Dr. Jason Staples

Q&A: The Bible w/ Dr. Jason Staples

In this episode, Jason A. Staples, Ph.D., a historian of early Judaism and Christianity, answers 6 questions Erik poses about the Bible. Here are a few of the questions addressed in this episode:

  • How should we read the Apocrypha?
  • What is a curse? How is our understanding of a curse different from ancient times? Can people curse people or can only God curse people?
  • What was the makeup of people like in Judea and Galilee during the time of Jesus? Majority Jew? Majority Roman?
  • What are the different offerings and sacrifices and what is the purpose of each one?

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