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Episode 9: From Synagogues to ‘Quiet Time’: How the Bible Became Privatized

From a book read, heard, and discussed in community to a book experienced in quiet isolation. How did we get from there to here?

Links:
Nehemiah 8 Story
Y’allVersion
Destroyer of the Gods by Larry Hurtado

Episode 8: (Part 2) How Literary Genre Unlocks Meaning w/ Jeannine Brown

Understanding biblical genres (poetry, narrative, letter, etc.) strikes many people as too boring or too academic to prioritize. But the authors chose these genres for a reason, and knowing how to read them can make all the difference.

“The way we’ve read the Bible is very much monochromatic – as if it’s all the same thing…I think we need to get past that.” Dr. Jeannine Brown joins us to discuss the importance of understanding the different types of literature in the Bible, and how being attuned to literature can unlock the Bible in “full color.” Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Brown.

Jeannine Brown Bio
Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics
Gospels as Stories

Episode 7: (Part 1) How Literary Genre Unlocks Meaning w/ Jeannine Brown

Understanding biblical genres (poetry, narrative, letter, etc.) strikes many people as too boring or too academic to prioritize. But the authors chose these genres for a reason, and knowing how to read them can make all the difference.

“The way we’ve read the Bible is very much monochromatic – as if it’s all the same thing…I think we need to get past that.” Dr. Jeannine Brown joins us to discuss the importance of understanding the different types of literature in the Bible, and how being attuned to literature can unlock the Bible in “full color.” Part 1 of our interview with Dr. Brown.

Jeannine Brown Bio
Scripture as Communication: Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics
Gospels as Stories

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Episode 6: The Game-Changing Power of Reader’s Bibles

What is the Bible? What are we supposed to do with it? Simply changing the format can change how we answer those two questions.

In this episode, the last in our series on the Bible’s format, we dive into the ways Reader’s Bibles fundamentally change how we interact with the text.

Comparison of poetry in 1-column vs. 2-column Bible: https://bit.ly/2FLzRUH

Episode 5: How to Make a Reader’s Bible w/ Christopher Smith

In Episode 4 we outlined the deficiencies of the Modern Reference Bible. But what’s the alternative? What could the future of the Bible look like?

Christopher Smith joins us to talk about the work and research that goes into the creation of Reader’s Bibles – Bibles which remove all of the modern additives and replace them with literary structures which actually honor and display the natural contours of each book. He and Glenn tell the story of how they met to create The Books of the Bible, a Reader’s edition which became the precursor to Immerse: The Reading Bible.

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Smith is a writer and biblical scholar who is also an ordained minister and served local churches as a pastor for nearly twenty years. He has an A.B. from Harvard in English and American Literature and Language, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell, and a Ph.D. in the History of Christian Life and Thought, with a minor concentration in Bible, from Boston College, in the joint program with Andover Newton Theological School. He was heavily involved in the design and creation of Immerse: The Reading Bible.

After Chapters and Verses: https://amzn.to/2Sx2R5l