The Bible as Literature

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Summary

All of us know something about the worst of ourselves but all of us struggle to hide from it. Arguably, a direct correlation exists between mental illness and our inability to be honest with ourselves about ourselves. Driven by fear, we deflect criticism by criticising our own sins in other people. With very little information or context, we rush to condemn each other. Perhaps that’s why we all assume that Jesus is talking about Judas when he says, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” We know that Judas cut a deal with the priests, so we assume that Jesus is talking about him and we happily join in the disciples’ the chorus, “Surely, not I?” But as you now should come to expect, in the Gospel of Mark, when anyone is sitting at table doing business with Jesus, nothing is ever as it seems. Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 14:22-31.

Episode 199 Mark 14:22-31; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “Hidden Past” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/

Show Notes

All of us know something about the worst of ourselves but all of us struggle to hide from it. Arguably, a direct correlation exists between mental illness and our inability to be honest with ourselves about ourselves. Driven by fear, we deflect criticism by criticising our own sins in other people. With very little information or context, we rush to condemn each other. Perhaps that’s why we all assume that Jesus is talking about Judas when he says, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” We know that Judas cut a deal with the priests, so we assume that Jesus is talking about him and we happily join in the disciples’ the chorus, “Surely, not I?” But as you now should come to expect, in the Gospel of Mark, when anyone is sitting at table doing business with Jesus, nothing is ever as it seems. Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 14:22-31.

Episode 199 Mark 14:22-31; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “Hidden Past” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/

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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.