This Bible Background episode focuses on a fairly controversial passage with a LOT of “baggage.” Entire theological systems and church models have been developed based on this verse… so no pressure, right? Based on the work of Dr. Michael Heiser, I’m going to suggest an alternative interpretation of Matthew 16:18 that roots Jesus’ meaning squarely within the cultural and biblical context of the day… and NOT a silly word play.
If you want to know more about this or his culturally contextual method for interpreting Scripture, check out his books:
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