Museum of the Bible - The Podcast

Museum of the Bible - The Podcast

Join Museum of the Bible and our guest speakers and scholars as we discuss a variety of topics relating to the history and the impact of the Bible.

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December 20, 2021 32 min
Jeff Kloha speaks with Fr. Hovsep from St. Mary's in Washington, DC, about Christianity in Armenia, khachkars, and the upcoming Armenia exhibit at Museum of the Bible.
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Listen to master sculptor Tim Schmalz as he describes the process of his work and the special Nativity sculptures he has created for the museum.
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The museum hosted a panel discussion on the 1620 Mayflower Compact — the shortest American political document of enduring significance. With these few words, however, the Pilgrims sowed the seeds of liberty and self-government that made their small New England settlement a cradle of American democracy. This event will explore the idea that these seventeenth-century Pilgrims were the true forerunners of America’s Founders and examin...
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Discover why the Shroud of Turin, one of the world’s most analyzed artifacts, is still a mystery. Join speakers Dr. Cheryl White, Russ Breault, Father Peter Mangum, and Joe Marino as they explain the secrets of the linen cloth believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Does the importance of the Bible extend beyond Jewish and Christian traditions? How has the Bible played a role in the origins and development of Islam? Join Museum of the Bible for a discussion about the relationship between the Bible and the Qur’an. Hear from Dr. Gabriel Reynolds – author of The Qur’an and the Bible and Allah: God in the Qur’an – on how the Qur’an is part of the larger story of the Bible’s impact on the world.
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November 1, 2021 26 min
Dr. Jeff Kloha speaks with Dr. Gabriel Reynolds – author of The Qur’an and the Bible and Allah: God in the Qur’an – on how the Qur’an is part of the larger story of the Bible’s impact on the world about his upcoming speaker series
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The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused people around the world to consider the fragility of life, asking, “what happens when we close our eyes for the last time in this world?” and “is there an afterlife?” In his new book, The Case for Heaven: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for Life After Death, best-selling and award-winning author Lee Strobel presents his findings for the reality of life after death through con...
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October 11, 2021 32 min
Listen to Professor Christina Maranci speak about her research into Armenian art history, especially the ways in which the history and landscape of Armenia inform Armenian art. She also speaks about her personal engagement with and passion for Armenia and its artistic traditions.
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October 4, 2021 23 min
Jeff Kloha speaks with Lee Strobel about his book "The Case For Heaven"
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September 13, 2021 74 min
Discover the remarkable history of the Codex Valmadonna I—the only extant Hebrew manuscript dated to medieval England—through an in-depth look at this fascinating artifact, which is currently on display in Museum of the Bible’s newest exhibit,Magna Carta: Tyranny. Justice. Liberty. This story involves both the history of Jews in England before their expulsion in 1290 C.E. as well as the origins of the Ḥumash, the Synagogue Bible. T...
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August 16, 2021 32 min
Join Chief Curatorial Officer Jeff Kloha and Dr. Ted Steinbock as they discuss one of the museum’s newest acquisitions — the Steinbock collection. Find out what book fascinated Dr. Steinbock so much that he owns 14 copies, why he started collecting his more than 14,000 books, and what intrigues him about the religious history of America.
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August 2, 2021 34 min
Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architectural History and chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University, speaks about the art of the Christian East and the current risk to the art and architecture of the sacred cultural heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh, known historically to Armenians as Artsakh.
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June 28, 2021 27 min
Helen Williams (African Methodist Episcopal) is dean of the graduate school of education and psychology at Pepperdine University and an ordained elder in the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. She received her PhD in educational leadership at the University of Delaware, where she focused on internationalizing the community college. Her present scholarship focuses on education leadership, particularly as it rel...
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June 21, 2021 40 min
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Join Museum of the Bible for a thought-provoking conversation between two career-long champions of religious freedom, Dr. Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute, and Ken Starr, former US solicitor general, about Starr's new book, Religious Liberty in Crisis: Exercising Your Faith in an Age of Uncertainty. The conversation will lead the audience through an understanding of America's rich tradition of religiou...
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Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry discuss their book, Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism. Gurry and Hixson argue that we can reliably know what the biblical text initially said as well as address the ways in which the textual history of the New Testament has been misrepresented and misunderstood by both skeptics and believers.
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April 26, 2021 29 min
Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry discuss their book, Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism. Gurry and Hixson argue that we can reliably know what the biblical text initially said as well as address the ways in which the textual history of the New Testament has been misrepresented and misunderstood by both skeptics and believers.
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April 19, 2021 29 min
Host Dr. Jeff Kloha speaks with Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry to discuss their book, Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism. Gurry and Hixson argue that we can reliably know what the biblical text initially said as well as address the ways in which the textual history of the New Testament has been misrepresented and misunderstood by both skeptics and believers.
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While for many around the world Easter is the highest holy day, few know the history and development of the celebration. When did the holiday start? What did people do before they could give chocolate Easter bunnies? Is it (as countless websites state) actually derived from much older pagan rites? This virtual “Lunch and Learn” was led by Museum of the Bible Director of Scholars Initiative Daniel Stevens to hear about the context a...
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More than a guidebook for the celebration of Passover, the Haggadah (Hebrew for “telling”) contains Jewish teachings, ideas, and principles that entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark Gerson says can help everyone, regardless of religious belief, live a happier, more meaningful life.
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