21-OT and Hebrew Culture 2 – The Gods

So what did Ancient Near Eastern people believe about their gods? Did the Hebrews also believe in the same things about Yahweh? Why did Yahweh choose Israel?
Join us as we discuss how the culture and background of the Hebrew people affected the writing of the Old Testament, and how to be wise in reading it.

Further Reading

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament – John H. Walton

The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 – J. Richard Middleton

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20 – OT and Hebrew Culture 1 – Intro

Did you know that the not all the Psalms of David were actually written by David? Have you seen a map of ancient Israel with its neigbhours before? Do you wonder what the relationship between Israel and these neighbours were? Have you heard critics of Christianity say that Christianity and the bible is just a copy of Egyptian beliefs? Join us discover Hebrew culture and how it affects reading the OT.

Further Reading

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament – John H. Walton

The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 – J. Richard Middleton