Podcast Interview on the “The Dust Cast”

The Dust Cast

I was recently interviewed on a podcast called “The Dust Cast: Exploring the Ancient Hebraic Context of the Bible.”

I had a great conversation with the host, Jason Mahler, about the current book I’m working on, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, as well as some questions from earlier books.

We talked about the “two handed” approach to reasoning that is common in Jewish culture and how it differs from our Western approach to theology. (For more, see the chapter in Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus called “Thinking with Both Hands.”)

We also tackled Paul’s difficult words about “working out your salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) I shared from my ebook, 5 Hebrew Words that Every Christian Should Know and explained about the wideness of Hebrew words, and how “fear” can often be very positive, denoting reverence or awe. “Fear and trembling” was an expression that could mean “spine-tingling, joyful awe” as it does in Jeremiah 33:9.

If you want to hear our conversation, tune in to The Dust Cast podcast here.


Tverberg Podcast

After you’re done listening to me, check out two other recent conversations on The Dust Cast with Ben Witherington and Gary Burge, two well-known scholars in New Testament studies.

Lois’ Books Now Available in Jerusalem

Garden TombFor those of you who are traveling to Israel in the near future, here’s some news.

Two of my books, Listening to the Language of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus are now printed in Israel and are locally available in Jerusalem.

If you are coming to Israel with a group, you can buy a quantity of books for a discount while you are in Jerusalem. You can pay for them online, and then arrange to get them while you are there. For groups traveling from countries where shipping is expensive, this can be quite a good deal. For more details, please email my office.

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