The Ten Commandments

September 13, 2020

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS were the first instructions given to Moses upon Israel’s arrival at Sinai. And the first command was “you shall have no other gods before me.”

Sinai, Sîn, and saying their name

August 30, 2020

THE WILDERNESS OF SIN had nothing to do with naughtiness in the desert. It was, in fact, a reference to the moon-god Sîn, which is likely why Moses mentioned the day of the month Israel entered the desert (15th day of the second month, when the moon was full).

The words of Job are ended

January 26, 2020

JOB DELIVERS his closing argument, recalling the days when his life was blessed, a respected member of the community, contrasting it with his current situation as one who’s mocked and despised. He asserts his innocence again, and issues another plea for a hearing.

Rahab and the Rephaim

January 19, 2020

A DRAGON in the Bible? Yes! And we see it here in the Book of Job. What’s more, we see a connection between this primordial enemy of God and the spirits of the Nephilim.

‘I know that my Redeemer lives’

December 15, 2019

JOB’S UNDERSTANDING of the afterlife was a reflection of the culture around him. But even with that, Job knew that his Redeemer lived, “and at the last he will stand upon the earth.”

Worthless physicians

November 24, 2019

JOB FINALLY vents, declaring that he must speak freely since his effort to forget his complaint has failed. In chapter 10, Job addresses God in forceful language, accusing Him of being unjust and demanding answers for his suffering.

The Satan

October 27, 2019

JOB HAS become a symbol for patient suffering in the face of overwhelming adversity, but there’s a lot more to his story than that.

SciFriday: A Rip in the Surface of the Earth

May 10, 2019

As we prepare to return to the Holy Land, we return to a program from June 6, 2018: The Jordan Rift Valley is part of a system of fault lines that stretch from Turkey to Mozambique. What caused it, and why is it growing?

Dr. Aaron Judkins & Ty Towriss – Qumran 2 Petra

February 18, 2019

What happens when you take a maverick archaeologist and a filmmaker and drop them into Petra? A film that probably wasn’t sanctioned by OSHA. Aaron Judkins and Ty Towriss discuss their “travelogumentary,” Qumran 2 Petra.

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