Fri, 30 November 2012
This week on The Human Bible we explain some of the differences between an historian and an apologist. How do historians decide if a story comes from mythology or from reality?
A well known story in the Bible involves a mustard seed—in particular, it claims that they’re the smallest of all seeds. What’s the problem with that? Well, they are not, in fact, the smallest of all seeds. We gain some insight into how some apologists deal with that discrepancy.
We answer some great, as always, listener questions: Are Urim and Thummim the Magic 8-Ball of the Bible? When did God stop repenting, as he often does in the Old Testament?
Finally, in this week’s Is That In the Bible?!, we look to Proverbs and ask "Bribes: yea or nay?"
Sun, 18 November 2012
This week on The Human Bible we get a primer on some often mispronounced and misspelled Biblical terms. Prophecy, prophesy, prophesize? Is it Book of Revelation or Book of Revelations?
During Apologetics is Never Having to Say You're Sorry, we wonder who Simon Peter was talking to when he denied knowing Jesus—and how many times did he actually do it?
As always, we answer some great listener questions:
Is it possible that the reason for some of the Bible's conflicting details about Jesus as a child are a result of there being two kids named Jesus?
Was Luke a physician—and what did it even mean to be a physician in the time of the Bible?
2 Kings 3:21: A story in which the Israelites are kicking the butts of some pagans, until one of them offers up the supreme sacrifice of his own son—to call in his god to intervene—and... it works? Is that really in the Bible?!
Thu, 1 November 2012
This week on The Human Bible we carefully examine a very important figure in the Bible—John the Baptist. What did his followers really think of Jesus? Did they welcome him, or reject him as the... anti-Christ?
In Apologetics is Never Having to Say You're Sorry, we learn about some more fascinating characters: Josephus, Eusebius, and others.
What doe the Bible say about life after death? Do righteous believers go straight to heaven, or is there a second judgement day coming later? What about Hell, and what is She'ol?
We also look at one of the, well, most awful things in the Bible: Numbers 31:13-18. Wherein Moses explains some rules of warfare and why some soldiers should kill all the women and boys they've captured, but should keep the virgin girls for themselves. What possible reason could there be for this to be found in the Bible?