The Bible as Literature

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Summary

Human beings are tribal. Even in the United States, where community has evaporated, we find a way to pick sides. Driven by primal instinct, we worship, unflinchingly, the twin gods of ideology and brand, allowing fear and greed to control our fate. The Apostle Peter is no different. He too wanted to pick a side. Peter’s confession—rather, the teaching that God put into Peter to confess—rightly proclaimed Jesus as God’s earthly representative and the king of all the nations. On the face of it, this seems like a great idea, until Peter realizes that his side may be in opposition to Jesus’ rule, and that being the Son of Abraham’s God will not lead to the victory Peter desires.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 16:21-23.

The Ephesus School Network is expanding. We now have four podcasts released each week. Our newest addition, Tewahido Bible Study is released on Mondays, followed by Tarazi Tuesdays, Teach Me Thy Statutes on Wednesday, and our flagship program, the Bible as Literature podcast, on Thursdays. More programming is planned in the near future. Our goal is to help you meditate on the precepts of the Lord every day of the week. Please visit ephesusschool.org to learn more and subscribe.

Episode 324 Matthew 16:21-23; Music: Funeral March for Brass by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3785-funeral-march-for-brass
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Show Notes

Human beings are tribal. Even in the United States, where community has evaporated, we find a way to pick sides. Driven by primal instinct, we worship, unflinchingly, the twin gods of ideology and brand, allowing fear and greed to control our fate. The Apostle Peter is no different. He too wanted to pick a side. Peter’s confession—rather, the teaching that God put into Peter to confess—rightly proclaimed Jesus as God’s earthly representative and the king of all the nations. On the face of it, this seems like a great idea, until Peter realizes that his side may be in opposition to Jesus’ rule, and that being the Son of Abraham’s God will not lead to the victory Peter desires. 

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 16:21-23.

The Ephesus School Network is expanding. We now have four podcasts released each week. Our newest addition, Tewahido Bible Study is released on Mondays, followed by Tarazi Tuesdays, Teach Me Thy Statutes on Wednesday, and our flagship program, the Bible as Literature podcast, on Thursdays. More programming is planned in the near future. Our goal is to help you meditate on the precepts of the Lord every day of the week. Please visit ephesusschool.org to learn more and subscribe. 

Episode 324 Matthew 16:21-23; Music: Funeral March for Brass by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3785-funeral-march-for-brass
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.