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Questioning Conventional Wisdom (Part 2)

Questioning Conventional Wisdom (Part 2)

Episode 14 • Featuring David Rohl

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On this episode, we’ll pick up where we left off last week with Egyptologist, David Rohl. During this part of the conversation, Shane talks with Dr. Rohl about various archaeological discoveries which he argues are connected to the lives Saul and David. Later in the program, the discussion shifts to the recent discovery of the Mt Ebal curse tablet, as well as to questions related to the history and chronology of events recorded in the New Testament.

Click here to listen to Part 1

• To order an English edition of The Amarna Letters, click here.

• To watch a series of videos featuring Scott Stripling’s discussion of the recently discovered Mt. Ebal curse tablet, use the following links: 1) The Altar, 2) Curses & Covenants, 3) The Name of God, 4) Translating, 5) Biblical Archaeology, 6) The Future

To order a copy of David Rohl’s book, Legendary Kings (currently only available in Kindle format) click here; for Exodus: Myth or History, click here.

To order a series of lectures by David Rohl on video, click here. To order The Patterns of Evidence: Exodus documentary featuring Dr. Rohl, click here.

• Shane interviewed David Rohl on two other occasions, and you can find those interviews here: 1) Exodus: Myth or History?, 2) The Search for the Historical Joseph

Click here to read Shane’s article “Where Was Jesus Crucified,” and here to listen to Shane’s discussion of this topic with David Rohl on Episode 17.

Click here to order a copy of John A.T. Robinson’s book Redating The New Testament. Jonathan Bernier recently published a similar book titled, Rethinking the Dates of the New Testament (2022), in which he argues that Matthew, Mark, and Luke were written in the 40s and 50s, and John sometime between 60 and 70, and in his 2018 book, Can We Trust the Gospels, Cambridge NT scholar Peter J. Williams observes that “The Four Gospels are so influenced by Judaism in their outlook, subject matter, and detail that it would be reasonable to date them considerably before the Jewish War” (p. 81).

• For more information about Daniel Wallace’s view of an early date for John’s Gospel, see: “John 5:2 & The Date of The Fourth Gospel”, “John 5:2 (Part 2)”, “John 5:2 (Part 3),” as well as, “The Gospel of John: An Introduction.” Also, in his commentary on John 1-7, Lutheran scholar William Weinrich makes a strong case for placing John, not only before the Jewish War but perhaps as early as the 40s.

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The Humble Skeptic
Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast, he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order to explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.
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