The Bible Sojourner

Peter Goeman

Welcome to The Bible Sojourner, the podcast that dives into challenging Bible passages, thought-provoking theology, and the cultural intricacies that shape our world. Join Dr. Peter Goeman, a seasoned professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, as he embarks on a captivating journey through the text of Scripture and beyond. Unravel the mysteries behind enigmatic passages and gain a deeper understanding of ancient world and their relevance in our modern lives. The Bible Sojourner is your compass to navigate the fascinating landscapes of Scripture, history, and contemporary thought. read less
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Translation Disagreements in Deuteronomy 32:8 (Ep 170)
5d ago
Translation Disagreements in Deuteronomy 32:8 (Ep 170)
In this exciting episode, join Peter Goeman as he welcomes Mark Ward, a gifted NT scholar who works for Faithlife and Logos. They delve deep into the intriguing discrepancies found among key Bible translations regarding Deuteronomy 32:8. Discover the interesting evidence translators consider and the likely interpretation of this text. Dive into an engaging discussion about the influence of the Septuagint (the Greek Translation of the Old Testament) and the Masoretic Text (the principal Hebrew Text) on modern English translations. Understand how these texts shape our understanding of biblical history and theology. Moreover, Peter and Mark explore the critical question: How should we integrate the teachings of Deuteronomy 32:8 into our theological framework? This conversation is not just about translation—it's about understanding the essence of biblical teachings.For more on Mark Ward: Mark Ward on Youtube Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ shepherds.edu⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where Dr. Goeman teaches.
8 Insights Your Pastor Wants you to Know About Podcasts (Ep 169)
Apr 4 2024
8 Insights Your Pastor Wants you to Know About Podcasts (Ep 169)
In this digital era, we enjoy unparalleled access to information. Increasingly, Christians are leveraging YouTube and podcasts as tools for growth and education. While this represents an extraordinary opportunity, it's not without its pitfalls for church communities. Many pastors and church leaders express concern over unique challenges they face in this information-saturated age. In this episode, I aim to spark a dialogue about the role of podcasts in Christian learning. It's vital to understand how these resources can complement, not substitute, the invaluable guidance of the godly church leaders God has placed in our lives. If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ shepherds.edu⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where Dr. Goeman teaches.
Why Christianity Stands Out Among Religions (Ep 168)
Mar 22 2024
Why Christianity Stands Out Among Religions (Ep 168)
Why is Christianity unique among other religions? How does it differ from Buddism, Islam, Mormonism, etc. Peter Goeman is joined by Dr. Paul Weaver to discuss how Christianity stands out as unique among other religions. Weaver discusses four areas where the centrality of Christ stands out against other religions. 00:00 Introduction 07:12 Overview of the Four Areas of Uniqueness in Christianity 08:45 The Exclusive Message of Christ 17:30 The Apostolic Confirmation of Christ's Message 21:08 The Character of Christ 30:55 The Resurrection of Christ 40:15 The Provision of Christ 45:15 Concluding Thoughts on Christianity 47:51 Conclusion Dr. Paul Weaver's personal website: https://www.pauldweaver.com/ Dr. Paul Weaver's Faculty page at DTS: https://www.dts.edu/employee/paul-weaver/ Bible and Theology Matters Website: https://www.bibleandtheologymatters.com/ Bible and Theology Matters Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@BibleandTheologyMatters If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit⁠⁠⁠⁠ shepherds.edu⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where Dr. Goeman teaches.
Is the New Testament the Key to Understanding the Old Testament? (Ep 167)
Mar 14 2024
Is the New Testament the Key to Understanding the Old Testament? (Ep 167)
What is the relationship between the Old and New Testament? Should Christians hold to New Testament priority? These are important questions as they relate to the field of hermeneutics and Bible reading. In this episode we discuss an article by Tom Hicks promoting the idea of New Testament priority. We discuss the article and then talk about the general hermeneutical problems of believing that the New Testament is the key to understanding the Old Testament. Hicks article link: https://founders.org/articles/hermeneutics-new-testament-priority/ If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit⁠⁠⁠ shepherds.edu⁠⁠⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where Dr. Goeman teaches.
Why Does a Good God Allow Evil? Or, The Problem of Evil and the Christian (Ep 166)
Mar 6 2024
Why Does a Good God Allow Evil? Or, The Problem of Evil and the Christian (Ep 166)
Today Peter Goeman is joined by Scott Christensen to talk about why a good God would allow evil things to happen in this world. Scott introduces us to the free will defense and the greater good defense, ultimately arguing that God’s glory is the best way to understand why God allows evil. Scott has written What About Evil? (P & R, 2020) and recently released a new book, Defeating Evil (P & R, 2024). The giveaway has Closed. Make sure to subscribe for content and future giveaways! Time stamps for discussion on the problem of evil: 00:00 Introduction 01:24 Who is Scott Christensen? 06:06 Why is everyone interested in the problem of evil? 12:35 Why does Scott have a particular interest in the problem of evil? 16:45 Introduction to ways people typically deal with problem of evil 25:30 Why is the free will defense so compelling to Christians? 30:50 What is the greater good defense to the problem of evil? 38:44 What are the problems with the free will defense? 51:36 Why is the greater glory defense? 01:12:45 How all this impact daily life? 01:30:05 Giveaway information and conclusion If you’re interesting in buying the new book (and you should be!), Defeating Evil, check out the following bookstores: Amazon WTS Bookstore Reformation Heritage Books If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit⁠⁠ shepherds.edu⁠⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where Dr. Goeman teaches.
Revelation 20, the Binding of Satan, the Resurrections, and the 1000 Year Reign of Christ (Ep 161)
Dec 27 2023
Revelation 20, the Binding of Satan, the Resurrections, and the 1000 Year Reign of Christ (Ep 161)
Matt Waymeyer joins us again to talk about the disputed text of Revelation 20. We talk about whether Satan is currently bound, or if Revelation 20 is speaking of a future event. We also talk about the resurrections and whether those should be viewed as physical resurrections or if one can be spiritual. Finally we talk about whether we should expect the multiple mentions of 1000 years in Revelation 20 to be symbolic or whether we should expect Jesus to come back and reign for a 1000 years. A great discussion on eschatology and how we should understand Revelation 20. Matt's article on the binding of Satan. Part 1 of the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YylmWRfjqJU (or look up Ep 160) Our previous interview with Matt Waymeyer on the Two Age Model: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9cI0C3TxKc⁠ (or look up Episode 129). Matt Waymeyer's Books: ⁠Revelation 20 and the Millennial Debate⁠ ⁠Amillennialism and the Age to Come: A Premillennial Critique of the Two-Age Model⁠ The Expositors Seminary, where Matt Waymeyer teaches: ⁠https://expositors.org/⁠   If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit ⁠⁠https://shepherds.edu/⁠⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where I teach.
Revelation 20 and the End Times: A Compelling Case for Premillennialism (Ep 160)
Dec 20 2023
Revelation 20 and the End Times: A Compelling Case for Premillennialism (Ep 160)
How should we understand Revelation 20? Is it true that Revelation 20 is the only evidence for premillennialism? Does amillennialism and postmillennialism provide an adequate understanding of Revelation 20? Matt Waymeyer joins me to talk about the details of Revelation 20 and how we should understand this text in relationship to Revelation 19. Stay tuned for Part 2 soon! Our previous interview with Matt Waymeyer on the Two Age Model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9cI0C3TxKc (or look up Episode 129). Matt Waymeyer's Books: Revelation 20 and the Millennial Debate Amillennialism and the Age to Come: A Premillennial Critique of the Two-Age Model The Expositors Seminary, where Matt Waymeyer teaches: https://expositors.org/ #eschatology #revelation #revelations #dispensationalism #covenanttheology If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog. Visit ⁠https://shepherds.edu/⁠ for more on Shepherds Theological Seminary where I teach.
Christmas Mysteries Explained with Will Varner (Ep 159)
Dec 8 2023
Christmas Mysteries Explained with Will Varner (Ep 159)
In today's episode we invite special guest, William Varner, from The Master's University, to talk about the Christmas story and why Matthew and Luke have some differences in how they relate the Christmas story. We discuss the genealogies, the Magi, the Shepherds, and the enigmatic star. Dr. Varner helps us understand why the Gospel writers include these details, and more! Link to Varner's Article on Discourse analysis of Matthew 1-2: https://tyndalebulletin.org/article/29237-a-discourse-analysis-of-matthew-s-nativity-narrative.pdf Varner's Book _Anticipating the Advent_: https://www.amazon.com/Anticipating-Advent-Looking-Messiah-Places-ebook/dp/B08LQY7WJM/ Handbook for Praying Scripture: https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Praying-Scripture-Featuring-Standard/dp/1636642616/ Land of the Bible Free Videos: https://thinkbiblically.org/series/nazareth/ The Bible Sojourner discussion of whether Rahab was the mother of Boaz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PFF4vqA-SU (Ep 132 on the podcast) Episode Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction 04:40 - Why are there differences in the Christmas narrative in the Gospels? 07:37 - Why are the genealogies different in Matthew and Luke? 09:40 - Are there gaps in the genealogies? 13:16 - Understanding the significane of 14 in Matthew's genealogy 14:46 - Are Matthew and Luke tracing the same genealogy? 16:50 - How does the OT expectation feed into Matthew's genealogy? 20:04 - Why Does Matthew discuss the Magi? 25:18 - Varner's view on the star in Matthew 29:25 - Was there a nasty inn keeper? 35:04 - Why does Luke talk about the shepherds visiting Jesus? 37:35 - Wisdom on thinking about the Christmas season 39:21 - Land of the Bible Free Videos 41:12 - Conclusion
Jeff Durbin and the True Israel of God (Ep 157)
Nov 9 2023
Jeff Durbin and the True Israel of God (Ep 157)
Jeff Durbin has identified the Church as the True Israel of God, and has stated that it is not possible for the nation of Israel to be considered God’s chosen people. According to Durbin, it is insulting that Christians would think Israel is God's chosen people, and the Bible does not call them that. We review the Apologia Studios episode on Israel and the chosen people of God, asking whether their statements is a fair representation of what Scripture has to say about Israel and the Church. Link of Video Reviewed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2S604yJFbw Link to Article on Corporate Representation of Christ and a Future for National Israel: https://tms.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/tmsj23c.pdf Blog Article: Should We Expect a Future Kingdom for Israel? (https://petergoeman.com/should-we-expect-a-future-kingdom-for-national-israel/) If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog.
A Man After God's Own Heart? An Alternative Interpretation (Ep 154)
Oct 24 2023
A Man After God's Own Heart? An Alternative Interpretation (Ep 154)
In 1 Samuel 13:14 the Bible says that David was a man after God's own heart. But what does the phrase, "a man after His heart" mean? Normally people assume it means that David had a heart that was the same as God's heart. However, if that is true, how could David have commited adultery and murder? In this episode we explore an alternative (and more likely) meaning of what it means that David was a man after God's own heart. Blog article: "David as a Man after God's Own Heart" - https://petergoeman.com/david-as-a-man-after-gods-own-heart-1-samuel-1314/ Journal Articles referenced: Jason DeRouchie, The Heart of YHWH and His Chosen One in 1 Samuel 13:14," Bulletin for Biblical Research 24, no. 4 (2014): 467-489. George Athas, "'A Man After God's Own Heart': David and the Rhetoric of Election to Kingship," Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 2, no. 2 (2013): 191-198. If you have found the podcast helpful, consider ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠leaving a review on Itunes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠rating it on Spotify⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. You can also find ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Bible Sojourner on Youtube⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Consider passing any episodes you have found helpful to a friend. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠petergoeman.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more information on the podcast or blog.