Add by RSS Feed
Get the Android app
Get the iOS app
The Bible Archives
Jan 11, 2021
Genesis 1 - Creation #1 and Why the World Was Made
Play • 1 hr 3 min
The first rendition of creation according to the Jewish tradition.
More episodes from The Bible Archives
3 days ago
Genesis 34 - The Rape or Marriage of Dinah & the Weaponization of Circumcision
Genesis 34 has one of the most interesting narratives in the book of Genesis. This chapter acts an as etiology for Israel's relationship to the people of Shechem (which becomes a really important area in the 2nd Temple Period) and the personality of the various tribes (specifically Simeon and Levi). This chapter also includes a notable scene with one of Jacob's daughters: Dinah. Interpretation varies as to whether this is a rape or a controlling intervention by her brothers, but sexual uncertainty pervades the essence of the chapter.
1 hr 6 min
May 25, 2022
Genesis 33 - The Noble Esau & the Sketchy Jacob
Jacob has had his name changed to Israel and we see, for the first time, a different kind of Jacob...but he's still Jacob. The two brothers meet for the first time since Jacob deceived Isaac and Esau does the opposite of getting revenge. He restores Jacob as a brother and allows Jacob to continue his journey. Does Jacob simply take advantage of Esau's radical hospitality and generosity? This chapter begins the next part of Jacob's narrative and ends the part of the Jacob cycle with his brother Esau.
May 2, 2022
Genesis 32 - Jacob's Doesn't Wrestle. He Transforms.
Who does Jacob wrestle with? Was it like a WWE match? Why does Jacob get touched on the hip and why does he walk with a limp? And what does this all mean for the people of Israel whose name starts as a result of this event? This episode covers folkloric history, theological depictions of the covenant and God, and some psychological analyses of conflict, conversion, and change. Genesis 32 is one of the most relatable chapters of the Bible and one of the most important for the Biblical narrative.
1 hr 2 min