Episodes
Join our hosts as they discuss scriptural portrayals of King David. Who is David in the Bible and the Qur’an? How does this figure allow us to understand Biblical and Qur’anic concepts of kingship, including the idea of a king-messiah?
Published 08/02/21
Join hosts and special guest Mark Noll to discuss how slavery was portrayed and understood in the Bible and how this affected debates over slavery in the United States.
Published 07/06/21
Join Tzvi Novick and guest professor Gary Anderson to discuss the historical meaning behind Scriptural metaphors for sin. 
Published 06/07/21
Join our hosts and special guest Dr. Javad Hashmi to explore the cosmology of the Qur'an and its relevance today. Are the Qur'anic descriptions of creation, including the afterlife and the supernatural, compatible with modern science? How should these verses be understood by believers today?
Published 05/03/21
Join our hosts to discuss violence as it is portrayed in the Bible and the Qur’an. Can martyrdom and jihad be reconciled with a scriptural longing for peace on Earth?
Published 04/05/21
Both the Bible and the Qur'an teach believers how to worship God, how to seek forgiveness for sins, and how to advance spiritually. What are the rituals of the Bible and the Qur’an, and why do they matter? 
Published 03/01/21
Explore scriptural depictions of the prophet Noah and the worldwide flood.
Published 02/01/21
Join our hosts Gabriel Reynolds and Tzvi Novick in this bonus episode as they explore the Gospel of John from a Jewish perspective. Does the content of the text provide insight into first-century Judaism? 
Published 01/11/21
Guest star Matt Fradd joins our host Professor Reynolds to discuss the Gospel of John, their exploration drawing liberally from the works of Thomas Aquinas. 
Published 01/04/21
In this episode, our hosts discuss how Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scripture and tradition portray marriage, chastity, and lust. 
Published 12/08/20
Unpacking the relationship between science and scripture.
Published 11/09/20
Explore the transmission of the Qur'an in early Islam.
Published 10/05/20
How do Jews, Muslims, and Christians view the figure of Abraham?
Published 09/08/20
A conversation with Olivier-Thomas Venard from the École Biblique in Jerusalem
Published 08/03/20
How do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam interpret the fact of multiple religions?
Published 07/06/20
What does it mean for Jews to study the New Testament, and why is it essential for Christians to read the Old Testament?
Published 06/01/20
Our hosts suggest that, although there are some tensions between critical study of the Qur’an and traditional Muslim views of the Qur’an, critical study is fully compatible with the Qur’an’s own strong encouragement of critical thought.
Published 05/04/20
What sources of hope do we find in the Abrahamic traditions for a time of sickness and quarantine?
Published 04/06/20
Published 04/06/20
What is historical criticism of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, and what are its enduring achievements?
Published 03/02/20
All three Abrahamic religions envision a life after death, which reflects the consequences of a person's deeds in this life.
Published 01/28/20
Moses is a heroic prophet in the Qur’an, a model for humility who leads Israel out of captivity in the Hebrew Bible, and who anticipates Jesus in the New Testament.
Published 01/06/20
Robert Alter and David Bentley Hart discuss their respective recent translations of Scripture.
Published 12/02/19
How do accounts about the prophet Jesus in the Qur'an differ from biblical accounts of Jesus?
Published 11/04/19
Is it possible to find agreement about who the historical Jesus was, based on the material available on him?
Published 10/07/19