Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a British biblical scholar and broadcaster. She is currently professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion at the University of Exeter.
#251 Christ, the Child Killer - Richard is a the Corn Exchange in Exeter, a town famous for the the most comical suicide bomb of all time. And Richard is talking religion with Biblical scholar, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou. They try to ascertain who wrote the Bible, what Jesus got up to in the bits that didn’t make it into the book, whether anyone in the Bible actually existed, whether gods have genitalia, if God was married, why Eve was Adam’s second wife, whether being a woman or an atheist is a bigger handicap for a Biblical scholar and why St Paul had the wrong idea about sex during the Apocalypse. Plus the logistics of Noah’s Ark and the craziest bits in the Bible. Check out Francesca’s book “God: An Anatomy”, fully illustrated. Yup, even that bit.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Become a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See for privacy and opt-out information.
  Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou (@ProfFrancesca) is this week's excellent #GSPodcast guest. We talk the historicity of Jesus, Sunday morning television barneys, Richard Dawkins, Feminism, faith schools, the destruction of ancient temples in Palmyra, the Qur'an pages found in Birmingham and why she loves corpses! Also, Star Wars or Star Trek? Also available on iTunes and Stitcher. Support the podcast at Listeners get a free audiobook and trial with Audible at #GSPodcast Theme by Dorian Silk & The MCH    
In this podcast we talk to Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou (Exeter University, UK) about her books 'Land of Our Fathers' and 'Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah' and about the challenges and opportunities facing biblical studies as a discipline.
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Oct 3rd, 1975
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2 hours, 1 minute