The Center for Hebraic Thought

The Center for Hebraic Thought is a hub for research and resources to promote biblical literacy and the intellectual world of the Bible.

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  Dru Johnson talks with Drs. Eric Smith and Scott Booth of Pillar Seminary about the notion of calling in Scripture and some of the problematic thinking about Christian vocation practiced in the chu...
November 19, 2019
In this episode, Dru talks with Dr. Unterman about biblical teaching on ethics. They discuss ancient notions of justice, law-keeping, fickle gods, and the treatment of foreigners across the Near East....
November 4, 2019
Dru talks with Eric about how Hebrews reasoned through concepts in light of the ancient Near East. Eric is the founder and president of The Pillar Seminary. He started the seminary with 15 years of ...
October 21, 2019
Robert talks about moving from antagonism towards Christians to being deeply impacted by the message of Scripture and the Church. This episode's topics range from his work with the CHT to Christian pe...
September 16, 2019
In this episode, Dr. Dru Johnson talks with Dr. Shira Weiss about her research on biblical ethics, the sticky ethical stories of Scripture, and why the biblical authors might not have given us easy an...
September 6, 2019
Dr. Dru Johnson talks to Dr. Berman about what the intellectual world of the Bible looks like to him.  Joshua Berman is a professor of Hebrew Bible at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.  A graduate of Pr...
August 27, 2019
In this short NPR episode, Yoram Hazony opens the “bottle” of the Hebrew Bible and reads the message inside, arguing that the Hebrew Bible is philosophy in narrative form. The message is this: the...
August 22, 2019
In this episode, CHT director Dr. Dru Johnson interviews Yoram Hazony about the recent history of viewing the Bible as a work of philosophy. They discuss the state of academics and the unique influenc...
August 19, 2019
Did ancient Israelites think like we do today? Did they have abstract thoughts? If we don't, then can we understand anything the biblical authors said? Dr. Dru Johnson discusses reasons to trust that...
August 14, 2019
Abby Smith and Dr. Dru Johnson discuss what "Hebraic thought" has to do with the New Testament and whether we need the Old Testament in order to understand the New. Note: Dr. Johnson mistakenly refere...
July 18, 2019

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