Audio on Modern Biblical Scholarship

The audiobooks and courses listed in this section are available for purchase at,, and elsewhere, but they can be acquired at a lower price through an membership.


History in the Bible Podcast

Available free. Episodes 1.31 through 1.37 (the most recent episode), and the upcoming few episodes, are particularly relevant to the subject matter of this book. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. The podcast also has an excellent web site, with links to many useful resources.

The World of Biblical Israel (The Great Courses) (Professor Cynthia R. Chapman)

An outstanding 24-lecture series. From the Description: "Discover the complete literary power of the scriptures by investigating many of the Bible's key historical moments, from the origins of the Israelites in the Torah to the Babylonian Captivity and the resettlement under the Persian Empire, which is the very heart of the Hebrew scriptures. Learn how the exilic period motivated the community to reexamine its relationship to its God, its land, its religious practices, and its legacy to the children who would become the new Israel."

Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (Eric H. Cline)

From the Description: "Important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made virtually every year -- during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least seven major discoveries in Israel, five of them in or near Jerusalem. Biblical Archaeology offers a passport into this fascinating realm, where ancient religion and modern science meet, and where tomorrow's discovery may answer a riddle that has lasted a thousand years. Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field."

The Modern Scholar: The History of Ancient Israel: From the Patriarchs Through the Romans (Eric H. Cline)

From the Description: "Israel conjures up myriad associations for peoples of all cultures and religious backgrounds. Inextricably associated with the world's three most prominent religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Israel is steeped in history and conflict, much of which is known through the tales of biblical figures such as Moses, David, Solomon, and, of course, Jesus Christ.But how much of the Bible can be relied upon as accurate history? And how much of the biblical record can be verified through archaeology? Esteemed professor, researcher, and author Eric H. Cline of The George Washington University addresses these and other questions in this fascinating series of lectures."

Judaism Unbound Episode 27: Who Wrote the Bible? (Interview with Professor Richard Elliott Friedman)

Professor Richard Elliott Friedman joins co-hosts Dan Libenson and Lex Rofes for a conversation about modern Biblical scholarship, which his book Who Wrote the Bible? brought to lay audiences in an accessible way nearly thirty years ago.