Naked Bible 345: The Vine and the Branches

Naked Bible 345: The Vine and the Branches

 
Play/Pause Episode
00:00 / 51:17
Rewind 30 Seconds
1X

Ezekiel and John 15, the Vine and the Branches

Jesus’ allegory about the vine and the branches, ultimately about himself (the vine) and those who would claim to be his disciples (the branches) is quite familiar to Bible readers. Far less familiar is the fact that the content of Jesus’ teaching draws on the Old Testament. Scholars, aware of this fact, nevertheless disagree as to which Old Testament passage is the primary point of reference. This episode of the podcast addresses that issue and demonstrates how its answer informs our understanding of the theological points Jesus (and the gospel writer, John) want to make in John 15.

Naked Bible 344: Gentiles in the Psalms

Naked Bible 344: Gentiles in the Psalms

 
Play/Pause Episode
00:00 / 54:53
Rewind 30 Seconds
1X

Gentile inclusion is a familiar theme in the salvation plan of God. Bible students are generally aware that the idea is found in the Old Testament, typically in places like Gen 12:3. But the psalms are another fruitful (and even surprising) source for this trajectory in biblical theology. In today’s episode we take a look at the Zion Hymns in the Psalms and what it means for how we should think about Israel’s role (abd perhaps our own) in God’s salvation plan.

Pin It on Pinterest