The Bible and Our World:
Two of the lectures grapple with how Biblical passages can be applied (and misapplied) to contemporary social debates and world events, while the third examines ancient words that are still found in the English language today.
Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University | Violence on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road: How Biblical Scholarship Reads and Misreads the Parable of the Good Samaritan (56 minutes)
John Huehnergard, Harvard University | Silver from the Souk: Semitic Loanwords in English
Michael Coogan, Stonehill College | Jonathan Loved David: Same-Sex Relationships in the Bible (57 minutes)
Who Really Wrote the Bible:
Prominent scholars tackle problematic and contentious issues of Biblical authorship and, in the process, provide startling revelations about how and when the Bible was written.
Bart D. Ehrman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill | Is the New Testament Forged? (51 minutes)
Mark Goodacre, Duke University | When Were the Gospels Written? (46 minutes)
Leonard Greenspoon, Creighton University | Text and the City: How the Septuagint, the First Bible Translation, Adapted the Bible for an Urban Audience
James Charlesworth, Princeton Seminary | Was Jesus Influenced by the Dead Sea Scrolls? (42 minutes)