Jewish Insights Into Scripture I

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

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This course invites the person brought up in Western theological traditions to reread the Holy Bible through the perspective of the men and women who lived in the Biblical past. Insights are gleaned by looking deeper into the context, the original languages, and the surrounding cultures of these Ancient texts. Be ready to have the traditional interpretations of familiar passages discussed and often challenged to their core. The suggested alternative interpretations will be more consistent with the historical background and a more natural reading of the text. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised as you uncover previously unseen gems in God's Word.

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. First Let Me Bury My Father 17:58
  • 03. Unless You Hate Your Father and Mother... 14:26
  • 04. Why Mary Could Not Touch Jesus? 12:48
  • 05. The Eye is the Lamp of the Body 08:42
  • 06. A Branch From David 11:56
  • 07. Restoration of Israel and non-Jews 15:12
  • 08. Why Did God Almost Kill Moses? (Part 1) 18:44
  • 09. Why Did God Almost Kill Moses? (Part 2) 13:30
  • 10. Don't Mess with Abraham! 09:46
  • 11. Ruth and Fallen Angels 07:33
  • 12. Lord's Supper and the World to Come 11:51
  • 13. Innocent Blood in the Temple 16:26
  • 14. God's Judgement of Jerusalem 17:52
  • 15. The Parable of The Seeds 13:58
  • 16. The LORD's Day 11:41
  • 17. Armageddon 18:05
  • 18. The Number of the Beast 17:52
  • 19. How New is the New Covenant? 14:53

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    I am impressed by this course, one hundred percent, unsurprisingly. The further I delve the more intrigued I become. Intensive focus and good listening skills necessary ; always in learning. Especially when learning content is as of high value as this. Thank you , I appreciate this free trial because in keen to complete this course. And every other course available on this learning platform.
  • Caroline

    Posted 2 days ago
    A lot of interesting information. I will finish the series and may retake in the future to deepen my understanding.
  • Babasola Olugasa

    Posted 2 days ago
    The length of this presentation is just excellent in my opinion. I agree so much with the coherence of the explanation. There is fundamental agreement in the teaching. Thank you very much for explaining the Bible this clearly.
  • Kathleen Doty

    Posted 1 week ago
    It is interesting to a christian what the Hebrew actually means so as to understand Gods word as He meant it to be understood and applied to life.
  • Kerry Vernon Roberts

    Posted 1 week ago
    all good

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