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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Interview with Jeffrey Stackert: Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

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.

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Ask Pete: Questions from The Bible for Normal People Community

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

July 9, 2018

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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