49: Making Hezekiah Great Again (How The Bible Works)

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Have you ever thought about Hezekiah as one of the main characters in the Old Testament? And what if we told you that the child named Immanuel spoken of in Isaiah referred not to Jesus but to Hezekiah (at least at first)? Nate and Tim look again at the literary technique of “snowballing” and discuss how biblical characters and even biblical texts are presented as disappointing failures that will have to be recycled and repurposed in the future.

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Hosts: Nate Hanson / Tim Ritter

Music: Cale Haugen

References: 2 Kings 18:1-8, Isaiah 7-9, 36-39

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