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The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com

The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com

 

#274

In the Beginning – John 1

The apostle John is the most poetic of the Gospel storytellers, but what is he really communicating with his beautiful, imagery-laden language? Join Tim, Jon, and Carissa for a closer look at John 1 and discover how John incorporates elements of the Genesis and Exodus narratives to form a portrait of how God responds to rebellious people. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (0-13:15) ---Part two (13:15-24:45) ---Part three (24:45-37:30) ---Part four (37:30-48:00) ---Part five (48:00-54:00) ---Part six (54:00-1:01:17) Referenced Resources --- [David Andrew Teeter] (https://hds.harvard.edu/people/d-andrew-teeter) , Hebrew Bible scholar --- [William Arthur Tooman] (https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/william-arthur-tooman(92b71858-ba14-441c-b719-a6a1a554969c).html) , Hebrew Bible scholar ---God Dwells with Us: Temple Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel, Mary L. Coloe ---John (Word Biblical Commentary Volume 36), George R. Beasley-Murray ---The Jewish Temple: A Non-Biblical Sourcebook, C. T. R. Hayward ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Day and Night” by Aiguille ---“Movement” by Felty Show produced by Cooper Peltz. Edited by Dan Gummel and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

25 Oct 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:11

25 Oct 2021


#273

Literature for a Lifetime – Paradigm E6

What’s the ideal way to study the Bible? Is it 20 minutes of reading every morning or larger blocks of time throughout the week? In this episode, join Tim, Jon, and Carissa as they discuss what it means for the Bible to be ancient Jewish meditation literature. The biblical authors never intended for it to be understood in one sitting, but over the course of a lifetime of re-reading. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps ---Part one (0-19:30) ---Part two (19-30-32:00) ---Part three (32:00-46:00) ---Part four (46:00-end) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out Tim’s library [here] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) . --- [David Andrew Teeter] (https://hds.harvard.edu/people/d-andrew-teeter) , Hebrew Bible scholar Show Music ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Acedotes” by Makzo Show produced by Cooper Peltz. Edited by Dan Gummel and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

55 MINS

55:11

18 Oct 2021


#272

Who Is the Bible About? – Paradigm E5

Is the story of the Bible about humans or God? Because the Bible is about the Messiah—the God who became human—it’s about both God and humans. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and Carissa discuss how the story of the Bible and all of its main themes come to their fulfillment in Jesus, making it a story that’s personal but not private, a redemption story for all of us. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00 - 16:45) ---Part two (16:45 - 31:00) ---Part three (31:00 - 46:30) ---Part four (46:30 - End) Referenced Resources ---The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1, J. Richard Middleton --- [David Andrew Teeter] (https://hds.harvard.edu/people/d-andrew-teeter) , Hebrew Bible scholar ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“On a Walk” by Fantompower Show produced by Cooper Peltz. Edited by Dan Gummel and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

55 MINS

55:44

11 Oct 2021


#271

How the New Testament Came To Be – Paradigm E4

At first glance, the New Testament can seem wildly different from the Old Testament––but is it? Jesus saw himself as the fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures and the climax of the story that began thousands of years before his birth. In this episode, join Tim, Jon, and Carissa as they explore the unity of the New Testament and the intricate yet consistent storyline of the Bible. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-10:40) ---Part two (10:40-23:30) ---Part three (23:30-34:50) ---Part four (34:50-End) Referenced Resources ---The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance, Bruce M. Metzger ---The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate, Michael J. Kruger ---All Things New: Revelation As Canonical Capstone, Brian J. Tabb ---The Oxford Handbook of Christology ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Day One” by Deric Torres ---“Day Two” by Deric Torres ---“Temple Garden” by BVG Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

52 MINS

52:39

04 Oct 2021


#270

The Bible had Editors? – Paradigm E3

How can a collection of ancient manuscripts written by numerous people over thousands of years tell one unified story? In this episode, Tim, Jon, and Carissa dive into how the Bible was written and how such a diverse collection of authors, literary styles, and themes can form one divinely inspired, unified story. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00 - 13:30) ---Part two (13:30 - 22:00) ---Part three (22:00 - 36:00) ---Part four (36:00 - 45:40) ---Part five (45:40 - end) Referenced Resources ---The Shape of the Writings (Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures), Julius Steinberg and Timothy J. Stone ---The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible, Paul D. Wegner --- [Lee Martin McDonald’s collected works] (https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Martin-McDonald/e/B001HPDF2M%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share) ---Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Stephen G. Dempster ---The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative, Christopher J. H. Wright ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---"Aftersome" by Toonorth Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

58 MINS

58:05

27 Sep 2021


#269

Who Wrote the Bible? – Paradigm E2

How does God work in the world and communicate with humanity? In this episode, Tim and Jon explore God’s relationship with his creation and the relationship between the Bible’s divine and human origins. They also discuss how God uses human words to communicate his divine word. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (0:00-16:30) ---Part two (16:30-31:30) ---Part three (31:30-end) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Birth” by Mr. Käfer ---“Tending The Garden (feat. Kennebec)” by Stan Forebee  Show produced by Cooper Peltz. Edited by Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

52 MINS

52:28

20 Sep 2021


#268

How Do You Read the Bible? – Paradigm E1

Have you ever read the Bible and felt like you’re not “getting it” or that you’re not connecting with God? In this episode, Tim and Jon take a look at the (often unhelpful) paradigms through which we interact with Scripture. They explore how seeing the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus not only gives the Bible space to do what it was created to do, but frees us up to be transformed by the story it’s telling. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (0:00-15:00) ---Part two (15:00-27:00) ---Part three (27:00-39:00) ---Part four (39:00-52:00) ---Part five (52:00-end) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---A Greek-English Lexicon, Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, edited by Henry Stuart Jones Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Evil Needle” by Sound Escapes Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:58

13 Sep 2021


#267

Hyperlinks and Patterns in Jonah – Jonah E3

What makes a person worthy to be chosen by God to do his work? In the story of the Bible, some of God’s choices seem obvious, people with lots of merit. Other times, his rationale is less clear to us––as with Jonah, a chosen one who might be worse than the people he was supposed to help. In this episode, listen in as Tim describes the biblical design pattern of the chosen righteous intercessor. This is a sneak peek into our free graduate-level course on Jonah, which will be featured in the new Classroom resource available in 2022.   [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (0:00-16:35) ---Part two (16:35-22:30) ---Part three (22:30-end) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) --- [Jonah class session notes] (https://tbp.xyz/jonahnotes) , including the handout “How to Read a Text Like the Hebrew Bible” (page 5) --- [Jonah: A Literal-Literary Translation] (https://tbp.xyz/jonahtranslation) , Tim Mackie --- [Classroom Application] (http://bibleproject.com/classroom/apply) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Keep an Open Mind” by Olive Musique Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

54 MINS

54:37

06 Sep 2021


#266

Jonah's Literary Context – Jonah E2

The Hebrew Bible contains one story of human failure after another, leaving us with no doubt in our minds: humanity desperately needs a leader. In this episode, Tim walks us through the structure of the Hebrew Bible and how it shows us Jonah is an anti-leader, the opposite of what humanity needs, whose failure prepares us for the ultimate leader and Savior, Jesus. This is a sneak peek into our free graduate-level course on Jonah, which will be featured in the new Classroom resource available in 2022. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (0:00-19:40) ---Part two (19:40-27:30) ---Part three (27:30-42:30) ---Part four (42:30-end) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) --- [Jonah class session notes] (https://tbp.xyz/jonahnotes) , including the handout “How to Read a Text Like the Hebrew Bible” (page 5) --- [Jonah: A Literal-Literary Translation] (https://tbp.xyz/jonahtranslation) , Tim Mackie --- [The Wisdom of Ben Sira] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirach) (which Tim mentions in part one) is a deuterocanonical work of biblical theology written shortly before the [Maccabean Revolt] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabean_Revolt) . --- [Classroom Application] (http://bibleproject.com/classroom/apply) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Keep an Open Mind” by Olive Musique Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:49

30 Aug 2021


#265

Our Assumptions About Jonah – Jonah E1

A stubborn prophet, a wicked nation, a giant fish––the story of Jonah is frequently translated into the popular imagination through TV and movies. But what is it really about? In this episode, learn from Tim about where Jonah fits into the story of the Bible that ultimately points to Jesus. This is a sneak peek into our free graduate-level course on Jonah which will be featured in the new Classroom resource available in 2022. [View full show notes from this episode →] (https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/) Timestamps  ---Part one (0:00-18:05) ---Part two (18:05-28:30) ---Part three (28:30-37:00) ---Part four (37:00-44:30) ---Part five (44:30-end) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) --- [Jonah class session notes] (https://tbp.xyz/jonahnotes) , including the handout “How to Read a Text Like the Hebrew Bible” (page 5) --- [Jonah: A Literal-Literary Translation] (https://tbp.xyz/jonahtranslation) , Tim Mackie --- [Classroom Application] (http://bibleproject.com/classroom/apply) Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Keep an Open Mind” by Olive Musique Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

54 MINS

54:05

23 Aug 2021


#264

The Most Quoted Verse in the Bible — Top 5: Re-Release E5

Does God hold children responsible for their parents’ sins? In the fifth installment of our most-listened-to podcast episodes, join Tim, Jon, and Carissa for a look at the most quoted verse in the Bible, Exodus 34:6-7, and find out why God’s justice and his loyal love go hand in hand as a central part of who he is. QUOTE If later generations repeat or persist in the covenant rebellion of their ancestors, they’re going to get the same consequences. But when we talk about these “thousands” that get loyal love, we’re talking about thousands of generations who stay faithful to the covenant. No generation gets a free pass, but no generation will be treated unjustly. Their own behavior matters for how God responds to them. Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Remastering by Jake Trethaway. Show notes by Camden McAfee and Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. Original episode and show notes are available [here] (https://bibleproject.com/podcast/most-quoted-verse-bible/) . ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

58 MINS

58:03

16 Aug 2021


#263

What Does the Word "Gospel" Mean — Top 5: Re-Release E4

The word “gospel” has acquired many meanings since the biblical authors first used it. What does it really mean? In the fourth of our five most-listened-to podcasts, Tim and N.T. Wright discuss the meaning of this important word in its original context, and explore what it means for Jesus to take charge as King and for his disciples to build his Kingdom. QUOTE When God takes charge, he doesn’t send in the tanks, he sends in the meek and the poor and the hungry-for-justice, the merciful, the peacemaking, etc. And by the time the people with the tanks and the guns have realized what’s going on, the meek and the merciful and the poor in spirit have established schools and orphanages and hospitals, in order to show what it looks like when God becomes King. At Jesus’ final return, all those things will be part of God’s new world because they were already beginning at Jesus’ first coming. Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. Original episode and show notes are available [here] (https://bibleproject.com/podcast/what-does-word-gospel-mean/) . ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:02

09 Aug 2021


#262

The Restless Craving for Rest––Top 5: Re-Release E3

Earn it, lose it, take it, spend it, save it––we talk about time like currency. The Sabbath can be confusing to talk about, but it is God’s reminder to humanity that time is not a possession. In the third of our five most-listened-to podcasts, join Tim and Jon as they explore why the Sabbath is far less about a weekend or special religious service and far more about rescue and God’s miraculous provision. QUOTE To say that the Sabbath belongs to God is to jar you into remembering time doesn’t belong to us. We talk about time like it’s currency––earn it, lose it, take it, spend it, save it. It’s like one of our possessions. Shabbat is a ritual practice that determines reality and helps us renounce our autonomy. The seventh day reminds us of rescue, miraculous provision, and of God coming through for us in a way that we couldn’t do ourselves. Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. Original episode and show notes are available [here] (https://bibleproject.com/podcast/restless-craving-rest/) . ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

57 MINS

57:46

02 Aug 2021


#261

Humans Are...Trees? — Top 5: Re-Release E2

Humans are like trees. While this thought might not have been at the top of your mind this week, it was a key idea for the biblical authors. In the second of our five most popular podcasts, explore the connection between humans and trees with Tim and Jon as we learn why trees are mentioned more times than almost anything else in the Bible.  QUOTE If you look at days three and six, you’ll see they both have two creative acts. The second creative act on day three is a fruit tree, and on day six it’s a fruitful human. This is designed in such a way that you now start thinking in the metaphor, “Humans are trees.” … People are like trees, which means the future of humans—their origins and their destinies—are going to be linked in some way. We’re meant to wonder if the future of humans will be bound up with the future of trees. Show produced by Cooper Peltz, Dan Gummel, and Zach McKinley. Remastering by Jake Trethaway. Show notes by Camden McAfee and Lindsey Ponder.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. Original episode and show notes are available [here] (https://bibleproject.com/podcast/humans-are-trees/) . ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:44

26 Jul 2021