Christians seem to be very excited about Israel at the moment, in light of Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But there’s also a lot of arguing going on. With Israel much in the news, I sat down on the red sofa with my colleague in Old Testament studies, Dr. Glenn Wooden, to talk about Israel in the Bible.
‘What is Israel?’ I asked Glenn. The answer is not straightforward, it seems. And things get even more complicated when we start talking about the nation-state of Israel today. Is there continuity between Israel in the Bible and Israel today? And what about Jerusalem anyway? Check out the video as we ‘raise the conversation’ and questions, on this oft-disputed topic.