The Bible as Literature

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Summary

In good times and bad, in peace and at moments of crisis, an evil generation seeks a sign. We want a sign that the good times will keep rolling. We want assurances that the crisis of this moment will come to an end. That’s why we’re “an evil generation”—because we look for signs in the world that satisfy our appetite for comfort and security. Such signs—the projection of our fears—are most certainly evil. The only valid sign in God’s eyes is the sign post he plants in our eyes through the hearing of his instruction. That’s why no sign will be given to us, “except the sign of Jonah.” (Matthew 16:4)

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 16:1-4.

Episode 320 Matthew 16:1-4; Music: Air Prelude by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3346-air-prelude
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Show Notes

In good times and bad, in peace and at moments of crisis, an evil generation seeks a sign. We want a sign that the good times will keep rolling. We want assurances that the crisis of this moment will come to an end. That’s why we’re “an evil generation”—because we look for signs in the world that satisfy our appetite for comfort and security. Such signs—the projection of our fears—are most certainly evil. The only valid sign in God’s eyes is the sign post he plants in our eyes through the hearing of his instruction. That’s why no sign will be given to us, “except the sign of Jonah.” (Matthew 16:4)

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 16:1-4.

Episode 320 Matthew 16:1-4; Music: Air Prelude by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3346-air-prelude
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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What is The Bible as Literature?

Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.