The Covenant is now being featured on The Aidan Project podcast, episode #73.
The idea that Abraham was just a mythical figure is so widely entrenched in our worldview that there is a mountain of objections to overcome in order to bring people to even start considering the possibility that he might have been a historical character instead. I therefore feel privileged that Aidan Coughlan has found the topic relevant and valuable enough to investigate it and then dedicate a full podcast to it.
Aidan is very gracious. He was well prepared, respectful and genuinely interested in my work. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience despite the fact that I found myself occasionally stuttering and looking for words; that I made a few historical mistakes; and that I completely forgot to discuss some very important stuff! I guess this is somewhat expected as this was a first podcast on The Covenant.
Had we had more time, I would have loved to talk about Baal Berith, the origin of the Tetragrammaton YHWH, the Samaritans, and much more! I nevertheless believe that the net result will be positive and that it will bring some of you to want to read the book and engage in a discussion.
I am therefore really looking forward to your reactions… For instance, did this episode brought you to more seriously consider the idea of a secular covenant and a historical figure? And if so, which arguments did you find the most compelling?
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