The Bible as Literature

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Summary

Over the centuries, so much of Scripture has been taken out of context that it’s sometimes difficult to hear the obvious in the text. In the Gospel of Matthew, the characters in the story are themselves blind to the obvious meaning of Scripture for the very same reason. In the absence of study, repetition, and familiarity with the written teaching, the obvious becomes hidden to us in plain sight—the obvious appears to us to be a mystery.

“Seek,” the Matthean Jesus warns us, “and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7)

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 13:10-13.

Episode 301 Matthew 13:10-13; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Fast Talkin” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Show Notes

Over the centuries, so much of Scripture has been taken out of context that it’s sometimes difficult to hear the obvious in the text. In the Gospel of Matthew, the characters in the story are themselves blind to the obvious meaning of Scripture for the very same reason. In the absence of study, repetition, and familiarity with the written teaching, the obvious becomes hidden to us in plain sight—the obvious appears to us to be a mystery. 

“Seek,” the Matthean Jesus warns us, “and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7)

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 13:10-13. 

Episode 301 Matthew 13:10-13; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Fast Talkin” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (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.