Old Testament Audio Blog

New Career Developments

Well, I learned this week that I would not be adjuncting at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans for the coming semester. They just hired two new full-time faculty members with one of them being in Sacred Scripture. I think this will be very good for the seminary and add to the sense of academic community in a way that having a number of adjunct faculty coming in and out never could. However, I must say I will miss seeing my students two days out of the week. I wish them all the best with their continued studies. Read More...

Amazon International Shipping

In a previous version of my report on Free Audio Bibles for my Email list subscribers, I had stated that I was unsure if Amazon.com shipped internationally. So, I went and checked out their site. And, in fact, they do offer international shipping and at very reasonable rates. For instance, a shipment to Asia or the Pacific Islands could be as low as $5 US. Some people will have gotten the full information on this in the report; however, some who received the report earlier will not have gotten all of the information. Thus, if as a last resort you feel like you want to purchase an audio Bible, be sure to check out Amazon. Their best deal in my opinion is the Mp3 CD of the NIV Dramatized Audio Bible, which is under $40 US. Read More...

A Suggestion for Old Testament Reading and Listening

If you are looking for a new and different way to read or listen to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, I would suggest trying to listen to the books in the traditional Hebrew ordering if you have never done so. Read More...

Another Free Audio Bible Link - King James Version

I've just posted a link to a free King James Version audio Bible on the Audio Bibles page of this site. The King James Version text is out of copyright, so this opportunity is legitimate. I have been dismayed lately at a number of sites posting the NIV for free download without license. These types of sites are little bit scary to me. If they are willing to steal copyrighted material, what might the site do to my computer? At any rate, I do not believe that would be an issue with this King James Version download. I hope you enjoy and continue to check back on this site from time to time for more free audio Bible opportunities. Read More...

Teaching the 10 Plagues to Children

This past week at Vacation Bible School (=VBS) I helped with the rather difficult task of teaching the 10 plagues to children in Pre-K through 5th grades. Usually when this is done the teaching materials at least tone the stories down a bit due to the violence (i.e. the killing of the firstborn). However, I was shocked to find that the materials that we were using did not do so. Granted when the materials were chosen, the leaders of VBS probably assumed that the stories would be toned down. Read More...

Schiffman and Freedman Videos

I added two new videos to the site this week, but was unable to post about them. One is a video of Lawrence Schiffman lecturing on Judaism, Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls. This video should be excellent. I have listened to Schiffman's course on the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Modern Scholar series, and it was very enlightening.

The other video is David Noel Freedman lecturing on Biblical Scholarship. This video is a phenomenal opportunity since Freedman passed away in April of 2008. He was a preeminent scholar in the field of Biblical Studies. And, this video has preserved an opportunity to actually watch him speak about this subject. Read More...