April 25, 2012
This week on The Human Bible we get up to speed on how the Bible wound up split into chapters and verses. Spoiler: it definitely wasn't written that way.
A called from Minnesota asks about the nature of Hell—does the Bible say it's a fiery, demon-supervised pit of eternal torment, or something closer to just a big pile of garbage? We respond to apologists who suggest that the claims the Bible makes about Jesus must be true because if they weren't, someone totally would have called them on it. We answer a listener question about the word "elohim" as it appears in the Bible—space alien, God speaking of himself in the plural, or something else? To close out the episode we have a look at reincarnation and ask, "Is That in the Bible?!"
Special thanks to Sarah (or Sam?) from Minnesota, and Jean-Michel for the questions answered in today's episode.