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Praise | Dennis Prager | 6/7/19

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June 7, 2019
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Dennis Prager hosts his radio program from the Holy Land Experience.

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Praise | Dennis Prager | 6/7/19

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  • - DENNIS PRAGER: I HAVE THE
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  • CORNIEST AMBITIONS (LAUGHING)
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  • OF ANY HUMAN YOU'LL EVER MEET.
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  • I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO DO GOOD
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  • AND TAKE GOD SERIOUSLY.
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT, ON
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  • "PRAISE" FROM ORLANDO,
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  • NATIONAL RADIO HOST
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  • AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR
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  • - DENNIS: HI, EVERYBODY, AND
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  • WELCOME TO THE DENNIS PRAYER
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  • SHOW.
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  • [CHEERS]
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  • YOU CAN APPLAUD, ACTUALLY,
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  • YEAH.
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  • [LOUD APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
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  • [DOG POUND CALLS]
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  • [LAUGHS]
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  • I AM IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA, WHERE
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  • IT IS HUMID -- BUT, THANK GOD,
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  • NOT SUNNY.
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  • AND, THE, UH...ENTHUSIASTIC
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  • APPLAUSE YOU JUST HEARD IS FROM
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  • A FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE HERE AT
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  • THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE.
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  • BECAUSE TODAY IS THE EVE --
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  • TO BE TECHNICALLY ACCURATE --
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  • CORRECT, MARJ? --
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  • THE EVE OF THE PUBLICATION
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  • OF THE SECOND VOLUME OF
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  • MY BIBLE COMMENTARY,
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  • AND, UH...
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  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
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  • ...RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'RE INTO
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  • WEIGHTLIFTING, GENESIS AND
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  • EXODUS CAN SUBSTITUTE FOR A
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  • DUMBBELL.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • THEY'RE-- THEY'RE-- 'CAUSE
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  • THEY'RE BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED
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  • ON GOOD PAPER -- GOD BLESS
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  • REGNERY -- AND GORGEOUS
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  • HARDBOUND BOOK.
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  • SO, IT'S OBVIOUSLY A BIG DEAL.
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  • I STILL HAVE THREE VOLUMES TO
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  • GO, SO I'M NOT EXACTLY, UH,
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  • EUPHORIC...
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • THE WORK IS IMMENSE, BUT THE,
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  • UH--
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  • AND, BY THE WAY, TODAY, THE
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  • PRAGER UNIVERSITY VIDEO IS
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  • ABOUT ONE SUBJECT IN THE...THE
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  • BOOK COMING OUT TODAY AND
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  • TOMORROW -- GENESIS -- AND THAT
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  • IS WHY GOD IS HE, WHY GOD IS
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  • DEPICTED AS A "HE."
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  • SO, THAT IS MY VIDEO FOR PRAGER
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  • UNIVERSITY.
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  • AND, ACCORDING TO ALLEN, IT GOT
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  • OFF TO A FAST START.
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  • AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING IN
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  • COMMENTS IS, "I NEVER THOUGHT
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  • OF THAT."
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  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, FOR
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  • THOSE OF YOU VISITING ORLANDO.
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  • LAST NIGHT, ON THE PLANE, THEY
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  • SAID, "IS IT YOU FOLKS FROM
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  • ORLANDO WHO ARE HERE?"
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT FROM
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  • ORLANDO, BUT FROM--
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  • DID I HEAR IT CORRECTLY,
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  • SOMETHING LIKE 27 MILLION
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  • VISITORS A YEAR?
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  • IS IT-- IS IT--
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  • IT'S MORE THAN--
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  • [AUDIENCE MEMBER CALLS OUT]
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  • HOW MANY?
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  • SEVENTY-TWO?
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  • SEVENTY-TWO MILLION PEOPLE
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  • VISIT ORLANDO?
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  • THAT'S ASTONISHING.
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  • THAT'S THE SIZE OF A SERIOUS
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  • COUNTRY.
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  • IT'S AN AMAZING THING
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  • WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ORLANDO.
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  • DID YOUR TEAM EVER WIN AN NBA
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  • CHAMPIONSHIP?
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  • [SOME IN AUDIENCE RESPOND]
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  • DID IT? I'M CURIOUS.
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  • [NEGATIVE RESPONSES]
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  • SO, WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?
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  • AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP OR 72
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  • MILLION TOURISTS?
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • OKAY, FOLKS, THE 72 MILLION
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  • TOURISTS IS MUCH BETTER.
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  • ANYWAY, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.
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  • DENNIS PRAGER HERE, IN ORLANDO.
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  • AND IT'S A BIG DAY.
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  • AND I WOULD ASK YOU WHO ARE
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  • LISTENING...THIS BOOK IS MEANT
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  • TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
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  • BECAUSE IT CHANGED MY LIFE AND
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  • I'M EXPLAINING HOW LIKE WHY GOD
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  • IS DEPICTED AS A "HE" -- JUST
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  • SO, YOU CAN PRE-ORDER AT
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  • AMAZON.
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  • THERE'S AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY AT
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  • FULL PRICE.
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  • YOU CAN THE FULL PRICE WITH AN
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  • AUTOGRAPH AT THE PRAGER STORE.
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  • IT'S NOT EXTRA;
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  • IT'S JUST THE REGULAR LIST
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  • PRICE, BUT YOU CAN GET THE
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  • REDUCED PRICE AT AMAZON.
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  • I LEVEL WITH YOU
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  • AND IF YOU BUY 2.000 COPIES...
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • ...UH, MARJI WILL VISIT YOU.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • SHE'S THE PUBLISHER AT REGNERY
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  • AND I JUST...VOLUNTEERED HER
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: DENNIS
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  • PRAGER IS A BESTSELLING AUTHOR,
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  • THEOLOGIAN, AND PROFESSOR.
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  • HE IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS
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  • NATIONAL RADIO SHOW, WHICH
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  • REACHES OVER 400 AFFILIATES,
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  • WITH MILLIONS OF LISTENERS,
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  • THROUGH THE SALEM RADIO
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  • NETWORK.
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  • HE IS THE FOUNDER OF PRAGER
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  • UNIVERSITY, USING ONLINE VIDEOS
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  • AND RESOURCES TO EDUCATE YOUNG
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  • PEOPLE ON WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT
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  • IS RIGHT ABOUT AMERICA.
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  • DENNIS' WRITINGS HAVE BEEN
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  • PUBLISHED IN "THE WALL STREET
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  • JOURNAL," "THE LOS ANGELES
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  • TIMES," AND MANY OTHER
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  • PUBLICATIONS, INCLUDING HIS
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  • DENNIS CONSIDERS "THE RATIONAL
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  • BIBLE" TO BE THE PINNACLE OF A
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  • LIFETIME STUDYING THE TORAH.
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  • AUTHOR, HOST, AND TEACHER:
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  • - DENNIS: SO, AS IT HAPPENS,
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  • IT REALLY WAS SOMEWHAT
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  • COINCIDENTAL, BUT, A MAJOR
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  • EDITOR IN MY WORK ON THE BIBLE
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  • IS A PROFESSOR OF BIBLE AT
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  • BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY IN ISRAEL.
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  • AND HE'S, UH, FLUENT IN ENGLISH
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  • AND HIS BIBLICAL HEBREW IS
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  • IT'S A CREDIT TO ME...
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  • [LAUGHS]
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  • ...I DON'T NORMALLY SAY SUCH A
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  • THING.
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  • IT IS A CREDIT TO ME, BECAUSE
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  • IT'S HUMBLING TO HAVE HIM
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  • LOOK OVER MY WORK.
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  • BECAUSE HIS KNOWLEDGE--
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  • IT'S INTIMIDATINGLY AWESOME.
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  • AND SO, IT HAPPENS TO BE THAT
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  • HE HAS A SPEECH IN
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  • SOUTH FLORIDA, CORRECT?
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  • AND, SO, IS GONNA DRIVE
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  • THREE AND A HALF HOURS FROM
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  • ORLANDO THERE AND DECIDED TO
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  • COME HERE, AND I'M VERY
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  • TOUCHED.
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  • SO, PROFESSOR LEEOR GOTTLIEB,
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  • WELCOME TO ORLANDO.
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  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
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  • [WHISTLES]
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  • PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB, UH...HOW
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  • DID WE EVEN MEET EACH OTHER?
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  • - PROFESSOR LEEOR GOTTLIEB:
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  • WELL, FIRST OF ALL, UM...HELLO,
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  • DENNIS.
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  • BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING,
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  • I WANNA CONGRATULATE YOU FOR
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  • THIS GREAT ACHIEVEMENT OF
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  • PUTTING OUT ANOTHER VOLUME--
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  • - DENNIS: THANK YOU.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: --OF
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  • "THE RATIONAL BIBLE."
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  • - DENNIS: YOU'VE BEEN A BIG
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  • HELP.
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  • I NEED EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT.
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  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: WE MET
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  • BECAUSE YOU TAKE GROUPS ON A
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  • TOUR TO ISRAEL, UH, THROUGH
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  • SALEM RADIO.
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  • AND, WHEN I WAS-- WHEN I SAW AN
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  • ADVERTISEMENT ABOUT A TOUR OF
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  • YOURS THAT YOU'RE BRINGING TO
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  • ISRAEL, I THOUGHT -- AND I KNEW
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  • THAT YOU WERE WORKING ON THE
  • 00:06:41.250 --> 00:06:42.240
  • FIRST VOLUME OF "THE RATIONAL
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  • BIBLE" AT THE TIME -- I THOUGHT
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  • IT WOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT
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  • THING I CAN DO FOR MY STUDENTS
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  • TO BRING SOMEBODY WHO IS NOT A
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  • PROFESSOR, UH, NOT...NOT A
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  • RABBI, WHO TAKES THE BIBLE
  • 00:06:54.260 --> 00:06:57.260
  • SERIOUSLY.
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  • I THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A
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  • LESSON FOR THEM.
  • 00:07:01.140 --> 00:07:03.010
  • AND I REACHED OUT TO YOU AND
  • 00:07:03.010 --> 00:07:04.090
  • ASKED YOU IF YOU WOULD BE
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  • WILLING TO GIVE A LECTURE AT
  • 00:07:05.170 --> 00:07:07.180
  • BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY ABOUT YOUR
  • 00:07:07.180 --> 00:07:09.060
  • WORK ON THE BIBLE, BECAUSE I
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  • WANTED MY STUDENTS TO SEE
  • 00:07:12.010 --> 00:07:13.060
  • SOMEBODY FROM OUTSIDE THAT
  • 00:07:14.220 --> 00:07:17.220
  • WORLD WHO WAS WILLING TO PUT SO
  • 00:07:17.220 --> 00:07:19.080
  • MUCH EFFORT AND TIME INTO THIS
  • 00:07:19.080 --> 00:07:21.210
  • IMPORTANT BOOK.
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  • - DENNIS: HOW DID THEY REACT?
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  • TELL THE TRUTH.
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  • I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER.
  • 00:07:27.140 --> 00:07:30.000
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: IT WAS
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  • AN EVENT ON CAMPUS THAT THEY
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  • TALKED ABOUT EVEN A YEAR LATER.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - DENNIS: LIKE, "WHY ON GOD'S
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  • EARTH DID YOU BRING THAT GUY?"
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: NO.
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  • THE AUDITORIUM WAS PACKED.
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  • THE RESPONSES WERE EXCELLENT.
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  • - DENNIS: OH, GOOD.
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  • THANK YOU.
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  • I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.
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  • SO, WHAT DID YOU DO YOUR
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  • DOCTORATE IN AND WHERE DID YOU
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  • DO IT?
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  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: I WROTE
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  • MY DISSERTATION ON THE ARAMAIC
  • 00:07:54.120 --> 00:07:56.240
  • TRANSLATION OF THE BOOK OF
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  • CHRONICLES, AT HEBREW
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  • UNIVERSITY.
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  • JUST WHAT I SAID NOW
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  • ILLUSTRATES SO PERFECTLY WHY
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  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS SO
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  • IMPORTANT.
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  • [DENNIS LAUGHS]
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  • BECAUSE...
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  • [DENNIS LAUGHING]
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  • - DENNIS: I UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:08:12.180 --> 00:08:13.060
  • BUT, EXPLAIN IT.
  • 00:08:13.060 --> 00:08:14.000
  • GO AHEAD.
  • 00:08:14.000 --> 00:08:14.210
  • "BECAUSE..."
  • 00:08:14.210 --> 00:08:16.140
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: OKAY,
  • 00:08:16.140 --> 00:08:17.040
  • I'M NOT GONNA ASK FOR A SHOW OF
  • 00:08:17.040 --> 00:08:17.260
  • HANDS HERE IN THE AUDIENCE...
  • 00:08:17.260 --> 00:08:18.170
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:18.170 --> 00:08:19.050
  • ...BUT, IN AN AVERAGE AUDIENCE,
  • 00:08:19.050 --> 00:08:21.220
  • IF I WERE TO ASK HOW MANY
  • 00:08:21.220 --> 00:08:22.280
  • PEOPLE READ THE BOOK OF
  • 00:08:22.280 --> 00:08:24.200
  • CHRONICLES IN ANY LANGUAGE,
  • 00:08:24.200 --> 00:08:26.230
  • IT WOULDN'T BE THE MAJORITY.
  • 00:08:26.230 --> 00:08:28.270
  • AND THEN, I SAY, "BUT I STUDIED
  • 00:08:28.270 --> 00:08:30.080
  • THE ARAMAIC TRANSLATION OF THE
  • 00:08:30.080 --> 00:08:31.120
  • BOOK OF CHRONICLES."
  • 00:08:32.080 --> 00:08:35.080
  • - DENNIS: YIKES.
  • 00:08:35.080 --> 00:08:37.240
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB:
  • 00:08:37.240 --> 00:08:39.230
  • SCHOLARSHIP HAS-- LIKE,
  • 00:08:39.230 --> 00:08:40.260
  • WE DEAL WITH DETAILS THAT
  • 00:08:40.260 --> 00:08:42.050
  • DON'T NECESSARILY MAKE IT TO
  • 00:08:43.100 --> 00:08:46.100
  • TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
  • 00:08:46.100 --> 00:08:46.270
  • AND THAT'S WHY "THE RATIONAL
  • 00:08:46.270 --> 00:08:47.170
  • BIBLE" IS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:08:47.170 --> 00:08:48.120
  • - DENNIS: WHY DO YOU KNOW--
  • 00:08:48.120 --> 00:08:49.020
  • NOT ONLY DO YOU KNOW ENGLISH SO
  • 00:08:49.020 --> 00:08:50.100
  • WELL, BUT YOU SPEAK WITH AN
  • 00:08:50.100 --> 00:08:51.230
  • AMERICAN ACCENT.
  • 00:08:51.230 --> 00:08:52.220
  • BUT, OF COURSE, YOU'RE ISRAELI.
  • 00:08:52.220 --> 00:08:54.210
  • SO, HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:08:54.210 --> 00:08:55.240
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: I SPENT
  • 00:08:55.250 --> 00:08:58.250
  • NINE YEARS OF MY CHILDHOOD IN
  • 00:08:58.250 --> 00:08:59.250
  • BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK.
  • 00:09:01.210 --> 00:09:04.210
  • I AM THE SON OF PROFESSOR
  • 00:09:04.210 --> 00:09:05.100
  • MOSHE GOTTLIEB
  • 00:09:05.100 --> 00:09:08.060
  • A BLESSED MEMORY,
  • 00:09:08.060 --> 00:09:10.220
  • WHO WAS AN AMERICAN.
  • 00:09:10.220 --> 00:09:13.210
  • AND WHEN HE TAUGHT AT
  • 00:09:13.210 --> 00:09:15.130
  • BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, THEN
  • 00:09:15.130 --> 00:09:16.030
  • CALLED SUNY, I HAD THE
  • 00:09:16.030 --> 00:09:17.160
  • PRIVILEGE OF, UH, LEARNING
  • 00:09:17.160 --> 00:09:18.260
  • ENGLISH AND KEEPING IT UP.
  • 00:09:18.290 --> 00:09:21.290
  • - DENNIS: BECAUSE LISTENING TO
  • 00:09:21.290 --> 00:09:22.260
  • HIM -- RIGHT? -- THERE WAS NO
  • 00:09:22.260 --> 00:09:23.230
  • SENSE- YOU WOULD HAVE NO IDEA.
  • 00:09:23.230 --> 00:09:25.020
  • I MEAN, AND IT IS PERFECT.
  • 00:09:25.020 --> 00:09:27.190
  • DO YOU-- IF YOU COULD READ A
  • 00:09:27.290 --> 00:09:30.290
  • NOVEL -- AND I USE "NOVEL"
  • 00:09:30.290 --> 00:09:33.060
  • SPECIFICALLY, 'CAUSE THERE'S A
  • 00:09:33.060 --> 00:09:34.170
  • MUCH RICHER VOCABULARY THAN A
  • 00:09:35.130 --> 00:09:38.130
  • NEWSPAPER -- IF YOU COULD READ
  • 00:09:38.130 --> 00:09:39.140
  • A NOVEL IN HEBREW OR ENGLISH,
  • 00:09:39.140 --> 00:09:40.270
  • WOULD YOU TOSS A COIN OR WOULD
  • 00:09:40.270 --> 00:09:41.180
  • YOU PREFER HEBREW?
  • 00:09:42.180 --> 00:09:45.180
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: MY CLEAR
  • 00:09:45.180 --> 00:09:46.100
  • ANSWER IS I WILL STRIVE TO READ
  • 00:09:46.100 --> 00:09:48.080
  • ANY WORK IN ITS
  • 00:09:48.080 --> 00:09:49.280
  • ORIGINAL LANGUAGE.
  • 00:09:49.280 --> 00:09:51.040
  • - DENNIS: RIGHT.
  • 00:09:51.040 --> 00:09:51.250
  • THAT'S WHAT I ASSUMED.
  • 00:09:51.250 --> 00:09:52.120
  • RIGHT.
  • 00:09:52.120 --> 00:09:53.010
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: NO
  • 00:09:53.010 --> 00:09:53.270
  • MATTER WHAT LANGUAGE IT IS,
  • 00:09:53.270 --> 00:09:55.150
  • AND IF I CAN'T, I KNOW
  • 00:09:55.150 --> 00:09:57.120
  • THAT I'M COMPROMISING.
  • 00:09:57.120 --> 00:09:59.120
  • - DENNIS: WOW.
  • 00:09:59.120 --> 00:10:00.230
  • BUT IT'S NOT A STRUGGLE,
  • 00:10:00.230 --> 00:10:02.070
  • OBVIOUSLY, READING ANYTHING IN
  • 00:10:02.070 --> 00:10:03.050
  • ENGLISH?
  • 00:10:03.050 --> 00:10:04.140
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: (PLAYFUL
  • 00:10:04.140 --> 00:10:06.010
  • SCOFF) NO, NOT AT ALL.
  • 00:10:06.010 --> 00:10:06.180
  • - DENNIS: NO.
  • 00:10:06.180 --> 00:10:07.040
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: NOT AT
  • 00:10:07.040 --> 00:10:07.250
  • ALL.
  • 00:10:07.250 --> 00:10:08.070
  • - DENNIS: DID YOU LEARN ANY--
  • 00:10:08.070 --> 00:10:09.280
  • WELL, YOU LEARNED ARAMAIC?
  • 00:10:09.280 --> 00:10:10.250
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: YES.
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:12.090
  • BUT I HAVEN'T READ MANY ARAMAIC
  • 00:10:12.090 --> 00:10:13.030
  • NOVELS, RECENTLY.
  • 00:10:13.030 --> 00:10:14.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:10:14.270 --> 00:10:17.270
  • - DENNIS: AND ON THAT NOTE,
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:20.050
  • WOULD YOU GIVE PROFESSOR
  • 00:10:20.050 --> 00:10:21.180
  • GOTTLIEB A HAND AND A BIG THANK
  • 00:10:21.180 --> 00:10:23.200
  • YOU FROM ME.
  • 00:10:24.020 --> 00:10:27.020
  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
  • 00:10:27.020 --> 00:10:27.240
  • HE'S A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING
  • 00:10:27.240 --> 00:10:28.140
  • AND A BRILLIANT MAN.
  • 00:10:28.140 --> 00:10:29.000
  • AND IT'S A JOY...IT'S A JOY
  • 00:10:29.200 --> 00:10:32.200
  • THAT YOU CAME HERE AND I
  • 00:10:32.200 --> 00:10:33.080
  • APPRECIATE IT.
  • 00:10:33.080 --> 00:10:33.210
  • WE'LL BE BACK IN A MOMENT.
  • 00:10:33.210 --> 00:10:35.010
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:10:35.030 --> 00:10:38.030
  • - PHIL BOYCE: HELLO,
  • 00:10:45.050 --> 00:10:45.240
  • EVERYBODY.
  • 00:10:45.240 --> 00:10:46.070
  • I'M PHIL BOYCE, SENIOR V.P.,
  • 00:10:46.070 --> 00:10:47.230
  • SALEM RADIO NETWORK.
  • 00:10:47.230 --> 00:10:50.170
  • SO, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE
  • 00:10:55.160 --> 00:10:56.060
  • YOU HERE TO HELP US CELEBRATE
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:58.210
  • THIS MOMENTOUS EVENT, THE
  • 00:10:58.210 --> 00:11:01.120
  • LAUNCH OF DENNIS PRAGER'S
  • 00:11:01.120 --> 00:11:02.050
  • NEW EDITION OF "THE RATIONAL
  • 00:11:02.050 --> 00:11:03.050
  • THIS VERSION IS ALL ABOUT THE
  • 00:11:05.040 --> 00:11:05.250
  • FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE,
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:06.130
  • GENESIS.
  • 00:11:06.130 --> 00:11:09.010
  • LAST SPRING, DENNIS RELEASED
  • 00:11:09.010 --> 00:11:09.210
  • HIS FIRST VERSION OF
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:10.070
  • "THE RATIONAL BIBLE," ALL ABOUT
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:11.080
  • EXODUS.
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:13.020
  • THAT BOOK BECAME THE BESTSELLER
  • 00:11:13.020 --> 00:11:13.280
  • EVER IN REGNERY FAITH HISTORY.
  • 00:11:13.280 --> 00:11:15.280
  • WE ARE CONFIDENT THIS ONE WILL
  • 00:11:15.280 --> 00:11:17.190
  • ADD TO IT.
  • 00:11:17.230 --> 00:11:20.230
  • THIS IS MORE THAN A BOOK; IT'S
  • 00:11:20.230 --> 00:11:21.240
  • A LABOR OF LOVE FOR DENNIS, WHO
  • 00:11:21.240 --> 00:11:23.070
  • BEGAN PUTTING HIS THOUGHTS
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:24.120
  • TOGETHER, ON THE TORAH, YEARS
  • 00:11:24.120 --> 00:11:25.090
  • AGO.
  • 00:11:25.090 --> 00:11:27.000
  • AND HE BELIEVES THIS BOOK
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:28.150
  • REPRESENTS HIS LIFE'S WORK.
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:30.020
  • IT IS ONE OF THOSE LASTING
  • 00:11:30.020 --> 00:11:31.160
  • MEMORIES THAT WILL BE HERE LONG
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:33.230
  • AFTER WE'RE ALL GONE.
  • 00:11:33.250 --> 00:11:36.250
  • I WANT YOU TO TELL OUR AUDIENCE
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:38.120
  • THAT CAME FROM PARTS UNKNOWN:
  • 00:11:38.120 --> 00:11:40.090
  • WHY DO YOU CONSIDER THIS BOOK
  • 00:11:40.090 --> 00:11:41.230
  • AND THE OTHERS IN THIS SERIES
  • 00:11:41.230 --> 00:11:43.210
  • YOUR LIFE'S WORK?
  • 00:11:43.210 --> 00:11:46.200
  • - DENNIS: I'VE BEEN TEACHING
  • 00:11:46.200 --> 00:11:47.200
  • THE TORAH, THE FIRST FIVE
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:48.250
  • BOOKS-- AND, BY THE WAY, FOR
  • 00:11:48.250 --> 00:11:49.270
  • MANY OF YOU WHO ARE CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:11:49.270 --> 00:11:51.030
  • THIS IS THE ROOT OF BOTH
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:53.100
  • I MEAN, IT'S A SORT OF,
  • 00:11:57.150 --> 00:12:00.020
  • THE FAMOUS LATIN SAINT,
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:00.200
  • PRIMUS INTER PARES --
  • 00:12:00.200 --> 00:12:02.040
  • IT'S LIKE FIRST AMONG EQUALS.
  • 00:12:02.040 --> 00:12:02.250
  • THE BIBLE IS HOLY.
  • 00:12:02.250 --> 00:12:03.250
  • BUT, THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS ARE
  • 00:12:03.250 --> 00:12:05.180
  • EVERYTHING STARTS THERE.
  • 00:12:11.180 --> 00:12:14.180
  • EVERYTHING THAT YOU VALUE
  • 00:12:14.180 --> 00:12:15.230
  • BEGINS THERE --
  • 00:12:15.230 --> 00:12:18.090
  • THE GARDEN OF EDEN,
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:19.000
  • THE CREATION OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:12:19.000 --> 00:12:20.070
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS,
  • 00:12:20.070 --> 00:12:21.280
  • LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,
  • 00:12:21.280 --> 00:12:23.150
  • LOVE THE STRANGER.
  • 00:12:23.150 --> 00:12:24.200
  • LOVE GOD.
  • 00:12:24.200 --> 00:12:27.000
  • IT'S ALL THERE.
  • 00:12:27.000 --> 00:12:27.160
  • IT'S ALL IN THE FIRST FIVE
  • 00:12:27.160 --> 00:12:28.050
  • BOOKS.
  • 00:12:28.050 --> 00:12:29.180
  • THE REST OF THE BIBLE IS SORT
  • 00:12:29.180 --> 00:12:30.210
  • OF A PLAYING OUT.
  • 00:12:30.210 --> 00:12:32.190
  • WHETHER YOU HAVE A
  • 00:12:32.190 --> 00:12:33.250
  • CHRISTOLOGICAL REFERENCE OR A
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:35.030
  • NON-CHRISTOLOGICAL REFERENCE,
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:37.210
  • IT'S ALL PLAYING OUT WHAT
  • 00:12:37.210 --> 00:12:38.190
  • STARTS THERE.
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:41.030
  • IF THERE'S NO FIRST FI-- IF YOU
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:42.110
  • REMOVE -- NO OFFENSE TO JOSHUA
  • 00:12:42.130 --> 00:12:45.130
  • -- BUT IF YOU REMOVE JOSHUA,
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:47.120
  • YOU STILL HAVE A BIBLE.
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:50.190
  • BUT IF YOU REMOVE THE FIVE
  • 00:12:50.190 --> 00:12:51.110
  • BOOKS, YOU HAVE NOTHING.
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:52.160
  • NOTHING MAKES SENSE.
  • 00:12:52.160 --> 00:12:54.130
  • IT'S ALL-- EVERYTHING
  • 00:12:54.130 --> 00:12:56.270
  • ULTIMATELY REFERS TO THOSE.
  • 00:12:56.270 --> 00:12:57.280
  • BUT THERE'S ANOTHER REASON.
  • 00:12:57.290 --> 00:13:01.010
  • AND THAT IS-- AND I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:02.200
  • WHAT AGE IT WAS, BUT, SOMEWHAT
  • 00:13:02.200 --> 00:13:04.000
  • EARLY IN MY LIFE, I REALIZED
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:05.280
  • THAT I LOVE IT.
  • 00:13:05.280 --> 00:13:07.210
  • I MEAN, EMOTIONALLY, I LOVED
  • 00:13:07.210 --> 00:13:09.020
  • THE TORAH.
  • 00:13:12.280 --> 00:13:15.280
  • AND...UH...I CAN'T SAY--
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:16.190
  • I ADMIRE THE PROPHETS, BUT I
  • 00:13:16.190 --> 00:13:17.090
  • LOVE THE TORAH.
  • 00:13:19.120 --> 00:13:22.120
  • AND THAT'S A BIG FACTOR, SO
  • 00:13:22.270 --> 00:13:25.270
  • MUCH SO THAT I HAVE AN
  • 00:13:25.270 --> 00:13:27.250
  • INTERESTING PHRASE -- I THINK
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:28.210
  • IT'S IN GENESIS.
  • 00:13:28.210 --> 00:13:30.130
  • BUT, UH, NOW, IT'S JUST HARDER
  • 00:13:30.130 --> 00:13:32.290
  • TO REMEMBER.
  • 00:13:32.290 --> 00:13:33.200
  • BUT I THINK IT IS.
  • 00:13:33.200 --> 00:13:35.130
  • AND IT MAY NOT EVEN BE.
  • 00:13:35.130 --> 00:13:37.010
  • MAYBE-- I JUST WROTE A PIECE
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:38.130
  • FOR "THE JERUSALEM POST."
  • 00:13:38.130 --> 00:13:40.180
  • DID YOU HAPPEN TO SEE THAT,
  • 00:13:40.180 --> 00:13:41.080
  • LEEOR?
  • 00:13:41.080 --> 00:13:41.280
  • MY "JERUSALEM POST" PIECE?
  • 00:13:41.280 --> 00:13:43.220
  • JUST CAME OUT.
  • 00:13:43.220 --> 00:13:46.110
  • AND, UH...ANYWAY, I WROTE THERE
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:48.130
  • AND I THINK I WROTE
  • 00:13:48.130 --> 00:13:49.080
  • IN GENESIS.
  • 00:13:49.080 --> 00:13:50.070
  • I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE TORAH
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:54.190
  • BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN GOD;
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:56.170
  • I BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE I
  • 00:13:56.170 --> 00:13:58.260
  • BELIEVE IN THE TORAH.
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:14:00.020
  • MY VEHICLE TO GOD IS THESE FIVE
  • 00:14:00.200 --> 00:14:03.200
  • BOOKS OF THE BIBLE -- AND THE
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:04.150
  • REST OF THE BIBLE, NO DOUBT.
  • 00:14:04.150 --> 00:14:06.110
  • I MEAN, THERE'S OTHER STUFF.
  • 00:14:07.180 --> 00:14:10.180
  • I WOULD HAPPILY WRITE, FOR
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:13.150
  • EXAMPLE, SOMETHING ON JONAH.
  • 00:14:13.150 --> 00:14:15.000
  • 'CAUSE I REALLY-- I THINK IT'S
  • 00:14:15.040 --> 00:14:18.040
  • SO-- SUCH A TERRIFIC STORY.
  • 00:14:18.040 --> 00:14:20.000
  • AND, BY THE WAY, THE JONAH--
  • 00:14:20.000 --> 00:14:22.140
  • TALKING ABOUT THAT, THE JONAH
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:25.080
  • STORY--
  • 00:14:25.080 --> 00:14:26.080
  • IT'S A LONG ANSWER TO YOUR
  • 00:14:26.080 --> 00:14:26.270
  • QUESTION, ISN'T IT, PHIL?
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:28.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:28.020 --> 00:14:28.130
  • - PHIL: THAT'S ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:14:28.130 --> 00:14:29.020
  • I'M ENJOYING IT.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:29.180
  • - DENNIS: OKAY, GOOD.
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:30.050
  • THANK YOU.
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:30.190
  • GOD TELLS JONAH TO GO TO THE
  • 00:14:30.190 --> 00:14:31.250
  • CITY OF NINEVEH AND TELL THEM
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:32.200
  • TO REPENT.
  • 00:14:35.120 --> 00:14:38.120
  • JONAH DOESN'T WANT THE TASK.
  • 00:14:38.120 --> 00:14:39.060
  • IT'S A FANTASTIC STORY!
  • 00:14:39.060 --> 00:14:40.190
  • AREN'T WE ALL JONAH?
  • 00:14:41.070 --> 00:14:44.070
  • GOD TELLS US TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:14:44.070 --> 00:14:46.080
  • AND THE TRUTH IS WE
  • 00:14:46.080 --> 00:14:47.180
  • DON'T WANT THE TASK.
  • 00:14:47.180 --> 00:14:48.040
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UP TO
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:50.180
  • THE TASK.
  • 00:14:50.180 --> 00:14:51.230
  • I BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE A TASK
  • 00:14:51.230 --> 00:14:53.120
  • FROM GOD.
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:55.280
  • I BELIEVE THAT TOTALLY.
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:56.290
  • I BELIEVE I DO.
  • 00:14:56.290 --> 00:14:59.250
  • IT'S WHAT MOTIVATES MY WORK.
  • 00:14:59.250 --> 00:15:00.170
  • BUT IT'S SO TEMPTING TO RUN
  • 00:15:00.170 --> 00:15:01.100
  • AWAY FROM IT, 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:15:01.100 --> 00:15:02.020
  • GONNA BE LIKED.
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:03.030
  • AND, YOU KNOW, CHRISTIANS FEEL
  • 00:15:03.030 --> 00:15:05.280
  • THIS VERY STRONGLY, THIS NOTION
  • 00:15:05.280 --> 00:15:08.050
  • THAT IF YOU-- IF YOU PREACH THE
  • 00:15:08.050 --> 00:15:09.150
  • GOOD NEWS, YOU'RE NOT GONNA
  • 00:15:09.150 --> 00:15:11.220
  • MAKE A LOT OF FRIENDS.
  • 00:15:11.220 --> 00:15:13.020
  • IT'S NOT DONE TO MAKE FRIENDS.
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:16.050
  • IT'S DONE TO TOUCH THE WORLD
  • 00:15:16.050 --> 00:15:18.030
  • WITH BETTER IDEAS.
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:20.030
  • SO, ALL OF THAT IS, UH...
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:23.210
  • SO, THEREFORE, THIS IS MY
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:25.290
  • VEHICLE TO GOD.
  • 00:15:25.290 --> 00:15:27.090
  • AND THAT'S A VERY LONG ANSWER
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:30.040
  • TO YOUR QUESTION.
  • 00:15:30.040 --> 00:15:31.190
  • - PHIL: I APPRECIATE IT.
  • 00:15:31.190 --> 00:15:32.180
  • UH, LISTEN, UH, EVERYBODY LOVES
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:34.060
  • A GREAT STORY.
  • 00:15:34.060 --> 00:15:34.220
  • GENESIS IS FULL OF GREAT
  • 00:15:34.220 --> 00:15:37.210
  • STORIES AND IT'S ONE OF THE
  • 00:15:37.210 --> 00:15:38.240
  • REASONS WHY IT STOOD THE TEST
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.130
  • OF TIME.
  • 00:15:40.130 --> 00:15:41.150
  • AND IT'S STILL A BOOK THAT WE
  • 00:15:41.150 --> 00:15:43.050
  • CAN READ TODAY AND GET SO MUCH
  • 00:15:43.050 --> 00:15:44.290
  • OUT OF.
  • 00:15:44.290 --> 00:15:45.160
  • BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH FUN TO
  • 00:15:45.160 --> 00:15:47.030
  • READ.
  • 00:15:47.030 --> 00:15:47.200
  • AND THERE'S SO MANY FUN
  • 00:15:47.200 --> 00:15:49.250
  • STORIES.
  • 00:15:49.250 --> 00:15:50.250
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITES IS ADAM AND
  • 00:15:50.250 --> 00:15:52.120
  • EVE TEMPTED BY THE SNAKE IN THE
  • 00:15:52.120 --> 00:15:53.230
  • GARDEN.
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:54.220
  • THE SNAKE TOLD EVE IF SHE WOULD
  • 00:15:54.220 --> 00:15:56.130
  • EAT THE APPLE FROM THE TREE SHE
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:57.270
  • WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH, SHE
  • 00:15:57.270 --> 00:15:59.290
  • WOULD GAIN ALL KNOWLEDGE.
  • 00:15:59.290 --> 00:16:02.020
  • AND SHE TEMPTED ADAM TO DO THE
  • 00:16:02.020 --> 00:16:02.290
  • SAME.
  • 00:16:02.290 --> 00:16:03.210
  • I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED: DID ADAM
  • 00:16:03.210 --> 00:16:05.190
  • KNOW WHAT EVE WAS TEMPTING HIM
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:07.020
  • TO EAT?
  • 00:16:07.020 --> 00:16:09.000
  • DID HE KNOW THAT THIS WAS
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:10.090
  • SOMETHING GOD TOLD HIM NOT TO
  • 00:16:10.090 --> 00:16:11.120
  • DO?
  • 00:16:11.120 --> 00:16:11.280
  • OR WAS IT AN INNOCENT SIN THAT
  • 00:16:11.280 --> 00:16:13.040
  • SHE TALKED HIM INTO?
  • 00:16:13.040 --> 00:16:15.280
  • - DENNIS: THAT'S A GOOD
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:17.000
  • QUESTION.
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:20.140
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:20.140 --> 00:16:21.290
  • I THINK HE KNEW-- LEEOR, HE
  • 00:16:21.290 --> 00:16:23.180
  • KNEW WHAT HE WAS EATING
  • 00:16:23.180 --> 00:16:24.150
  • EXACTLY.
  • 00:16:24.150 --> 00:16:25.210
  • BUT SHE--
  • 00:16:25.210 --> 00:16:26.170
  • YOU WANTED TO SAY--
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:27.030
  • ADD SOMETHING.
  • 00:16:27.030 --> 00:16:28.040
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: ADAM HAD
  • 00:16:28.040 --> 00:16:29.020
  • TO HAVE KNOWN THAT IT WAS SIN
  • 00:16:29.020 --> 00:16:31.030
  • BECAUSE HE WAS PUNISHED FOR HIS
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:32.180
  • DEED.
  • 00:16:32.180 --> 00:16:35.170
  • IF THERE'S PUNISHMENT, THERE
  • 00:16:35.170 --> 00:16:36.080
  • HAS TO BE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN.
  • 00:16:36.080 --> 00:16:38.210
  • - DENNIS: RIGHT.
  • 00:16:38.210 --> 00:16:39.260
  • BUT, AT THE TIME OF HIS EATING,
  • 00:16:39.260 --> 00:16:40.180
  • DID HE KNOW?
  • 00:16:40.180 --> 00:16:42.090
  • THE PUNISHMENT OBVIOUSLY COMES
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:43.170
  • AFTER THE EATING.
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:44.290
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: AGAIN,
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:46.090
  • IF HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:16:46.090 --> 00:16:47.220
  • EATING, THERE WOULD BE NO
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:48.110
  • PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:16:48.110 --> 00:16:50.020
  • HE WOULD HAVE BEEN OBLIVIOUS.
  • 00:16:50.020 --> 00:16:51.070
  • - DENNIS: OH, I SEE!
  • 00:16:51.070 --> 00:16:52.090
  • THAT'S THE PERSPECTIVE--
  • 00:16:52.090 --> 00:16:52.280
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: IF THERE
  • 00:16:52.280 --> 00:16:53.200
  • WAS NO INTENTION--
  • 00:16:53.200 --> 00:16:54.100
  • - DENNIS: --THAT GOD WOULD--
  • 00:16:54.100 --> 00:16:55.010
  • IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNFAIR OF
  • 00:16:55.010 --> 00:16:55.240
  • GOD.
  • 00:16:55.240 --> 00:16:56.130
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: IF HE
  • 00:16:56.130 --> 00:16:57.050
  • DIDN'T KNOW--
  • 00:16:57.050 --> 00:16:57.180
  • - DENNIS: RIGHT.
  • 00:16:57.180 --> 00:16:58.030
  • THAT'S A GREAT ANSWER.
  • 00:16:58.030 --> 00:16:58.220
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: --HE WAS
  • 00:16:58.220 --> 00:16:59.140
  • DISOBEYING GOD, HE WOULD NOT BE
  • 00:16:59.140 --> 00:17:00.080
  • PUNISHED.
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:01.150
  • - DENNIS: THAT'S A GREAT
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:02.040
  • ANSWER.
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:03.200
  • I-I, UH, I LIKE THAT.
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:07.190
  • BUT I-- AND I DID-- I DO
  • 00:17:07.190 --> 00:17:08.110
  • BELIEVE...THAT HE KNEW.
  • 00:17:08.110 --> 00:17:09.010
  • OTHERWISE, WHY WOULD SHE HAVE
  • 00:17:09.010 --> 00:17:10.150
  • TO CONVINCE HIM?
  • 00:17:10.150 --> 00:17:12.200
  • IF HE DIDN'T THINK THAT THERE
  • 00:17:12.200 --> 00:17:14.000
  • WAS ANYTHING WRONG, SHE
  • 00:17:15.080 --> 00:17:18.080
  • WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO HAVE MADE
  • 00:17:18.080 --> 00:17:19.090
  • JUST SAY, "HERE. ENJOY."
  • 00:17:24.160 --> 00:17:27.160
  • YEAH, YEP.
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:28.090
  • SO...
  • 00:17:28.090 --> 00:17:28.230
  • - PHIL: FASCINATING.
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:29.190
  • - DENNIS: WELL, THE WHOLE
  • 00:17:29.190 --> 00:17:30.150
  • THING-- LOOK, THE TRUTH IS
  • 00:17:30.150 --> 00:17:31.040
  • IT'S--
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:32.150
  • THE LAYERS -- THAT'S WHAT'S SO
  • 00:17:32.150 --> 00:17:33.270
  • AMAZING.
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:35.080
  • I'VE BEEN STUDYING THIS FOR 50
  • 00:17:35.080 --> 00:17:36.130
  • YEARS AND THE LAYERS...IT'S THE
  • 00:17:36.130 --> 00:17:38.090
  • PROVERBIAL ONION, BUT IT'S A
  • 00:17:38.170 --> 00:17:41.170
  • GIGANTIC ONION.
  • 00:17:41.170 --> 00:17:43.070
  • IT'S JUST LAYER AFTER LAYER OF
  • 00:17:43.070 --> 00:17:45.020
  • PROFUNDITY.
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:46.280
  • AND I, UH...I DON'T EVEN-- I
  • 00:17:46.280 --> 00:17:49.280
  • DON'T BELIEVE THAT I HAVE, IN
  • 00:17:50.000 --> 00:17:53.000
  • ANY WAY, EXHAUSTED IT, THE--
  • 00:17:53.000 --> 00:17:54.070
  • IN FACT, IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING,
  • 00:17:54.070 --> 00:17:57.000
  • I THINK, FOR ANYBODY WHO DOES
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:58.190
  • THIS.
  • 00:17:58.190 --> 00:18:00.040
  • BECAUSE AS SOON AS IT'S
  • 00:18:00.040 --> 00:18:01.030
  • PUBLISHED, YOU THINK: GEE, WHY
  • 00:18:01.030 --> 00:18:02.040
  • DIDN'T I SAY THAT?
  • 00:18:02.040 --> 00:18:03.090
  • OR: HOW COULD I HAVE NOT
  • 00:18:03.090 --> 00:18:04.170
  • NOTICED THAT.
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:05.020
  • - PHIL: RIGHT...RIGHT.
  • 00:18:05.020 --> 00:18:06.130
  • UH, GENESIS, CHAPTER 4 TELLS
  • 00:18:06.130 --> 00:18:09.030
  • THE STORY OF CAIN AND ABEL.
  • 00:18:09.030 --> 00:18:11.020
  • CAIN KILLED HIS BROTHER BECAUSE
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:12.220
  • OF A JEALOUS RAGE.
  • 00:18:12.220 --> 00:18:15.080
  • THERE ARE MANY STORIES IN THE
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:16.130
  • OLD TESTAMENT ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:18:16.130 --> 00:18:17.190
  • JEALOUSY CAN DO, JOSEPH BEING
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:18.180
  • ONE OF THEM WHO WAS SOLD INTO
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:20.260
  • SLAVERY BY HIS JEALOUS
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:22.100
  • BROTHERS.
  • 00:18:22.100 --> 00:18:22.260
  • WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT
  • 00:18:22.260 --> 00:18:24.100
  • JEALOUSY AND HOW IT LEADS TO
  • 00:18:24.100 --> 00:18:26.160
  • ALL KINDS OF EVIL THINGS?
  • 00:18:26.160 --> 00:18:28.170
  • - DENNIS: THE ONLY, UH, ONE OF
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:32.080
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THAT
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:33.280
  • PROHIBITS THOUGHT-- IT'S VERY,
  • 00:18:33.280 --> 00:18:35.130
  • VERY RARE.
  • 00:18:35.150 --> 00:18:38.150
  • THERE ARE-- THE TRADITIONAL
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:39.190
  • UNDERSTANDING IS THERE WERE
  • 00:18:39.190 --> 00:18:41.000
  • OVER 600 LAWS IN THE TORAH.
  • 00:18:41.000 --> 00:18:43.120
  • BUT, UH, VERY FEW --
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:46.280
  • UNDOUBTEDLY UNDER FIVE -- UH,
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:50.290
  • CAN--
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:54.090
  • LIKE, ONE IS: DO NOT HATE YOUR
  • 00:18:54.090 --> 00:18:55.080
  • BROTHER IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:18:55.080 --> 00:18:57.240
  • BUT, OVERWHELMINGLY, IT'S ALL
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:18:58.250
  • ACTION.
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:01.120
  • BUT IN THIS-- THE LAST
  • 00:19:01.120 --> 00:19:03.260
  • COMMANDMENT IS: DO NOT COVET
  • 00:19:03.260 --> 00:19:05.270
  • THAT WHICH BELONGS TO YOUR
  • 00:19:06.020 --> 00:19:09.020
  • NEIGHBOR -- YOU KNOW, YOUR
  • 00:19:09.040 --> 00:19:12.040
  • NEIGHBOR'S SPOUSE, YOUR
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:13.010
  • NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE, DONKEY, ETC.
  • 00:19:13.010 --> 00:19:15.090
  • SO, IT-- WANTING-- THAT IS WHY
  • 00:19:15.200 --> 00:19:18.200
  • THE LEFT IS-- ONE OF THE MANY
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:23.010
  • REASONS I THINK THE LEFT IS SO
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:24.170
  • DANGEROUS.
  • 00:19:24.170 --> 00:19:26.170
  • IT'S BASED ON ENVY.
  • 00:19:26.170 --> 00:19:28.070
  • YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS TELL THE
  • 00:19:28.070 --> 00:19:29.250
  • STORY-- 'CAUSE I GREW UP IN--
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:31.230
  • IN, WHAT I ALWAYS SAY, THE
  • 00:19:31.230 --> 00:19:33.100
  • MIDDLE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS.
  • 00:19:33.100 --> 00:19:34.100
  • I KNEW IT, BECAUSE, WHEN I GREW
  • 00:19:34.100 --> 00:19:36.020
  • UP, YOU KNEW A PERSON'S
  • 00:19:36.020 --> 00:19:38.250
  • SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS BY WHAT GM
  • 00:19:38.250 --> 00:19:40.230
  • CAR THEY DRIVE.
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:43.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:43.130 --> 00:19:44.170
  • NO, NO -- ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:19:44.170 --> 00:19:45.120
  • CADILLAC, BUICK, OLDSMOBILE,
  • 00:19:45.120 --> 00:19:47.020
  • PONTIAC, CHEVROLET.
  • 00:19:47.020 --> 00:19:48.280
  • SO, IF YOU HAD A CHEVROLET, YOU
  • 00:19:48.280 --> 00:19:50.210
  • WERE IN THE LOWEST RUN
  • 00:19:50.210 --> 00:19:52.250
  • SOCIOECONOMICALLY.
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:19:53.250
  • IF YOU HAD A CADILLAC, YOU WERE
  • 00:19:53.250 --> 00:19:54.170
  • THE HIGHEST.
  • 00:19:54.170 --> 00:19:55.250
  • AND, OF COURSE, WHAT DID WE
  • 00:19:55.250 --> 00:19:56.150
  • HAVE?
  • 00:19:56.150 --> 00:19:56.290
  • OLDSMOBILE.
  • 00:19:56.290 --> 00:19:58.210
  • SO, IT'S THE COMPLETE EXACT--
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:19:59.250
  • AND I REMEMBER, 'CAUSE MY
  • 00:19:59.250 --> 00:20:01.200
  • FATHER'S BEST FRIEND HAD A
  • 00:20:01.200 --> 00:20:02.180
  • BUICK.
  • 00:20:02.180 --> 00:20:03.060
  • AND I THOUGHT: GOD, IS HE
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:04.180
  • RICH...
  • 00:20:04.180 --> 00:20:05.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:05.160 --> 00:20:06.090
  • OH, I CAN'T-- I CAN'T GET OVER
  • 00:20:06.090 --> 00:20:07.250
  • HOW-- HOW MUCH MONEY THIS MAN
  • 00:20:07.250 --> 00:20:09.090
  • HAS.
  • 00:20:09.090 --> 00:20:10.230
  • BUT OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR GOT
  • 00:20:10.230 --> 00:20:12.040
  • A NEW CADILLAC EVERY TWO YEARS
  • 00:20:12.040 --> 00:20:14.020
  • -- NOT JUST A CADILLAC; A NEW
  • 00:20:14.020 --> 00:20:15.130
  • ONE.
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:17.110
  • AND, UH, I-- IT WASN'T UNTIL
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:20.000
  • COLLEGE THAT IT OCCURRED TO ME
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:23.000
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD RESENT
  • 00:20:23.000 --> 00:20:24.200
  • IT.
  • 00:20:24.200 --> 00:20:26.100
  • I DIDN'T RESENT IT!
  • 00:20:26.100 --> 00:20:28.110
  • ALL I DID-- I SHOVELED HIS
  • 00:20:28.110 --> 00:20:29.150
  • DRIVEWAY AND GOT PAID WELL!
  • 00:20:29.150 --> 00:20:31.020
  • [CHUCKLES]
  • 00:20:31.020 --> 00:20:32.160
  • - PHIL: WOW.
  • 00:20:32.160 --> 00:20:33.120
  • - DENNIS: THAT'S ALL I
  • 00:20:33.120 --> 00:20:34.000
  • REMEMBERED.
  • 00:20:34.000 --> 00:20:34.200
  • - PHIL: I LOVE IT.
  • 00:20:34.220 --> 00:20:37.220
  • UH...GENESIS, CHAPTER 5 SAYS
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:40.080
  • ADAM BORE A SON WHEN HE WAS 130
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:41.290
  • YEARS OLD AND THAT HE LIVED TO
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:44.010
  • BE -- THAT'S ADAM -- 930 YEARS
  • 00:20:45.080 --> 00:20:48.080
  • OLD.
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:49.140
  • METHUSELAH LIVED TO BE 969.
  • 00:20:49.140 --> 00:20:50.050
  • DO WE TAKE THIS LITERALLY?
  • 00:20:50.050 --> 00:20:51.040
  • - DENNIS: RIGHT.
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:53.230
  • - PHIL: OR WERE PEOPLE ABLE TO
  • 00:20:53.230 --> 00:20:54.290
  • LIVE A MUCH OLDER AGE BACK IN
  • 00:20:54.290 --> 00:20:56.200
  • BIBLICAL TIMES?
  • 00:20:56.200 --> 00:20:57.180
  • I KNOW CHAPTER 6 SAYS GOD
  • 00:20:57.180 --> 00:20:58.260
  • STARTED TO LIMIT THE LIFESPAN
  • 00:20:58.260 --> 00:21:00.060
  • OF A HUMAN TO ABOUT 120 YEARS,
  • 00:21:00.060 --> 00:21:02.040
  • SO, WAS THAT BECAUSE OF
  • 00:21:02.040 --> 00:21:04.200
  • POPULATION EXPLOSION?
  • 00:21:04.200 --> 00:21:05.290
  • WHAT'S GOIN' ON HERE?
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:07.240
  • - DENNIS: THERE ARE-- I THINK
  • 00:21:08.090 --> 00:21:11.090
  • I SHOULD DEAL BEST--
  • 00:21:11.090 --> 00:21:12.280
  • I'LL ANSWER THE YEARS THING,
  • 00:21:12.280 --> 00:21:15.110
  • BUT IT'LL BECOME OBVIOUS.
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:17.120
  • THERE'S A-- THERE WAS A
  • 00:21:17.120 --> 00:21:20.000
  • CONFUSION, I THINK, AMONG MANY
  • 00:21:20.000 --> 00:21:22.030
  • PEOPLE, INCLUDE-- BELIEVERS AND
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:24.150
  • NON-BELIEVERS THAT LITERAL
  • 00:21:24.150 --> 00:21:26.010
  • MEANS DIVINE, THAT THEY ARE
  • 00:21:26.010 --> 00:21:28.000
  • IDENTICAL.
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:31.260
  • AND I-I HAVE NEVER ASSUMED
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:33.200
  • THAT.
  • 00:21:33.200 --> 00:21:34.260
  • IT DOES NOT DIMINISH THE
  • 00:21:34.260 --> 00:21:37.250
  • AUTHENTICITY OR DIVINITY OF THE
  • 00:21:37.250 --> 00:21:40.220
  • TEXT IF SOMETHING IS NOT
  • 00:21:40.220 --> 00:21:42.140
  • LITERAL.
  • 00:21:42.170 --> 00:21:45.170
  • AND I LEARNED THIS TO-- AND I
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:46.250
  • WROTE THIS-- I WROTE IT IN THE
  • 00:21:46.250 --> 00:21:48.070
  • COMMENTARY.
  • 00:21:48.070 --> 00:21:49.140
  • I WENT TO YESHIVA.
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:51.170
  • IT'S AN ORTHODOX-JEWISH SCHOOL.
  • 00:21:51.170 --> 00:21:52.230
  • MY TEACHERS OF JUDAICA WERE ALL
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:55.150
  • MY TORAH TEACHER THAT I
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:01.110
  • REVERED WAS AMNON HARAMATI, AN
  • 00:22:01.110 --> 00:22:02.080
  • ORTHODOX JEWISH MAN.
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:06.070
  • AND HE WOULD TELL THE CLASS:
  • 00:22:07.120 --> 00:22:10.120
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THE
  • 00:22:10.120 --> 00:22:12.050
  • GARDEN OF EDEN STORY LITERALLY.
  • 00:22:12.050 --> 00:22:13.180
  • IF GOD SPEAKS IN PARABLE OR GOD
  • 00:22:13.200 --> 00:22:16.200
  • SPEAKS IN LITERAL, IT'S GOD
  • 00:22:16.200 --> 00:22:19.030
  • SPEAKING.
  • 00:22:19.030 --> 00:22:21.280
  • I DON'T HAVE AN AX TO
  • 00:22:21.280 --> 00:22:22.240
  • THE NUMBERS OF THOSE YEARS --
  • 00:22:27.190 --> 00:22:30.190
  • CLEARLY, IT HAS TO REPRESENT
  • 00:22:30.190 --> 00:22:32.170
  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT
  • 00:22:32.170 --> 00:22:33.240
  • WE UNDERSTAND AS LIVING
  • 00:22:33.240 --> 00:22:35.050
  • THAT LONG.
  • 00:22:35.160 --> 00:22:38.160
  • DID THEY DO IT LITERALLY?
  • 00:22:38.160 --> 00:22:40.120
  • MAYBE THEY DID.
  • 00:22:40.120 --> 00:22:41.260
  • I DON'T MAKE--
  • 00:22:41.260 --> 00:22:44.090
  • I DON'T BELIEVE--
  • 00:22:44.090 --> 00:22:45.220
  • THIS IS NOT WHERE BELIEVERS--
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:48.010
  • IT'S NOT--
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:51.120
  • WHAT DO THEY SAY?
  • 00:22:51.120 --> 00:22:51.280
  • NOT THE HILL WE SHOULD DIE ON.
  • 00:22:51.280 --> 00:22:52.190
  • IT'S JUST NOT--
  • 00:22:52.190 --> 00:22:55.160
  • BECAUSE, THE PEOPLE WHO KNOCK
  • 00:22:55.160 --> 00:22:57.030
  • US LIKE TO USE THIS STUFF.
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:58.160
  • AND NUMBERS, IN ANY EVENT,
  • 00:23:00.040 --> 00:23:03.040
  • ARE NOT THE SAME AS NUMBERS TO
  • 00:23:03.040 --> 00:23:04.060
  • US.
  • 00:23:04.060 --> 00:23:06.280
  • I'LL GIVE YOU ONE VERY
  • 00:23:06.280 --> 00:23:07.150
  • IMPORTANT EXAMPLE.
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:09.250
  • THE NUMBER 40.
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:13.000
  • HOW LONG IS THE FLOOD?
  • 00:23:13.000 --> 00:23:14.240
  • FORTY DAYS.
  • 00:23:14.240 --> 00:23:16.230
  • HOW LONG IS MOSES ON
  • 00:23:16.230 --> 00:23:18.010
  • MOUNT SINAI GETTING THE
  • 00:23:18.010 --> 00:23:19.040
  • TEN COMMANDMENTS?
  • 00:23:19.040 --> 00:23:20.060
  • FORTY DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS.
  • 00:23:20.060 --> 00:23:22.110
  • HOW LONG ARE THE ISRAELITES IN
  • 00:23:22.110 --> 00:23:23.260
  • THE DESERT?
  • 00:23:23.260 --> 00:23:24.270
  • FORTY YEARS.
  • 00:23:24.270 --> 00:23:25.140
  • YOU GONNA TELL ME IT'S A
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:26.260
  • COINCIDENCE EVERYTHING--
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:28.220
  • FORTY MEANS A LOT OF THINGS.
  • 00:23:29.180 --> 00:23:32.180
  • IT MEANS-- TO ME, IT MEANS OF
  • 00:23:32.180 --> 00:23:33.280
  • UTMOST SIGNIFICANCE AND GOD'S
  • 00:23:34.080 --> 00:23:37.080
  • INVOLVEMENT.
  • 00:23:37.080 --> 00:23:38.230
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN THE NUMBER
  • 00:23:38.230 --> 00:23:41.060
  • AFTER 39.
  • 00:23:41.060 --> 00:23:43.090
  • - PHIL: NO.
  • 00:23:43.090 --> 00:23:44.260
  • - DENNIS: IT MEANS THIS IS
  • 00:23:44.260 --> 00:23:46.180
  • SIGNIFICANT--
  • 00:23:46.180 --> 00:23:47.050
  • THEY DIDN'T THINK THE WAY WE
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:47.250
  • DO.
  • 00:23:47.250 --> 00:23:48.040
  • WE'RE CRAZED BY NUMBERS, YOU
  • 00:23:48.040 --> 00:23:49.060
  • KNOW?
  • 00:23:49.060 --> 00:23:50.150
  • WELL, WHAT YEAR DID IT HAPPEN
  • 00:23:50.150 --> 00:23:51.280
  • AND HOW MANY DID IT OCCUR?
  • 00:23:51.280 --> 00:23:53.080
  • WHERE? HOW MANY? WHEN?
  • 00:23:53.080 --> 00:23:54.230
  • THAT IS NOT WHAT THE BIBLE IS
  • 00:23:54.230 --> 00:23:57.120
  • PREOCCUPIED WITH.
  • 00:23:57.120 --> 00:23:59.000
  • IT'S PREOCCUPIED WITH GIVING
  • 00:23:59.000 --> 00:24:00.090
  • OVER IDEAS.
  • 00:24:00.090 --> 00:24:01.190
  • LEEOR, ARE YOU AT PEACE WITH
  • 00:24:01.190 --> 00:24:04.030
  • WHAT I JUST SAID?
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:05.030
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: IT'S A
  • 00:24:05.030 --> 00:24:07.060
  • DIFFICULT...SUGGESTION.
  • 00:24:07.060 --> 00:24:07.280
  • IT'S A DIFFICULT THOUGHT.
  • 00:24:07.280 --> 00:24:09.000
  • BUT THE TEXT IS DIFFICULT.
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:10.130
  • THERE ARE YEARS, AS YOU
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:11.230
  • ASKED -- 969 -- UH...AND SO ON.
  • 00:24:11.270 --> 00:24:14.270
  • THAT IS A DIFFICULT CONCEPT.
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:18.100
  • I DO TAKE IT LITERALLY.
  • 00:24:18.110 --> 00:24:21.110
  • BUT I ALSO TAKE WHAT YOUR
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:22.150
  • TEACHER TAUGHT YOU SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:25.050
  • BUT JUST INSTEAD OF LITERALLY,
  • 00:24:25.050 --> 00:24:26.170
  • HOW ABOUT-- LET'S SAY THAT
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:29.050
  • THERE MAY BE A DIFFERENT
  • 00:24:29.050 --> 00:24:30.290
  • MESSAGE BEING TAUGHT HERE THAN
  • 00:24:30.290 --> 00:24:32.150
  • THE MESSAGE OF HISTORY,
  • 00:24:32.150 --> 00:24:35.060
  • MEANING: THE TORAH IS TRYING TO
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:38.130
  • SAY THAT THE FIRST GENERATIONS
  • 00:24:38.130 --> 00:24:39.260
  • WERE OF A DIFFERENT...EXISTENCE
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:42.190
  • THAN THE GENERATIONS AFTER THE
  • 00:24:43.110 --> 00:24:46.110
  • FLOOD.
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:47.200
  • THAT'S WHAT THE TORAH'S TRYING
  • 00:24:47.200 --> 00:24:49.100
  • TO SAY THERE.
  • 00:24:49.100 --> 00:24:51.190
  • DOES 969 MEAN SOMETHING ELSE?
  • 00:24:51.190 --> 00:24:53.140
  • I DON'T THINK SO.
  • 00:24:53.140 --> 00:24:54.240
  • I THINK IT MEANS 969.
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:55.170
  • BUT I DON'T WRITE HISTORY BASED
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:58.160
  • ON THAT BECAUSE THERE'S NO WAY
  • 00:24:58.160 --> 00:25:01.060
  • FOR ME TO TEST HISTORY, TO TEST
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:02.280
  • THAT PARTICULAR HISTORY.
  • 00:25:03.250 --> 00:25:06.250
  • - DENNIS: I'M ON BOARD WITH
  • 00:25:06.250 --> 00:25:08.000
  • THAT -- AND I DON'T REMEMBER
  • 00:25:08.000 --> 00:25:08.200
  • WHAT I WROTE --
  • 00:25:08.200 --> 00:25:09.110
  • I KNOW THIS SOUNDS BIZARRE --
  • 00:25:09.110 --> 00:25:11.140
  • BUT I DID, IN FACT, SAY THERE
  • 00:25:11.140 --> 00:25:14.100
  • WAS A LESSON TO BE TAUGHT ABOUT
  • 00:25:14.100 --> 00:25:16.100
  • THE DIMINUTION OF YEARS AFTER
  • 00:25:16.100 --> 00:25:17.220
  • THE FLOOD.
  • 00:25:17.250 --> 00:25:20.250
  • THAT'S-- SO, WE'RE BOTH IN
  • 00:25:20.250 --> 00:25:21.140
  • AGREEMENT ON THAT.
  • 00:25:21.140 --> 00:25:21.290
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: AND
  • 00:25:21.290 --> 00:25:22.180
  • THAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE
  • 00:25:22.180 --> 00:25:23.170
  • MATHEMATICS.
  • 00:25:23.170 --> 00:25:24.130
  • - DENNIS: THAT'S CORRECT.
  • 00:25:24.130 --> 00:25:25.020
  • YES, EXACTLY.
  • 00:25:25.020 --> 00:25:25.160
  • - PROFESSOR GOTTLIEB: YES.
  • 00:25:25.160 --> 00:25:26.100
  • - DENNIS: RIGHT.
  • 00:25:26.100 --> 00:25:26.270
  • - PHIL: AND IS THIS THE SAME
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:28.050
  • ANSWER WHEN PEOPLE QUESTION,
  • 00:25:28.050 --> 00:25:29.060
  • "HOW COULD GOD CREATE THE EARTH
  • 00:25:29.060 --> 00:25:31.060
  • IN SIX DAYS?"
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:33.220
  • - DENNIS: OH, THAT'S A
  • 00:25:33.220 --> 00:25:34.220
  • SEPARATE ISSUE.
  • 00:25:34.220 --> 00:25:36.000
  • - PHIL: THAT'S A SEPARATE
  • 00:25:36.000 --> 00:25:36.190
  • ISSUE?
  • 00:25:36.190 --> 00:25:37.010
  • - DENNIS: YES.
  • 00:25:37.010 --> 00:25:37.290
  • AND I-- LOOK-- UH--
  • 00:25:37.290 --> 00:25:39.240
  • THERE ARE, AGAIN-- THERE--
  • 00:25:39.280 --> 00:25:42.280
  • I WRITE IN THERE -- AND, THAT'S
  • 00:25:42.280 --> 00:25:44.230
  • WHY I'M NOT SURE ANYONE-- WELL,
  • 00:25:44.230 --> 00:25:46.180
  • I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE WILL.
  • 00:25:46.180 --> 00:25:47.070
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WON'T BE FULLY
  • 00:25:47.070 --> 00:25:48.090
  • SATISFIED.
  • 00:25:48.090 --> 00:25:49.240
  • AND I'M AT PEACE WITH THAT.
  • 00:25:49.240 --> 00:25:52.090
  • I DON'T REALLY-- I DON'T HAVE
  • 00:25:52.090 --> 00:25:54.180
  • AN AX TO GRIND ON THAT ISSUE.
  • 00:25:54.180 --> 00:25:56.210
  • IF GOD COULD MAKE THE UNIVERSE,
  • 00:25:56.210 --> 00:25:59.210
  • HE COULD MAKE IT IN SIX DAYS
  • 00:25:59.280 --> 00:26:03.000
  • AND HE COULD MAKE IT IN 6
  • 00:26:03.000 --> 00:26:04.010
  • BILLION YEARS.
  • 00:26:04.010 --> 00:26:06.240
  • EITHER ONE IS A MIRACLE AND
  • 00:26:06.240 --> 00:26:07.140
  • EITHER ONE IS GOD-CREATED.
  • 00:26:07.140 --> 00:26:10.130
  • THAT'S MY BOTTOM LINE.
  • 00:26:10.130 --> 00:26:12.020
  • - PHIL: AND I JUST WANTED TO
  • 00:26:12.020 --> 00:26:13.180
  • ASK DENNIS ABOUT ONE OF MY
  • 00:26:13.180 --> 00:26:14.130
  • FAVORITE STORIES OF THE OLD
  • 00:26:14.130 --> 00:26:15.030
  • TESTAMENT.
  • 00:26:15.030 --> 00:26:17.090
  • AND IT'S THE STORY OF JOSEPH,
  • 00:26:17.090 --> 00:26:18.260
  • THE SON OF JACOB, WHO WAS SOLD
  • 00:26:18.260 --> 00:26:20.260
  • INTO SLAVERY BY HIS BROTHERS.
  • 00:26:20.260 --> 00:26:22.030
  • ENDED UP BEING A RULER OVER THE
  • 00:26:22.030 --> 00:26:23.190
  • LAND.
  • 00:26:23.190 --> 00:26:25.080
  • AND IT TAKES UP A LOT OF SPACE
  • 00:26:25.080 --> 00:26:26.210
  • IN HE BOOK OF GENESIS.
  • 00:26:26.210 --> 00:26:28.250
  • IT'S, I THINK, CHAPTERS 37 TO
  • 00:26:28.250 --> 00:26:30.090
  • CHAPTER 50 -- LONG, WINDING
  • 00:26:30.090 --> 00:26:31.230
  • ROAD.
  • 00:26:31.230 --> 00:26:32.160
  • BUT, IN THE END, IT'S AN
  • 00:26:32.160 --> 00:26:34.080
  • AMAZING STORY OF REDEMPTION AND
  • 00:26:34.080 --> 00:26:35.200
  • FORGIVENESS AND THOSE WHO HAVE
  • 00:26:35.200 --> 00:26:37.150
  • DONE WRONG.
  • 00:26:37.150 --> 00:26:38.130
  • HOW DO YOU FORGIVE THOSE WHO
  • 00:26:38.130 --> 00:26:39.240
  • HAVE DONE WRONG TO YOU?
  • 00:26:39.240 --> 00:26:41.120
  • UH, HOW COULD WE BENEFIT TODAY
  • 00:26:41.120 --> 00:26:43.030
  • FROM THE GREAT STORY OF JOSEPH?
  • 00:26:43.030 --> 00:26:45.270
  • - DENNIS: WELL, ONE OF THE
  • 00:26:45.270 --> 00:26:48.040
  • POINTS THAT I MAKE, WHICH YOU
  • 00:26:48.190 --> 00:26:51.190
  • WILL ENJOY, IS-- YOU WILL--
  • 00:26:51.190 --> 00:26:53.280
  • MOST OF YOU WILL ENJOY, BECAUSE
  • 00:26:53.280 --> 00:26:55.040
  • -- FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, BUT
  • 00:26:55.040 --> 00:26:56.170
  • I'LL SPELL THEM OUT: EVERY
  • 00:26:56.170 --> 00:26:58.150
  • SINGLE FAMILY IN GENESIS IS
  • 00:26:58.150 --> 00:27:00.090
  • DYSFUNCTIONAL.
  • 00:27:00.090 --> 00:27:01.210
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:27:02.020 --> 00:27:05.020
  • SO, I TRULY-- I'M NOT JOKING --
  • 00:27:05.100 --> 00:27:08.100
  • I THINK IT'S GOD'S GIFT TO US
  • 00:27:08.100 --> 00:27:09.240
  • TO SAY: HEY, LISTEN -- YOU
  • 00:27:09.240 --> 00:27:12.000
  • THINK YOU HAVE A TROUBLED
  • 00:27:12.000 --> 00:27:12.220
  • FAMILY?
  • 00:27:12.220 --> 00:27:14.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:27:14.260 --> 00:27:15.100
  • TWO THINGS: NUMBER ONE -- THESE
  • 00:27:15.100 --> 00:27:17.110
  • WERE MORE TROUBLED.
  • 00:27:17.110 --> 00:27:18.160
  • AND, NUMBER TWO -- THAT'S THE
  • 00:27:18.160 --> 00:27:19.070
  • NORM.
  • 00:27:19.070 --> 00:27:22.010
  • AN IDYLLIC FAMILY LIFE EXISTS,
  • 00:27:22.010 --> 00:27:23.140
  • BUT IT'S EXTREMELY RARE.
  • 00:27:23.140 --> 00:27:26.120
  • AND, I DON'T KNOW OF A FAMILY
  • 00:27:26.120 --> 00:27:28.220
  • THAT HAS HAD ONE.
  • 00:27:28.220 --> 00:27:30.140
  • AND I'M NOT SURE IT'S
  • 00:27:30.140 --> 00:27:31.240
  • AVAILABLE.
  • 00:27:31.240 --> 00:27:33.240
  • IT'S JUST NOT AVAILABLE.
  • 00:27:33.240 --> 00:27:36.210
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S A...IT'S A
  • 00:27:39.080 --> 00:27:40.190
  • REPEATED LAW IN THE TORAH: YOU
  • 00:27:40.190 --> 00:27:42.140
  • SHOULD LOVE THE STRANGER.
  • 00:27:42.140 --> 00:27:44.020
  • I HAVE A VERY INTERESTING TAKE
  • 00:27:44.020 --> 00:27:46.110
  • ON THAT AND THAT IS THAT THAT
  • 00:27:46.110 --> 00:27:49.070
  • PERTAINS TO YOUR FAMILY, NOT
  • 00:27:49.070 --> 00:27:50.200
  • YOUR FRIENDS.
  • 00:27:52.020 --> 00:27:55.020
  • YOUR FRIENDS ARE NOT STRANGERS.
  • 00:27:55.020 --> 00:27:57.110
  • MANY MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY ARE
  • 00:27:57.110 --> 00:27:58.220
  • STRANGERS.
  • 00:27:58.220 --> 00:28:01.050
  • IF YOU COULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO
  • 00:28:04.240 --> 00:28:06.270
  • GET ALONG WITH FAMILY, YOU CAN
  • 00:28:06.270 --> 00:28:07.200
  • GET ALONG WITH ANYBODY.
  • 00:28:08.290 --> 00:28:11.290
  • SO, THAT'S WHY IT'S SUCH-- BY
  • 00:28:11.290 --> 00:28:12.200
  • THE WAY, SUCH A SILLY
  • 00:28:12.200 --> 00:28:13.190
  • STATEMENT: "OH, THEY'RE AS
  • 00:28:13.190 --> 00:28:14.140
  • CLOSE AS BROTHERS."
  • 00:28:14.140 --> 00:28:15.110
  • HOW MANY BROTHERS ARE THAT
  • 00:28:15.110 --> 00:28:17.040
  • CLOSE?
  • 00:28:17.040 --> 00:28:18.150
  • IT'S A MEANINGLESS PHRASE.
  • 00:28:18.150 --> 00:28:19.150
  • TRULY MEANINGLESS.
  • 00:28:19.150 --> 00:28:21.170
  • YOU SHOULD SAY, "THEY'RE AS
  • 00:28:21.170 --> 00:28:22.070
  • CLOSE AS FRIENDS."
  • 00:28:22.070 --> 00:28:23.190
  • A MORE LOGICAL WOULD BE:
  • 00:28:23.190 --> 00:28:25.210
  • "THOSE TWO BROTHERS --
  • 00:28:25.210 --> 00:28:26.170
  • THEY ARE SO CLOSE
  • 00:28:26.170 --> 00:28:27.210
  • THEY'RE AS CLOSE AS FRIENDS,"
  • 00:28:27.210 --> 00:28:29.150
  • INSTEAD OF SAYING: "THOSE TWO
  • 00:28:29.150 --> 00:28:31.180
  • FRIENDS?
  • 00:28:31.180 --> 00:28:33.070
  • AW, THEY'RE SO CLOSE THEY'RE AS
  • 00:28:33.070 --> 00:28:34.000
  • CLOSE AS BROTHERS."
  • 00:28:34.000 --> 00:28:35.110
  • BUT, IT'S NOT TRUE!
  • 00:28:35.110 --> 00:28:37.170
  • VERY FEW BROTHERS ARE CLOSE --
  • 00:28:37.170 --> 00:28:39.250
  • AND CERTAINLY NOT THE BROTHERS
  • 00:28:39.250 --> 00:28:40.250
  • IN JOSEPH'S STORY.
  • 00:28:40.250 --> 00:28:42.040
  • AND, BY THE WAY, JOSEPH BEARS
  • 00:28:42.040 --> 00:28:44.180
  • SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITY.
  • 00:28:44.180 --> 00:28:46.020
  • THE WAY HE LORDED OVER HIS
  • 00:28:46.020 --> 00:28:48.260
  • BROTHERS?
  • 00:28:48.260 --> 00:28:49.170
  • "OH, LISTEN -- I HAD A DREAM.
  • 00:28:49.170 --> 00:28:50.170
  • YOU'RE ALL BOWING DOWN TO ME."
  • 00:28:50.170 --> 00:28:52.020
  • WELL, I MEAN--
  • 00:28:52.020 --> 00:28:53.010
  • AND, HIS FATHER WAS A TERRIBLE
  • 00:28:53.010 --> 00:28:54.070
  • FATHER.
  • 00:28:54.070 --> 00:28:55.090
  • JACOB?
  • 00:28:55.090 --> 00:28:56.000
  • JACOB RUINED THE--
  • 00:28:56.000 --> 00:28:57.080
  • HE SHOWED THAT HE WAS HIS
  • 00:28:57.080 --> 00:28:58.210
  • FAVORITE!
  • 00:28:58.210 --> 00:29:00.080
  • GAVE HIM A SPECIAL THING TO
  • 00:29:00.080 --> 00:29:01.050
  • WEAR!
  • 00:29:01.050 --> 00:29:01.200
  • I MEAN--
  • 00:29:01.200 --> 00:29:03.070
  • AND HOW MANY PARENTS HAVE
  • 00:29:03.070 --> 00:29:04.180
  • VIOLATED THAT RULE OF SHOWING
  • 00:29:04.180 --> 00:29:06.120
  • FAVORITISM TO A CHILD OVER
  • 00:29:06.120 --> 00:29:07.250
  • ANOTHER CHILD?
  • 00:29:07.250 --> 00:29:10.180
  • NOW, I KNEW MY PARENTS LOVED MY
  • 00:29:10.180 --> 00:29:11.220
  • BROTHER MORE THAN ME, BUT IT
  • 00:29:11.220 --> 00:29:13.010
  • MADE SENSE TO ME.
  • 00:29:13.010 --> 00:29:14.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:14.210 --> 00:29:17.210
  • BECAUSE, HE WAS A DOCTOR AND I
  • 00:29:17.210 --> 00:29:18.130
  • WASN'T.
  • 00:29:18.130 --> 00:29:19.010
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:19.010 --> 00:29:19.280
  • AND IT'S A JEWISH FAMILY.
  • 00:29:19.280 --> 00:29:20.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:23.000 --> 00:29:26.000
  • [STAMMERS NONSENSICALLY,
  • 00:29:26.000 --> 00:29:26.180
  • COMICALLY]
  • 00:29:26.180 --> 00:29:27.000
  • I-I WASN'T EVEN A LAWYER.
  • 00:29:27.000 --> 00:29:28.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:28.230 --> 00:29:29.080
  • NOW, ULTIMATELY, THEY DID COME
  • 00:29:29.080 --> 00:29:30.040
  • AROUND.
  • 00:29:30.040 --> 00:29:31.070
  • "AH...DENNIS DOES SEEM TO HAVE
  • 00:29:31.070 --> 00:29:32.010
  • DONE ALL RIGHT."
  • 00:29:32.010 --> 00:29:32.190
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:32.190 --> 00:29:34.100
  • BUT THE, UH-- BUT-- ANYWAY--
  • 00:29:34.100 --> 00:29:35.090
  • I'M ONLY HALF-JOKING,
  • 00:29:35.090 --> 00:29:37.080
  • AND IT WAS OKAY WITH ME.
  • 00:29:37.080 --> 00:29:38.210
  • BUT I AM VERY, VERY-- I HAVE
  • 00:29:38.210 --> 00:29:39.110
  • VERY GOOD SHOCK ABSORBERS, SO
  • 00:29:39.110 --> 00:29:41.190
  • IT WAS A NON-ISSUE.
  • 00:29:41.190 --> 00:29:42.200
  • AND MY-- I-- CERTAINLY, MY
  • 00:29:42.200 --> 00:29:43.280
  • PARENTS AND I HAD A WONDERFUL
  • 00:29:43.280 --> 00:29:45.090
  • ADULTHOOD, IF NOT CHILDHOOD.
  • 00:29:45.090 --> 00:29:47.160
  • BUT, UH...BUT THAT'S JUST THE
  • 00:29:47.160 --> 00:29:50.060
  • WAY IT IS.
  • 00:29:50.060 --> 00:29:51.070
  • THAT'S THE WAY OF LIFE.
  • 00:29:51.070 --> 00:29:52.080
  • FAMILY LIFE IS ROUGH.
  • 00:29:52.080 --> 00:29:55.030
  • SO, THIS STORY DOES THAT.
  • 00:29:55.030 --> 00:29:56.030
  • BUT, JOSEPH GROWS.
  • 00:29:56.030 --> 00:29:58.020
  • THAT'S THE AMAZING THING.
  • 00:29:59.080 --> 00:30:02.080
  • JOSEPH STARTED OUT WHAT I
  • 00:30:02.080 --> 00:30:03.170
  • DESCRIBED HIM AS.
  • 00:30:03.170 --> 00:30:04.080
  • BUT HE BECOMES A REALLY FINE
  • 00:30:04.080 --> 00:30:06.060
  • PERSON.
  • 00:30:06.060 --> 00:30:07.120
  • BY THE WAY, THE-- I MEAN, BY
  • 00:30:07.120 --> 00:30:10.050
  • THE WAY, IT IS OFTEN CONSIDERED
  • 00:30:10.050 --> 00:30:11.020
  • THE GREATEST STORY IN
  • 00:30:11.020 --> 00:30:13.200
  • LITERATURE, THE JOSEPH STORY.
  • 00:30:13.200 --> 00:30:14.250
  • IT'S ALSO THE LONGEST SINGLE
  • 00:30:15.020 --> 00:30:18.020
  • STORY IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE --
  • 00:30:18.020 --> 00:30:18.220
  • OR, CERTAINLY, THE OLD
  • 00:30:18.220 --> 00:30:19.200
  • TESTAMENT.
  • 00:30:22.170 --> 00:30:25.170
  • AND IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE THE
  • 00:30:25.170 --> 00:30:26.090
  • ONGOING NARRATIVE OF MOSES AND
  • 00:30:26.090 --> 00:30:27.220
  • THE ONGOING NARRATIVE OF JESUS,
  • 00:30:27.220 --> 00:30:28.140
  • IT IS THE LONGEST STORY OF ANY
  • 00:30:28.140 --> 00:30:29.050
  • ONE STORY IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:30:29.290 --> 00:30:32.290
  • HE SAYS TO HIS BROTHERS,
  • 00:30:32.290 --> 00:30:33.250
  • AFTER...YOU KNOW, HIDING WHO HE
  • 00:30:35.060 --> 00:30:38.060
  • WAS FROM THEM FOR A LONG TIME,
  • 00:30:38.060 --> 00:30:40.220
  • WHEN THEY WENT TO EGYPT FOR
  • 00:30:40.220 --> 00:30:42.080
  • FOOD.
  • 00:30:42.080 --> 00:30:43.010
  • AND THEN, HE SAID, "I AM YOUR
  • 00:30:43.010 --> 00:30:45.050
  • BROTHER JOSEPH."
  • 00:30:45.050 --> 00:30:46.210
  • AND, YOU KNOW WHO SAID THAT
  • 00:30:47.270 --> 00:30:50.270
  • 3.000 YEARS LATER.
  • 00:30:52.170 --> 00:30:55.170
  • POPE JOHN PAUL II IN GREETING A
  • 00:30:56.030 --> 00:30:59.030
  • JEWISH DELEGATION TO THE
  • 00:30:59.030 --> 00:31:00.150
  • VATICAN.
  • 00:31:00.150 --> 00:31:01.210
  • "I AM YOUR BROTHER JOSEPH."
  • 00:31:04.100 --> 00:31:07.100
  • YEAH, IT GIVES YOU THE GOOSE
  • 00:31:07.100 --> 00:31:08.070
  • BUMPS, DOESN'T IT?
  • 00:31:08.070 --> 00:31:10.100
  • - PHIL: FOLKS, UH, LOVE TO
  • 00:31:10.100 --> 00:31:11.210
  • HAVE YOUR COMMENTS OR
  • 00:31:11.210 --> 00:31:13.020
  • QUESTIONS.
  • 00:31:13.020 --> 00:31:13.160
  • WE HAVE HANDS GOING UP.
  • 00:31:13.160 --> 00:31:14.130
  • WHY DON'T WE GO WITH YOU, IN
  • 00:31:14.130 --> 00:31:17.050
  • THE GREEN, BECAUSE YOU'RE
  • 00:31:17.050 --> 00:31:17.240
  • CLOSE?
  • 00:31:17.240 --> 00:31:18.090
  • - IRENE: IRENE FROM ORLANDO.
  • 00:31:18.090 --> 00:31:19.000
  • - DENNIS: HI, IRENE.
  • 00:31:19.000 --> 00:31:20.060
  • - IRENE: DENNIS, I MOSTLY
  • 00:31:20.060 --> 00:31:20.250
  • KNOW YOU THROUGH THE RADIO
  • 00:31:20.250 --> 00:31:22.120
  • AND I'M REALLY LOOKING
  • 00:31:22.120 --> 00:31:22.290
  • FORWARD TO READING YOUR BOOK.
  • 00:31:22.290 --> 00:31:23.270
  • - DENNIS: THANK YOU.
  • 00:31:23.270 --> 00:31:25.040
  • - IRENE: I DON'T KNOW IF I
  • 00:31:25.040 --> 00:31:26.000
  • HAVE TIME TO PREPARE,
  • 00:31:26.000 --> 00:31:27.040
  • THOUGH, FOR MY BIBLE STUDY
  • 00:31:27.040 --> 00:31:28.230
  • TOMORROW, THOUGH.
  • 00:31:28.230 --> 00:31:29.150
  • SO, YOU CAN HELP ME.
  • 00:31:29.150 --> 00:31:30.010
  • UM, TOMORROW WE'RE STUDYING,
  • 00:31:30.010 --> 00:31:31.060
  • EXODUS, CHAPTER 32, WITH
  • 00:31:31.060 --> 00:31:32.210
  • THE GOLDEN CALF.
  • 00:31:33.050 --> 00:31:36.050
  • SO, I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS -- A
  • 00:31:36.050 --> 00:31:38.080
  • GENERAL QUESTION AND A SPECIFIC
  • 00:31:38.080 --> 00:31:39.160
  • ONE, IF YOU DON'T MIND.
  • 00:31:39.160 --> 00:31:40.110
  • FIRST OF ALL, JUST SAY, YOU
  • 00:31:40.110 --> 00:31:41.200
  • KNOW, WHAT YOU THINK IS-- I
  • 00:31:41.200 --> 00:31:43.130
  • MEAN, I KNOW IT'S A VERY
  • 00:31:43.130 --> 00:31:44.230
  • IMPORTANT STORY, BUT, TELL ME
  • 00:31:44.230 --> 00:31:45.140
  • THE IMPORTANCE ABOUT THE
  • 00:31:45.140 --> 00:31:47.000
  • GOLDEN-CALF STORY, FOR US
  • 00:31:47.000 --> 00:31:48.080
  • TODAY.
  • 00:31:48.080 --> 00:31:49.160
  • AND, THE MORE SPECIFIC ONE IS--
  • 00:31:49.160 --> 00:31:52.030
  • UM, WE KNOW THAT MOSES PLEADED
  • 00:31:52.030 --> 00:31:54.180
  • WITH GOD: PLEASE -- YOU KNOW --
  • 00:31:55.100 --> 00:31:58.100
  • DON'T THROW THEM AWAY.
  • 00:31:58.100 --> 00:31:59.250
  • YOU KNOW, THEY'VE COMMITTED
  • 00:31:59.250 --> 00:32:00.170
  • IDOLATRY.
  • 00:32:00.170 --> 00:32:01.120
  • SO, PLEASE, PLEASE, THESE ARE
  • 00:32:01.120 --> 00:32:03.070
  • YOUR PEOPLE AND DON'T DESTROY
  • 00:32:03.070 --> 00:32:04.040
  • THEM.
  • 00:32:04.040 --> 00:32:04.240
  • GOD RELENTS.
  • 00:32:04.240 --> 00:32:06.200
  • BUT THEN, MOSES GOES DOWN.
  • 00:32:06.200 --> 00:32:07.200
  • HE THROWS DOWN THE TEN
  • 00:32:07.200 --> 00:32:09.020
  • COMMANDMENTS AND HE HAS THE
  • 00:32:09.020 --> 00:32:10.010
  • LEVITES GO KILL A BUNCH OF
  • 00:32:10.010 --> 00:32:10.270
  • PEOPLE.
  • 00:32:10.270 --> 00:32:11.130
  • SO, I THOUGHT THEY WERE-- ON
  • 00:32:11.130 --> 00:32:13.170
  • THE ONE HAND, HE WAS,
  • 00:32:13.170 --> 00:32:15.030
  • UH...INTERVENING FOR THEM.
  • 00:32:15.030 --> 00:32:17.030
  • AND THEN, ON THE OTHER, THERE
  • 00:32:17.030 --> 00:32:17.240
  • WAS STILL PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:32:17.240 --> 00:32:20.040
  • SO, WERE THEY FORGIVEN FOR THAT
  • 00:32:20.040 --> 00:32:20.260
  • OR NOT?
  • 00:32:20.260 --> 00:32:23.150
  • - DENNIS: SO, FOR THOSE OF YOU
  • 00:32:23.150 --> 00:32:24.100
  • WHO DON'T KNOW, IN A NUTSHELL,
  • 00:32:24.100 --> 00:32:25.180
  • RIGHT AFTER EGYPT -- AND
  • 00:32:25.180 --> 00:32:28.020
  • REMEMBER WHAT THAT MEANS --
  • 00:32:28.020 --> 00:32:29.030
  • AFTER SEEING THE
  • 00:32:29.030 --> 00:32:30.020
  • TEN PLAGUES, AFTER SEEING THE
  • 00:32:30.020 --> 00:32:31.260
  • SEA SPLIT, AFTER SEEING
  • 00:32:31.260 --> 00:32:33.150
  • PHARAOH'S ARMY DROWN, AFTER A
  • 00:32:33.150 --> 00:32:35.190
  • CLOUD GUIDES THEM BY DAY AND A
  • 00:32:38.170 --> 00:32:41.170
  • FIRE BY NIGHT, AND MANNA IS
  • 00:32:41.170 --> 00:32:44.110
  • FEEDING THEM EVERY DAY IN THE
  • 00:32:44.110 --> 00:32:45.260
  • WILDERNESS, MOSES GOES UP ON A
  • 00:32:45.260 --> 00:32:48.240
  • MOUNTAIN, MOUNT SINAI, AND
  • 00:32:49.160 --> 00:32:52.160
  • AND THEY GO: "OKAY...YOU KNOW,
  • 00:32:55.080 --> 00:32:56.010
  • MOSES IS GONE.
  • 00:32:56.010 --> 00:32:57.110
  • LET'S BUILD A CALF AND WORSHIP
  • 00:32:57.110 --> 00:32:59.100
  • THE CALF," WHICH WAS THE
  • 00:32:59.100 --> 00:33:00.160
  • ANIMAL-- ONE OF THE BIG ANIMALS
  • 00:33:00.160 --> 00:33:02.000
  • WORSHIPPED IN EGYPT.
  • 00:33:02.000 --> 00:33:04.200
  • SO, THEY BUILD A GOLDEN CALF.
  • 00:33:04.200 --> 00:33:05.130
  • AND, A VERY INTERESTING
  • 00:33:06.270 --> 00:33:09.270
  • SUBSECTION OF THE STORY IS THAT
  • 00:33:09.270 --> 00:33:11.140
  • IT'S AARON WHO BUILDS IT --
  • 00:33:11.140 --> 00:33:13.140
  • MOSES' BROTHER.
  • 00:33:13.140 --> 00:33:16.070
  • HE'S AGAINST IT, 'CAUSE HE
  • 00:33:16.070 --> 00:33:16.280
  • KNOWS IT'S A FALSE GOD.
  • 00:33:16.280 --> 00:33:18.270
  • HE DOESN'T HAVE THE COURAGE OF
  • 00:33:22.270 --> 00:33:23.190
  • A MOSES.
  • 00:33:23.190 --> 00:33:25.270
  • BY THE WAY, IN EVERY INSTANCE
  • 00:33:25.270 --> 00:33:27.240
  • OF BROTHERS, THE YOUNGER
  • 00:33:28.060 --> 00:33:31.060
  • BROTHER IS SHOWN TO BE
  • 00:33:31.060 --> 00:33:32.180
  • SUPERIOR.
  • 00:33:32.180 --> 00:33:33.200
  • IT'S ONE OF THE MANY WAYS THE
  • 00:33:33.200 --> 00:33:35.260
  • TORAH UNDID TRADITIONAL...PAGAN
  • 00:33:35.260 --> 00:33:38.100
  • WORLD, IN WHICH THE FIRSTBORN,
  • 00:33:39.000 --> 00:33:42.000
  • NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CHARACTER,
  • 00:33:42.000 --> 00:33:44.000
  • THEY WERE THE FAVORITE CHILD.
  • 00:33:44.000 --> 00:33:45.210
  • EVERY SINGLE CASE, FROM CAIN
  • 00:33:45.250 --> 00:33:48.250
  • AND ABEL ON, IT IS THE YOUNGER
  • 00:33:48.250 --> 00:33:50.220
  • CHILD THAT IS SUPERIOR.
  • 00:33:50.220 --> 00:33:52.220
  • AND SO, UH, THEY BUILD THIS
  • 00:33:55.050 --> 00:33:58.050
  • CALF AND THEY WORSHIP IT, AND
  • 00:33:58.050 --> 00:33:59.180
  • THEY SAY...
  • 00:33:59.180 --> 00:34:00.140
  • I HAVE A WHOLE ANALYSIS BECAUSE
  • 00:34:00.140 --> 00:34:03.070
  • THE HEBREW WAS VERY SUGGESTIVE.
  • 00:34:03.070 --> 00:34:05.230
  • "THESE ARE YOUR GODS," OR--
  • 00:34:05.230 --> 00:34:08.200
  • YEAH.
  • 00:34:08.200 --> 00:34:09.210
  • "THESE ARE YOUR GODS, O
  • 00:34:09.210 --> 00:34:10.160
  • OR: "THESE ARE YOUR GOD,"
  • 00:34:14.000 --> 00:34:16.020
  • DEPENDING ON HOW YOU TRANSLATE
  • 00:34:16.020 --> 00:34:17.170
  • IT.
  • 00:34:17.170 --> 00:34:19.120
  • BUT...WHO WAS SAYING THAT?
  • 00:34:19.120 --> 00:34:21.060
  • AND THE ODDS ARE PEOPLE DON'T--
  • 00:34:21.060 --> 00:34:23.160
  • MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS.
  • 00:34:23.160 --> 00:34:25.140
  • NOT ONLY DID THE-- THE JEWS OR
  • 00:34:25.140 --> 00:34:27.170
  • ISRAELITES LEAVE EGYPT, BUT THE
  • 00:34:27.170 --> 00:34:29.040
  • TORAH SAYS A WHOLE MIXTURE OF
  • 00:34:29.060 --> 00:34:32.060
  • IT'S CALLED A MIXTURE OF-- AREV
  • 00:34:35.180 --> 00:34:37.120
  • RAV, A BIG MIXTURE.
  • 00:34:37.120 --> 00:34:40.090
  • NOT ONLY JEWS LEFT, BUT A BIG
  • 00:34:40.090 --> 00:34:41.150
  • MIXTURE OF PEOPLE LEFT WITH
  • 00:34:41.150 --> 00:34:43.090
  • THEM.
  • 00:34:43.090 --> 00:34:45.200
  • AND, THE TORAH NEVER EXCUSES
  • 00:34:45.200 --> 00:34:46.210
  • JEWS.
  • 00:34:46.210 --> 00:34:48.140
  • ONE OF THE REASONS-- BY THE
  • 00:34:48.140 --> 00:34:49.090
  • WAY, IT'S ONE OF THE THREE
  • 00:34:49.090 --> 00:34:50.040
  • REASONS, BIGGEST REASONS, I
  • 00:34:50.040 --> 00:34:53.030
  • BELIEVE THE TORAH'S AUTHENTIC:
  • 00:34:53.030 --> 00:34:53.270
  • 'CAUSE THE JEWS COME OUT SO
  • 00:34:53.270 --> 00:34:54.170
  • CRAPPY.
  • 00:34:55.150 --> 00:34:58.150
  • I'M NOT KIDDING.
  • 00:34:58.150 --> 00:34:59.000
  • IF JEWS WROTE IT, THEY WOULD
  • 00:34:59.000 --> 00:35:00.130
  • NEVER HAVE DEPICTED JEWS AS SO
  • 00:35:00.130 --> 00:35:01.040
  • AWFUL.
  • 00:35:01.040 --> 00:35:02.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:02.160 --> 00:35:03.000
  • I'M DEAD SERIOUS.
  • 00:35:03.000 --> 00:35:03.280
  • IT IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:35:03.280 --> 00:35:05.200
  • POWERFUL ARGUMENTS I HAVE FOR
  • 00:35:05.200 --> 00:35:06.270
  • THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE TORAH.
  • 00:35:06.270 --> 00:35:09.150
  • NOBODY WOULD HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT
  • 00:35:09.150 --> 00:35:10.240
  • THEMSELVES SO NEGATIVELY AND
  • 00:35:10.240 --> 00:35:12.150
  • THE TORAH DEPICTS JEWS AND SO
  • 00:35:12.150 --> 00:35:13.230
  • POSITIVELY THE TORAH DEPICTS
  • 00:35:13.230 --> 00:35:15.190
  • NON-JEWS.
  • 00:35:15.190 --> 00:35:17.060
  • UH...NOAH IS NOT A JEW.
  • 00:35:17.060 --> 00:35:19.110
  • AND, THE DAUGHTER OF PHARAOH
  • 00:35:19.110 --> 00:35:22.020
  • WHO SAVES MOSES IS NOT A JEW.
  • 00:35:22.150 --> 00:35:25.150
  • AND, JETHRO IS NOT A JEW --
  • 00:35:25.150 --> 00:35:28.010
  • THE BIGGEST SINGLE
  • 00:35:28.010 --> 00:35:28.250
  • ADVISOR TO MOSES.
  • 00:35:28.250 --> 00:35:29.210
  • AND, THE MIDWIVES -- I TRY TO
  • 00:35:29.210 --> 00:35:31.200
  • PROVE WHO SAVED THE BABIES,
  • 00:35:31.200 --> 00:35:33.050
  • WON'T LISTEN TO PHARAOH ARE NOT
  • 00:35:33.050 --> 00:35:35.130
  • JEWS.
  • 00:35:35.130 --> 00:35:36.230
  • THIS IS A CONSTANT THING.
  • 00:35:37.200 --> 00:35:40.200
  • IN FACT, CALEB AND JOSHUA ARE
  • 00:35:40.200 --> 00:35:42.150
  • THE ONLY ONES TO GIVE THE
  • 00:35:42.150 --> 00:35:43.120
  • PROPER REPORTS ABOUT CANAAN.
  • 00:35:43.120 --> 00:35:45.020
  • CALEB IS NOT A JEW; HE'S A
  • 00:35:45.020 --> 00:35:47.070
  • KENIZZITE.
  • 00:35:47.070 --> 00:35:49.260
  • SO, IT'S REALLY REMARKABLE.
  • 00:35:51.270 --> 00:35:54.270
  • SO, AT THE GOLDEN CALF, THEY,
  • 00:35:54.270 --> 00:35:55.230
  • YOU KNOW-- MOSES COMES DOWN AND
  • 00:35:55.230 --> 00:35:56.230
  • HE'S JUST DISGUSTED.
  • 00:35:57.170 --> 00:36:00.190
  • "I LEAVE YOU FOR A MONTH AND
  • 00:36:00.190 --> 00:36:01.210
  • YOU START WORSHIPING A GOLDEN
  • 00:36:01.210 --> 00:36:03.050
  • CALF."
  • 00:36:03.050 --> 00:36:04.260
  • AND THEN, YES, THEY-- GOD SAYS:
  • 00:36:04.260 --> 00:36:06.110
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:36:07.160 --> 00:36:10.160
  • I'LL START A WHOLE NEW NATION
  • 00:36:10.160 --> 00:36:11.070
  • WITH YOU, MOSES.
  • 00:36:11.070 --> 00:36:11.210
  • I'M SICK OF THESE PEOPLE.
  • 00:36:11.210 --> 00:36:12.100
  • BUT, YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:36:12.100 --> 00:36:14.080
  • SOME GET PUNISHED.
  • 00:36:14.080 --> 00:36:15.000
  • THAT IS CORRECT.
  • 00:36:15.000 --> 00:36:16.010
  • GOD IS-- GOD DOESN'T FOOL
  • 00:36:16.010 --> 00:36:17.190
  • AROUND.
  • 00:36:17.190 --> 00:36:18.130
  • IT'S A VERY CONSERVATIVE BOOK,
  • 00:36:19.180 --> 00:36:22.180
  • AS OPPOSED TO A
  • 00:36:22.180 --> 00:36:23.020
  • LEFTIST BOOK.
  • 00:36:23.020 --> 00:36:23.270
  • GOD DOESN'T FOOL AROUND.
  • 00:36:23.270 --> 00:36:24.290
  • THERE ARE PUNISHMENTS.
  • 00:36:24.290 --> 00:36:26.140
  • THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO ACTS.
  • 00:36:26.140 --> 00:36:28.130
  • GOD DOESN'T GO, "I HEAR YOUR
  • 00:36:28.130 --> 00:36:31.020
  • PAIN."
  • 00:36:31.020 --> 00:36:31.220
  • THAT IS NOT GOD'S MOTTO.
  • 00:36:34.000 --> 00:36:37.000
  • - RICHARD: HI, MY NAME IS
  • 00:36:37.000 --> 00:36:37.190
  • RICHARD AND I'M FROM ORLANDO.
  • 00:36:37.190 --> 00:36:38.150
  • DENNIS, I'M A MATHEMATICS
  • 00:36:38.150 --> 00:36:40.060
  • TEACHER AND I DO IT FROM A
  • 00:36:40.060 --> 00:36:41.100
  • CLASSICAL PERSPECTIVE, WHICH
  • 00:36:41.100 --> 00:36:42.290
  • MEANS THAT I TRY TO TEACH
  • 00:36:42.290 --> 00:36:43.260
  • MATHEMATICS AS A MEANS OF
  • 00:36:43.260 --> 00:36:45.110
  • DEVELOPING THE HUMAN BEING
  • 00:36:45.110 --> 00:36:47.040
  • RATHER THAN JUST JOB SKILLS.
  • 00:36:47.040 --> 00:36:48.150
  • AND, UM, SO, WE-- WE DISCUSS
  • 00:36:48.150 --> 00:36:51.050
  • MATHEMATICS AS BEING SOMETHING
  • 00:36:51.050 --> 00:36:53.040
  • THAT DEVELOPS THE FACULTY OF
  • 00:36:53.040 --> 00:36:54.030
  • REASON.
  • 00:36:54.030 --> 00:36:55.240
  • MATHEMATICS SHOULD BE RATIONAL,
  • 00:36:55.240 --> 00:36:57.050
  • PERHAPS, RATHER THAN EMOTIONAL.
  • 00:36:57.050 --> 00:36:58.130
  • BUT YOU CALL YOUR BIBLE "THE
  • 00:36:58.130 --> 00:36:59.240
  • RATIONAL BIBLE."
  • 00:36:59.240 --> 00:37:01.060
  • SO, I WAS CURIOUS IF YOU COULD
  • 00:37:01.060 --> 00:37:02.120
  • EXPLAIN WHAT YOU MEANT BY THAT,
  • 00:37:02.120 --> 00:37:03.240
  • AND, UM, WHAT YOU WOULD SUGGEST
  • 00:37:03.240 --> 00:37:06.120
  • FOLKS TO DO OR READ OR STUDY
  • 00:37:06.120 --> 00:37:08.060
  • THAT MIGHT HELP THEM IMPROVE
  • 00:37:08.060 --> 00:37:09.150
  • THEIR RATIONAL FACULTY.
  • 00:37:09.150 --> 00:37:10.030
  • - DENNIS: WOW.
  • 00:37:10.080 --> 00:37:13.080
  • I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO
  • 00:37:13.080 --> 00:37:13.270
  • NUMBER TWO.
  • 00:37:13.270 --> 00:37:14.280
  • THE ANSWER TO-- WELL, I DON'T
  • 00:37:14.280 --> 00:37:17.090
  • KNOW.
  • 00:37:17.090 --> 00:37:18.170
  • THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:37:18.170 --> 00:37:19.160
  • IT'S LIKE PEOPLE WOULD SAY TO
  • 00:37:19.160 --> 00:37:21.110
  • ME-- AND THAT'S THE REASON I
  • 00:37:21.110 --> 00:37:23.210
  • GAVE THIS SPEECH ABOUT TWO
  • 00:37:23.210 --> 00:37:24.200
  • YEARS AGO, AND IT'S ONE OF THE
  • 00:37:24.200 --> 00:37:25.290
  • SPEECHES THAT-- NOT TRYING TO
  • 00:37:25.290 --> 00:37:27.210
  • SELL YOU ANYTHING, BUT IT'S AT
  • 00:37:28.150 --> 00:37:31.150
  • THE PRAGER STORE.
  • 00:37:31.150 --> 00:37:32.020
  • IT'S LIKE $10.
  • 00:37:32.020 --> 00:37:32.270
  • BUT IT'S-- I-- "HOW TO BECOME
  • 00:37:32.270 --> 00:37:33.290
  • COURAGEOUS."
  • 00:37:34.030 --> 00:37:37.030
  • SO, PEOPLE KEPT SAYING TO ME:
  • 00:37:37.030 --> 00:37:38.190
  • "YOU KEEP SPEAKING ABOUT THE
  • 00:37:38.190 --> 00:37:39.180
  • IMPORTANCE OF COURAGE.
  • 00:37:39.180 --> 00:37:40.140
  • WELL, HOW DO YOU GET
  • 00:37:40.140 --> 00:37:41.100
  • COURAGEOUS?"
  • 00:37:41.100 --> 00:37:43.090
  • SO I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT AND
  • 00:37:43.090 --> 00:37:43.290
  • I GAVE A SPEECH ON IT.
  • 00:37:43.290 --> 00:37:44.270
  • NOW, I'M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE A
  • 00:37:44.270 --> 00:37:45.180
  • SPEECH, "HOW DO YOU BECOME
  • 00:37:45.180 --> 00:37:46.130
  • RATIONAL?"
  • 00:37:46.130 --> 00:37:47.040
  • IT'S A VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD
  • 00:37:47.040 --> 00:37:48.220
  • QUESTION.
  • 00:37:48.220 --> 00:37:49.210
  • AND I WANT TO WORK THAT
  • 00:37:50.140 --> 00:37:53.140
  • THROUGH.
  • 00:37:53.140 --> 00:37:55.190
  • BUT, IT'S CALLED "THE RATIONAL
  • 00:37:55.190 --> 00:37:56.100
  • BIBLE" BECAUSE I WAS NEVER ABLE
  • 00:37:58.260 --> 00:38:01.280
  • TO ACCEPT THINGS ON FAITH.
  • 00:38:03.260 --> 00:38:06.260
  • IT HAD TO MAKE SENSE TO ME.
  • 00:38:08.190 --> 00:38:11.190
  • UM...MOST PEOPLE-- THIS IS NOT
  • 00:38:11.190 --> 00:38:12.200
  • A JUDGMENT IN THE LEAST.
  • 00:38:12.200 --> 00:38:15.130
  • IN FACT, SOME PART OF ME ENVIES
  • 00:38:15.130 --> 00:38:16.050
  • THEM.
  • 00:38:16.050 --> 00:38:17.240
  • THERE ARE-- MOST BELIEVERS --
  • 00:38:17.240 --> 00:38:19.070
  • NOT ALL -- ACCEPT CERTAIN
  • 00:38:19.200 --> 00:38:22.200
  • THINGS ON FAITH.
  • 00:38:22.200 --> 00:38:24.070
  • IF THERE'S A RATIONAL
  • 00:38:27.030 --> 00:38:30.030
  • EDITION, THAT'S LIKE
  • 00:38:30.030 --> 00:38:30.250
  • ICING ON THE CAKE.
  • 00:38:30.250 --> 00:38:31.190
  • BUT, FOR ME, IT'S THE CAKE.
  • 00:38:31.190 --> 00:38:32.090
  • SO, IF IT'S NOT RATIONAL, THAT
  • 00:38:35.030 --> 00:38:37.170
  • DOESN'T MEAN EVERY SINGLE
  • 00:38:37.170 --> 00:38:38.130
  • PARTICULAR.
  • 00:38:38.130 --> 00:38:40.180
  • I MEAN, IS IT RATIONAL?
  • 00:38:40.180 --> 00:38:43.010
  • I BELIEVE MOSES WAS ON SINAI
  • 00:38:43.010 --> 00:38:44.050
  • AND GOT THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?
  • 00:38:44.050 --> 00:38:45.190
  • IS THAT A RATIONAL BELIEF?
  • 00:38:45.190 --> 00:38:46.210
  • IT'S AN INTERESTING QUESTION.
  • 00:38:46.210 --> 00:38:47.260
  • IS THAT A RATIONAL BELIEF?
  • 00:38:47.260 --> 00:38:50.190
  • IF RATIONAL MEANS PROVABLE,
  • 00:38:50.190 --> 00:38:53.180
  • THEN IT'S NOT RATIONAL.
  • 00:38:53.180 --> 00:38:54.230
  • IF RATIONAL MEANS IN ACCORD
  • 00:38:54.230 --> 00:38:56.210
  • WITH THE POSSIBILITIES THAT
  • 00:38:56.210 --> 00:38:57.270
  • REASON SUGGEST, YES, I THINK
  • 00:38:57.270 --> 00:38:59.240
  • THAT THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:38:59.240 --> 00:39:02.130
  • I THINK THAT HE RECEIVED THE
  • 00:39:02.130 --> 00:39:03.030
  • - RENITA: HI, MY NAME
  • 00:39:06.170 --> 00:39:07.040
  • IS RENITA AND I'M FROM ORLANDO.
  • 00:39:07.040 --> 00:39:08.100
  • - DENNIS: GOOD!
  • 00:39:08.100 --> 00:39:11.080
  • - RENITA: IT'S GREAT TO
  • 00:39:11.080 --> 00:39:11.260
  • MEET YOU.
  • 00:39:11.260 --> 00:39:13.200
  • I'M A BIG FAN.
  • 00:39:13.200 --> 00:39:14.070
  • - DENNIS: THANK YOU.
  • 00:39:14.070 --> 00:39:14.280
  • - RENITA: LOVE YOUR VOICE,
  • 00:39:14.280 --> 00:39:15.180
  • ACTUALLY.
  • 00:39:15.180 --> 00:39:16.070
  • YOU SEEM VERY CUDDLY, BUT I'M
  • 00:39:16.070 --> 00:39:16.280
  • NOT GONNA TRY TO HUG YOU.
  • 00:39:16.280 --> 00:39:17.170
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:17.170 --> 00:39:19.090
  • - DENNIS: WAIT, WAIT, WAIT,
  • 00:39:19.090 --> 00:39:19.290
  • WHAT?
  • 00:39:19.290 --> 00:39:20.240
  • - RENITA: YOU SOUND CUDDLY--
  • 00:39:20.240 --> 00:39:21.150
  • - DENNIS: I SEEM CUDDLY, BUT
  • 00:39:21.150 --> 00:39:22.060
  • WHAT?
  • 00:39:22.060 --> 00:39:22.150
  • - RENITA: CUDDLY--
  • 00:39:22.150 --> 00:39:23.010
  • - DENNIS: BUT YOU WON'T CUDDLE
  • 00:39:23.010 --> 00:39:23.230
  • ME?
  • 00:39:23.230 --> 00:39:24.010
  • - RENITA: --BUT I'M NOT
  • 00:39:24.010 --> 00:39:24.190
  • GONNA TRY TO HUG YOU, NO.
  • 00:39:24.190 --> 00:39:25.080
  • - DENNIS: WHY NOT?
  • 00:39:25.080 --> 00:39:25.240
  • - RENITA: BECAUSE YOU'RE A
  • 00:39:25.240 --> 00:39:26.140
  • MARRIED MAN.
  • 00:39:26.140 --> 00:39:27.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:27.060 --> 00:39:27.200
  • BUT YOU SEEM VERY CUDDLY IN
  • 00:39:27.200 --> 00:39:28.100
  • PERSON.
  • 00:39:28.100 --> 00:39:28.210
  • - DENNIS: OKAY. MY WIFE
  • 00:39:28.210 --> 00:39:30.010
  • GETS A BIG KICK ABOUT
  • 00:39:30.010 --> 00:39:30.210
  • WOMEN CUDDLING ME
  • 00:39:30.210 --> 00:39:31.060
  • OR HUGGING ME.
  • 00:39:31.060 --> 00:39:32.130
  • IT'S A NON-ISSUE.
  • 00:39:32.130 --> 00:39:33.060
  • AND I GET IT--
  • 00:39:33.060 --> 00:39:35.170
  • - RENITA: I ALWAYS THOUGHT
  • 00:39:35.170 --> 00:39:36.100
  • YOUR VOICE SOUNDED THAT WAY,
  • 00:39:36.100 --> 00:39:37.000
  • BUT YOU ARE IN PERSON, TOO.
  • 00:39:37.000 --> 00:39:38.000
  • - DENNIS: YEAH. I DO.
  • 00:39:38.000 --> 00:39:38.170
  • I DO GET THAT.
  • 00:39:38.170 --> 00:39:39.000
  • AND IT'S VERY SWEET OF YOU.
  • 00:39:39.000 --> 00:39:39.200
  • BY THE WAY, I'M VERY LUCKY
  • 00:39:39.200 --> 00:39:40.090
  • ABOUT THE VOICE THING.
  • 00:39:40.090 --> 00:39:42.280
  • THAT'S TOTAL LUCK.
  • 00:39:42.280 --> 00:39:45.210
  • - RENITA: IT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:39:45.210 --> 00:39:46.090
  • - DENNIS: I KNOW I HAVE A GOOD
  • 00:39:46.090 --> 00:39:47.010
  • VOICE FOR SPEAKING --
  • 00:39:47.010 --> 00:39:47.200
  • UH, CERTAINLY NOT FOR SINGING.
  • 00:39:47.200 --> 00:39:48.180
  • THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE.
  • 00:39:48.180 --> 00:39:50.150
  • IT'S PURE GIFT.
  • 00:39:50.150 --> 00:39:52.290
  • I DID NOTHING TO EARN IT.
  • 00:39:52.290 --> 00:39:54.020
  • BUT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO
  • 00:39:54.020 --> 00:39:55.200
  • USE IT.
  • 00:39:55.200 --> 00:39:56.050
  • BUT WHAT I FOUND
  • 00:39:56.050 --> 00:39:58.110
  • INTERESTING-- BECAUSE EVERY ONE
  • 00:39:58.110 --> 00:39:59.120
  • OF YOU -- YOU LEARN ABOUT YOU
  • 00:39:59.120 --> 00:40:01.070
  • FROM OTHERS' REACTIONS, RIGHT?
  • 00:40:01.070 --> 00:40:03.010
  • WE CAN'T KNOW...EXACTLY HOW WE
  • 00:40:03.010 --> 00:40:04.220
  • COME OFF.
  • 00:40:04.220 --> 00:40:05.150
  • IT'S NOT POSSIBLE.
  • 00:40:05.150 --> 00:40:06.010
  • SO, I AM ALWAYS AMAZED AT THE
  • 00:40:07.020 --> 00:40:10.020
  • NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT
  • 00:40:10.020 --> 00:40:10.230
  • MY VOICE IS SOOTHING.
  • 00:40:10.230 --> 00:40:11.270
  • - RENITA: IT VERY-- YEAH.
  • 00:40:11.270 --> 00:40:13.130
  • - DENNIS: AND I'M VERY HAPPY
  • 00:40:13.130 --> 00:40:14.180
  • ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:40:14.180 --> 00:40:15.020
  • THAT'S WHY WHENEVER I YELL
  • 00:40:15.020 --> 00:40:17.160
  • ON THE RADIO, I APOLOGIZE.
  • 00:40:17.160 --> 00:40:20.140
  • 'CAUSE I ALWAYS WANT MY VOICE
  • 00:40:20.140 --> 00:40:22.010
  • TO BE SOOTHING.
  • 00:40:22.010 --> 00:40:24.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:24.070 --> 00:40:24.230
  • BUT, EVERY SO OFTEN, I JUST GET
  • 00:40:24.230 --> 00:40:25.200
  • SO ANGRY AT SOMETHING THE LEFT
  • 00:40:26.000 --> 00:40:29.000
  • HAS DONE AND I-- AND I-- AND
  • 00:40:29.000 --> 00:40:30.000
  • I'M NOT SO SOOTHING.
  • 00:40:30.000 --> 00:40:31.220
  • OKAY, GO AHEAD.
  • 00:40:31.220 --> 00:40:33.140
  • - RENITA: SO, MY QUESTION
  • 00:40:33.140 --> 00:40:34.030
  • IS PRETTY BASIC.
  • 00:40:34.030 --> 00:40:36.040
  • I JUST GOT BOTH BOOKS TODAY AND
  • 00:40:36.040 --> 00:40:37.110
  • I'M VERY EXCITED TO GET STARTED
  • 00:40:37.110 --> 00:40:38.080
  • WITH THEM.
  • 00:40:38.080 --> 00:40:38.240
  • BUT, WHY DID YOU WRITE EXODUS
  • 00:40:38.240 --> 00:40:40.110
  • BEFORE GENESIS?
  • 00:40:41.030 --> 00:40:44.030
  • - DENNIS: RIGHT.
  • 00:40:44.030 --> 00:40:45.080
  • SO, IT'S A GOOD WAY OF ME JUST
  • 00:40:45.080 --> 00:40:45.290
  • QUICKLY ANSWERING THAT IT'S
  • 00:40:45.290 --> 00:40:47.070
  • VERY-- IF YOU DID NOT READ THE
  • 00:40:47.070 --> 00:40:49.150
  • INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS, PLEASE
  • 00:40:51.190 --> 00:40:54.190
  • READ THE INTRODUCTION TO EITHER
  • 00:40:54.190 --> 00:40:56.270
  • OF THEM.
  • 00:40:56.270 --> 00:40:58.240
  • THEY'RE VERY SIMILAR,
  • 00:40:58.240 --> 00:41:00.130
  • UH...BECAUSE IT EXPLAINS
  • 00:41:00.130 --> 00:41:01.130
  • EVERYTHING, INCLUDING WHY I DID
  • 00:41:01.130 --> 00:41:02.100
  • EXODUS FIRST.
  • 00:41:02.100 --> 00:41:04.230
  • AND IT'S A VERY SIMPLE ANSWER:
  • 00:41:04.230 --> 00:41:05.210
  • BECAUSE IT HAS THE TEN
  • 00:41:05.210 --> 00:41:06.080
  • COMMANDMENTS.
  • 00:41:06.080 --> 00:41:06.220
  • I HAVE ANOTHER ANSWER WHICH I
  • 00:41:07.050 --> 00:41:10.050
  • DIDN'T WRITE, WHICH RELATES TO
  • 00:41:10.050 --> 00:41:11.000
  • SOMETHING YOU SAID.
  • 00:41:11.000 --> 00:41:12.150
  • AND THIS IS-- THIS IS ONE OF
  • 00:41:12.150 --> 00:41:15.070
  • THE FEW THINGS THAT I-- I JUST
  • 00:41:15.070 --> 00:41:17.110
  • WOULD SEE NO REASON TO WRITE.
  • 00:41:17.110 --> 00:41:18.210
  • BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HAVE MORE
  • 00:41:18.210 --> 00:41:21.010
  • TO SAY ABOUT LAWS AND CONCEPTS
  • 00:41:23.140 --> 00:41:26.140
  • THAN ABOUT STORIES.
  • 00:41:26.150 --> 00:41:29.150
  • AND, UH, EXODUS...EXODUS IS, IN
  • 00:41:31.010 --> 00:41:34.010
  • MANY WAYS, THE RICHEST OF THE
  • 00:41:34.010 --> 00:41:35.190
  • BOOKS.
  • 00:41:35.190 --> 00:41:36.060
  • IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY
  • 00:41:36.240 --> 00:41:39.240
  • INTERESTING, UH...THING FOR YOU
  • 00:41:39.240 --> 00:41:42.150
  • TO SEE WHAT I DO WITH THE OTHER
  • 00:41:42.150 --> 00:41:43.280
  • THREE BOOKS.
  • 00:41:43.280 --> 00:41:44.140
  • - PHIL: BY THE WAY, I DON'T
  • 00:41:44.140 --> 00:41:45.240
  • THINK THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT
  • 00:41:45.240 --> 00:41:47.070
  • VOICE BECAUSE OF LUCK.
  • 00:41:47.070 --> 00:41:49.170
  • I THINK GOD GAVE YOU THAT VOICE
  • 00:41:49.170 --> 00:41:51.010
  • SO YOU COULD ARTICULATE
  • 00:41:51.010 --> 00:41:51.290
  • ALL THESE THOUGHTS.
  • 00:41:51.290 --> 00:41:54.190
  • - DENNIS: WELL, THANK YOU.
  • 00:41:54.190 --> 00:41:55.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:41:55.090 --> 00:41:55.230
  • - DENNIS: SO, LET ME ANSWER
  • 00:41:55.230 --> 00:41:56.190
  • THAT.
  • 00:41:56.190 --> 00:41:57.050
  • THIS IS A VERY...
  • 00:41:57.050 --> 00:41:58.110
  • THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE
  • 00:41:58.280 --> 00:42:02.000
  • FOR ME.
  • 00:42:02.000 --> 00:42:02.220
  • WHEN YOU READ MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY,
  • 00:42:03.260 --> 00:42:06.260
  • THE AMOUNT OF THINGS THAT
  • 00:42:07.220 --> 00:42:10.220
  • OCCURRED THAT ARE SO UNIQUE
  • 00:42:10.220 --> 00:42:13.020
  • THAT BROUGHT ME TO THIS
  • 00:42:13.020 --> 00:42:14.220
  • PLACE TODAY IN ORLANDO...
  • 00:42:14.220 --> 00:42:15.260
  • YOU WOULD BE--
  • 00:42:16.120 --> 00:42:19.120
  • IT'S SO TEMPTING-- I DON'T MEAN
  • 00:42:19.120 --> 00:42:22.010
  • EMOTIONALLY; INTELLECTUALLY,
  • 00:42:22.010 --> 00:42:22.210
  • SAY.
  • 00:42:22.210 --> 00:42:24.170
  • "ISN'T IT OBVIOUS, DENNIS?
  • 00:42:24.170 --> 00:42:26.030
  • GOD INTERVENED XYZ."
  • 00:42:26.030 --> 00:42:28.170
  • BUT THE SECOND THAT IS SAID, I
  • 00:42:31.250 --> 00:42:34.250
  • THINK: WELL, IF GOD INTERVENED
  • 00:42:34.250 --> 00:42:36.080
  • FOR ME, WHY DIDN'T HE
  • 00:42:36.080 --> 00:42:37.150
  • INTERVENE...FOR ALL THESE
  • 00:42:37.150 --> 00:42:39.260
  • PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, IN THE
  • 00:42:40.010 --> 00:42:43.010
  • HOLOCAUST, OR ALL THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:42:43.010 --> 00:42:44.010
  • IN THE GULAG, OR ALL THESE
  • 00:42:44.010 --> 00:42:45.090
  • PEOPLE IN CHINA UNDER MAO?
  • 00:42:45.090 --> 00:42:47.110
  • SO, I ALWAYS THINK: I AM NO
  • 00:42:47.180 --> 00:42:50.180
  • MORE WORTHY OF INTERVENTION
  • 00:42:50.180 --> 00:42:53.010
  • THAN A PEASANT UNDER MAO WHO
  • 00:42:53.010 --> 00:42:55.190
  • WAS STARVED TO DEATH BY MAO.
  • 00:42:55.190 --> 00:42:57.160
  • BUT, HE DIDN'T DO IT FOR ME.
  • 00:42:57.160 --> 00:42:59.110
  • YOU'RE RIGHT.
  • 00:42:59.110 --> 00:43:01.020
  • I MEAN, I DON'T BELIEVE ANY--
  • 00:43:01.020 --> 00:43:02.140
  • IF GOD DID INTERVENE IN MY
  • 00:43:02.140 --> 00:43:03.240
  • LIFE, AND IT WOULD SEEM THAT
  • 00:43:03.240 --> 00:43:05.240
  • THERE'S REASON TO BELIEVE SO,
  • 00:43:05.240 --> 00:43:08.060
  • IT IS SOLELY TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:43:08.060 --> 00:43:09.200
  • TOUCH OTHERS.
  • 00:43:09.200 --> 00:43:10.080
  • I HAVE THE CORNIEST AMBITIONS
  • 00:43:15.090 --> 00:43:18.090
  • OF ANY HUMAN YOU'LL EVER MEET.
  • 00:43:18.090 --> 00:43:20.050
  • I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO DO GOOD
  • 00:43:20.050 --> 00:43:22.070
  • AND TAKE GOD SERIOUSLY.
  • 00:43:22.070 --> 00:43:24.260
  • THAT IS ALL I CARE ABOUT.
  • 00:43:24.260 --> 00:43:26.210
  • IT IS AS CORNY AS YOU CAN GET.
  • 00:43:26.210 --> 00:43:29.000
  • THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REACH
  • 00:43:29.000 --> 00:43:32.000
  • THIS LEVEL OF SUCCESS JUST
  • 00:43:32.000 --> 00:43:33.110
  • DOING THAT IS EERIE.
  • 00:43:33.230 --> 00:43:36.230
  • I REMEMBER SAYING TO MY BEST
  • 00:43:36.230 --> 00:43:39.070
  • FRIEND WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:43:39.070 --> 00:43:41.140
  • "I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I WANNA DO
  • 00:43:41.140 --> 00:43:44.030
  • WITH MY LIFE AND I DON'T HAVE A
  • 00:43:44.030 --> 00:43:46.090
  • CLUE HOW I'M GONNA GET THERE."
  • 00:43:46.090 --> 00:43:49.060
  • I WAS-- THAT'S-- AND I'M NOT
  • 00:43:49.060 --> 00:43:50.170
  • JOKING!
  • 00:43:50.170 --> 00:43:52.000
  • I WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT TO MY
  • 00:43:52.000 --> 00:43:53.170
  • PARENTS!
  • 00:43:53.170 --> 00:43:54.010
  • NOT A DOCTOR AND NOT A LAWYER
  • 00:43:54.060 --> 00:43:57.060
  • AND NOT A BUSINESSMAN?
  • 00:43:57.060 --> 00:43:58.180
  • WELL, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?
  • 00:43:58.180 --> 00:43:59.270
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S A GREAT JOKE
  • 00:43:59.270 --> 00:44:02.230
  • IN JEWISH LIFE.
  • 00:44:02.230 --> 00:44:04.000
  • THERE'S A BIRTH NOTICE SENT OUT
  • 00:44:04.000 --> 00:44:06.130
  • AND IT SAYS:
  • 00:44:06.130 --> 00:44:07.240
  • MR. AND MRS. MILTON GOLDMAN
  • 00:44:08.040 --> 00:44:11.040
  • ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE
  • 00:44:11.040 --> 00:44:12.010
  • BIRTH OF THEIR SON,
  • 00:44:12.010 --> 00:44:13.150
  • DR. IRA GOLDMAN.
  • 00:44:13.150 --> 00:44:14.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:44:14.250 --> 00:44:17.060
  • - RICHARD: MY NAME'S
  • 00:44:17.060 --> 00:44:19.040
  • RICHARD.
  • 00:44:19.040 --> 00:44:20.180
  • I'M FROM ORLANDO.
  • 00:44:20.180 --> 00:44:23.080
  • AND I HEAR YOU AND SO
  • 00:44:23.080 --> 00:44:24.260
  • APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS TO
  • 00:44:26.190 --> 00:44:29.190
  • BRING RATIONAL...THOUGHT,
  • 00:44:31.070 --> 00:44:34.070
  • CARING, SENSITIVITY TO MODERN
  • 00:44:35.290 --> 00:44:38.290
  • DIALOGUE, TO MODERN MAN AS
  • 00:44:38.290 --> 00:44:40.050
  • TAUGHT TO FROM THE BIBLE.
  • 00:44:40.150 --> 00:44:43.150
  • IT'S A WONDERFUL GIFT.
  • 00:44:43.150 --> 00:44:46.130
  • MY...MY QUESTION...
  • 00:44:46.260 --> 00:44:49.260
  • MY QUESTION IS ABOUT A PERSONAL
  • 00:44:51.270 --> 00:44:54.270
  • RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
  • 00:44:54.270 --> 00:44:56.270
  • I'M A JEW.
  • 00:44:56.270 --> 00:44:57.230
  • THIS IS SORT OF CHRISTIAN-TYPE
  • 00:44:57.230 --> 00:44:58.140
  • LANGUAGE.
  • 00:44:58.140 --> 00:44:58.270
  • BUT, IN THE JEWISH TRADITION,
  • 00:44:59.270 --> 00:45:02.290
  • THE CURRENT SYNAGOGUES, IN MY
  • 00:45:05.130 --> 00:45:08.130
  • EXPERIENCE, CONSERVATIVE AND
  • 00:45:08.130 --> 00:45:10.160
  • REFORM, ARE ABOUT COMMUNITY,
  • 00:45:10.160 --> 00:45:12.270
  • ABOUT HEALING THE WORLD, ABOUT
  • 00:45:12.270 --> 00:45:15.070
  • DOING JUSTICE, ABOUT--
  • 00:45:15.070 --> 00:45:17.090
  • AND THEY'RE WONDERFUL!
  • 00:45:17.090 --> 00:45:19.140
  • IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 00:45:19.140 --> 00:45:22.110
  • BUT THE CONNECTION TO GOD, THE
  • 00:45:22.110 --> 00:45:23.160
  • SENSE OF AWE, THE SENSE OF
  • 00:45:23.220 --> 00:45:26.220
  • BEING PRESENT WITH THE
  • 00:45:26.220 --> 00:45:28.290
  • LORD...IS LARGELY ABSENT.
  • 00:45:31.120 --> 00:45:34.120
  • AND-- AND SO, I SEE PEOPLE
  • 00:45:34.120 --> 00:45:35.240
  • MOVING AWAY FROM THIS WONDERFUL
  • 00:45:35.240 --> 00:45:38.230
  • TRADITION AND THIS WONDERFUL
  • 00:45:38.230 --> 00:45:40.010
  • TEACHING BECAUSE IT'S DRY.
  • 00:45:40.010 --> 00:45:42.180
  • BECAUSE IT'S BORING, IN YOUR
  • 00:45:42.180 --> 00:45:44.070
  • WORDS EARLIER.
  • 00:45:44.070 --> 00:45:46.090
  • AND...SO, I-I WONDER ABOUT YOUR
  • 00:45:46.090 --> 00:45:49.090
  • THOUGHTS OF THAT-- THAT
  • 00:45:49.090 --> 00:45:50.060
  • - DENNIS: WOW, YOU...
  • 00:45:53.070 --> 00:45:54.100
  • THIS IS REALLY POWERFUL STUFF.
  • 00:45:54.100 --> 00:45:56.170
  • SO, A LITTLE PREFACE TO MY
  • 00:45:57.030 --> 00:46:00.050
  • RESPONSE.
  • 00:46:00.050 --> 00:46:02.280
  • I AM RELIGIOUSLY BILINGUAL.
  • 00:46:02.280 --> 00:46:05.090
  • WE ALL KNOW, YOU KNOW, COMMON
  • 00:46:06.060 --> 00:46:09.060
  • IN AMERICA WOULD BE SOMEONE WHO
  • 00:46:09.060 --> 00:46:10.000
  • WAS AS FLUENT IN ENGLISH AS IN
  • 00:46:10.000 --> 00:46:11.150
  • SPANISH.
  • 00:46:11.150 --> 00:46:13.070
  • RIGHT?
  • 00:46:13.070 --> 00:46:14.240
  • HISPANIC PARENTS, GROWING UP
  • 00:46:14.240 --> 00:46:15.280
  • COMPLETELY AT HOME IN BOTH
  • 00:46:18.090 --> 00:46:19.020
  • LANGUAGES.
  • 00:46:19.020 --> 00:46:20.160
  • I SPEAK CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH.
  • 00:46:20.160 --> 00:46:23.100
  • I AM SO AT HOME IN BOTH
  • 00:46:23.100 --> 00:46:25.150
  • COMMUNITIES.
  • 00:46:25.150 --> 00:46:26.130
  • IT'S ALSO A GIFT
  • 00:46:26.130 --> 00:46:28.180
  • THAT I THINK GOD GAVE ME.
  • 00:46:28.180 --> 00:46:29.130
  • IT'S VERY RARE.
  • 00:46:29.130 --> 00:46:30.200
  • IT'S NOT 'CAUSE I'M BETTER THAN
  • 00:46:30.200 --> 00:46:32.110
  • ANYBODY; IT'S JUST MY LIFE HAS
  • 00:46:32.110 --> 00:46:33.200
  • WORKED OUT THAT WAY.
  • 00:46:33.200 --> 00:46:35.200
  • FROM YESHIVA TO IMMERSION WITH
  • 00:46:35.200 --> 00:46:37.030
  • CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:46:37.030 --> 00:46:37.200
  • I WORK FOR CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:46:37.200 --> 00:46:39.000
  • SALEM IS RUN BY CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:46:39.000 --> 00:46:40.100
  • MY COLLEAGUES ARE CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:46:40.100 --> 00:46:41.250
  • UH, PEOPLE I ADORE SO OFTEN ARE
  • 00:46:41.250 --> 00:46:43.030
  • CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:46:43.030 --> 00:46:45.010
  • - RICHARD: MY WIFE IS
  • 00:46:45.010 --> 00:46:47.080
  • CHRISTIAN, JUST RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:46:47.080 --> 00:46:47.280
  • - DENNIS: OKAY.
  • 00:46:47.280 --> 00:46:48.130
  • YOUR WIFE IS CHRISTIAN.
  • 00:46:48.130 --> 00:46:49.020
  • THERE YOU GO.
  • 00:46:49.020 --> 00:46:50.180
  • [CHUCKLES]
  • 00:46:50.180 --> 00:46:51.040
  • ANOTHER REASON...
  • 00:46:51.040 --> 00:46:52.070
  • SO, THEY-- THERE ARE DIFFERENT
  • 00:46:56.160 --> 00:46:58.200
  • LANGUAGES IN THE RELIGIONS AND
  • 00:46:58.200 --> 00:46:59.160
  • YOU HAPPENED TO HAVE HIT ON ONE
  • 00:46:59.160 --> 00:47:01.060
  • EXAMPLE.
  • 00:47:01.060 --> 00:47:03.280
  • I HAVE A GREAT LECTURE,
  • 00:47:03.280 --> 00:47:05.090
  • AGAIN, AVAILABLE AMONG THE
  • 00:47:06.090 --> 00:47:09.090
  • LECTURES AT THE PRAGER STORE.
  • 00:47:09.090 --> 00:47:11.110
  • "WHAT JEWS AND CHRISTIANS
  • 00:47:11.110 --> 00:47:12.030
  • CAN TEACH EACH OTHER," WHICH,
  • 00:47:12.030 --> 00:47:13.180
  • BY THE WAY, IS, ASIDE FROM
  • 00:47:13.180 --> 00:47:14.220
  • EVERYTHING ELSE, ONE OF THE
  • 00:47:14.220 --> 00:47:16.090
  • BY THE WAY, I TAKE PRIDE IN
  • 00:47:20.140 --> 00:47:21.190
  • BEING ONE OF THE ONLY JEWS --
  • 00:47:21.190 --> 00:47:24.080
  • OR EVEN NON-CHRISTIANS --
  • 00:47:24.080 --> 00:47:26.170
  • IN THE WORLD WHO CAN
  • 00:47:26.170 --> 00:47:28.030
  • RIB CHRISTIANS EFFECTIVELY.
  • 00:47:28.030 --> 00:47:30.010
  • 'CAUSE I KNOW YOU SO WELL.
  • 00:47:30.010 --> 00:47:32.140
  • AND, OF COURSE, I KNOW
  • 00:47:32.140 --> 00:47:34.240
  • JEWS SO WELL.
  • 00:47:34.240 --> 00:47:35.190
  • THEY'RE VERY FUNNY EXAMPLES
  • 00:47:35.190 --> 00:47:37.230
  • THAT I GIVE IN THIS SPEECH.
  • 00:47:37.230 --> 00:47:40.170
  • ANYWAY, THERE ARE DIFFERENT
  • 00:47:40.170 --> 00:47:42.020
  • LANGUAGES.
  • 00:47:42.020 --> 00:47:43.270
  • THIS IS TRUE.
  • 00:47:43.270 --> 00:47:45.010
  • THERE ARE.
  • 00:47:45.010 --> 00:47:46.170
  • THEY'RE BOTH EFFECTIVE.
  • 00:47:46.170 --> 00:47:47.050
  • YOU ARE RIGHT.
  • 00:47:47.050 --> 00:47:49.220
  • JEWS-- VERY FEW RABBIS, EVEN
  • 00:47:49.220 --> 00:47:52.030
  • ORTHODOX RABBIS, WILL SPEAK
  • 00:47:52.050 --> 00:47:55.050
  • ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  • 00:47:55.050 --> 00:47:56.090
  • USING THAT WORD.
  • 00:47:56.090 --> 00:47:58.230
  • AND I KNOW IT'S TRUE BECAUSE OF
  • 00:47:58.250 --> 00:48:01.270
  • A LIFE IN JUDAISM, BUT I ALSO
  • 00:48:01.270 --> 00:48:02.280
  • KNOW IT'S TRUE BECAUSE WHEN I
  • 00:48:02.280 --> 00:48:04.080
  • TRANSLATE THE WORD
  • 00:48:04.110 --> 00:48:07.110
  • "RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD" INTO
  • 00:48:07.110 --> 00:48:08.120
  • HEBREW, IT-- AN ISRAELI
  • 00:48:08.120 --> 00:48:11.050
  • ORTHODOX JEW WOULD LOOK AT ME
  • 00:48:11.050 --> 00:48:13.050
  • AND SAY: "HUH?
  • 00:48:13.050 --> 00:48:15.200
  • WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?"
  • 00:48:15.200 --> 00:48:16.100
  • NOT IN A BAD WAY.
  • 00:48:16.100 --> 00:48:18.050
  • IT WOULD BE SO FOREIGN
  • 00:48:18.050 --> 00:48:19.280
  • TO THEM.
  • 00:48:19.280 --> 00:48:20.270
  • SO, YOU ARE RIGHT.
  • 00:48:20.270 --> 00:48:23.230
  • THIS IS A TERRIFIC-- AND, BY
  • 00:48:23.230 --> 00:48:26.100
  • THE WAY, I ADMIT IT: I DON'T
  • 00:48:26.100 --> 00:48:28.110
  • FULLY RESONATE TO THE IDEA.
  • 00:48:28.110 --> 00:48:30.050
  • MY RELATIONSHIP TO GOD IS A
  • 00:48:30.050 --> 00:48:31.090
  • VERY...
  • 00:48:31.090 --> 00:48:32.200
  • [CHUCKLES HEARTILY]
  • 00:48:32.200 --> 00:48:34.110
  • ...IT'S A VERY UNEMOTIONAL ONE.
  • 00:48:34.110 --> 00:48:35.260
  • THAT IS WHY, BY THE WAY, I
  • 00:48:35.260 --> 00:48:37.110
  • WROTE AN ESSAY-- I HAVE A BOOK
  • 00:48:37.110 --> 00:48:38.150
  • OF ESSAYS CALLED "THINK A
  • 00:48:38.150 --> 00:48:39.230
  • SECOND TIME," WHICH YOU'D LOVE.
  • 00:48:39.230 --> 00:48:40.250
  • IT'S 44 ESSAYS ON 44 SUBJECTS.
  • 00:48:40.250 --> 00:48:43.110
  • ONE OF THE ESSAYS IS THE MOST
  • 00:48:44.260 --> 00:48:47.260
  • DIFFICULT LAW IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:48:47.260 --> 00:48:50.180
  • AND IT IS LOVE THE LORD YOUR
  • 00:48:50.180 --> 00:48:53.000
  • GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH
  • 00:48:53.000 --> 00:48:54.030
  • ALL YOUR SOUL.
  • 00:48:54.030 --> 00:48:55.010
  • I THINK THAT IS THE HARDEST...
  • 00:48:55.010 --> 00:48:56.220
  • OF ALL THE COMMANDMENTS
  • 00:48:56.220 --> 00:48:57.170
  • IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:48:58.140 --> 00:49:01.160
  • CERTAINLY, FOR ME.
  • 00:49:01.160 --> 00:49:02.250
  • I FIND-- NOT BECAUSE OF MY
  • 00:49:02.250 --> 00:49:03.220
  • LIFE.
  • 00:49:03.220 --> 00:49:05.230
  • I SHOULD JUST BE IN LOVE WITH
  • 00:49:05.230 --> 00:49:07.090
  • GOD, BECAUSE IT'S BEEN
  • 00:49:07.090 --> 00:49:08.090
  • SO BLESSED.
  • 00:49:08.090 --> 00:49:09.090
  • I'VE HAD DIFFICULTIES --
  • 00:49:09.090 --> 00:49:10.040
  • WHO HASN'T? --
  • 00:49:10.040 --> 00:49:11.170
  • BUT IT'S BEEN A BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:49:11.170 --> 00:49:13.240
  • BUT I KNOW WHAT OTHERS HAVE
  • 00:49:13.240 --> 00:49:15.070
  • SUFFERED AND I FIND-- FRANKLY,
  • 00:49:15.070 --> 00:49:16.210
  • I FIND IT HARD TO-- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:49:16.210 --> 00:49:18.110
  • TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL THE
  • 00:49:18.110 --> 00:49:20.200
  • SUFFERING THAT HUMANITY HAS
  • 00:49:20.200 --> 00:49:22.170
  • HAD.
  • 00:49:22.170 --> 00:49:24.220
  • NOT ONLY WHAT PEOPLE DID TO
  • 00:49:25.090 --> 00:49:28.090
  • PEOPLE,
  • 00:49:28.090 --> 00:49:29.190
  • BUT WHAT NATURE DID TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:49:29.190 --> 00:49:31.020
  • MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T EVEN BOND
  • 00:49:31.020 --> 00:49:32.220
  • WITH THEIR CHILD TILL ONE
  • 00:49:32.220 --> 00:49:34.170
  • YEAR OF AGE 'CAUSE THEY
  • 00:49:34.170 --> 00:49:35.130
  • THOUGHT THEY WOULD DIE,
  • 00:49:35.130 --> 00:49:36.180
  • IT WAS SO COMMON FOR
  • 00:49:36.180 --> 00:49:38.000
  • CHILDREN TO DIE.
  • 00:49:38.000 --> 00:49:40.170
  • CHRISTIANS WHO SPEAK ABOUT
  • 00:49:40.170 --> 00:49:42.180
  • WALKING WITH JESUS...YOU
  • 00:49:42.180 --> 00:49:44.270
  • DON'T HAVE JEWS, ALTHOUGH YOU--
  • 00:49:44.270 --> 00:49:46.050
  • YOU SEE, IT'S INTERESTING: NOAH
  • 00:49:46.050 --> 00:49:47.170
  • -- IT SAYS -- NOAH WALKED WITH
  • 00:49:47.170 --> 00:49:49.040
  • GOD.
  • 00:49:49.040 --> 00:49:51.230
  • IT'S VERY INTERESTING.
  • 00:49:51.230 --> 00:49:52.100
  • IT'S THE EXACT WORD THAT IS
  • 00:49:52.100 --> 00:49:54.100
  • USED.
  • 00:49:54.100 --> 00:49:55.000
  • THE TERMINOLOGY IS NOT USED
  • 00:49:55.000 --> 00:49:57.080
  • AGAIN BEYOND NOAH.
  • 00:49:57.170 --> 00:50:00.170
  • NOAH WAS NOT A JEW.
  • 00:50:00.170 --> 00:50:01.210
  • SO, UH...I...I GET IT.
  • 00:50:01.210 --> 00:50:04.160
  • ON THE OTHER HAND, WE JEWS HAVE
  • 00:50:04.160 --> 00:50:06.120
  • STUFF THAT YOU CHRISTIANS DON'T
  • 00:50:07.140 --> 00:50:10.140
  • HAVE THAT WOULD BE PHENOMENAL
  • 00:50:10.140 --> 00:50:12.110
  • FOR YOUR RELIGIOUS LIFE -- LIKE
  • 00:50:12.110 --> 00:50:13.040
  • YOU HAVE EASTER AND CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:50:13.220 --> 00:50:16.220
  • WE HAVE MORE HOLY DAYS THAN YOU
  • 00:50:17.140 --> 00:50:20.140
  • COULD-- YOU COULD COUNT.
  • 00:50:20.140 --> 00:50:21.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:21.240 --> 00:50:22.100
  • IN FACT, I WOULD LIKE TO TRADE
  • 00:50:22.100 --> 00:50:23.100
  • YOU SOME OF THEM...
  • 00:50:23.100 --> 00:50:25.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:25.260 --> 00:50:26.270
  • ...FOR A DRAFT PICK.
  • 00:50:26.270 --> 00:50:28.260
  • WE HAVE A SURPLUS OF HOLIDAYS,
  • 00:50:28.260 --> 00:50:31.210
  • TO BE HONEST.
  • 00:50:31.210 --> 00:50:32.150
  • I'M NOT JOKING.
  • 00:50:32.150 --> 00:50:34.090
  • BUT YOU NEED MORE!
  • 00:50:34.090 --> 00:50:36.190
  • AND YOU NEED THE SABBATH AND WE
  • 00:50:36.190 --> 00:50:38.030
  • HAVE THAT.
  • 00:50:38.030 --> 00:50:40.050
  • AND THAT I WOULDN'T GIVE UP
  • 00:50:40.050 --> 00:50:41.040
  • ANYTHING.
  • 00:50:41.040 --> 00:50:42.040
  • THE AFTERLIFE AND THE SABBATH
  • 00:50:42.100 --> 00:50:45.100
  • KEEP ME SANE.
  • 00:50:45.100 --> 00:50:47.150
  • THAT I LEAVE THE WORLD FOR 24
  • 00:50:47.150 --> 00:50:49.200
  • HOURS A WEEK -- DO YOU KNOW HOW
  • 00:50:49.200 --> 00:50:51.150
  • ENRICHING THAT IS?
  • 00:50:51.150 --> 00:50:54.000
  • IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO
  • 00:50:54.000 --> 00:50:55.040
  • KNOW IF YOU DON'T DO IT.
  • 00:50:55.040 --> 00:50:57.020
  • THE THOUGHT THAT SATURDAY--
  • 00:50:57.020 --> 00:50:59.090
  • THAT FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
  • 00:50:59.090 --> 00:51:00.230
  • WOULD REPLICATE THE OTHER
  • 00:51:00.230 --> 00:51:03.100
  • NIGHTS AND DAYS OF THE WEEK IS
  • 00:51:03.100 --> 00:51:05.070
  • A NIGHTMARE TO ME.
  • 00:51:05.070 --> 00:51:06.050
  • IT IS A NIGHT--
  • 00:51:06.050 --> 00:51:07.270
  • YOU KNOW WHAT THE PUNISHMENT--
  • 00:51:07.270 --> 00:51:08.270
  • I'VE SAID THIS IN MY SYNAGOGUE.
  • 00:51:08.270 --> 00:51:09.270
  • I TEACH THERE EVERY SABBATH.
  • 00:51:10.240 --> 00:51:13.240
  • AND, UH, THE-- MY-- MY--
  • 00:51:13.240 --> 00:51:16.110
  • I BELIEVE THAT THE PUNISHMENT
  • 00:51:16.110 --> 00:51:19.010
  • FOR VIOLATING THE SABBATH IS
  • 00:51:19.010 --> 00:51:20.250
  • VIOLATING THE SABBATH.
  • 00:51:20.250 --> 00:51:23.000
  • ON THOSE OCCASIONS THAT I COULD
  • 00:51:26.060 --> 00:51:27.280
  • NOT HAVE A SABBATH FOR WHATEVER
  • 00:51:27.280 --> 00:51:29.200
  • REASON, I SO MISSED IT THAT
  • 00:51:30.030 --> 00:51:33.030
  • MY WHOLE CALENDAR WAS OUT
  • 00:51:33.030 --> 00:51:33.230
  • OF BALANCE.
  • 00:51:35.000 --> 00:51:38.000
  • CHRISTIANS DON'T HAVE THAT.
  • 00:51:38.000 --> 00:51:40.030
  • EVEN IF YOU GO TO CHURCH
  • 00:51:40.030 --> 00:51:41.130
  • SUNDAY, MOST DON'T HAVE IT.
  • 00:51:41.130 --> 00:51:44.030
  • IT WILL END SHORTLY AFTER AND
  • 00:51:44.030 --> 00:51:45.020
  • THEN YOU WATCH A FOOTBALL GAME.
  • 00:51:45.020 --> 00:51:47.120
  • BUT I DON'T WATCH TV ON THE
  • 00:51:47.120 --> 00:51:48.250
  • SABBATH.
  • 00:51:48.250 --> 00:51:50.130
  • I DON'T LISTEN TO RADIO, EVEN
  • 00:51:50.130 --> 00:51:51.120
  • THOUGH I MAKE A LIVING ON RADIO
  • 00:51:51.120 --> 00:51:52.170
  • I DON'T LISTEN TO RADIO ON THE
  • 00:51:55.080 --> 00:51:55.290
  • SABBATH.
  • 00:51:55.290 --> 00:51:57.090
  • I DON'T WATCH MOVIES ON THE
  • 00:51:57.090 --> 00:51:58.020
  • SABBATH.
  • 00:51:58.020 --> 00:51:59.080
  • ALL I AM IS EITHER WITH FAMILY
  • 00:51:59.080 --> 00:52:00.150
  • OR FRIENDS OR BOTH -- THAT'S IT
  • 00:52:00.150 --> 00:52:01.250
  • -- FOR 24 HOURS.
  • 00:52:01.250 --> 00:52:03.180
  • I HAVE HAD SABBATH LUNCH,
  • 00:52:03.180 --> 00:52:05.250
  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON LUNCH, AFTER
  • 00:52:05.250 --> 00:52:07.240
  • SYNAGOGUE, WITH THE SAME TWO
  • 00:52:07.240 --> 00:52:09.210
  • COUPLES FOR 30 YEARS.
  • 00:52:11.090 --> 00:52:14.090
  • DO YOU KNOW HOW CLOSE THAT IS?
  • 00:52:14.090 --> 00:52:15.140
  • I MEAN, IT'S BEYOND BELIEF HOW
  • 00:52:15.140 --> 00:52:17.090
  • CLOSE THE THREE COUPLES ARE.
  • 00:52:17.120 --> 00:52:20.120
  • ONE OF THEM IS THE LIVING
  • 00:52:20.120 --> 00:52:22.170
  • MARTYR AND HIS WIFE.
  • 00:52:22.170 --> 00:52:24.110
  • BY THE WAY, BEFORE I TALKED HIM
  • 00:52:24.110 --> 00:52:25.030
  • INTO BEING THE PRODUCER OF MY
  • 00:52:25.030 --> 00:52:26.210
  • SHOW, IT TOOK ME THREE YEARS TO
  • 00:52:26.210 --> 00:52:27.230
  • CONVINCE HIM.
  • 00:52:27.230 --> 00:52:29.140
  • AND THE REASON THAT HE-- THAT
  • 00:52:29.140 --> 00:52:30.290
  • HE HESITATED WAS HE DIDN'T WANT
  • 00:52:31.070 --> 00:52:34.070
  • IT TO AFFECT OUR FRIENDSHIP.
  • 00:52:34.070 --> 00:52:35.160
  • AND HE SAID IT TO ME: "WHAT IF
  • 00:52:35.160 --> 00:52:37.030
  • IT AFFECTS OUR FRIENDSHIP,
  • 00:52:37.170 --> 00:52:40.170
  • HAVING A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:52:40.170 --> 00:52:41.140
  • LIKE THAT?
  • 00:52:41.140 --> 00:52:42.040
  • WILL YOU BE ABLE TO TAKE
  • 00:52:42.040 --> 00:52:43.070
  • CRITICISM?"
  • 00:52:43.070 --> 00:52:44.290
  • AND, AS IT TURNS OUT, IT'S A
  • 00:52:44.290 --> 00:52:46.020
  • NON-ISSUE FOR ME, CRITICISM.
  • 00:52:46.020 --> 00:52:47.210
  • IT'S TRULY A NON-ISSUE.
  • 00:52:47.210 --> 00:52:50.130
  • EXCEPT WHEN MY WIFE CRITICIZES
  • 00:52:50.130 --> 00:52:51.130
  • MY DRIVING --
  • 00:52:51.130 --> 00:52:51.260
  • SHE'S JUST WRONG.
  • 00:52:51.260 --> 00:52:52.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:52:52.110 --> 00:52:54.000
  • THAT'S WHY IT BOTHERS ME.
  • 00:52:54.000 --> 00:52:54.190
  • BY THE WAY, IF THERE ARE 10
  • 00:52:54.190 --> 00:52:56.240
  • MEN, MARRIED MEN, IN AMERICA
  • 00:52:57.020 --> 00:53:00.040
  • WHOSE WIVES DO NOT CRITICIZE
  • 00:53:00.040 --> 00:53:01.210
  • THEM WHILE THEY DRIVE, I WANNA
  • 00:53:01.210 --> 00:53:02.270
  • MEET THEM.
  • 00:53:02.270 --> 00:53:04.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:53:04.250 --> 00:53:06.030
  • I DO.
  • 00:53:06.030 --> 00:53:07.110
  • MY WIFE IS AN ANGEL,
  • 00:53:07.110 --> 00:53:09.130
  • BUT IT IS FASCINATING WHEN THE
  • 00:53:09.130 --> 00:53:11.140
  • IGNITION GOES ON.
  • 00:53:11.140 --> 00:53:14.110
  • SHE'S TRANSFORMED!
  • 00:53:14.110 --> 00:53:17.000
  • IT'S LIKE DR. JEKYLL AND MRS.
  • 00:53:17.000 --> 00:53:17.210
  • HYDE.
  • 00:53:17.210 --> 00:53:18.080
  • IT'S-- SHE BECOMES MRS. HYDE
  • 00:53:18.080 --> 00:53:19.130
  • WHEN I DRIVE.
  • 00:53:19.130 --> 00:53:21.000
  • [PHIL LAUGHS]
  • 00:53:21.000 --> 00:53:22.180
  • - PHIL: THIS MAN, RIGHT HERE,
  • 00:53:22.180 --> 00:53:24.010
  • IS HE AWESOME OR WHAT?
  • 00:53:24.010 --> 00:53:25.240
  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
  • 00:53:26.050 --> 00:53:29.050
  • THANK YOU.
  • 00:53:29.050 --> 00:53:30.070
  • - DENNIS: THANK YOU,
  • 00:53:30.070 --> 00:53:30.240
  • EVERYBODY.
  • 00:53:30.240 --> 00:53:31.050
  • YOU'VE BEEN A MAGNIFICENT
  • 00:53:31.050 --> 00:53:32.170
  • AUDIENCE.
  • 00:53:32.170 --> 00:53:33.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:53:33.140 --> 00:53:34.150
  • JUST MAGNIFICENT.
  • 00:53:34.150 --> 00:53:35.080
  • THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.
  • 00:53:35.080 --> 00:53:37.040
  • REALLY.
  • 00:53:37.040 --> 00:53:38.050
  • FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
  • 00:53:38.050 --> 00:53:38.270
  • [CLOSING SHOW THEME]
  • 00:53:43.140 --> 00:53:46.140