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Skeptics claim that the Israelite invasion of Canaan makes the God of the Bible a genocidal maniac and killer, unworthy of our devotion. Did God commit “genocide” in Canaan? How does Jesus Himself deal with the issue of death and judgment? Topics include: humans as instruments of God's judgment, Luke 13:4-5, Jesus "under the ban," and the new heavens and the new earth.

According to the OT, the Israelites were instructed by the LORD to wage war upon the nations in Canaan, to make no treaty with them, to show them no mercy. Skeptics claim that this makes the God of the Bible a genocidal maniac and killer, unworthy of our devotion. Is God a moral monster? Did God commit “genocide” in Canaan? Topics include: the doctrine of God, the holiness of God, human sin, foundations for moral arguments, dispossession vs. destruction.

Dr. Craig Evans joins us again for part two of our conversation about his book, “Jesus and the Manuscripts.” Dr. Evans will be sharing with us about early pagan magical texts which mention Jesus. We’ll also be discussing other so called Gospels, such as the Gospel of Peter and the Gospel of Thomas. Should these works be included in the NT Canon? Join us and find out!

Dr. Craig Evans will be joining us to talk about his book, “Jesus and the Manuscripts.” We'll be discussing the earliest evidence for the preservation and transmission of the New Testament. Topics include the Gospels of Thomas and Peter, and the longevity of NT manuscripts.

Today, we will be discussing the Assyrian Empire of the Ancient Near Eastern and its relationship with the Israelites during the divided monarchy. Bryan Windle will join us to tell us about Tiglath Pileser III in particular, one of the most powerful Assyrian kings from this era. Tiglath Pileser was also known as Pul, and both names are found in the Bible and in Assyrian records. We’ll also be talking about Assyrian inscriptions that mention various Israelite kings.

Pastor Bryan Windle joins us to count down the Top Ten Discoveries from Biblical Archaeology for the 2020 calendar year. 2020 was a difficult and challenging year to be sure, and many excavations in the world of the Bible were cancelled. Nonetheless, there were still many important discoveries made which both affirmed details in Scripture and will help us understand the biblical text in greater detail.

Archaeologist Gary Byers joins us from New Mexico to talk about ancient seals in archaeology and the Bible. Topics include: the 15th century BC scarab from Joshua's Ai, bullae, signet rings, and God's seal of salvation.

Pastor Bryan Windle joins us to talk about the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus, who was on the throne when Jesus was born. Luke chapter 2 indicates that Augustus was ruling Rome, and a census took place at that time. The Apostle Paul tells us in Galatians that “in the fullness of time, God sent His Son.” Find out more about the historical times which Jesus the Messiah entered the world as a baby.

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