship” that is the result of pagan sacrifice — his primary concern in the disputation over meat sacrificed to idols in 1 Cor 8-10. [...]…

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Biblical theology, stripped bare of denominational confessions and theological systems. Hosted by biblical scholar, Dr. Mike Heiser.

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