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The Bible Project
The creators of The Bible Project have in-depth conversations about biblical theology.
The True Human - Son of Man E6
Feb 18 • 64 min
Welcome to the 6th episode of our podcast series covering the Son of Man theme in the Bible.
The Beastly King - Son of Man E5
Feb 11 • 59 min
In this week’s episode, Tim and Jon continue exploring the book of Daniel and discuss King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and his animal-like tendencies.
Power Over the Snake - Son of Man E4
Feb 4 • 62 min
Welcome to episode 4 of our series on the Son of Man!
The Snake in the Throne Room - Son of Man E3
Jan 28 • 48 min
Welcome to episode 3 of our series on the Son of Man! In this episode, Tim and Jon dive deep into the history, the story, and the ideas surrounding one of the most famous figures in the Bible: the Serpent.
Humans & Animals - Son of Man E2
Jan 21 • 60 min
Welcome to episode two of our series discussing the biblical theme of the Son of Man. In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss humanity’s role in relation to other parts of creation, specifically animals.
The Empty Throne - Son of Man E1
Jan 14 • 51 min
Welcome to the first episode in our series on the Son of Man!
God Series Recap - God E22
Jan 7 • 62 min
Welcome to our recap episode on the God series!
Merry Christmas & Thank You from The Bible Project
Dec 31, 2018 • 6 min
We wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Trinity & God’s Identity - God 21
Dec 17, 2018 • 55 min
Welcome to the final episode in our series on God! Today Tim and Jon discuss the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
Jesus’ Identity in John’s Gospel - God E20
Dec 10, 2018 • 51 min
Tim and Jon dive into the Gospel of John and how it portrays the relationship between God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus and God’s Spirit - God E19
Dec 3, 2018 • 37 min
Tim and Jon dive into Paul’s understanding of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Acts E5: N.T. Wright Interview - Getting to Know The Apostle Paul
Nov 26, 2018 • 55 min
This week we interview New Testament and Jewish Studies scholar N.T. Wright! Wright has heavily influenced many areas of theology, especially through his work outlining the Apostle Paul.
Who Did Paul Think Jesus Was? - God E18
Nov 19, 2018 • 38 min
This episode continues our series on God as a character in the Bible. Today Tim and Jon dive into the writings of Paul in the New Testament.
Q+R: Your Questions About Jesus’ Identity - God E17
Nov 12, 2018 • 53 min
This is the fourth Q+R in our God series. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions! Tim and Jon discussed seven.
Who Did Jesus Think He Was? - God E16
Nov 5, 2018 • 53 min
Tim & Jon dive deeper into the portrayal of Jesus as a character in the New Testament. They ask the big question: Just who did Jesus think he was?
Is Jesus God? - God E15
Oct 29, 2018 • 56 min
Today Tim and Jon dive deep into the story of Jesus of Nazareth.
Who is the “Son of Man?” - God E14
Oct 22, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode Tim and Jon finally (finally!) begin to talk about Jesus.
What is God’s Name? Feat. Dr. Michael Heiser - God E13
Oct 15, 2018 • 59 min
Dr. Michael Heiser from the Naked Bible Podcast joins us in this week’s God episode.
God, Abraham, Demons, & Giants Q+R - God E12
Oct 8, 2018 • 61 min
This is our third Q+R in our God series. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions! Tim and Jon discussed four.
God’s Word, Spirit, & Wisdom - God E11
Oct 1, 2018 • 68 min
Tim and Jon have part two of their conversation on God’s attributes used as a character. They discuss God’s Spirit, God’s wisdom, and God’s word.
God’s Name is a Character - God E10
Sep 24, 2018 • 34 min
Tim and Jon zoom in on a confusing part of the Bible: God’s attributes. Specifically, God’s name, glory, word, spirit and wisdom. Today Tim and Jon will be covering the first two. God’s name and his glory or “kavod.”
The Angel of the Lord - God E9
Sep 17, 2018 • 38 min
This episode continues our series on the development of God as a character in the Bible! Today Tim and Jon sit down and discuss angels, specifically the “Angel of the Lord.”
God Series Live Q+R - God E8
Sep 10, 2018 • 47 min
This is our 100th podcast episode!
God’s Fusion With Humanity - God E7
Sep 3, 2018 • 59 min
This episode continues our series on the development of the character of God in the Bible.
Experiencing God Through Humans - God E6
Aug 27, 2018 • 50 min
This episode continues our series on the development of the character of God in the Bible. Today, Jon and Tim tackle how God would portray himself in and through humans.
Q+R: Nephilim, Enoch, Satan and Demons - God E5
Aug 20, 2018 • 81 min
This is our first, full Question and Response episode for our God podcast series. Enjoy!
Origin of Spiritual Beings & Mini Q+R - God E4
Aug 13, 2018 • 68 min
This is a unique episode of our podcast. Tim and Jon originally sat down to have a Q+R on the first three episodes in our “God” series. Tim shared that before he responded to questions, he wanted to give some updates about new things he’s been learning…
Spiritual Warfare - God E3
Jul 30, 2018 • 72 min
In this show, Tim & Jon walk through the big ideas of the “Divine Council” & spiritual warfare.
No Other God - God E2
Jul 23, 2018 • 37 min
This is episode 2 in our series discussing the character and theme development of “God” in the Bible.
God or gods? - God E1
Jul 16, 2018 • 68 min
Tim & Jon introduce the problems with the term “god.”
What’s Next for the Bible Project
Jul 9, 2018 • 27 min
Find out what we’re working on next!
Poetry Q+R
Jul 2, 2018 • 48 min
Here is our Question and Response episode where we answer our listeners’ questions about poetry and metaphor usage in the Bible.
Metaphor E3: Chaotic Waters
Jun 25, 2018 • 71 min
In the last episode of our Metaphor series, Jon and Tim discuss how water is often displayed as rambunctious and dangerous in the Bible.
Metaphor E2: The Mountain Garden & the Human Ideal
Jun 18, 2018 • 46 min
This is our second episode in our series on reviewing metaphors in the Bible!
Metaphor E1: Metaphor & Our Imagination
Jun 12, 2018 • 59 min
This is our first episode in our three-part series on the use of metaphor in the Bible!
Art of Biblical Poetry E2: God Speaks in Poetry
Jun 4, 2018 • 44 min
This is the 2nd episode in our Art of Biblical Poetry podcast where we explore how God speaks in poetic language.
Art of Biblical Poetry E1: The Thunder of God
May 28, 2018 • 78 min
This is episode 1 in our series on Biblical Poetry!
Acts E4: Saul & Subversive Christianity
May 21, 2018 • 71 min
This is episode 4 of our series breaking down the book of Acts!
Acts E3: Global Christianos
May 14, 2018 • 54 min
This is episode 3 in our series outlining the book of Acts!
Acts E2: Pentecost and the Expected Unexpected Spirit
May 7, 2018 • 35 min
This is Episode 2 in our series on Acts!
Acts E1: The Startup of Christianity
Apr 30, 2018 • 40 min
This is episode 1 in our series on the book of Acts!
Design Patterns in the Bible Part 4: Chaotic Waters & Baptism
Apr 23, 2018 • 62 min
Tim and Jon continue to recap key stories in Genesis and the Old Testament. The key themes in these stories are chaotic waters and salvation through them.
Design Patterns in The Bible Part 3: Crossing the Chaotic Waters
Apr 16, 2018 • 51 min
Tim and Jon discuss literary design patterns in the Bible.
Design Patterns in the Bible, Live from Milpitas! Part 2
Apr 9, 2018 • 78 min
This is part 2 in our live conversation from Milpitas California! Tim and Jon continue their discussion on design patterns in the Bible.
Design Patterns in the Bible, Live from Milpitas! Part 1
Apr 2, 2018 • 76 min
Tim and Jon discuss literature design patterns in the Bible to a live audience and answer questions from the audience.
Understanding Settings in the Bible
Mar 26, 2018 • 35 min
Tim and Jon discuss the importance of understanding “Setting” in Bible stories.
Exile Q+R
Mar 19, 2018 • 63 min
This is our Exile Q+R!
The Exile and the Way Home
Mar 12, 2018 • 31 min
This is our last episode in our Exile series.
The Ethic of an Exile
Feb 26, 2018 • 40 min
This is our fifth episode in our series on Exile. In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss the theme of Exile in the story of Jesus and the New Testament.
The Exile and the Wisdom Warrior
Feb 19, 2018 • 56 min
This is part 4 of our conversation on the biblical theme of exile.
Exile From The Cosmic Mountain
Feb 14, 2018 • 44 min
In this show Tim and Jon breakdown famous Old Testament stories and how the exile theme is often an overlooked aspect of many Bible stories.
The Exile Of All Humanity
Feb 5, 2018 • 43 min
This is part 2 on the Exile theme in the Bible.
The Jewish Exile: How It Made The Bible
Jan 30, 2018 • 42 min
Tim and Jon break down how the Jewish exile impacted our modern Bible.
Nephesh/Soul Q+R
Jan 22, 2018 • 55 min
A question and response episode on the topic of the Hebrew word “Nephesh”.
Characters In The Bible
Jan 15, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode Tim and Jon discuss character design in the Bible.
Justice Q + R
Dec 18, 2017 • 65 min
Jon and Tim respond to questions on the theme of Justice.
What Happens After We Die?
Dec 12, 2017 • 31 min
This is our third episode on the Hebrew word “Nephesh”. Tim and Jon discuss the Hebrew concepts of an afterlife.
Let’s Get Physical
Nov 22, 2017 • 27 min
According to the Bible, we don’t have souls, we are souls.
You Are A Soul
Nov 13, 2017 • 55 min
How did we get the word “soul” from “throat”? Tim and Jon discuss.
Jonah Q + R
Nov 6, 2017 • 51 min
A Question and Response episode on the book of Jonah.
Justice Part 3: Jesus and His Mission of Justice
Oct 23, 2017 • 31 min
This is part 3 in our Justice series where we discuss Jesus and his mission for justice.
Justice Part 2: What is Social Justice and Righteousness in the Bible?
Oct 17, 2017 • 39 min
This is episode two of our Justice series. Tim and Jon discuss the twin ideas of Justice and Righteousness in the Bible.
Justice Part 1: What’s the Biblical Vision of Justice?
Oct 9, 2017 • 58 min
What did the Hebrews believe justice looked like? And what was the biblical vision for a “just society?”
How to Read the Bible Part 7: Understanding Plot and Narrative in Bible Stories
Oct 2, 2017 • 51 min
Tim and Jon discuss how understanding the unique ways plot and narrative are used by the Hebrew authors to write Bible stories can impact how we read the Bible.
The Christian Ideal Part 2: Our Divine Nature
Sep 21, 2017 • 37 min
This is part two of our discussion on the Christian Ideal. Tim, Jon and their colleague Paul Pastor continue their discussion on redefining and reimagining holiness.
What’s the Christian Ideal? Part 1: Defining Holiness
Sep 15, 2017 • 38 min
What is the Christian Ideal? That’s exactly what we ask.
How to Read the Bible Part 6: Jewish Scripture Meditation vs. Modern Meditation
Aug 11, 2017 • 40 min
In thie sixth episode of this series, Tim and Jon continue discussing the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible and why its a good example of Jewish Meditation Literature. The Cain and Abel story is famous for its lack of detail, mysteriousness and brevity.
How to Read the Bible Part 5: Why isn’t there more detail in Bible stories?
Aug 4, 2017 • 44 min
Many of us have wondered something like this and sometimes walk away from the Bible confused. We don’t know why a character did what they did, or what they looked like, or even what the “moral of the story” is.
How to Read the Bible Part 4: Poetry, Narrative and Prose Discourse Genres.
Jun 23, 2017 • 45 min
Jon and Tim discuss the different literary styles used in the Bible.
How to Read the Bible Part 3: Intro to Literary Genres and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Jun 19, 2017 • 60 min
Tim and Jon discuss the big three of literary styles employed in the Bible: Narrative, Poetry, & Prose-Discourse.
How to Read the Bible Part 2: Is Reading The Bible Together Just a Form of Group Think?
Jun 9, 2017 • 48 min
A jam packed episode where Tim and Jon discuss the ancient Hebrew practice of reading the Bible aloud, the sociology of both creating environments and being created by environments in Christianity, and the different kind of power between stories and facts.
How to Read the Bible Part 1: Reading the Bible Aloud in a Community?
Jun 2, 2017 • 59 min
Tim and Jon discuss the differences in ancient and modern ways of reading scripture, including why the Hebrew people would read scripture together as a group. The guys also talk about how challenging it can be to read the Bible by yourself.
How to Read the Bible Intro: What is the story of the Bible?
May 19, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode Tim and Jon discuss the big, narrative arcs of the Bible. What is the Bible really talking about? Sin? Salvation? Judgement?
Day of the Lord: Q + R
May 18, 2017 • 99 min
Tim and Jon respond to questions from our listeners on the theme of the Day of the Lord.
Day Of The Lord Part Six: Revelation and Jesus in Modern Politics
May 17, 2017 • 50 min
This is our final episode in our Day Of The Lord series. In this episode Tim and Jon discuss the book of Revelation. It’s perhaps the most famous and obvious thing people think about when talking about a future “Day Of The Lord.”
Day Of The Lord Part Five: Jesus and the War Against Evil
May 10, 2017 • 56 min
Ancient Israel thinks that Jesus will lead them in war against the Romans and are surprised when Jesus alternatively goes to war with Evil itself.
Day of the Lord Part Four: The Evil Behind Babylon
May 3, 2017 • 64 min
A look into Amos, Habakuk, and Zephaniah. Where does evil come from and why does it exist?
Day of the Lord Part Three: Solomon, the Richest Man in Babylon?
Apr 21, 2017 • 61 min
Things aren’t always what they seem in ancient Israel, and is it possible that there are Babylons among us today?
Day Of The Lord Part Two: Pharaoh vs. The Warrior God
Apr 14, 2017 • 42 min
A discussion on the role of technology in the Bible.
Day Of The Lord Part One: What’s The Deal With “Babylon”?
Apr 7, 2017 • 64 min
A look into how Bible authors deal with the future of the world.
Deuteronomy Q + R
Apr 6, 2017 • 48 min
This week is our second to last release in our Old Testament Q+R series. We talk Deuteronomy.
Numbers Q + R
Apr 5, 2017 • 45 min
A Q+R on the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.
Leviticus Q+R
Apr 5, 2017 • 43 min
Tim and Jon respond to questions about the book of Leviticus
Exodus 19-40: Q + R
Apr 4, 2017 • 45 min
A Q+R on the second half of the book of Exodus in the Old Testament.
Exodus 1-18: Q + R
Apr 3, 2017 • 38 min
A Q+R on the first half of the book of Exodus.
Genesis 12-50: Q + R
Apr 2, 2017 • 42 min
Responses to listener’s questions from Genesis 12-50.
Genesis 1-11: Q + R
Apr 1, 2017 • 46 min
Responses to listeners questions from Genesis 1-11.
Word Study: Shema - “Listen”
Mar 24, 2017 • 28 min
An introduction to the Hebrew word “Shema”. What does it really mean to listen?
The Holy Spirit: Question and Response
Mar 16, 2017 • 87 min
We respond to your questions regarding The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit Part 3: Holy Spirit in the New Testament
Mar 10, 2017 • 48 min
An overview of how God’s Spirit is understood in the New Testament.
The Holy Spirit Part 2: God’s Ruakh
Mar 3, 2017 • 51 min
What does it mean for man to have a spirit? How does God’s Spirit interact with man’s spirit?
The Holy Spirit Part 1: Spirit of the Old Testament vs. The Spirit of Christianity
Feb 23, 2017 • 57 min
This is our first conversation about the Holy Spirit. It’s a big theme in Scripture and often a controversial topic. Tim and Jon talk about how ancient Hebrews viewed the Spirit and the differences between ancient and modern views on the Spirit.
What’s in your Bible?
Feb 14, 2017 • 70 min
Why are the books of the Bible ordered the way they are? Is there a value in reading the Bible in any other order?
The Bible as Divine Literary Art
Feb 8, 2017 • 63 min
Learn to see the Bible as an extremely sophisticated piece of literary art that has a theological message.
Story: Friend of Sinners
Jan 29, 2017 • 35 min
Harvey Turner, a youth group flunkie, grew up on the streets of Reno in the 90’s. His passion for hip-hop leads him deep into drug culture but his search for meaning brings him face-to-face with Jesus.
Luke Part Four: Jesus, Rebels, and Resurrection
Jan 6, 2017 • 62 min
We discuss Luke 9-24. What did Jesus do and talk about when he was alive? Why did his message get him in trouble? Was Jesus a rebel? How does Luke want us to see Jesus?
Luke Part Three: Good News for the Poor
Dec 13, 2016 • 56 min
Luke Chapters 1-6 ooze with references and allusions to the Old Testament to show how Jesus is the fulfillment of the story of Israel.
Luke Part Two: An Overview of Luke
Nov 22, 2016 • 28 min
Tim and I are working on a series of videos that will tell the story of Jesus as recorded by Luke in his gospel. In this episode we do a quick overview of the entire book, working through each of the sections, observing how they all fit together.
Luke Part One: An Intro to Reading the Gospels
Oct 28, 2016 • 41 min
This episode is our preparation for making a video series that walks through the entire life of Jesus as told by Luke in his Gospel. This first episode is an introduction to what the Gospels are, and what it means to trust them as an accurate…
The Wisdom of Job Part 3: Job Vs. Elihu
Sep 10, 2016 • 59 min
This is our third and final conversation about the book of Job. First we talk about Elihu, a character that seems to pop up our of nowhere. Then we talk about chapter 28 in Job, how it stands apart from the rest of the speeches and gives us a clue as to…
The Wisdom of Job Part 2: Where on Earth is “Uz”?
Aug 29, 2016 • 41 min
This is part two of our three part conversation on Job. The question in Job is if God is just does that mean that the universe ought to always be run by the principle of strict just compensation. In this way the book of Job is a perfect thought experiment…
The Wisdom of Job Part 1: Suffering Well
Aug 3, 2016 • 51 min
Why do good people suffer? Why is there evil in the world? Why can’t God make it so that everyone always gets what they deserve? Many people turn to Job to learn about how to deal with suffering as it is a very realistic portrayal of someone dealing with…
Story: God and Money
Jul 14, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode of The Bible Project Podcast, Jon and Tim explore a story about two Harvard Business School Graduates who are confronted with a biblical view of money that changes their lives. John Cortinez and Gregory Baumer were young, successful…
Wisdom of Ecclesiastes Part 2: The “Teacher” vs. Jesus
Jul 7, 2016 • 67 min
Hanging out with Ecclesiastes isn’t fun. The book goes on about the endless march of time that results in death for everyone. Everything dies––humans and animals. We can see that all living creatures go to the dirt, and we don’t have any concrete proof of…
Wisdom of Ecclesiastes Part 1: Not Another Proverb…
Jun 18, 2016 • 51 min
The book of Ecclesiastes is a unique book in the Bible that has delighted and confused Christians throughout the years. It is our second book in the Wisdom Series. One thing that makes it unique is where scripture relies on ancient wisdom as core to…
Wisdom Series: Proverbs
Jun 8, 2016 • 48 min
This book is for understanding Proverbs and Parables and Riddles for the wise. This book claims that there is a powerful, mysterious force in the universe called Hochma, we translate into “Wisdom”. Wisdom is built into the universe principle in which the…
Intro to Wisdom Literature
May 25, 2016 • 31 min
Tim and Jon discuss the Wisdom Literature in the Bible: the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. All of these books are wrestling with a particular set of questions. We’ll talk about how we got these wisdom books in our holy scriptures We’ll discuss…
Image of God Part 4: Glory of God
May 3, 2016 • 52 min
What does it mean to glorify God? Is it simply singing songs? Does it somehow how to do with our behavior. Why is God so interested in his glory? How does this connect to the Image of God?
Image of God Part 3: The Garden Was Not Perfect
Mar 12, 2016 • 67 min
What is the chief end of man? How does being an Image of God affect me practically?
Image of God Part 2: God and Human’s Makeover
Feb 29, 2016 • 47 min
Being remade into the Image of God is a different Christian narrative then we usually hear. Jesus is the truly human one who represents God’s reign on earth and we are joined with him through the Holy Spirit to participate in that reign.
Image of God Part 1: Humans as Middle Managment
Feb 18, 2016 • 44 min
What does it mean that humans were created in “the image of God”. Jon and Tim discuss this biblical theme and its implications for Jesus followers.
Holiness: Q + R
Feb 17, 2016 • 50 min
A Question + Response episode on the Biblical theme of holiness.
Heaven + Earth: Q + R
Feb 12, 2016 • 44 min
Jon and Tim respond to questions about the theme of Heaven + Earth in the Bible.
Heaven and Earth Part 4: What Did The Biblical Writers Think Happens After You Die?
Feb 11, 2016 • 55 min
Tim and Jon talk about some of the confusing language in the Bible about heaven.
Heaven and Earth Part 3: Jesus, The Ultimate Heaven & Earth Meeting Place
Feb 10, 2016 • 41 min
How Jesus followers saw themselves as a manifestation of God’s presence on earth. How to seek God’s Kingdom here on earth. And what happens when I die?
Heaven and Earth Part 2: When Heaven Meets Earth
Feb 4, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode we discuss why God’s space and our space was torn apart, Cherubim, the prophetic hope for New Creation and how Jesus saw himself as a new temple.
Heaven and Earth Part 1: What is the Old Testament referring to as “Heaven”?
Jan 28, 2016 • 40 min
How does the Bible talk about where God lives? Tim and Jon walk through the biblical themes of Heaven and Earth in a three part conversation.
The Kingdom of God Part 3: God Vs. Kings
Nov 15, 2015 • 22 min
What does it mean for Jesus to bring the Kingdom of God?
The Kingdom of God Part 2: Co-Ruling with Jesus
Nov 10, 2015 • 43 min
God’s Kingdom is introduced to us in Genesis 1 but then something goes wrong. We discuss how the Bible describes the conflict of the Kingdom of the world and the Kingdom of God and God’s plan to fix it.
The Kingdom of God Part 1: The Kingdom of God Is the Gospel, starting from Genesis 1
Nov 3, 2015 • 29 min
The Kingdom of God is central to Jesus’ message. It is a theme in the Bible that spans from page 1 all the way to the second to last paragraph of the Bible.
Understanding The Law Part 2: The Prophets
Oct 20, 2015 • 50 min
Tim and Jon discuss the metaphors used by Moses and The Prophets for why humans are incapable of obeying the law and how God plans to fix it. We discuss Jesus’ teaching on the law, the Great Command, and how his followers dealt with the law.
Understanding the Law Part 1: The LAW
Oct 19, 2015 • 48 min
Tim and Jon discuss why God gave so many laws to ancient Israel in the Bible. There are 613 laws found in the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, and they were the basis of God’s covenant with Israel. What role does the laws play in relationship to…