TanakhCast #122: The God’s Girlfriend-Not-Girlfriend Edition

In this week’s episode: Ezekiel 8-11.  We continue in the book of Ezekiel with some thoughts about God and his girlfriend-not-girlfriend Asherah.

This four-tiered cult stand (right) found at Tanaach is thought to represent Yahweh and Asherah, with each deity being depicted on alternating tiers.

Photo: © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem/Israel Antiquities Authority

 

 

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #119: The Success from the Jaws of Defeat Edition

 

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 48–52.  We conclude the book of Jeremiah with some thoughts about failure and success as a prophet.

And let me take this opportunity to send out another big thank you to TanakhCast’s patrons Rory and Chen!

 

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I have been PATREONized!

A quick note and BIG THANKS to my first Patreon supporter Rory David.

May he go from strength to strength!

And if you’d like to join him, click here and join in the fun!

 

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TanakhCast #114: The Not-So-Much Fake News Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 28–31. We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of fake-ish news.

And ICYMI, Harry Frankfurt’s now-legendary essay “On Bullshit”.

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #112: The Rough Justice Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 20-23.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of who gets to apply force and how.

And ICYMI, here’s the 2013 report on World Prison Populations.  And here’s the Prison Policy Initiative’s 2017 report on mass incarceration.

 

 

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TanakhCast #110: The Snowflake Edition

I’m TRIGGERED!!

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 12-15.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of racist language, feelings and snowflakes.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I realize that in the process of discussing the toxicity of the “K” word and other racial language, I used the “K” word.  I said it out loud.  Numerous times.

It is obviously a less loaded term to English speakers because it is in Hebrew… but nonetheless, not appropriate.  If its use offended y’all, dear listeners, I apologize.

ICYMI, here’s the hate-crimer from Oregon crying about being caught.

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #108: The City Mouse Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 4-7.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of how we city mice might understand the nature lessons from a bygone era in the ancient land of Israel.

 

 

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TanakhCast #107: The Eponym Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 1-3.  We begin the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of names or nouns formed after a person.

And ICYMI, the Roman Mars and Helen Zaltzman’s two-part collaboration about eponyms can be found here and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History about the Achaemenids can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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