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Yeshaya Gruber

Professor of Jewish History at Israel Bible Center

Dr. Gruber, Israel Bible Center’s Professor of Jewish History, earned his Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University. Dr. Gruber continued to gain understanding and multi-cultural experience while accepting research and teaching positions in Jerusalem, Athens, and Sydney. Currently residing in Israel with his family, Dr. Gruber works as a Professor of Jewish History for Israel Bible Center, in addition to his duties as a Research Associate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Dr. Gruber’s academic work engages a wide variety of topics about the history of the Jewish people. His current research is primarily focused on the history of Jewish-Christian relations and interactions during the medieval and early modern periods. His extensive travels coupled with his research and teaching experience, help to enrich his students understanding of Jewish Christian relations and how such impact affects the present and future of both.

Courses by Yeshaya Gruber

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The Name of God

946 active students

In this course, we look at the personal name of the God of Israel: יהוה (YHWH). This topic always raises so many questions: What is God’s name? How should...

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Exploring Jewish Interpretation

454 active students

The Bible consists of ancient texts, and the interpretive methods used to explain it are diverse and can be very complicated. We take the first verse of...


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