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History in the Bible

Aug 5, 2023

The revolt of Bar Kosiva against Rome failed, as had the Great Revolt. The Roman punishment destroyed almost all the many blooms living in the mighty jungle that was Second Temple Judaism. Only two species escaped the immolation: rabbinic Judaism, and Christianity. The imperial punishment also destroyed the Jewish wing...

Jul 16, 2023

The Temple's destruction also destroyed all the many varieties of Second Temple Judaism, save for the emerging rabbinic movement, and the nascent Christian movement.

Jul 9, 2023

In this bonus, Gregg Gassman of the Popeular History Podcast ( and and I discuss Peter, Paul, and Clement. Gregg is a Catholic, and I was brought up in the Anglican tradition. So we have some differences about Peter, as you will soon hear. We also try to work out where Clement fits in the...

Jun 18, 2023

Only two of Abraham's heirs survived to the year 200 CE/AD: rabbinic Judaism, and the imperial church incorporate. My final epiodes explore how that happened.

Jun 4, 2023

In this collaboration with Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy show (, and Scott McAndless of the Retelling the Bible podcast (, we discuss Scott's episode "Me, Myself, and Manoah".