This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs the watchman Marcellus’s lines from the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (among the few references to Christmas in Shakespeare’s work) with the Gospel of Luke’s nativity account in Luke 2:1-7 of the King James Version of the Bible.
Each episode of The Bard and the Bible Podcast offers short readings from Shakespeare and scripture for your inspiration, meditation, or memorization. The host is Bob Hostetler, author of The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional. The episodes, highlighting correspondences or contrasts between the bard’s words and the Bible’s wisdom, can be enjoyed repeatedly and even used as an aid to memorization. Each week’s passages are presented without commentary or interpretation, allowing the listener to draw his or her own conclusions.