Lots of kings in both Judah and Israel. More war, more sinning. Spoiler – Elisha dies.
This is a conversation spawned by Sam Harris’ upcoming lecture series Waking Up about spirituality. I’m not sure that we reach any conclusions, but there are some interesting points made.
Elijah and Elisha perform several miracles. More war. And evidence for the supernatural power of a foreign god?
Israel and Judah go through a series of kings. Meanwhile God is called in to perform a fire trick. Many people die throughout.
King Solomon and Israel prosper until Solomon turns to the false gods of his many foreign wives. There are false idols, rebellion, and civil war.
King David avoids a coup and anoints his son Solomon as king. David dies. Solomon cleans house. Also, a discussion on Yahweh.
This week we interview Jakob about his Indiegogo project Nutty Bible Quotes. Consequently, we have a whole other week to procrastinate about reading 1 Kings. Check out the Nutty Bible Quotes project here: http://igg.me/at/nuttybible
After killing his brother for raping their sister, Absalom tries to take over Israel. Marc and Barnel also discuss the recent Ken Ham / Bill Nye debate.
Saul is dead. David becomes king. Wars are waged. David sleeps around.
Saul pursues David while David continues to be the bigger man. Throw in some suicide and necromancy for good measure.