Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Professor of Ancient Cultures at Israel Bible Center

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

Courses by Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

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Jewish Insights Into Scriptures III

0 active students

This course invites you to re-read some Biblical passages and reexamine them by looking at some original terminology in Hebrew. Be ready to have the traditional interpretations of familiar...


The Story of Our Hebrew Fathers: Abraham and Isaac

1606 active students

Have you ever wanted to understand the Bible in its original language? Do you feel that a lot is simply missed in translation? This course will enable...


Jewish Insights Into Scriptures I

2154 active students

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...


Leviticus and The New Testament

1247 active students

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...


A Journey Through Jewish Prayer I: Amidah

652 active students

In this course, you, along with your instructor Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, will journey through 19 blessings of the core Jewish prayer commonly called the Amidah. With characteristic passion and...


The Stories of Jewish Christ: First Century Diversity

1168 active students

Have you ever wondered what the world looked like in the time of Jesus? Did you ever say to yourself, “I wish I lived in the first...


Exodus and The New Testament

8925 active students

For some readers, the message of the New Testament is far removed from the message of Moses given in the Torah. Yet the New Testament breathes the same...


A Taste of Hebrew: The Alphabet

8675 active students

Imagine being able to pronounce the very words Messiah Jesus himself read from the ancient scrolls 2000 years ago in Hebrew!  This course offers a taste of reading Biblical...


The Stories of Jewish Christ: Jewish Gospels

863 active students

To read the New Testament as a Jewish text one must be familiar with the techniques of Jewish literary traditions. This mini-course challenges students to consider the...


The Story of Our Hebrew Fathers: Isaac and Jacob

591 active students

Similar to its companion course, Our Hebrew Fathers I: Abraham and Isaac, this course will enable you to better understand the stories of Isaac and Jacob by...


The Story of Our Hebrew Fathers: Joseph’s Story

738 active students

This is one of the most moving and fascinating courses in our Hebrew Bible collection. Amazing insights, previously lost in translation, are recovered as students journey through...


Numbers and The New Testament

622 active students

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...


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