TanakhCast #131: The 40 Acres and a Mule Edition

In this week’s episode: Ezekiel 44-48.  We conclude the book of Ezekiel with some thoughts about equalization and reparation.

And ICYMI, you can read the alarming and depressing “The Road to Zero Wealth” by Chuck Collins, Dedrick Asante-Muhammed, Emanuel Nieves, and Josh Hoxie here.

AND if you’re interested in the argument as to why black Americans deserve even more than repayment for slavery, read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for Reparations” here.





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






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.





TanakhCast #85: The Small Move Edition


Fake, real, mine or yours?

In this week’s episode: 2 Kings 12-15.  We continue in the Second Book of Kings with a consideration of how the small move might achieve much more than the grand gesture.

And here’s the link to Radiolab’s “More Perfect” podcast about deliberate plaintiff selection.

And here’s a piece from Biblical Archeology Review about the last round of legal shenanigans surrounding the Yoash Inscription.