The Language of the Biblical God

Fr. Paul discusses the scriptural language of the scriptural story. (Episode 14)

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Biblical Mashal

Fr. Paul expounds on the term mashal (Hebrew: משל) and its centrality for Scripture. (Episode 13)

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The Anti-Homeric Epic

Fr. Paul explains the how the biblical school undermines classical Greek literature and philosophy. (Episode 12)

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The Imposition of Greek

Fr. Paul explains the use of language by Alexander the Great and the reaction of the biblical school. (Episode 11)

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Cyrus, His Anointed

 

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Fr. Paul explains anti-ethnicity in the Bible and the significance of the Lord’s favor towards Cyrus of Persia. (Episode 10)

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Tadmor in the Wilderness

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Fr. Paul explains the significance of Tadmor, the “indomitable” city, found in 2 Chronicles 8:4. (Episode 9)

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The Hellenistic Period

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Fr. Paul discusses the historical background of the content of the Old Testament, the way that its stories were written, and the critical role of Semitic languages. (Episode 8)

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Two Exiles

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Fr. Paul discusses the Egyptian and Mesopotamian exiles, noting the recurrence of the former and its literary significance. (Episode 7)

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Ur of the Chaldeans

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Fr. Paul discusses the importance of Ur of the Chaldeans and its role in the inclusion of all nations together with Abraham. (Episode 6)

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The Syrian Desert

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Fr. Paul discusses the importance of the geography of the Syrian Desert as the setting for the Scriptural story. (Episode 5)

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