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November 19, 2009

Off the Shelf- Episode 11:Biblical Literacy with Tim Beal

Biblical Literacy

Joining me this week for episode eleven of Off the Shelf is Florence Harness Professor of Religion Timothy Beal. Tim is a prolific author and scholar, and his latest book is entitled Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know. The sub-sub title of the book is "The best bits without all the boring bits" which describes it quite clearly. In our conversation, we talk about how the book came about, Tim's fascination with the binding of Isaac and the book of Job, and mermaids.

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