Revelation in Its Jewish Context I

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

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Have you been fascinated by the Book of Revelation but felt that something must be missing in modern interpretations of this anti-Roman, Jewish document?  This course will equip you to reread the Book of Revelation in its original, first-century context and then apply its ancient meaning to your own setting. 

You will be introduced to other ancient Jewish literary sources that will help you to understand the concepts behind passages that routinely mystify readers. You will discover the missing links and reference points, unearthing the ancient message of the sacred text from beneath the rubble of history.  You will begin to see beyond the artificially imposed (and mostly Western) traditions that make it one of the most confusing and misunderstood texts in the entire Bible. Enroll now and discover the original meaning of this fascinating book.

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Dr. Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

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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  • Earn your certificate in:
    • Jewish Context and Culture
    • Jewish New Testament
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  • 01. Reading Revelation as a Jewish Text 07:05
  • 02. What is Revelation? 33:20
  • 03. The Seven Blessings of Revelation 19:45
  • 04. Letters Within The Letter 11:20
  • 05. The Authors of Revelation 23:29
  • 06. The Suffering and Victorious Messiah 11:34
  • 07. The Alpha and Omega 19:33
  • 08. The Heavenly High Priest 19:38
  • 09. The Lord's Day Vision 14:02
  • 10. The Son of Man in Ancient Judaism 17:56
  • 11. The Son of Man in Revelation (part 1) 10:03
  • 12. The Son of Man in Revelation (part 2) 18:16
  • 13. The First Love of the Ephesians 15:00
  • 14. The Message to Ephesus Continued 13:38
  • 15. The Deeds of The Nicolatians 13:42
  • 16. Looking Closer at The Nicolaitans 12:53

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