Numbers 32–36: On Murderers, Manslayers, and Not Being Bored by Moses’ Border Drawing (Bible Talk, Ep. 53)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.13.2022
As we arrive at the end of Numbers, Moses wants to remind God’s people where they’ve been so that they will be prepared to be faithful where they’re going.
Numbers 26–31: On Another Census, Another Set of Laws, and Moses’ Last Military Mission in Midian (Bible Talk, Episode 52)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.16.2022
As Numbers nears its end, Moses leads his people on a final military mission. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Numbers 26–31. SHOW NOTES 2:02 / Where … keep reading…
Numbers 24–25: On Jacob’s Star and Israel’s Scepter (Bible Talk, Episode 51)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.09.2022
In Numbers 22–23, Balak the King of Moab hires Balaam, an international seer of the gods, to curse God’s people. In Numbers 24–25, we see just how disastrous that plan … keep reading…
Numbers 22–23: On Balak’s Ominous Cough, Balaam’s Greedy Perseverance, and the Beleaguered People of God (Bible Talk, Episode 50)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.23.2022
The story of Balaam and Balak raises an all-important question: “What will win out—the might of Moab or the promises of God?”
Numbers 20–21: On Two Funerals, Charles Spurgeon’s Conversion, and a Legion of Snake-Demon Lieutenants (Bible Talk, Ep. 49)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.16.2022
Miriam and Aaron die, the people complain (again!), and Moses makes a grave error with even graver consequences. Oh, and there are also a fiery snakes.
Numbers 17–19: On Warrior-Priests, Heifer Ashes, and Aaron’s Almond Joy (Bible Talk, Ep. 48)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.09.2022
In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God.
Numbers 15–16: On the Absurdity of Theonomy, the Corrupting Nature of J.Crew Sponsorship, and Korah’s Rebellion (Bible Talk, Ep. 47)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.26.2022
This episode covers Korah’s Rebellion, the absurdity of theonomy, and . . . more laws about purification and the priesthood? Why!?
Numbers 12–14: On Israel’s Disastrous Attempt to Reverse the Exodus (Bible Talk, Ep. 46)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.22.2021
There’s no way around it: these chapters are grim. Moses’ siblings turn on him, the Israelites want to stone him, and the Lord seems ready to end the covenant.
How did we get here? Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Numbers 12–14.
Walk through the Bible with usBy A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.08.2021
Bible Talk is an “expositional conversation through the Scriptures.”
Numbers 9–11: On Ten Homer Simpsons Worth of Quail Judgment (Bible Talk, Ep. 45)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.08.2021
Things are going well for Israel . . . until the people start to grumble.
Numbers 5–8: On How Moses’ Test for Adultery Is Different Than Monty Python’s Test for Witches (Bible Talk, Ep. 44)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.01.2021
In Numbers 5–8, Israel is still revving its engine, preparing to enter the Promised Land. For now, we read about a strange test for adultery, the genesis of the Nazirite vow, and Aaron’s blessing, one of the most well-known passages in the whole Bible.
Numbers 1–4: On Kohath, Gershon, & Merari—Israel’s Best Furniture Store (Bible Talk, Ep. 43)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.24.2021
By the time we get to the beginning of Numbers, Israel is poised to take the Promised Land. But first, they need to receive their marching orders.
Forum: Do Pastors Need a PhD?By A. Sequeira, J. Hamilton, J. Leeman, M. McCullough, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Do pastors need to pursue a PhD?
Leviticus 26–27: “Oh, No, This Isn’t a Warning – This Is a Prophecy” (Bible Talk, Ep. 42)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.27.2021
We’ve come to the end of Leviticus.
Leviticus 21–25: On Sacred Time and Sacred Space (Bible Talk, Ep. 41)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.20.2021
In the Old Testament, the Lord wants his people to be holy as he is holy (Lev. 20:26). That means sacred lives, but it also means he them to be marked of by sacred times and sacred places.