Episode: Matt talks with Reed Carlson about conceptions of the person in the Old Testament and Second Temple literature, and specifically, the significance of the spirit/Spirit when thinking about the self. We talk about farts, the medium of Endor, election, charismatic spirituality, God's character in the Old Testament, and much more related to his book Unfamiliar Selves in the Hebrew Bible: Possession and other Spirit Phenomena (DeGruyter, 2022).

Guest: Rev. Dr. Reed Carlson is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at United Lutheran Seminary. He’s active in the church, is ordained in the Episcopal Church, and is married to an ELCA minister. He’s the author of Unfamiliar Selves in the Hebrew Bible: Possession and other Spirit Phenomena (De Gruyter, 2022).

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