Friday, December 23, 2016

Naked Bible Podcast Interview

While I was in San Antonio for the Society of Biblical Literature meetings in November, Dr. Michael Heiser interviewed me for his "Naked Bible Podcast." The Naked Bible is among the top 25 Christian podcasts today, and I was honored to contribute to it. Dr. Heiser, a specialist in Hebrew Bible and Semitics, is known for his work on the 'Divine Council' in the Old Testament and his podcast is making biblical scholarship accessible to laypeople. (I highly recommend his introductory podcasts on the Divine Council!)

In the last 20 minutes or so of Episode 131, Dr. Heiser and I discuss my dissertation, which will come out in print in the BBR Supplement Series, published by Eisenbrauns. I have not yet blogged about my dissertation, so if you're curious about my academic work, this podcast is a great way to find out more. As a special bonus, the beginning of the podcast features Dr. Heiser's interview with Dr. N. T. Wright about his recent book entitled, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus' Crucifixion. Reverend Wright's work has been profoundly helpful to me personally and is setting the trajectory for the direction of scholarship for decades to come.

I hope you find it helpful!


  1. I really enjoyed Dr. Heiser's interview with you. I am really looking forward to reading the material associated with your dissertation when you blog about it or when it becomes published.

  2. I've listened to your interview with Mike a couple of times and really enjoyed it. I've been doing some research into the topic that you discussed during the interview and look forward to seeing your published work when it becomes available. I've had Mike on my podcast a couple of times and would be very interested in talking with you at some point. Please let me know the best way to make that a possibility.

    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment and your interest in my work. My dissertation will be published in the BBRSup series by Eisenbrauns and should be out by the end of the year. The provisional title is "Bearing YHWH's Name at Sinai: A Re-Examination of the Name Command of the Decalogue." Mark, I've contacted you through your website in case you'd like to talk further.