Old Testament expert Dr. John Oswalt compares the Hebrew Scriptures to the religious literature ancient peoples. Dr. Oswalt explains the Ancient Near Eastern context of the Bible and elaborates on relevant worldview and philosophical considerations.
Special Guest: Dr. John Oswalt, author of The Bible Among the Myths
*Featured Song: Trip Lee - Who Is Like Him? (20/20)
Did Israelite religion incorporate pagan motifs into its writings? If so, why? Archaeologist and Ancient Near Eastern scholar Dr. John Currid joins us to explain the polemical theology of the Old Testament.
We chop it up with Dr. Larry Hurtado about his book The Earliest Christian Artifacts. We zoom in on visual references to Jesus' crucifixion, some as early as 200 AD. Great insight on early Christian preference to codex over scrolls for Scripture.
Special Guest: Dr. Larry Hurtado, professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hear an interview we did on the origin of the canon w/a scholar who studied under Dr. Hurtado, one Michael Kruger