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10 minutes | Jul 21, 2017
010 Song of songs
Are these sensuous poems to be seen as direct communications between lovers or as an allegory of the relationship between humans and God? What are we to make of the pre-marital sexuality the poems reveal, in light of their larger biblical context? Explore these and other compelling questions in this episode.
13 minutes | Jun 9, 2017
009 Psalm 6: On Deliverance from Suffering
Can we get God's attention when we need it? Does God care when we suffer? This episode explores the psalmist's pleas for God's relief from human suffering and looks at several dynamics of the relationship between God and humans.
10 minutes | May 31, 2017
008 Psalm 23: A Psalm of David
The most famous psalm, and one of great power, gets a fresh look in this episode. Professor Brettler explores the shepherd metaphor, some alternative linguistic interpretations, and the overall meaning of this beautiful work.
14 minutes | May 12, 2017
007 Biblical Poetry
This excerpt from Journey Through the Bible by Hebrew College explores biblical poetry as it relates to the Bible's treatment of prophecy. Visit https://hebrewcollege.edu/meahonline to learn more and sign up for our intensive courses!
17 minutes | May 5, 2017
006 Biblical Historical Texts and Prophecy
General observations on the nature of biblical historical texts and an exploration of biblical prophecy and prophecy in antiquity. This episode is part of our ongoing series of excerpts from Me'ah Online courses.
14 minutes | Apr 16, 2017
005 The Decalogue
An overview of the Decalogue, or 10 Commandments, and the Covenant Collection in Exodus. Explores common misconceptions about the Decalogue and the types of laws in the Covenant Collection.
74 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
004 The Creation of Israel, Exodus, and Mt Sinai
An extended episode which explores core events in the development of Judaism. From the online course Journey Through the Bible with Professor Marc Brettler.
10 minutes | Mar 21, 2017
003 The Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden story and an alternative view of the origins of human sexuality. From the course Journey Through the Bible. Me'ah Online is a series of courses offered by Hebrew College that explores the development of the Jewish people across geography and time.
14 minutes | Mar 13, 2017
002 Genesis and the Creation Story
In this episode we explore the structure and meaning of the creation story in Genesis, from the course Journey Through the Bible. Me'ah Online is a series of courses offered by Hebrew College that explore the development of the Jewish people across geography and time.
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