‘Bad’ Books of the Bible

Joel J Miller and Jamey Bennett
Everything you ever wanted to know about the so-called Apocrypha but were afraid to ask
Created 28 Apr 2021
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  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 11–12
    18 Dec 2021 • 11 min read
    The latest episode is live! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. Layers of Meaning Think of the song “Big Yellow Taxi.” You know the lyric: “They paved paradise and p...
  • Righteous Revolt: Theron Mathis Interview
    11 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    Today we’re interrupting our ongoing survey of 1 Maccabees with an expert interview. Theron Mathis is a graduate of Liberty University with a BS in Religion and of Southern Seminary with an MDiv. He p...
  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 10
    04 Dec 2021 • 11 min read
    The latest episode is live! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. Jewish Holy Days In the last episode we mentioned that the Seleucid general Nicanor was killed. “The ...
  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 7–9
    26 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Episode 5 is live! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. So far our story has featured a lot of mobility. Rulers and their armies are coming and going, this way and th...
  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 5–6
    19 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Episode 4 is live! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. The Rise and Fall of the Seleucid Empire History can feel, as the old saying goes, like one darn thing after a...
  • Righteous Revolt: Bonusode on Books
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Today we decided to take a step back from 1 Maccabees and look more generally at some of the books we’ve consulted to learn more about the bad books of the Bible. You can listen at Ancient Faith Radio...
  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 3–4
    29 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Episode 3 is live! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters Neither of us had much exposure to the Jewish world growing up. My (Jamey’s) earliest c...
  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 2
    23 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Episode 2 is live! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. Share ‘Bad’ Books of the Bible Canon Fodder First Maccabees was written by Jews about Jews for Jews but was la...
  • Righteous Revolt: 1 Maccabees 1
    15 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Episode 1 of our new season is out! Check it out at Ancient Faith Radio or wherever you get your podcasts. The Backdrop The book of 1 Maccabees sits between Israel’s return from captivity and the comi...
  • Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon: Tobit as World Literature
    17 Aug 2021 • 23 min read • 1 0
    Raphael takes his leave. Jan Victors Episode 15 of “Bad” Books of the Bible is live! Below is a transcript of our conversation with Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon. Tell someone about it. Share ‘Bad’ Books ...
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