A Podcast of Biblical Proportions goes back to the biblical text and immerse it with history, linguistics, psychology, and what we know about humans and the stories they write to get into the minds of the people who lived in the Ancient Near East 3000 years ago.
With that point of view, we go through the stories of the Old Testament, one by one, contrasting the original ancient Hebrew text and the King James translation to bridge the gap between how the story was written and how it is remembered today, and between how it was meant to be understood by the target audience and how it was changed to be popular with different peoples living thousands of km away, thousands of years in the future.
These stories written by these unimportant people <checking notes> the Hebews have shaped world history and culture in a mind-boggling way. Join us on this journey to explore the Hebrew epic tales and rediscover them in a new light.
We are Omri Harel and Gil Kidron, two writers and podcasters from Tel Aviv, Israel, a country that sees itself as the modern descendent of the people who wrote the bible, some freaking 3000 years ago. We are educated in modern and ancient history and cinema, we are extremely well-traveled, and we're obsessively curious about all the topics mentioned above, and more. We bring our insider-outsider perspectives into our conversations and the result is a whole new (and much more entertaining!) way to revisit some of the most famous stories humanities has ever produced.
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