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Job 38–41 (The Divine Speeches) with William P. Brown

Job 38–41 (The Divine Speeches) with William P. Brown

listen Subscribe Donate Dr. William P. Brown (Columbia Theological Seminary) guides us through the wonders of the divine speeches in Job. We discuss a number of things, including: the speeches’ anti-creational move from order to chaos, the connection between creation and God’s covenant name, the whirlwind-like “logophany” of God’s words, the nature of God’s rebuke, […]

Romans 12:1–15:13 with Mike Bird and Nijay Gupta

Romans 12:1–15:13 with Mike Bird and Nijay Gupta

listen Subscribe Donate Dr. Mike Bird (Ridley College) and Dr. Nijay Gupta (Northern Seminary) talk to us about Romans 12–15:13. We discuss a number of things including: Paul’s cultic metaphors; Paul’s ethics; why Paul enjoins obedience to the government; and the identity of the strong and the weak. Speaking of metaphors—scholarship on Paul’s letters is […]

Job 32–37 (Elihu) with Dominick Hernández

Job 32–37 (Elihu) with Dominick Hernández

listen Subscribe Donate Relevant Works by Dominick Hernández This post contains affiliate links Illustrated Job in Hebrew. GlossaHouse, 2020. Proverbs: Pathways to Wisdom. Abingdon, 2020. This Episode’s Blurbs Dominick Hernández recommends: Greenstein, Edward. Job: A New Translation. Yale University Press, 2019. Hawley, Lance R. Metaphor Competition in the Book of Job. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018. […]

Romans 9–11 with J. Ross Wagner

Romans 9–11 with J. Ross Wagner

listen Subscribe Donate Dr. J. Ross Wagner (Duke Divinity School) talks to us about Romans 9–11. We discuss a number of things including: (1) if the Calvinism-Arminianism debates illuminate or obscure Paul’s point in these chapters; (2) Paul’s use of the metaphor of a foot race; (3) the meaning of “and so all Israel will […]

Job 29–31 (Job’s Final Discourse) with Edward Greenstein

Job 29–31 (Job’s Final Discourse) with Edward Greenstein

listen Subscribe Donate Relevant Works by Edward Greenstein This post contains affiliate links Job: A New Translation. Yale University Press, 2019. “When your principles are at stake, take inspiration from Job.” Psyche. 7 July 2021. This Episode’s Blurbs Ed Greenstein recommends: reading the book of Job! Visit our website at thetwotestaments.com, where you can subscribe […]

Romans 8:18–39 with Haley Jacob

Romans 8:18–39 with Haley Jacob

listen Subscribe Donate Relevant work by Haley Jacob This post contains affiliate links Conformed to the Image of His Son: Reconsidering Paul’s Theology of Glory in Romans (IVP Academic, 2018). This Episode’s Blurbs Haley Jacob recommends: Scot McKnight, Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire (Baylor University Press, 2021). Do-it-yourself […]

Job 28 (The Wisdom Poem) with Scott Jones

Job 28 (The Wisdom Poem) with Scott Jones

listen Subscribe Donate Relevant Work by Scott Jones This post contains affiliate links Rumors of Wisdom: Job 28 as Poetry. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 398. De Gruyter, 2009. “Job.” In The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible, ed. Will Kynes. Oxford University Press, 2021. “Job 28 and Modern Theories of Knowledge.” Theology […]

Romans 7:1–8:17 with Susan Eastman

Romans 7:1–8:17 with Susan Eastman

listen Subscribe Donate Relevant Books by Susan Eastman This post contains affiliate links This week we are giving away a copy of Susan Eastman’s book (thanks to Eerdmans): Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul’s Anthropology. Eerdmans, 2017. This Week’s Blurbs Susan Eastman recommends: Beverly Roberts Gaventa. “The Shape of the ‘I’: The Psalter, the Gospel, […]

Job 9, 16, 19 (Job’s "Redeemer") with Brennan Breed

Job 9, 16, 19 (Job’s "Redeemer") with Brennan Breed

listen Subscribe Donate Relevant Work by Brennan Breed This post contains affiliate links Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History. Indiana University Press, 2014. “Reading Job as a Kierkegaardian Text: The Incarnation of Indirect Communication.” Biblical Interpretation 24 (2016): 127–152. This Episode’s Blurbs Brennan Breed recommends: Jennings, Willie James. After Whiteness: An Education in […]

Romans 5–6 with Beverly Gaventa

Romans 5–6 with Beverly Gaventa

listen Subscribe Donate Dr. Beverly Gaventa (Baylor University) talks to us about Romans 5–6. We discuss the following: Paul’s battle imagery; apocalyptic theology; universalism; and Sin and Death as powers. Relevant books by Beverly Gaventa This post contains affiliate links When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel According to Paul. Baker Academic, […]