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Baby Yoda, Christmas, and Hebrew Narrative

With the release of The Mandalorian, Disney+, and Episode IX, American culture is saturated with Star Wars. Perhaps the characters…

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Hebraic Thought in Christmas, Part 1: Endangered Babies

When we read the Bible, we have a tendency to disconnect the New Testament from the Old Testament—perhaps it’s because…

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Should Christians Keep the Idea of ‘Calling’?

In this episode, Dr. Dru Johnson talks with Dr. Eric Smith and Dr. Scott Booth (of Pillar Seminary) about the…

Dr. Jeremiah Unterman

Hebrew Ethics: Radical in the Ancient Near East, Yet So Familiar to Us

Many of our modern ethical concepts—including repentance, forgiveness, and justice—are ideas that we take for granted, regardless of our stated…

Dr. Eric Smith

Genesis as Rationality in the Ancient Near East

Dru talks with Eric about how Hebrews reasoned through concepts in light of the ancient Near East.

Robert Nicholson

From Christian-Hater to CHT Co-Founder—Changed by Reading the Bible

How does the intellectual world of the Bible connect to modern-day issues for the Middle East and Christianity in the…

Dr. Shira Weiss

Ethical Ambiguity, Biblical Vigilantes, and Dr. Shira Weiss (CHT Fellow)

Scripture is full of stories of people who commit morally suspect acts. While sometimes they are explicitly rebuked, often the…

Dr. Joshua Berman

Introducing Dr. Joshua Berman (CHT Fellow)

In this episode, Dr. Berman describes what the intellectual world of the Bible looks like to him.

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Yoram Hazony: “An Individualist Approach To The Hebrew Bible” (NPR)

Yoram Hazony opens the “bottle” of the Hebrew Bible and reads the message inside: there is hope for human political affairs, and the Scriptures are an epic that advocate wariness of great imperial powers and individualism in the face of authority.

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Yoram Hazony on the Bible as Philosophy

In the modern West, our political discussions, universities, and even our churches, fail to address something that Dr. Yoram Hazony…