Trusting the Bible, series 2
Reading the Old Testament: A guide to finding your way through difficult Old Testament passages
Dr Andrew Ollerton meets with academics and researchers from the Tyndale House network to discuss how they approach the Old Testament and wrestle with its trickier passages. Each episode focuses in on a different text from the Old Testament, as we explore the reading processes and practices that researchers bring to their own Bible reading.
In this episode Dr Andrew Ollerton is joined by James Bejon to talk about lists, names and genealogies in the Old Testament. Andrew and James take a look at Judges chapters 10 and 12 to talk about messy families, the significance of Biblical names, and to ask: How do we make sense of the Old Testament, particularly in the more unexciting moments?
James Bejon is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. Following careers in both music and financial maths, James has now moved into Biblical research. He is currently writing a thesis on the semantic content of Biblical names and their parallels outside of the Bible. James has a particular interest in the canonical study of Scripture - in the fact that the Bible is an organic and highly interconnected text which finds its fulfilment in the person and work of Jesus.