Numbers and The New Testament

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

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The Book of  Numbers is often overlooked by people by many modern Christ-followers. And as a result, the writings of the New Testament so often misunderstood and misinterpreted. The book of Numbers lays out so much of Israel's history, so much background and introduces many foundational concepts. These ideas are later further developed throughout the Bible. But without their origin, they do not carry the intended depth.  Take this exciting journey through several select passages in the book of Numbers and see for yourself how they are connected to other portions of the Bible.  Understand how Numbers can relate to the New Testament and even modern-day life. Make an investment in your life that you will never regret.

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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 Festival of Weeks (part 2) 15:51
  • 03. The Festival of Weeks (part 3) 15:28
  • 04. The Festival of Weeks (part 4) 15:51
  • 05. The Festival of Weeks (part 5) 05:45
  • 06. The Law of Tzitzit (part 1) 11:37
  • 07. The Law of Tzitzit (part 2) 06:53
  • 08. The Law of Tzitzit (part 3) 13:32
  • 09. The Law of Tzitzit (part 4) 09:58
  • 10. The Blessing of Israel (part 1) 09:04
  • 11. The Blessing of Israel (part 2) 17:32
  • 12. The Blessing of Israel (part 3) 09:47
  • 13. The Blessing of Israel (part 4) 16:32
  • 14. The Blessing of Israel (part 5) 08:50
  • 15. Pinchas and other Zealots (part 1) 15:14
  • 16. Pinchas and other Zealots (part 2) 15:55
  • 17. Pinchas and other Zealots (part 3) 16:23
  • 18. Pinchas and other Zealots (part 4) 12:26
  • 19. Pinchas and other Zealots (part 5) 13:00

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  • Séan Dittmore

    Posted 9 months ago
    Great course, as always. These courses have helped me get a deeper view of Judaism in the 1st century.

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