Stories & Strangeness – Taking the Old Testament seriously
21st February 2022
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 Dr Peter J Williams to look at strangeness and stories in the Old Testament, and to ask: how do we take it seriously? Andrew and Peter discuss talking animals, miraculous events, the bizarre breeding program we find in Genesis 30 and how we might become confident readers of the Old Testament, even in its stranger parts.
Please note that this episode does include a very brief discussion of sexual violence.
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Trusting the Bible is a collaboration between Tyndale House and the Bible Society.