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Interview with Ellen Davis: What Is the Practical Value of the Old Testament?

The latest episode of B4NP features Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. Our topic is the practical value of the Old Testament (and no, smarty pants, it’s not a shorter episode than usual).

Davis’s books include Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament and Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry.

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Who Wrote the Pentateuch? with Jeffrey Stackert

Interview with Jeffrey Stackert: Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

May 7, 2018

In this episode, Pete & Jared speak with Jeffrey Stackert about the origins of the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Old Testament. Rather than looking at the books as separate works written by Moses, they discuss the documentary hypothesis which suggests that the Pentateuch was compiled from four sources. And many of the contradictions in the text may actually be indications of converging viewpoints from editors including or omitting details to preserve the integrity of the text.