New podcast: Inside the so-called Apocrypha—what they are, who they’re for, and why anyone should care these days. Who will love it? Apocrypha fans…
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Tobit and Raphael hit the road with the dog and wrestle a giant fish. We discuss Tobit 6.2–6.9 and define some terms: What do “apocrypha” and…
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Discussing key takeaways from 1 Maccabees and answering listener questions.
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The rise of tyrant and “madman” Antiochus Epiphanes, the Jews that accommodated Greek dominance, and the start of resistance.
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As Tobit prepares to die, he remembers a treasure left years ago in another city! How should he prepare his son to retrieve it? Tobit 4.1–5.3.
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Judas Maccabeus takes charge, earns his nickname “The Hammer,” and dedicates the Temple. Plus: What do ugly Hanukkah sweaters have to do with foreign…
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We’re back with a new series on the Wisdom of Solomon, one of the church fathers’ best-loved, most-quoted books from the so-called Apocrypha
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Mattathias refuses participation in pagan worship and starts a revolt before dying and leaving his sons in charge. Plus, more canon fodder: Why did the…
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We chat with the Orthodox priest and author on the Bible’s place in human life and imagination.
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Wisdom plays an essential role in human affairs and history, leading God’s people from Adam to the Exodus
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A look inside some of our favorite books for studying the so-called Apocrypha. Plus: How did ancient Jews access the Torah?
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The primary drama comes to a close as Simon ascends the throne, expels the enemy, and wins freedom for the Jews.
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