“Insights on Jesus of Nazareth” – Great Video Series

I recently took over the ministry of the En-Gedi Resource Center, and wanted to show you one of our nicest resources.

IJN-Set1Along with books, we published audio and video. One of our best series was Insights into Jesus of Nazareth: His Words, His Wisdom, His World. A dozen of the finest scholars on the first-century context of Jesus convened for the Jerusalem Perspective 2006 Conference. We’ve shared their presentations here — more than 15 hours on the land and Jewish culture of Jesus.

Here, for instance, is an excerpt from a talk by David Bivin, founder and editor of Jerusalem Perspective:

And here is an excerpt from a provocative talk called, “Is…

Celebrating my Return to the En-Gedi Resource Center

I have some happy news which long time friends and readers will especially appreciate. I was asked to take charge of the En-Gedi Resource Center, the ministry that I co-founded with Bruce Okkema back in 2001.

En-Gedi is the name of a gorgeous oasis in the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea. Springs gush out of barren rock, and anywhere the water touches, lush greenery springs forth. Likewise, the goal of En-Gedi is to provide “living water” for better Bible study, by sharing resources about the Bible’s original context to enliven study and encourage Christian growth.

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For several years we spoke in churches, hosted seminars with scholars, published articles and built…