4.13: Why Do Christians Need To Read The Old Testament?

Co-hosts speak with Ellen Davis, professor at Duke Divinity School, asking, "Why Do Christians Need To Read The Old Testament?


In episode 13 of season 4, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston gather to answer the listener submitted questions.

Guest, Ellen F. Davis, is Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School.

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Ruth
  • Psalms
  • Esther
  • Luke
  • Acts
  • Romans
  • Revelation

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Israel’s Scriptures
  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • Gnosticism
  • Marcion
  • Orthodox vs Heresy
  • Models for Christian Prayer
  • Marcionism
  • Pocket New Testaments
  • Lament
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Passover
  • The Last Supper
  • New Jerusalem
  • Gifts
  • Faithfulness
  • Gentiles
  • Olive Branches
  • The Hebrew OId Testament
  • Prophets

Book mentioned

Full transcript

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Joined by

Ellen Davis
Duke Divinity School faculty

Ellen F. Davis