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Words for Granted

Words for Granted is a podcast that looks at how words change over time. Host Ray Belli uses language--more specifically, individual words--as a way of making connections among history, culture, religion, and society.
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Dec 31, 2017

Today's episode serves as an introduction to an extended series on Biblical etymology. In it, we discuss the difficulties of translating ancient texts--particularly holy texts--into modern languages. Over the course of this series, we will gain insight into the overall development and evolution of Judaism and Christianity from the unlikely perspective of etymology. 

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  • over eleven months ago
    Lance Brender
    I listen regularly to your podcast and you do good work. Like other listeners, I clearly get the message you don’t think much of Christianity. However, you promised your listeners you wouldn’t turn your new series on Biblical etymology into an anti-religious rant, so please follow through on that promise. The barbs about people who “still” believe in God are really distracting, especially when we are all interested in learning about this etymology.
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