A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

Exploring the stories of the Hebrew Bible and looking for the people who wrote them. Owned, produced, edited and hosted by Gil Kidron. Join the tribe on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions. Visit the website for more content https://podcastofbiblicalproportions.com/

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September 25, 2022 51 min

After learning that Ezra the scribe priest was the one who wrote in Exodus about God remembering his pact with Abraham, we go back to see what is this pact all about, and why is it so Assyrian. Support the podcast by joining the tribe!

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When we read in sequence the Exodus story written by a priestly scribe, a completely new version of the well-known story immerges. A vague story about a pact. Join the tribe to support the podcast!

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August 28, 2022 65 min

Before we go back to the narrative of Exodus, we still have one great mystery to uncover about the stories we went over so far: how did the Baby Moses story find its way into the book of Exodus? And can its context glean new and specific insights? To support the podcast - join the tribe!

The text for episode 44:

These are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

Reuben, S...

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When the Hebrew Maccabees clash with the Hellenistic Seleucides, they don't realize that they hail from cultures that have been evolving separately for 3500 years. They also don't realize how much their conflict made them more entrenched in their respective cultures. Check out Gil's and Rutger's podcast: As Depicted on Film.

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August 7, 2022 51 min

Gil takes on the evidence that shows that the Maccabees added their own stories to Exodus. Join the tribe!


Read Exodus according to the different sources. Our Maccabean editor is the J source of the book (the majority at least) https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Bible/King_James/Documentary_Hypothesis/Exodus

1 Maccabees https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Maccabees+1&version=NRSVUE

Maccabean Revolt https://...

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July 31, 2022 38 min

The first time we meet grown-up Moses face to face, he bashes someone's face in. This weird opening to this episode's story, Exodus chapter 2, verses 11 to 15, is only the opening act of a very frustrating story. The only people who can fix it are Hollywood screenwriters. To join the tribe > https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!
 

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July 24, 2022 52 min

In this special collaboration with Scott McAndless, a presbyterian minister and podcaster on Retelling the Bible, Scott dramatized the feud between Jeremiah and Shemaya, based on episode 41 - Baby Moses, the Rapper, and the Nehelamite. Very cool! To join the tribe > https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions To listen to Scott's episode about baby Moses > https://bit.ly/3ze50b9 Support our podcast on Patreon!

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This episode covers all the drama and writing that took place between the destruction of Jerusalem (586 BCE) and the destruction of Jerusalem (70 CE). Garry Stevens from the History in the Bible joins Gil.In order to join the biblical tribe, go to https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions. Support our podcast on Patreon!

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Disentangling the biblical timeline from the historical timeline is very helpful in understanding the context under which the different texts were written. Garry Stevens from The History in the Bible podcast joins Gil to discuss. To view the timeline and download Garry's chart click here. To become a member of the tribe go to patreon.com/biblicalproportions. Support our podcast on Patreon!

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The baby Moses story might be incredibly famous today, but it has somehow disappeared and reappeared in the time of the writing and compiling of the Bible. Follow the incredible story of how it all (probably) went down. To support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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May 22, 2022 63 min

The first chapter of Exodus contains three different stories written by three different people who lived at different times. Two of them were editors, and one was a very talented and funny writer. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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May 1, 2022 17 min

As we launch the second season of this podcast, we take a look at what is most important for us to understand Exodus. This is a story about a crisis of leadership, a crisis of faith, and the harsh life until Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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April 24, 2022 7 min

Omri has left the building, and Gil will hold the fort. Is it a building or a fort? Future generations will be puzzled. Support our podcast on Patreon!

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February 20, 2022 34 min

As Gil says goodbye to the book of Genesis and looks ahead to the next book, Exodus, it is already clear that there is a lot to learn from the radical differences between those two books. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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February 13, 2022 70 min

In Gil's second summary episode of Genesis, there is a mountain of evidence to suggest that Jeremiah and his scribe Baruch Ben Neriah are the Biblical authors of the book of Genesis. Their personal lives and their relationship is part of the first Biblical book. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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How did the Assyrian dominance over the Ancient Near East put in motion a series of events that led to the writing of the stories of Genesis? Mass deportations, the Library of Ashurbanipal, the rise of scribes - all these lead to Genesis in Gil's first summary episode for the book. Support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!
 

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December 19, 2021 46 min

In the conclusion of Genesis, emotions run high as the family forgives and forgets, celebrating the reconciliation between former feuding Hebrew factions escaping Israel after the destruction of Jerusalem. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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December 10, 2021 70 min

It turns out that if you read the Samson story (Judges 13-16) in Hebrew with comedic glasses - you realize it is an outrageously funny Greek satire that parodies biblical heroes and tropes, most likely written by Alexandrian Hellenistic Hebrews around the 200s BCE as a Hebrew version of Greek satire. No joke. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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December 5, 2021 67 min

When reading Joseph's story in context and compiling the myriad Egyptian cultural appropriations and seamless incorporations of Egyptian motifs, it seems clear that this was written by and for an exiled Israelite elite that has been thoroughly and happily Egyptianized. Gil and Omri discuss. Support the podcast on https://www.patreon.com/biblicalproportions Support our podcast on Patreon!

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November 21, 2021 19 min

After a year of creating episodes for this podcast, we feel it is the right time to ask for the support of listeners who really enjoy what we do. If you feel so inclined

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