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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Interview with Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and Dr. Brian Walsh: Resisting Empire in the Book of Romans

This week Biblical Scholar Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and Theologian Dr. Brian Walsh talk about what Paul was up to in the book of Romans. We visit topics like salvation and politics and how maybe those words don’t mean what we thought when it comes to the New Testament.

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  • “It seems to me that asking the question of atonement in Romans, is perhaps asking the wrong question.” Brian Walsh
  • “Basically, [I] try to help people imagine what it’s like to live into this story, and try to imagine what it was like for people in the 1st-century to live into this story, and what we might learn from that.” Sylvia Keesmaat

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the art of translating the bible with robert alter

Interview with Robert Alter: The Art of Translating the Bible

May 13, 2019

Robert Alter, Ph.D. has spent most of his life committed to studying the Bible and the last two decades creating an entirely new translation of the Old Testament. Pete and Jared talk about some of the insights he has gained from seeing the Bible as a literary masterpiece.

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  • “Almost every sentence in the Bible is itself an embodiment of sophisticated style.” – Robert Alter

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