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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.

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.

• Reference was made on this program to the work of John A.T. Robinson who famously argued for a pre-70 date for all the NT documents in his book, Redating the New Testament. For more information regarding an early date for the Fourth Gospel, we recommend the following essays by Daniel Wallace: “John 5:2 & The Date of The Fourth Gospel”, “John 5:2 (Part 2)”, “John 5:2 (Part 3),” and, “The Gospel of John: An Introduction.” In his book, Can We Trust The Gospels? (2018), Cambridge NT scholar Peter J. Williams argues that all 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). More recently, Jonathan Bernier, in his book, Rethinking the Dates of the New Testament (2022), writes that, “Whereas most scholars favor a date for John’s Gospel at or around 90, this study concludes that [it] was most likely written sometime between 60 and 70 (p. 87).

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The Humble Skeptic
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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.