MD Podcast: David Bokovoy and the Old Testament

by: Bill Reel

August 16, 2014


Wheat & Tares welcomes guest poster Bill Reel once more for a discussion about David Bokovoy and how we got our old Testment.

Mormon Discussion Podcast takes a closer look at the Old Testament and Scripture in general as we sit down with LDS scholar David Bokovoy

 We break down what scripture is and isn’t, leveling false assumptions along the way.  We discuss how to handle paradigm shifts when new info makes previous paradigms untenable. We also address whether the Book of Mormon is in the same boat as the Bible in terms of historical criticism.

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Bill Reel is the host of Mormon Discussion Podcast.  The podcast tries to deal with the tough issues forthrightly while “leading with faith”.

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3 Responses to MD Podcast: David Bokovoy and the Old Testament

  1. Moss on August 16, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Thanks for this. I’ve really enjoyed his work on Mormon Matters’ Genesis series- I’m sure this will also be excellent!

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  2. billreel on August 17, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    your welcome

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  3. Jeff Spector on August 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    I really enjoyed the Podcast and now I have a new book for the list! I was hoping that David would address the issue of how Latter-day Saints and Christians, in general, use the Old Testament. I’ve heard other Christians say that we should “interpret the Old Testament in light of the New Testament,” which never made any sense to me.

    But yet, LDS lessons try to ‘shove” the gospel into the Old Testament. I always thought and taught that we need to read the Old Testament in its own context, showing how God was trying to prepare His people for the coming of the Messiah. It makes much more sense to me.

    OTOH there are a lot of the basic principles of the Gospel in the Old Testament and to compare how Jesus taught those principles and placed more emphasis on the spiritual aspects rather than the performance aspects is quite fascinating to me.

    there is also the historical view of how the “apostasy” really started after the captivity and the majority of Jews missed the coming of the Messiah they were longing for….

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