Books Of Kings

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The first narrative history podcast on the Bible.


  • 39- The Plain of Megiddo

    16/06/2024 Duração: 01h10min

    The Assyrian Empire is reduced to a rump state in Anatolia. Seeing an opportunity to return to its former glory, Egypt launches a lightning mission to rescue Assyria. In a move that has mystified biblical commentators, Josiah of Judah—despite having seemingly no stake in the fight—ambushes and attacks the Egyptian forces at Megiddo. The event proves to be Josiah’s Waterloo, making the word “Megiddo” a byword for disaster. What was Josiah thinking?

  • 38- No King Like Him

    20/04/2024 Duração: 01h35min

    As Assyria disintegrates, Manasseh’s grandson Josiah declares a holy war against idolatry and invades Samaria. Ian and Caleb explain why the enigmatic “Book of the Law” brought to Josiah is thought to be Deuteronomy.

  • 37- All the Powers of the Heavens

    26/02/2024 Duração: 01h11min

    Manasseh of Judah offers the most legendary story of personal transformation in the Old Testament. A loyal Assyrian vassal and fanatical pagan who burned his own children as a human sacrifice, Manasseh ultimately returned to the God of Hezekiah and led a Yahwist revival.

  • 36- You Have Mocked the Lord

    25/12/2023 Duração: 02h07min

    2 Kings 19 records the most astonishing miracle in the Books of Kings. In 701 BC, an “angel of the Lord” descended upon Jerusalem and slaughtered 185,000 Assyrian soldiers, lifting Sennacherib’s siege of the city.  Incredibly, the angel’s destruction of Sennacherib’s army is perhaps the most well-documented miracle in the Old Testament, with the Deuteronomist’s account finding support or corroboration in Egyptian, Babylonian, and Assyrian sources. Had the Assyrians succeeded in taking Jerusalem, the entire Kingdom of Judah—and, with it, all worship of the God of Jacob—would have been erased from the pages of history.

  • 35- A Grain of Mustard Seed

    02/11/2023 Duração: 01h07min

    Ian and Caleb pretend to do an episode about the religious renaissance under Hezekiah. Actually, it is an episode about the Bronze Serpent of Moses, the Rod of Asclepius, and Imhotep. They also discuss the origins of the Samaritan culture.

  • 34- Reap the Whirlwind

    02/10/2023 Duração: 01h10min

    Assyrian hordes eradicate Aram and swarm across the Levant, consuming almost all of Israel and its eight tribes. While most Israelites are led off to assimilation or death, some—like the ancestors of Anna the Prophetess—escape south to the Kingdom of Judah.     In Judah, Ahaz escalates his pro-Assyrian religious reforms, effectively banning Yahwism and erecting altars to Baal in the streets of Jerusalem.   Ian and Caleb discuss the mythology of the “ten lost tribes,” and Ian engages with emails and DMs from listeners on the order of the biblical cannon.

  • 33- The Root of Jesse

    08/09/2023 Duração: 01h44min

    Ahaz, one of the most tyrannical of the Davidic kings, aligns Judah with Assyria and begins an aggressive program to force cosmopolitanism down the throats of the Judahites. A new prophet, Isaiah, appears on the political stage and delivers the famous and controversial prophecy of “Immanuel.” Caleb introduces the career and reforms of Tiglath-Pileser III and Ian gives an introduction to the history and theology of the Book of Isaiah.

  • 32- Name Her No Mercy

    13/08/2023 Duração: 01h15min

    Israel implodes after the death of Jeroboam II, its Second Golden Age empire crumbling into apocalyptic civil war. Under Tiglath-Pileser III, Assyria rises from the ashes to form a revolutionary new world empire. Despite the memorable warnings of the prophet Hosea, Israel’s elite is drawn once again into Assyria’s orbit.   Ian explains his controversial position that reading the Bible in cover-to-cover order is not a good introduction to the Old Testament canon.  

  • 31- To the Valley of My Mountains

    29/05/2023 Duração: 01h15min

    With Israel flourishing, Uzziah carves out his own Judahite military empire. In 760 BC, as the prophet Amos begins to condemn the elite of Samaria, an epochal earthquake rocks the Levant, levelling whole cities to the ground. Meanwhile, pioneered by the prophecies of Isaiah, the concept of global messianic monotheism begins to take recognizable shape.   Ian and Caleb discuss the growing mountain of evidence for the biblical account of Uzziah’s reign, Judahite ballistic siege weaponry, the literary qualities of Amos, and an apologetic of geopolitical prophecy.

  • 30- Rise Up as a Great Lion

    08/04/2023 Duração: 01h07min

    With Assyria facing apocalyptic chaos and Aram outflanked, a Second Golden Age of Israel and Judah began in the 8th century BC. Ian and Caleb introduce the military empires of Jeroboam II and Uzziah, the Book of Jonah and the dawn of canonical prophetic literature, and the art of Jehuide Israel and Judah.

  • 29- Why Be Struck Down?

    24/12/2022 Duração: 01h03min

    Both Hebrew states appear ascendant as King Amaziah, son of Joash of Judah, pushes towards the Gulf of Eliat and begins to reestablish Judahite hegemony in the southern Levant. But when the haughty Amaziah ignores the counsel of the prophets, Judah is routed and invaded by Joash of Israel—catapulting the Jehuides to new heights of power.

  • 28.1- Bonus: Patterns of Evidence

    11/12/2022 Duração: 01h14min

    By popular demand, Ian and Caleb discuss the documentary “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” and David Rohl’s New Chronology.

  • 28- The Hand of Hazael

    09/08/2022 Duração: 58min

    The Assyrian Empire attains decisive dominance in the Levant under the legendary Shammuramat, daughter-in-law of Shalmaneser III, and her son Adad-nirari III. The only Assyrian ruler well-known in classical antiquity, Shammuramat becomes an Athena-like demigod. After Jehuide Israel withers into near-irrelevance under the boot of Aram-Damascus, a final prophecy from Elisha heralds an Israelite resurgence under the third Jehuide king, Jehoash of Israel.

  • 27- May the Lord See and Avenge

    07/04/2022 Duração: 01h33min

    The restoration of Davidic rule under Joash gets off to a strong start thanks to Judah’s high priest and regent, Jehoiada. But things go awry after Jehoiada’s death, leading to a deadly confrontation between Joash and Jehoiada’s son—the first prophet Zechariah. Ian and Caleb dive into controversy with an unapologetic discussion of Old Testament polygyny. They explore ancient supercentenarians, whether Jesus refers to Zechariah ben Jehoiada in Matthew, and Aram’s growing empire under Hazael. They also decide to go into business as international antiquities litigators, leading to a television series that is half legal drama, half Indiana Jones. 

  • 26- The Horses’ Gate

    16/02/2022 Duração: 01h08min

    The ultimate Old Testament power couple, the priest-statesman Jehoiada and the princess Yehosheba, bring the Jehuide Revolution to Judah and deliver the finishing blow to the international Omride elite. Ian and Caleb discuss the founding of Carthage by a relative of Jezebel, the camel-riding queens regnant of Kedarite Arabia, and whether the First Temple may have been guarded by Homeric Anatolian mercenaries. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

  • 25- She Took for Him a Basket

    25/11/2021 Duração: 01h13min

    Israel’s sovereignty is formally surrendered as Jehu bows down before the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III—an event immortalized on the famous Black Obelisk. In Judah, the heroic princess Yehosheba rescues the last male heir of David from a second palace massacre by Athaliah. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

  • 24- My Zeal for the Lord

    21/09/2021 Duração: 01h11min

    The dramatic Jehuide Revolution reaches its fulfillment as reactionary Yahwists uproot and replace the political and cultural structure of Israel. Contains spoilers for Fight Club.  Music by Kevin MacLeod.

  • 23- Is it Peace?

    07/06/2021 Duração: 01h26min

    In 841 BC, a single flask of oil set the entire Levant on fire. Ian and Caleb narrate the dramatic beginning of the Jehuide Revolution, reflect on Jezebel’s legacy, and discuss how old Jezebel was when she died. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

  • 22- He Removes Kings and Sets Up Kings

    24/04/2021 Duração: 01h04min

    To pave the way for the downfall of the Omrides, Elisha triggers a coup in Damascus. Ian and Caleb do an in-depth examination of Hazael of Aram. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

  • 21- Red as Blood

    01/03/2021 Duração: 01h12min

    Boxed in by a joint Hebrew counterattack, Mesha doubles down on the Moabite practice of human sacrifice. The Omride regime decays to its nadir as monotheistic revolution approaches. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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