Joshua 22-24: On Joshua’s Postscript and Post-Postscript, Which Is a Lot Like a Marvel Movie’s (Bible Talk, Ep.70)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.07.2022
The book of Joshua comes to the end, and through it all, its message has stayed the same.
Joshua 11–21: On the Big, Boring List of Place Names that You Should Read with Tears in Your Eyes (Bible Talk, Ep. 69)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.23.2022
When you get to Joshua 11–21, you’ll be tempted to speed-read. It’s just a long list of places and names you’ve never heard of. But the original readers? They would have read it slowly, with tears in their eyes.
The Israelites get duped, Joshua gets mad, and the Lord ends up surprisingly defending a Canaanite people. What!?
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Joshua 7–8. They discuss the sin of Achan, the fall of Ai, and the “death and resurrection” of Israel.
Joshua 5–6: On the Walls of Jericho, the Fall of Jericho, and a Different Kind of “Circumcision Party” (Bible Talk, Ep. 66)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.02.2022
Israel has finally inherited the land by faith, and now they must keep it by faith. That’s the story of the Battle of Jericho. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Joshua 5–6.
Way back in Genesis 12, God promised Abraham that his descendants would inherit the land. And now—finally, after hundreds of years—they get to enter it.
Bible Talk is back! After more than 40 hours through the Torah, Alex Duke chats Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Joshua 1–2. They cover Rahab and the spies, bad biblical theology, and more.
Deuteronomy 31–34: On the End of the Torah, Which Is Not at All Like The Lion King (Bible Talk, Ep. 63)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.24.2022
In a final act of kindness, the Lord takes Moses on top of a mountain to see the Promised Land. Then Moses dies, and he’s buried by his best friend. … keep reading…
Deuteronomy 27–30: On the Israelites’ “Re-Dedicating” Their Lives to the Covenant and Moses Landing the Plane (Bible Talk, Ep. 62)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.18.2022
If you disobey, it will be as if the exodus never happened. If you do obey, it will be as if the fall in Eden never happened.
Deuteronomy 18–26: On a Series of Prophetic Laterals that Eventually Get to Jesus (Bible Talk, Ep. 61)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.10.2022
Deuteronomy 18–26 covers a lot of stuff we’ve already seen. But it also sets up a series of prophetic laterals that eventually get to Jesus, the “prophet like Moses” whom Israel had long been waiting for.
Deuteronomy 14–17: On Proto-Temples, IHOP Booths, and the Morality of Monarchies (Bible Talk, Ep. 60)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.03.2022
What kind of king must rule over Israel? One who fears the LORD by keeping all the words of his law so that he may continue long in his kingdom in Israel.
Deuteronomy 12–13: On Church Discipline, Oracle-Mongers, and Barbecues at the Garden of Eden (Bible Talk, Ep. 59)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 07.06.2022
In Deuteronomy 12–13, Moses urges his fellow Israelites not to fall back into false worship—even if dreamers, their loved ones, and everyone around them tells them that it’s okay.
Deuteronomy 9–11: On Our Willful Inability to Perform Open-Heart Surgery on Ourselves (Bible Talk, Ep. 58)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.15.2022
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Deuteronomy 9-11.
Why did God choose Israel? How might the answer to that question change everything, even for us a few thousand years later?
We have arrived at one of Scripture’s most well-known passages, the Shema: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”