Episode 035

In this, the penultimate Human Bible show, hosted by the Center for Inquiry, Dr. Price examines whether or not the Book of Revelation was based on real visions and were there two Gerasene Demoniacs or only one, vis. Mark 5:2 and Luke 8:27 versus Matthew 8:28? What exactly does the word “lord” mean? Does it … [...]

Episode 034

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to interpret the book of Revelation, in episode 34 of The Human Bible with Dr. Robert M. Price. Then, did Peter personally air his dirty laundry through the Gospel of Mark, as apologists claim? Listeners ask about Genesis 9:13’s rainbow on the gun rack … [...]

Episode 033

Check your prophetic scorecard and track how many years Adam’s got left, while pondering whether fashion statements are in the Bible. Get up to speed on 1st century Judaism’s idea of blasphemy and stumble with apologists over the question of universal salvation. Join Dr. Price as he disposes of listener questions on missing trees in … [...]

Episode 032

The Human Bible episode 32 begins by elaborating on “realized eschatology,” continued from episode 31, and it only gets better. Join Dr. Robert M. Price as he sticks up for the Bible’s insistence on four-legged bugs. Find out the answer to the question did Paul ascend to a heavenly Jerusalem, or was he just describing … [...]

Episode 031

Ever wonder why some stories appear in two or three gospels, but in very different forms? Why the changes in wording, and what significance do these changes have? Robert Price explains how through “redaction criticism” we can explain some of these differences and understand their significance. For example, the author of the gospel of Luke … [...]

Episode 030

We start the episode getting up to speed on a basic idea: Does the New Testament say that Jesus is God? Next: a look at some of the classic examples of excuse-making in the Bible, also known as the convenient-but-confusing “Doctrine of Progressive Revelation.” Have you ever stopped to think about where Christians think Satan … [...]

Episode 029

First off, we get up to speed with the Book of Job. Exactly what are we supposed to learn from this story? When bad things happen to good people, are they just being tested? Or are they being punished? Or is it just about suffering as a great learning opportunity? And while we’re at it, … [...]

Episode 028

What exactly is the idea behind “love your enemy as yourself”? Bob shows us it’s more complicated than you might think: It might be that you’re supposed to love your enemy because you’re hoping God will be the one to dole out punishment to the wicked (far more severely than you could). Or maybe loving … [...]

Episode 027

The Human Bible returns for ten more episodes, kicking things off with a question that, if answered, could have literally cosmic implications: Did Ezekiel encounter alien spaceships? It’s a more compelling question than you think. Also, Bob wonders if “did the historical Jesus actually exist?” is the wrong question, but rather, “which one?” The pacifist? … [...]

Episode 026

This week we finally answer the big question on everyone’s mind: Was Jesus a shape-shifter, YES OR NO? Also, what exactly is a concubine, in biblical terms? We answer some great listener questions: What in the world is going on in Matthew 27:51-53 where the author talks about the earth shaking, tombs breaking open, and bodies … [...]