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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Ask Pete: Answering Questions from The Bible For Normal People Community

In this episode, Jared & Pete answer questions submitted from The Bible For Normal People community.

  1. How do we handle a Bible that lies to us?
  2. What’s a good Study Bible?
  3. Does God allow everything, from death to sickness, droughts, elections, etc? Are all things a present from God?
  4. What is the significance of baptism?

Pete also answered a bonus question from Ask Pete for our Patreon supporters: How to deal with anger, fear, and guilt after coming out of a fundamentalist approach to the Bible. Click here to watch the video or sign up!

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Monolatry: The Israelites Believed in Many Gods with Pete Enns

Monolatry: The Israelites Believed in Many Gods

May 22, 2017

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete talks about monolatry, and he explores the following questions:

  • What is monolatry?
  • If Israel believed that many gods existed, why was their God Yahweh the only deity worthy of worship?
  • What does Psalm 95 tell us about what the Israelites believed?
  • If the Israelites were monolatrous, how do they explain the greatness of Yahweh?
  • Where did the divine name come from? And what’s up with “Lᴏʀᴅ”?
  • Who is the king of all of the gods?
  • How do the plagues help us understand the theology of monolatry?
  • What’s with the beef between Yahweh and the egyptian gods?
  • What did fertility have to do with theology in the ancient world?
  • What does monolatry have to do with all the idol talk in the bible?
  • What do the judgements passed on the kings of Israel have to do with worshiping the gods of other nations?
  • Who is the Satan in God’s heavenly board meeting?
  • What is the Divine Council?
  • What do we do with these images of heavenly board meetings and divine councils in the Bible?
  • How is god talked about in ancient tribal cultures and how do we respect that?

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