Old Testament

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I was able to work with Dr. David Baker for his third visit to the Mobile Ed studios this year. He has a quiet disposition but is a deep well of Ancient Near Eastern knowledge. I was glad we had time for the podcast on top of recording two courses on the social and literary world of the Old Testament.

We talked at length about the process of archaeology, Ancient Near Eastern parallels to the Old Testament, and had some fun considering shooting an Indiana Jones style film for Mobile Ed. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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While Dr. Longman was in studio with one of my colleagues, I had the pleasure of interviewing him for our podcast. He is a prolific author, very well published, and extraordinarily knowledgeable about the Old Testament, particularly Wisdom Literature.

He’s one of the top Old Testament scholars alive today. Our discussion touched on his scholarship, his published works, and his work on the translation committee of the New Living Bible. Enjoy!

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I had the privilege to be in studio with Dr. Josberger, recording a course on the Torah. The best part of my time with Becky was her ever present and abundant passion for her students. Our conversation on the podcast reflected that. Becky was one of the few speakers I’ve worked with who took more naturally to the promotional material we do during our week together than the course itself. This is rare because the course represents the scholar’s lives, their research, their jobs, their writing projects, both published and yet to be published, it’s the knowledge or ideas they are known for so usually the course comes easily and the promotional aspects are foreign and harder to do. Becky was different, her professional emphasis falls heavily on the side of her students, her audience, and that’s why I think she executed well on the promotional material, like our podcast, because she has a heart for, and is well practiced in, connecting with her audience.

We became friends during the week, my wife even joined us for a few lectures as she studied under Becky at Multnomah University just a few years ago. That personal connection is reflected in our interview, as Becky dives deep into her story alongside her scholarship and brings the listener into her world. We both left the podcast booth a bit emotional. She is inspiring and passionate, and I hope you find our conversation helpful. Enjoy.