Podcast

#21—The Bhagavad Gita, with Richard H. Davis [MIPodcast]

This episode delves into the most famous Hindu book of scripture. The Bhagavad Gita relates a conversation between god and human about war and violence, duty and obligation. Millions have looked to the Gita to gain insight into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage. Richard H. Davis tells the story from its beginnings in ancient India, through medieval […]

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#20—Reading the New Testament Gospels with Julie M. Smith [MIPodcast]

Many Latter-day Saints find it difficult to appreciate the archaic King James language of the New Testament. The gospel writers presented their witnesses to an ancient audience whose customs are unfamiliar to readers today. Biblical scholarship has come a long way in clarifying cultural and historical backgrounds of scripture but most Mormons haven’t taken advantage […]

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#19—Investigating the Dead Sea Scrolls, with John J. Collins [MIPodcast]

The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century. The scrolls include the oldest biblical manuscripts ever found. Most intriguingly, they date from the crucial transitional period when Christianity began to emerge from Judaism. They’ve been the focus of rigorous debate and research ever since they came back from […]

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#18- Job through the ages, with Mark Larrimore [MIPodcast]

“Oh, that my words were written down! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever!” (Job 19:23-24) Having indeed been written down, Job’s words are found in one of the most fascinating books in the Bible and in world […]

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