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NT/OT Character Podcasts

N.T. Character Podcast 67 – James (the brother of Jesus)

Posted: February 16, 2021

James: background There are many Jameses in the Bible. This translates the original name Jacob. This James is the younger brother of Jesus (the 2nd of Mary’s 5 sons). Ya’akov was… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 28, Eutychus (= NT character podcast 66)

Posted: February 9, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 28, Eutychus (15 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory The miracle will take… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 27, Tabitha (= NT character podcast 65)

Posted: February 2, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 27, Tabitha (Dorcas) (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory Today’s reanimation is well-known… Read More

CLEAN – Podcast 25, Jairus & Daughter (= NT character podcast 64)

Posted: January 29, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 25, Jairus & Daughter (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Review: There are three… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 24, Widow of Nain & Son (= NT character podcast 63)

Posted: January 19, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 24, The Widow of Nain & Son (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 18, The Slave Girl of Acts 16:16 (= NT character podcast 62)

Posted: January 12, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 18, The Slave Girl of Acts 16:16 (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 17, The Crazy Man in the Synagogue (= NT character podcast 61)

Posted: January 5, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 17, The Synagogue Demoniac (11 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Scriptural study: Mark 1:21-28 Jesus… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 16, Father & Son (= NT character podcast 60)

Posted: December 29, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 16, Father & Son (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Yesterday: mother/daughter;… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 15, Mother & Daughter (= NT character podcast 59)

Posted: December 22, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 15, Mother & Daughter (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Some of those… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 14, the Gerasene Demoniac (= NT character podcast 58)

Posted: December 15, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 14, The Gerasene Demoniac (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Scriptural study: Mark 5:1-18… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 13, Mary Magdalene (= NT character study 57)

Posted: December 8, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 13, Mary Magdalene (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Demons are never explicitly… Read More

OT54 – The Ethiopian Eunuchs (= NT character podcast 56)

Posted: December 1, 2020

To hear the podcast on The Ethiopian Eunuchs (25 minutes), click the play arrow. You can download it from here. This podcast is O.T. character podcast 54 and N.T. character… Read More

NT Character Podcast 55—Joseph (husband of Mary)

Posted: November 25, 2020

Introduction There are 13 Josephs in the Bible. This Joseph is mentioned 13x in the NT: Matt 1:16, 18-19, 24; 2:13, 19; Luke 1:27; 2:4, 16; 3:23; 4:22; John 1:45;… Read More

NT Character Podcast 54—Salome

Posted: November 18, 2020

The name Salome There are two Salomes in the NT— no surprise, given the popularity of the name in the 1st C. Salome comes from shalôm, peace. Top 10 first century… Read More

NT Character Podcast 53—The Four Evangelists (gospel writers)

Posted: November 11, 2020

John Mark Identity Mark may not be John Mark. John was a common name in the Jewish world, and Mark a common name in the Roman world. And having a… Read More

NT Character Podcast 52—Priscilla & Aquila

Posted: October 28, 2020

Introductions Aquila Aquila means “eagle.” There are 7 well-known Aquilas in ancient times, including our Aquila. He is always mentioned with his wife. Priscilla Her name means “venerable.” There are 2… Read More

NT Character Podcast 51—Philemon & Onesimus

Posted: October 21, 2020

Background This study is not primarily about Paul. (For that, please watch the iFaith video sermon on Philemon, or listen to the Philemon unit in The Prison Epistles, or read… Read More

NT Character Podcast 50—Agabus & Rhoda

Posted: October 14, 2020

Agabus (Acts 11:27-29) A Jerusalem prophet, like Judas and Silas (Acts 15) Hagabos means “locust”—which is interesting, given the connection of locusts with famines. The famine prediction was made 43/44… Read More

NT Character Podcast 49—Lydia

Posted: October 7, 2020

Background Lydia is from Asia (Thyatira), but resident in Europe (Philippi). She is the first convert from Europe in the book of Acts. Philippi is a Roman colony—there’s no synagogue…. Read More

NT Character Podcast 48—Silas

Posted: September 30, 2020

Introduction Silas is mainly referred to in Acts 15-18. “Silas” first appears in Acts 15:22. He is referred to by his full name, Silvanus, in 2 Cor 1:19; 1 Thess 1:1; 2… Read More

NT Character Podcast 47—Titus

Posted: September 23, 2020

Introduction Titus was a major figure in Paul’s life, although not mentioned in Acts (which is selective). We come across him 13x in NT, 8 times in 2 Cor—also Gal,… Read More

NT Character Podcast 46—Timothy

Posted: September 16, 2020

Introduction Most biblical figures give us few insights into the heart or the personality. Timothy is one of the persons about whom we know much more, mentioned some 30x in the… Read More

OT65—OT Characters at Cross Purposes

Posted: September 1, 2020

Pharaoh’s daughter / Pharaoh (daughter / father, and princess / king) 14th BC Exodus 1:15-17, 22; 2:1-10 The hero is a pagan, a worshipper of the Egyptian gods—the daughter of… Read More

NT Character Podcast 45—Phoebe

Posted: August 26, 2020

Major text: Rom 16:1-2 Supporting texts: Acts 15:22-23; 30-32; Rom 12:3-8; 1 Tim 3:4; 1 Thess 5:12 Rom 16:1 Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a… Read More

NT Character Podcast 44—Anna

Posted: August 19, 2020

Scripture: Luke 2:36-38 . Bio: Hannah (Hebrew) = Anna (Greek & Latin). In some ways she reminds us of her OT namesake (faith, presence at the house of God, deep… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 21, Wealthy Shunammites’ Child (= OT character podcast 64)

Posted: May 1, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 21, The Wealthy Shunammites’ Child (16 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction CLEAN 21,… Read More

CLEAN- podcast 20, Widow of Zarephath & Son (= OT character podcast 63)

Posted: March 1, 2020

We now begin CLEAN sub-series Reanimation. To listen to CLEAN podcast 20, The Widow of Zarephath & Son (17 minutes), click on the arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target… Read More

OT62-The Prophetess Huldah

Posted: January 1, 2020

Hebrew & Greek words: chuldah = mole. See the Huldah Gates (entrance into Temple precinct). nevi’ah = prophetess (Greek prophêtis) navi’ = prophet (Greek prophétēs) Prophetesses of the Bible: Old Testament… Read More

OT61—Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba

Posted: November 1, 2019

Hebrew words: Mikhál = brook ‘Avigail = my father is joy Bath-sheva’ = daughter of the oath David’s wives: Ahinoam, Maachah, Haggith, Abital, Eglah Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba—and possibly more Note: this does not… Read More

OT Character Podcast 60, Mephibosheth

Posted: September 1, 2019

Introduction Our O.T. character today is a minor character. And yet doesn’t mean he isn’t important. The relationship between David and Jonathan (Saul’s son, next in line for the throne)… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 10, the Four Lepers (= OT Character podcast 59)

Posted: July 1, 2019

To listen to lesson 10 in the CLEAN series, The Four Samaritan Lepers (10 minutes), click on the play arrow. Or you can download the podcast by right clicking here and choosing ‘save… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 9 (= OT Character Podcast 58, Uzziah pt. II)

Posted: May 1, 2019

To listen to lesson 9 in the CLEAN series, The Leprosy of Uzziah (9 minutes), click on the play arrow. Or you can download the podcast by right clicking here and choosing… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 8 (= OT Character Podcast 57, Gehazi pt. II)

Posted: March 1, 2019

To listen to lesson 8 in the CLEAN series, The Leprosy of Gehazi (13 minutes), click on the play arrow. Or you can download the podcast by right clicking here and choosing… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 7 (= OT character podcast 56, Naaman)

Posted: January 1, 2019

To listen to lesson 7 in the CLEAN series, The Leprosy of Naaman (14 minutes), click on the play arrow. Or you can download the podcast by right clicking here and choosing ‘save target… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 6 (= OT character podcast 55, Miriam pt. II)

Posted: November 1, 2018

To listen to lesson 6 in the CLEAN series, The Leprosy of Miriam (17 minutes), click on the play arrow. Or you can download the podcast by right clicking here and… Read More

OT53-Rahab (CJ Jones)

Posted: July 1, 2018

For the O.T. Character Study, Rahab (27 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

OT52-Jonah.mp3

Posted: May 1, 2018

For O.T. Lesson 52, Jonah (25 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT51-Amos.mp3

Posted: March 1, 2018

For O.T. Lesson 51, Amos (26 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT50-Hosea.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2018

For O.T. Lesson 50, Hosea (26 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT49-Daniel.mp3

Posted: November 1, 2017

For O.T. Lesson 49, Daniel (31 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT48-Ezekiel.mp3

Posted: September 1, 2017

For O.T. Lesson 48, Ezekiel (20 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT47-Jeremiah.mp3

Posted: July 1, 2017

For O.T. Lesson 47, Jeremiah (25 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT46-Isaiah.mp3

Posted: May 1, 2017

For O.T. Lesson 46, Isaiah (25 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT45-Proverbs 31 Woman & Man.mp3

Posted: March 1, 2017

For O.T. Lesson 45,The Proverbs 31 Woman — and Man (15 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click here and select “save link as” or… Read More

OT44-Job.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2017

For O.T. Lesson 44, Job (33 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT43-Esther & Mordecai.mp3

Posted: November 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 43, Esther & Mordecai (22 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

OT42-Ezra & Nehemiah.mp3

Posted: September 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 42, Ezra & Nehemiah (21 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

OT41-Josiah.mp3

Posted: July 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 41, Josiah (25 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT40-Manasseh.mp3

Posted: May 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 40, Manasseh (24 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT39-Uzziah.mp3

Posted: March 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 39, Uzziah (16 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT38-Hezekiah.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2016

For O.T. Lesson 38, Hezekiah (30 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT37-Jehu.mp3

Posted: November 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 37, Jehu (31 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT36-Elisha-Gehazi.mp3

Posted: September 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 36, Elisha & Gehazi (40 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

OT35-Elijah.mp3

Posted: July 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 35, Elijah (25 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

OT34-Ahab-Jezebel.mp3

Posted: May 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 34,Ahab & Jezebel (23 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

NT Character Podcast 43—Simeon

Posted: April 12, 2015

For N.T. Character Study 43 Simeon, click the play arrow. To download the podcast, right click on the download link. Scripture: Luke 2:25-35 . Bio: Simeon is righteous and devout…. Read More

Annas & Caiaphas

Posted: March 15, 2015

For N.T. Character Study 42 Annas and Caiaphas, click the play arrow.  To download the podcast, right click on the download link, and choose “save target as” or “save link as”… Read More

OT34 Ahab and Jezebel

Posted: March 1, 2015

OT34-Ahab-Jezebel To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you can download the podcast and listen to it later. Download… Read More

6. Mary: An Example for All Time

Posted: January 5, 2015

For N.T. Character Study 41″6. Mary: An Example for All Time” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save link… Read More

OT33-Jeroboam-Rehoboam.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2015

For O.T. Lesson 33, Jeroboam & Rehoboam (28 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

OT32-Solomon.mp3

Posted: November 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 32, Solomon (17 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

OT31-Joab-Absalom-Adonijah.mp3

Posted: September 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 31, Joab, Absalom, and Adonijah (29 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

OT30-David.mp3

Posted: July 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 30, David (17 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

5. Mary, A Woman of Contemplation

Posted: March 30, 2014

For N.T. Character Study 40 “5. Mary, A Woman of Contemplation” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save link… Read More

OT29-Jonathan.mp3

Posted: March 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 29, Jonathan (15 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

4. Mary & the Other Women

Posted: January 30, 2014

For N.T. Character Study 39 “4. Mary & the Other Women” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save link… Read More

3. Mary & Elizabeth

Posted: January 15, 2014

For N.T. Character Study 38 “3. Mary & Elizabeth” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save link as’. The… Read More

OT28-Saul.mp3

Posted: January 1, 2014

For O.T. Lesson 28, Saul (18 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

2. Mary: Chosen to be Jesus’ Mother

Posted: September 30, 2013

For N.T. Character Study 37 “2. Mary: Chosen to be Jesus’ Mother” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save… Read More

1. Mary: An introduction, by Vicki Jacoby

Posted: September 11, 2013

For N.T. Character Study 36 “1. Mary: An introduction, by Vicki Jacoby” click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose ‘save… Read More

The servant girl who challenges Peter

Posted: May 15, 2013

For N.T. Character Study 35, The Servant Girl Who Challenges Peter, (16 minutes), click on the play arrow. To listen to it later, download by right clicking here, and choose… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 26 (Lazarus) = NT character podcast 34

Posted: April 26, 2013

For CLEAN podcast 26/N.T. Character Study 34, Lazarus (15 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory For most people,… Read More

The Woman Caught in Adultery

Posted: February 13, 2013

For N.T. Character Study 33, The Woman Caught in Adultery (11 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link… Read More

Joseph of Arimathea

Posted: January 3, 2013

For N.T. Character Study 32, Joseph of Arimathea (21 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

The Mother and the Seven Brothers

Posted: December 30, 2012

For N.T. Character Study 31, The Mother and the Seven Brothers (19 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save… Read More

John the Baptist

Posted: December 19, 2012

For N.T. Character Study 30, John the Baptist (30 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click here and select “save link as” or “save… Read More

The Magi (“Wise Men”)

Posted: November 29, 2012

For N.T. Character Study 29, The Magi (“Three Wise Men”) (30 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link… Read More

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