This is not your regular bible podcast. Nor is it a regular ancient history podcast.
A Podcast of Biblical Proportions combines those genres, while taking the unique perspective of the people who lived in Ancient Mesopotamia 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.
What kind of stories survive and adapt so well across space and time? How come they have shaped world history and culture? Well, joins us on this journey to explore the biblical tales from the lens of the religious, social, political, and geographic reality of the Ancient Near East circa 1000 BCE. We hope you enjoy our podcast!
Our names 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, cinema, and politics, are extremely well-traveled, and we're obsessively curious about all the topics mentioned above. We bring insider-outsider perspectives to 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.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org