episode 38: The Beginning
What happened after the Persian Empire conquered Babylon? How did the new rulers influence the government and religion of ancient Israel? How much of Judaism came from Israel and how much is Persian?
episode 37: The Mask of Zoroastrianism
A crash course in the single largest external influence on Second Temple Judaism. Who was Zarathustra? Why was his religion so important? And what was it all about? This is without a doubt my biggest and bestest episode.
Oh, and there's a HUGE announcement. Don't worry, you won't miss it.
episode 36: ATONEMENT
We continue our look at First Temple Theology and shift our focus to the purpose of the temple and the role the High Priest played as a Divine King. Creation has been corrupted but a sacred ritual can repair the damage and restore the land.