A Podcast of Biblical Proportions dives into the Hebrew Bible and explores the Ancient Near East. We go over the stories of the Old Testament in the original ancient Hebrew and break it down literarily, "cinematically", historically, linguistically, and psychologically to better understand the lives of the people who lived in the ancient world.
We compare the original Hebrew with the King James English translation (1611 CE) to bridge the gap between how they were written and their later evolution in our popular memory. We explore the sources of inspiration and the socio-political context that led to these particular stories in this particular order with these particular heroes and messages. Somehow, this book has remained the most enduring cultural product ever produced by humans, thousands of kilometers away and thousands of years in the future.
These stories have shaped our world in a mind-boggling way. Join us on this journey to explore the Hebrew epic with this new perspective.
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 this bible. We're educated in and passionate about cinema and ancient, modern, local and global history. We're also well-traveled and obsessively curious about all the topics mentioned above. With our insider-outsider perspectives, we create a new - and hopefully much more interesting! - take on some of the most famous and memorable stories ever written.
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