Leviticus and The New Testament

Dr. Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, Professor of Ancient Cultures and Head of School

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While the Book of Leviticus is the central book of the Torah of Moses, it is perhaps the book least studied by modern Christ-followers. It is no wonder that the writings of the New Testament are so often misinterpreted since they are written with a Hebrew mindset but read with a Western mindset. Few people are excited by the prospect of reading this book.

The rules, prohibitions, details of the sacrifices and various commandments related to the operation of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) can appear tedious. The reason most people are bored by this book is because they do not understand how the ancient words of Leviticus are relevant to their lives today. Take this invigorating journey, and you will see how important the Book of Leviticus is for understanding the teaching of the Jewish Jesus and his apostles. Make an investment in your life that you will never regret.

About Author

Dr. Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Professor of Ancient Cultures and Head of School

Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, Professor of Ancient Cultures at Israel Bible Center, is an expert Israeli scholar in Biblical Studies and early Christianity, with copious Jewish and Christian religious and secular education. In addition to his expertise in ancient languages (Biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, Syriac, and Old Church Slavonic), Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg is fluent in the modern languages of English, Russian, and Hebrew.

Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg has a great passion for building bridges of trust, respect, and understanding between Christians and Jews to overcome centuries of difficult but fully entwined history. He strongly believes that the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament has much to teach to both communities of faith, which he works to promote while residing in Israel with his wife and children.

Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg has earned the following academic credentials, in addition to continuing his research through extended study:

  • M.Div, Christian Theology: Reformed Theological Seminary (2000)
  • M. Phil, Biblical Interpretation (2008)
  • Ph.D., Ancient Cultures: Stellenbosch University (2011)

Extended doctoral and postdoctoral studies:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Leiden University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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  • 02. The Mystery of Circumcision (part 2) 25:18
  • 03. The Mystery of Circumcision (part 3) 19:37
  • 04. The Mystery of Circumcision (part 4) 11:31
  • 05. The Problem of Holiness (part 1) 13:05
  • 06. The Problem of Holiness (part 2) 15:03
  • 07. The Problem of Holiness (part 3) 22:11
  • 08. The Problem of Holiness (part 4) 14:16
  • 09. The Problem of Holiness (part 5) 13:23
  • 10. The Inner Reality of Commandment (part 1) 32:31
  • 11. The Inner Reality of Commandment (part 2) 08:11
  • 12. The Inner Reality of Commandment (part 3) 10:18
  • 13. The Inner Reality of Commandment (part 4) 13:17
  • 14. Understanding Levites (part 1) 08:46
  • 15. Understanding Levites (part 2) 05:54
  • 16. The Year of Jubilee (part 1) 06:56
  • 17. The Year of Jubilee (part 2) 13:10
  • 18. The Year of Jubilee (part 3) 18:06
  • 19. The Year of Jubilee (part 4) 16:06

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  • Dr Tichaona Banda

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Linda Sago

    Posted 3 months ago
    great course... learned much!
  • Dianne Duck

    Posted 3 months ago
    Levitius has become a very rich book explaining Jewish thought and culture. I plan to go through it again.
  • Kim Nigel Patillo

    Posted 4 months ago
    I love the combination of the Hebrew and English. As I try to read along with the facilitator, I can here and see my mistakes. This helps me a lot! To-Dah!
  • Edgar Hernandez

    Posted 4 months ago
    I had just finished reading Leviticus and figured this would augment my learning, but there were some deviations that didn't do much for me. I also love Rabbi Sacks work, but perhaps too much emphasis on it was given here.

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