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Leviticus for Today, Episode 6

When was the last half of Leviticus written? What was its author saying to his generation? What does it mean to us?

Leviticus for Today, Episode 5

Does Leviticus 18 say that homosexuality is wrong?

Leviticus for Today, Episode 4

See if you can get the same point reading Leviticus 13 and 14 for yourself that I will explain in my video: The meaning is simple. The person who was afflicted with living death is brought back to life and also returned to a full status of holiness as an Israelite. It is like what we can expect on resurrection day, when we are raised and elevated, redeemed and glorified, restored and thoroughly included among God’s holy people.

Leviticus for Today, Episode 3

Episode 3 is here at last! A recap of some basic themes in Leviticus tonight and then the paradox of Nadab and Abihu’s death followed by the question, “What do the kosher laws have to do with anything?”

Leviticus for Today, Episode 2

Who wants religion with rituals and procedures and symbolism? That stuff is not healthy, right? Or is that merely a cultural preference? What are the rituals of Leviticus telling us?

Leviticus for Today, Episode 1

The Torah readings are in Leviticus right now. Boring book right? Just a book about sin and sacrifice right? Wrong!

February 15, Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19. Batman presenting … Tabernacle as Presence, Why there is no place on earth today like the tabernacle or temple of Israel.

February 1, Yitro, Exodus 18:1 – 20:23. Lois Tverberg Needs Your Help! The Indirectness of Revelation. Sinai. Cosmic Mountain. The Act of Belief. #heschel

January 25, Beshalach, Exodus 13:17-17:16. Doubling in the Torah. Thinking Small. Maddeningly invisible, God is there.

January 11, 2018. Vaera, Exodus 6:2 – 9:35. Magic and Monotheism. Paul on Shema and End Times

January 4, 2018. Shemot, Exodus 1:1 – 6:1. Oral Culture and the Moses Story, the Shema as the Center of Paul’s Theology.

December 21, 2017. Vayiagash, Genesis 44:18 – 47:27. Suffering is Consistent with Redemption, Antioch Incident, Greek brain vs. Hebrew brain.

December 14, 2017. Miketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17. Joseph Didn’t Forget, Nanos on Paul’s Supposed Not-Judaism, and Tabernacle in Egyptian Context.

December 7, 2017. VaYeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23. Joseph, Featured Topics from Great Books.

This week’s video is in two parts because the feed was interrupted while I was broadcasting. Also, I never made it to the topic of Joseph, since I got excited about a number of points from great books I am reading.

November 30, 2017. Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4-36:43. Jacob, the first round character in the Bible.

November 23, 2017. Vayetzei, Genesis 28:10-32:3.

November 16, 2017. Toldot, Genesis 25:19-28:9. Plus, was Paul Playacting (according to Mark Nanos)?

November 9, 2017. Chayyei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18. Mark Nanos Reads Paul within Judaism. Proverbs 2 and Righteous Momentum.

November 2, 2017. Vayera, Genesis 18:1-22:24. Alternatives to an Angry God?

Not many people watched this one from November 2, I think because I had technical difficulties and the broadcast started 10 minutes late! But it’s a good one.

October 26, 2017. Lech-Lecha, Genesis 12:1-17:27. Faith? Genesis 15:6?

October 19, 2017. Noach, Genesis 6:9-11:32. Flood. Myth?

October 12, 2017. Beresheet, Genesis 1:1-6:8. What happened in Genesis 1?

October 5, 2017. Getting Ready for Genesis.

September 28, 2017. Was there a Fall at all in Genesis?

September 14, 2017. Does Your Bible Study Satisfy? Also Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeleich.

August 24, 2017. What Sort of People are Prophets? Rabbi Heschel and Parashat Shofetim.

August 17, 2017. Two Misunderstood Torah Institutions (Sabbath and Tithe). Parashat Re’eh.

August 10, 2017. Reading the Hebrew Bible for It’s Own Sake and also Parashat Eikev.

August 3, 2017. The Bible within the Bible and also Parashat Va’etchanan.

July 27, 2017. Letting the Bible Be the Bible and also Parashat Devarim.

July 20, 2017. What Is Our Experience Reading the Bible? And also Parashat Matot-Masei.

July 13, 2017. What Do We Find in the Bible? Plus Parashat Pinchas.