About the Show

It is a book cobbled together long ago over the course of many centuries by regular, flawed human beings, and yet its contents are considered sacrosanct by billions of people. But even those who consider it an infallible guide cannot agree on its meaning! And for believer and nonbeliever alike, many passages are difficult to understand, with maddeningly obscure references. (Who, or what, are the Nephilim anyway?) Surely, there must be someone who can help us come to terms with this weighty, daunting tome!

Enter Dr. Robert M. Price; biblical scholar, atheist, and former Baptist pastor. In The Human Bible, Price will deconstruct and demystify this foundational book, all from a rational, secular, and non-ideological perspective—and all with a good dose of humor. For fans of history, religious studies, or literature—or of charismatic professorial types—The Human Bible is a trove of entertainment and enlightenment.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1954, Robert Price moved to New Jersey in 1965. At Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary he took an MTS degree in New Testament (1978), then, at Drew University, a PhD in Systematic Theology (1981) and a second PhD in New Testament (1993). He has served as Professor of Religion at Mount Olive College, North Carolina, pastor of First Baptist Church, Montclair, NJ, and Director of the Metro NY Center for Inquiry. He founded and edited the Journal of Higher Criticism and has authored scores of articles on the Bible and religion. His books include Beyond Born Again, The Widow Traditions in Luke-Acts, Deconstructing Jesus, The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, The Da Vinci Fraud, The Reason-Driven Life, The Pre-Nicene New Testament, Jesus Is Dead, and The Paperback Apocalypse. Price is a Fellow of the Jesus Seminar. He served as Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies at Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary and Professor of Biblical Criticism for the Center for Inquiry Institute in Amherst, NY. He and his wife Carol and daughters Victoria and Veronica live in Selma, NC.