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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza

Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #12 — Jeremiah Didn’t Have a Pentateuch

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The prophet Jeremiah lived during the time when the Babylonians invaded Judah (beginning in 597 BCE) and then captured Jerusalem in 586 BCE, razing the temple and sending many of […]

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #11—2 Peter Was Clearly Written by a Godless Liberal (But I Mean That in a Good Way)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Did you know the author of 2 Peter was a godless liberal? Mhmm. I can prove it. A cherished belief among Christians is that God created the universe “out of […]

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #10—the Adam story is(n’t) about “the fall”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Did you know that “the Fall” of Adam in Genesis 3 isn’t about a fall into a state of “sinfulness” that all humans thereafter will inherit simply by being born? […]

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #9 (in which I explain the entire Old Testament)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Did you know that, of the 39 books that make up the Christian Old Testament, all but 5 have something to do with Israel’s status vis-a-vis the land of Canaan? […]

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #8 (In Which I Am Brief but With a Slight Attitude)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Some of my more lazy readers complained to me that my last PBTB—which I thought was tremendous—was far too long, and they encouraged me to cut back on the word […]

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Pete’s Bible Trivia Bonanza #7 (In Which I’m Sure Someone out There Is Going to Get Upset)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Did you know that the ancient Israelites believed in more than one god? I’m sensing I should explain that. What I mean is that the Israelites, at least for part/most […]

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