Jim Hamilton

1 Samuel 8–10: On the Comedic Coronation of Israel’s Handsome, High-High “Hero” Who Can’t Even Find His Father’s Donkey (Bible Talk, Ep. 86)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.23.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi on 1 Samuel 8–10.

1 Samuel 4–7: On Eli’s Death, Dagon’s Destruction, and the Philistines Wondering about YHWH’s Return Policy (Bible Talk, Ep. 85)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.16.2023

From Dagon’s decapitation to Eli’s death, from Ichabod to Ebenezer, 1 Samuel 4–7 has a lot going on. What’s it all mean?

1 Samuel 2:12–3:21: On the Fat and Fatuous Priests and the Favored and Faithful Prophet (Bible Talk, Ep. 84)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.09.2023

This passage in 1 Samuel is a yo-yo—or, as Sam likes to call it, a chiasm. It bounces up and down between the unfaithful priests (Eli’s sons) and the faithful prophet Samuel.

Listen to the latest episode of Bible Talk with Alex, Jim, and Sam.

1 Samuel 1:1–2:11: On the Rosetta Stone, Flat-Earthers’ Prooftext, and a Repetitious Swirl of Genesis and Judges (Bible Talk, Ep. 83)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.02.2023

Bible Talk is back!

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim and Sam about the strange opening of 1 Samuel.

On Opening Up Your Mind to Something You’ve Never Considered—Or, the Weirdest Episode of Bible Talk Yet (Bible Talk, Ep. 82)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.03.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about canonical order.

Judges 19–21: On Saving the Worst for Last While There’s Still No King in the Land (Bible Talk, Ep. 81)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.26.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 19–21.

Judges 17–18: On Religious Guns-for-Hire, Sellouts in Ministry, and Sins Coming Home to Roost (Bible Talk, Ep. 80)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.19.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 17–18.

Judges 15–16: On the Bald, Eyeless Jester Who Is Used by God (Bible Talk, Ep. 79)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.12.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 15–16.

Judges 13-14: On the Birth and Betrothal of Israel’s Surprising, Set-Apart, and Sinful Savior (Bible Talk, Ep. 78)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.22.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 13–14. They discuss Samson, Israel’s surprising, set-apart, and sinful savior.

Judges 11–12: On the Tragic Tale of Jephthah and the Tragic Consequences of Not Knowing Your Bible (Bible Talk, Ep. 77)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.08.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 11–12.

Judges 9-10: On Loose Lugnuts, Israel’s Anti-King, and the Utter Stupidity of Evil (Bible Talk, Ep. 76)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.01.2023

As we near the midpoint of Judges, the wheels are starting to fall off. Israel has long wanted a king. In Abimelech, they finally get what they want—and the results are disastrous.

Judges 7-8: On the Complicated Story of Israel’s Knock-Off Priest-King Getting Toppled by a Sneeze (Bible Talk, Ep. 75)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.22.2023

The lesson of Judges 7 is not that Gideon is an amazing general, but that the Lord is their warrior. The lesson of Judges 8 is that the Lord topples proud men with a sneeze.

Judges 6: On the Rise of Scaredy-Cat Gideon, Prayer Fleeces, and North Face Fleeces, Too (Bible Talk, Ep. 74)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.15.2023

Alex chats with Jim and Sam about Gideon, Israel’s next judge who is also a scaredy-cat.

Judges 4-5: On Barak the Bashful, Deborah the Complementarian, and Jael the Serpent-Crusher (Bible Talk, Ep. 73)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.08.2023

Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 4–5.

Judges 3:7-31: On Othniel the Leader, Ehud the Left-Handed, and Clippy the Paper Clip (Bible Talk, Ep. 72)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.25.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about the first three judges: Othniel the golden boy, Ehud the left-handed “son of the right-handers,” and Shamgar the oxgoad-warrior.