**WARNING THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS**
Listen to Dr. Marvin Sweeney talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark). We asked him about his reactions to the movie released this past weekend, as well as biblical and ancient Near Eastern descriptions of Noah.
Dr. Sweeney is a professor of Religion at the Claremont School of Theology and the Academy of Jewish Religion (California). Dr. Sweeney has authored nine volumes and numerous studies, such as 1 and 2 Kings: A Commentary (Old Testament Library, 2007),Form and Intertextuality in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (Mohr Siebeck, 2005); King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel (Oxford, 2001); The Twelve Prophets (Berit Olam, 2000); and others. He is the Editor of Hebrew Studies; the founding Editor of the Review of Biblical Literature; Co-Editor of the Forms of the Old Testament Literature commentary series; Mitarbeiter for the De Gruyter International Encyclopedia of the Bible; and CEO of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center for Preservation and Research.
Sweeney has held research and visiting positions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the W. F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research; the Lilly Theological Research Fund; the Academy for Jewish Religion (California); and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. His current work includes Reading the Bible after the Shoah (Fortress), the Cambridge History of Ancient Religions; a Jewish Biblical Theology; and a commentary on Ezekiel (Smyth and Helwys).
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