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BibleProject Podcast

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

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Which Laws Still Apply? – Deuteronomy Scroll Q+R

Which ancient Israelite laws still apply today and which don’t? Should the law be divided into moral, civil, and ceremonial... more

05 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
Moses’ Final Words – Deuteronomy E9

Who are Yahweh’s children? For most of the Torah, the answer seems to be all of Israel. But in his... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Can Anyone Live a Blessed Life? – Deuteronomy E8

Moses gives the least motivating pep talk ever in the third movement of Deuteronomy. He outlines God’s covenant and the... more

21 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Covenant Curses – Deuteronomy E7

In the final movement of Deuteronomy, there’s a pretty lengthy list of curses that will fall upon Israel if they... more

14 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
Jesus, Marriage, and the Law – Deuteronomy E6

The Pharisees frequently tested Jesus on his knowledge of the law, and in Matthew 19, they grill him on a... more

07 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
How Do We Use the Law Today? – Deuteronomy E5

Israel’s laws were meant to form them into people of wisdom who lived differently than the nations around them. But... more

31 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
What Do Moses and a Rock Have to Do With Jesus? – Numbers Q+R

Are numbers in the Hebrew Bible literal? Is it dangerous to adapt God’s laws? Does Israel’s conquest of Canaan justify... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Law … Again – Deuteronomy E4

In the second movement of Deuteronomy, Moses gives Israel the law … again. But this time, he’s not talking to... more

24 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Giants and Justice – Deuteronomy E3

In this episode, we once again encounter the Nephilim, the evil demon-human hybrid beings we first met in Genesis 6.... more

17 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
What Does Leviticus Teach Us About Jesus? – Leviticus Q+R

How do you clean a tabernacle? What does “laying of hands” represent? Is the scapegoat a hyperlink to Cain and... more

12 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
The Way to True Life – Deuteronomy E2

In the first movement of Deuteronomy, two words appear more frequently than any others—listen and love. Why did Moses emphasize... more

10 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
What’s the Point of Deuteronomy? – Deuteronomy E1

Have you ever wondered where the earliest sermons in the Bible are found? Moses’ final speech to Israel, found in... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Entering the Promised Land – Numbers E9

After years of wandering in the wilderness and what seems like way too many rebellions against Yahweh, Israel has finally... more

26 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Joshua: The New Adam and Moses – Numbers E8

As Moses’ death draws near, Yahweh selects Joshua to lead the people of Israel. What made Joshua uniquely qualified to... more

19 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Five Women and Yahweh’s New Law – Numbers E7

In the third movement of Numbers, five sisters approach Moses with a legal case not covered in God’s laws: Without... more

12 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Why Couldn’t Moses Enter the Promised Land? – Numbers E6

So far in the second movement of Numbers, the leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel have rebelled against Yahweh,... more

05 Sep 2022 · 55 minutes
Yahweh’s Judgment and Mercy – Numbers E5

God chose the Levites to take care of the tabernacle, and within the tribe of Levi, he picked Aaron’s family... more

29 Aug 2022 · 42 minutes
Twelve Spies and the Promised Land – Numbers E4

We’re looking at a story about God’s chosen ones facing a test with fruit trees in a beautiful garden—sounds like... more

22 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
There Isn’t a Law For That – Numbers E3

How do God’s people follow his will in situations where there are no explicit rules or laws given? At the... more

15 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
What’s a Nazarite Vow? – Numbers E2

Confession of sins, strange water rituals, Nephilim, and Nazarite vows—Numbers 5 and 6 might feel like a confusing mix of... more

08 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
What Made the Tribe of Levi Special? – Numbers E1

The scroll of Numbers can be difficult to make sense of without context, and there’s a reason for that. The... more

01 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
The Law of the Blasphemer – Leviticus E9

Blasphemy, principles of restitution, jubilee, exile, and the mercy and justice of God––it’s all there in the final lines of... more

25 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
What Israel's Feasts Teach Us – Leviticus E8

Are there specific times humans can meet with God in special ways? For ancient Israel, the answer was yes. In... more

18 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
Why Is the Sabbath So Important? – Leviticus E7

Throughout the Leviticus scroll, Yahweh instructs Israel, “Be holy as I am holy.” But what does that actually mean? As... more

11 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
What Is the Day of Atonement? – Leviticus E6

At the center of the center of the Torah is the Day of Atonement. What is the significance of this... more

04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Purity and Impurity in Leviticus – Leviticus E5

Childbirth, non-kosher food, sex, death, disease—they’re all considered impure in the book of Leviticus. In this episode, join Tim and... more

27 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Did God Try To Kill Moses? – Exodus Q+R

Why did God say he was going to kill Moses? What exactly was God’s test for Abraham on Mount Moriah... more

22 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The Dangerous Gift of God’s Presence – Leviticus E4

In the second movement of Leviticus, Aaron and his sons agree to the terms of their covenant with Yahweh, signing... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
What Did the Burnt Offerings Really Mean? – Leviticus E3

What is the significance of the offerings described in Leviticus? In this episode, join Tim and Jon as they walk... more

13 Jun 2022 · 52 minutes
What Is Atonement? – Leviticus E2

A God who wants nothing more than to dwell with humanity, a way forward to a repaired relationship between Heaven... more

06 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How God Reveals Himself in Leviticus – Leviticus E1

Holiness is a word we frequently associate with the Bible, but what does it mean? As we pick up the... more

30 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Two Takes on the Test at Mount Sinai –– Feat. Carmen Imes

Did Israel pass or fail God’s test at Mount Sinai? And what did Yahweh mean when he made Israel a... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Why Moses Couldn’t Enter the Tabernacle – Exodus E10

In the second movement of Exodus, Moses walks straight into God’s fiery presence on Mount Sinai without fear. But by... more

16 May 2022 · 51 minutes
Why Does the Tabernacle Furniture Even Matter? – Exodus E9

Why does God seem to care so much about the furniture within the tabernacle? The instructions for the tabernacle furniture... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour,
What’s So Special About the Tabernacle? – Exodus E8

You may have heard that God’s holiness keeps him from getting close to sinful humanity, but in the Bible we... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
What Are the Ten Commandments All About? – Exodus E7

We often think of the ten commandments as a list of dos and don’ts—the things you need to know to... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Testing at Mount Sinai – Exodus E6

Mount Sinai is the famous spot where Yahweh gives Moses the ten commandments—and the location where most of Exodus, all... more

18 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Israel Tests Yahweh – Exodus E5

The nation of Israel seems to go from one life-threatening situation to another in the Exodus scroll. From slavery in... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
God Tests His Chosen Ones – Exodus E4

Nobody likes tests. But the test is a recurring pattern in the biblical story for how God relates to his... more

04 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Why Are There 10 Plagues? – Exodus E3

The ten plagues––they’re fascinating, they’re famous, and they sometimes seem overly harsh. Where do they fit in the story of... more

28 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
Yahweh and the Exodus – Exodus E2

The story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt is famous for good reason—a burning bush, a transforming staff, 10 plagues,... more

21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
“God” Is Not a Name – Exodus E1

God is not a name—it’s a title. In fact, the God of the Bible introduces himself by a specific name... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Why Can’t Jacob and Esau Both Be Blessed? – Genesis Q+R

How is Jesus the first-born of creation and the “second Adam”? Why are the biblical authors so obsessed with the... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Joseph the Suffering Servant – Genesis E8

He lays down his life to save a remnant of God’s people, he brings God’s blessing to all nations, he... more

28 Feb 2022 · 44 minutes
Joseph the Exile – Genesis E7

Joseph is one of the Bible’s most famous characters, and in the Genesis scroll, his story is a climactic moment... more

21 Feb 2022 · 41 minutes
Wrestling God for a Blessing – Genesis E6

Throughout the story of the Bible, God singles out different people, like Jacob, to be the conduit of his blessing... more

14 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Great Blessing and Great Responsibility – Genesis E5

The word “blessing” brings to mind a variety of images for all of us. But what exactly does it mean... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
We'll Be Back Next Week!

Today would have been our 287th podcast episode. We haven’t missed a single week in seven years! Unfortunately, we won’t... more

31 Jan 2022 · 1 minute
Trees of Testing and Blessing – Genesis E4

The family of Abraham is chosen by God. But despite God’s promises to them, they continually act out of greed,... more

24 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Under the Trees with Yahweh – Genesis E3

Blessing, testing, failure, success, God’s plan for the nations—you’ll find all these themes woven through the story of the Bible,... more

17 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
God’s Spirit in the Flood Narrative – Genesis E2

When we think of God’s Spirit, judgment is probably not what comes to mind. But the biblical authors saw God’s... more

10 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
God’s Spirit in Creation – Genesis E1

Why does the author of Genesis make a point to name God’s Spirit in Genesis 1 and 2? In this... more

03 Jan 2022 · 56 minutes
BibleProject in 2021 and Beyond

In the final episode of the year, Tim, Jon, Carissa, and the CEO of BibleProject, Steve, reflect on our journey... more

27 Dec 2021 · 18 minutes
Applying the Paradigm: Movements and Links

How do we apply the biblical paradigm to our own Bible reading? It starts with reading the Bible in movements—the... more

20 Dec 2021 · 57 minutes
Is the Bible Trustworthy? – Paradigm Q+R #2

How do we teach the Bible to our children? How can a book written by humans be divinely authoritative? Is... more

13 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
How (Not) To Read the Bible – Feat. Dan Kimball

What do we do with the passages in the Bible that are really difficult? Violence, slavery, the treatment of women—what... more

06 Dec 2021 · 56 minutes
The Last Pillar: Communal Literature – Paradigm E11

Are there ways to read the Bible other than a private quiet time? For most of Church history, followers of... more

29 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
What the Bible’s Authors Took for Granted – Paradigm E10

Have you ever figured out halfway through a conversation that you and another person were on totally different pages? Reading... more

22 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Bible Wasn’t Written in English – Paradigm E9

What makes the biblical languages so important? Because the Bible was written in another time and culture, we need to... more

15 Nov 2021 · 58 minutes
Wisdom for Life’s Complexity – Paradigm E8

As followers of Jesus, how can we know we are making the “right” choice in situations the Bible doesn’t address?... more

08 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Inspiration, Quiet Time, and Slaying Your Giants – Paradigm Q+R #1

How were the books of the Bible selected? What should we do if we have a hard time reading the... more

01 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
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,... more

25 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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... more

18 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
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... more

11 Oct 2021 · 55 minutes
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... more

04 Oct 2021 · 52 minutes
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... more

27 Sep 2021 · 58 minutes
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... more

20 Sep 2021 · 52 minutes
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?... more

13 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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,... more

06 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
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... more

30 Aug 2021 · 53 minutes
How Do You Read the Bible? – Paradigm E1

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Have you ever read the Bible and felt like you’re not “getting it” or that you’re not connecting with God? In this... more