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Bible Study for Amateurs

Bible Study for Amateurs

By Ben, the Amateur Exegete
A weekly podcast examining the Bible for amateurs by an amateur.
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Hey Jude - Final Thoughts!
On the epistle of Jude and its place in the Christian canon.
07:56
June 16, 2022
Hey Jude 24-25!
And now, the Benediction. 
07:25
June 09, 2022
Hey Jude 20-23!
Jude offers hope for the community, as well as a guide for helping those deceived by false teaching. 
08:46
June 02, 2022
Hey Jude 17-19!
Jude attempts to keep the family together. 
08:20
May 26, 2022
Hey Jude 14-16!
Jude quotes from 1 Enoch.
06:38
May 19, 2022
Hey Jude 11-13!
Jude turns up the megaphone.
08:41
May 12, 2022
Hey Jude 8-10!
What a dispute over Moses's body tells Jude's audience. 
08:29
May 05, 2022
Hey Jude 5-7!
Three cautionary tales.
07:53
April 28, 2022
Hey Jude 3-4!
Intruder alert! Intruder alert!
07:23
April 21, 2022
Hey Jude 1-2!
The first of ten episodes looking at the NT epistle of Jude utilizing some of the tools from my amateur toolbox mentioned in episodes 11-20. 
08:20
April 14, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Oxford Bible Commentary
Caution: do not throw in anger as it is a massive tome.
06:24
March 10, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: Women's Bible Commentary
A commentary by women and about women but for everyone. 
05:58
March 03, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Fortress Commentary on the Bible
Covers both testaments? Check. Well written? Check. Diverse voices. Check!!!
07:01
February 24, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: 'The New Testament' by Bart Ehrman
Christians don't have a monopoly on writing introductions to the New Testament! 
06:44
February 17, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: 'The Old Testament' by Michael Coogan
Michael Coogan is da man!
07:36
February 10, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Jewish Annotated New Testament
The New Testament is a lot more Jewish than some give it credit for.
05:42
February 03, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Jewish Annotated Apocrypha
Want to know more about the Apocrypha? Boy, do I have the book for you!
08:08
January 27, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Jewish Study Bible
Yes, you need The Jewish Study Bible.
06:09
January 20, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The New Oxford Annotated Bible
The next item in this amateur's toolbox - The New Oxford Annotated Bible.
05:38
January 13, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The HarperCollins Study Bible
What belongs in every amateur exegete's toolbox? Let's take a look at my own, beginning with The HarperCollins Study Bible.
07:32
January 06, 2022
Is the Synoptics’ Three-Hour Darkness a Solar Eclipse?
When Jesus died, the Gospel of Mark says that there was darkness over the world for three hours. What in the world happened?
07:07
November 18, 2021
Is the Atheist the Fool of Psalm 14:1?
A look at an oft-misunderstood verse in the Bible.
09:34
November 11, 2021
God Said It, I Believe It, and That Settles It for Me
Sometimes the Bible touches you. 
07:45
November 04, 2021
It's All Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic to Me
Spoiler alert: the Bible wasn't written in English!
07:49
October 28, 2021
The Bible is Old
Context, context, context!
06:03
October 21, 2021
Authorship Anonymous
So many of the books of the Bible are anonymous. Why? 
07:37
October 14, 2021
Two Pivotal Moments
586 BCE and 70 CE. Why are these dates important? 
09:04
October 07, 2021
Which Bible?
People tend to speak of the Bible. But is there only one? 
07:05
September 30, 2021
The Greatest Story Never Told
Is the Bible more of a book or a library?
07:25
September 23, 2021
Weird Scripture
The Bible is weird. But guess what - that's just part of its charm!
07:32
September 16, 2021