Peter Leithart and I answer three questions sent in by listeners: 1. What are the connections between the story of Judah and Tamar and the story of Ruth? 2. What is the relationship between the Elijah/Elisha pairing and the John the Baptist/Jesus pairing? 3. Does Scripture promote a ‘metanarrative’?
You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can read show notes over on the Theopolis podcast website. You can also see past episodes I have contributed to by clicking the ‘Theopolis Podcast’ link in the bar above. If you would like to leave a question for us to answer, please do so on our Curious Cat page.
John the Baptist’s ministry provides the setting for the manifestation of Jesus.
Would be interested in your comments regarding Luke 9:61-62 as possibly echoing Elijah’s call of Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19-21, where Elisha is seen both plowing and bidding farewell to his parents before following Elijah.
Is there an ironic twist in Herod’s niece getting John the Baptist beheaded? An upside down protoevangelium?
Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture.
In part 27 of Abraham’s story you started to talk about the ‘random man’ who gives Joseph a lot of information in 37:15-17. Could you say some more about this odd character?
In this episode, I discuss the birth of Isaac and the sending out of Hagar and Ishmael.