Thu, 19 July 2012
Among all the different versions, translations, and copies of the Bible, which one should you look to if you care about historical accuracy? This week's Human Bible answers that question.
We also look into a prophecy found in Revelation: The end is near! The end is near! Er, or is it? Some might argue that it depends on your definition of near, but it's been some 1900 years and we're still waiting. Listen in to find out what is actually going on here.
Of course this week we again answer a couple listener questions—one from an "escapee Jehovah's Witness" on the accuracy of the New World Translation (you might be surprised at the answer to this one), and one about possible polytheistic remains found in the Bible.
Finally, in this week's "Is That In the Bible?!" we again turn to Revelation and a story about 144,000 male virgins being redeemed by Christ (You know you want to hear the rest of that story.)
Tue, 10 July 2012
This week in "Up to Speed" we delve into the Psalms and learn how to actually understand what they're talking about, and where the authors were coming from. We wonder why God changes his mind so much, considering he's unchanging and all that. We answer a few listener questions: one about Noah's fascinating great-granddad Enoch, and one about the 10 Commandments-where did they come from? And 10? Why 10? The answer is much more trivial (and amusing) than you'd think. And, because we have trouble going a week without doing so, we describe another monster found in the Bible—this time it's an armor plated dragon that breathes fire. Yes, really.
Special thanks to Tim, Ryan, and Peter for submitting questions used in today's episode.