Episode 7

May 01, 2022

00:17:45

Episode 7 - What Is Biblical Studies?

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Jesse "Hesh" Heshel
Episode 7 - What Is Biblical Studies?
The Subversive Scribe
Episode 7 - What Is Biblical Studies?
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In this seventh episode of The Subversive Scribe podcast, show host Jesse “Hesh” Heshel discusses the difference between studying the Bible and Biblical Studies, the academic discipline.

Studying the bible is not the same as Biblical Studies though the bible is certainly the object of study in both. Biblical Studies is usually a field associated with private academic study such as a Jewish or Christian university. It is the academic approach to the Bible. We discuss several areas of academic study and that the field requires discipline, rigor and hard work to grasp effectively.

We discuss job prospects and methods and also look at examples of “biblical studies” in the Bible where various books make reference to earlier books and texts.

We discuss some academic programs and academic areas of study including Textual Criticism; Source; Form/Tradition History; Redaction; Canonical; Rhetorical; Narrative; Psychological; Social-Scientific; Post-Modern; Feminist; Masculinist; Post-Colonial, Liberationist; and many more.

Lastly, we close with a personal experience of Biblical Studies and how that resulted in The Subversive Scribe podcast.

Like the show? Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any future episodes. Support for The Subversive Scribe comes from private subscribers, generous supporters and a community of inquiring people who are willing to take the biblical text seriously and subversively. Join The Scriven Insurgence - the private community built for Subversive Scribe Podcast subscribers on our Locals page at https://subversivescribe.locals.com/. Click on “Become A Supporter” and for $5 a month as a member of the Scriven Insurgence you get access to private Subversive Scribe episodes, teaching series, audible commentaries and exclusive content. Your support makes The Subversive Scribe possible. Join the Scriven Insurgence and stay subversive.

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