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History in the Bible

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".

May 14, 2023

In this bonus, I launch a new mini-series. My co-hosts are Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy show (, and Scott Mcandless of the Retelling the Bible podcast ( In these bonus episodes, we will discuss one of Scott’s re-tellings. In this...

Apr 30, 2023

In this bonus, John Brooks of the “Pod Only Knows” podcast interviews me about the genesis and making of my show. I think it turned out pretty well. 

This episode formed the last show of John’s former podcast, “Hard to Believe”. It is published here with his kind permission. With his new podcast, “Pod Only...

Apr 10, 2023

Irenaeus died around the year 200. In his final decades, pagan intellectuals first turned their sights on the Christians. The first was Celsus. Christians counter-attacked with more apologies. They also produced homilies, such as the 2nd letter of Clement. 

Fans also produced some fanciful acts and gospels of the...

Mar 19, 2023

Gil Kidron and I discuss how a small rural priest called Mattathias started an insurgency against Judea’s overlords, the mighty Seleucid kingdom, heir to the empire of Alexander the Great. His descendants became rulers of the tiny region. They are known to history as the Maccabeans. In this period, we see the...