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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.
June 16, 2022
Hey Jude 24-25!
And now, the Benediction. 
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. 
June 02, 2022
Hey Jude 17-19!
Jude attempts to keep the family together. 
May 26, 2022
Hey Jude 14-16!
Jude quotes from 1 Enoch.
May 19, 2022
Hey Jude 11-13!
Jude turns up the megaphone.
May 12, 2022
Hey Jude 8-10!
What a dispute over Moses's body tells Jude's audience. 
May 05, 2022
Hey Jude 5-7!
Three cautionary tales.
April 28, 2022
Hey Jude 3-4!
Intruder alert! Intruder alert!
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. 
April 14, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Oxford Bible Commentary
Caution: do not throw in anger as it is a massive tome.
March 10, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: Women's Bible Commentary
A commentary by women and about women but for everyone. 
March 03, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Fortress Commentary on the Bible
Covers both testaments? Check. Well written? Check. Diverse voices. Check!!!
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! 
February 17, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: 'The Old Testament' by Michael Coogan
Michael Coogan is da man!
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.
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!
January 27, 2022
An Amateur's Toolbox: The Jewish Study Bible
Yes, you need The Jewish Study Bible.
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.
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.
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?
November 18, 2021
Is the Atheist the Fool of Psalm 14:1?
A look at an oft-misunderstood verse in the Bible.
November 11, 2021
God Said It, I Believe It, and That Settles It for Me
Sometimes the Bible touches you. 
November 04, 2021
It's All Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic to Me
Spoiler alert: the Bible wasn't written in English!
October 28, 2021
The Bible is Old
Context, context, context!
October 21, 2021
Authorship Anonymous
So many of the books of the Bible are anonymous. Why? 
October 14, 2021
Two Pivotal Moments
586 BCE and 70 CE. Why are these dates important? 
October 07, 2021
Which Bible?
People tend to speak of the Bible. But is there only one? 
September 30, 2021
The Greatest Story Never Told
Is the Bible more of a book or a library?
September 23, 2021
Weird Scripture
The Bible is weird. But guess what - that's just part of its charm!
September 16, 2021