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The Hebraic Hymns of Advent and Christmas

The Hebraic Hymns of Advent and Christmas

Right now, the season of Advent is upon us, and it’s one of my favorites. Our hymns have a much more Hebraic focus than the rest of the year. They are full of rich prophecies about God’s promises to redeem Israel, and through them bring redemption to the world. Listen to these lines from O […]

Dust Jacket for Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Dust Jacket for Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Forgive my enthusiasm, but I just got to see the full dust jacket for my upcoming book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus. It has the front, back and side flap text on it. Click on the image to look at it up close. More information about the book on this page. The book comes […]

Early Reviews - Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Early Reviews – Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Elsewhere you’ll see excerpts, but here are some unabridged comments about Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus from early reviewers.   “In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings […]

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus - Cover!

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus – Cover!

Friends, few months ago when I finished the manuscript for my next book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, I gave you an overview of the book. Now I’m excited to show you the full official cover. The book will be released by Baker Publishing in January 2018. I’ll be giving you updates about it […]

On-the-Ground Report: Has Evidence of Bethsaida Emerged?

On-the-Ground Report: Has Evidence of Bethsaida Emerged?

Have you seen the news that evidence for the lost city of Bethsaida has been found? USA Today, Newsweek, National Geographic and the Today Show have all reported on it. I’m pinching myself. A student from my area took part in the dig, and I was there myself for a few days. Bethsaida, you may […]

Next Book Done! Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Next Book Done! Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Shalom friends – I’m happy to say that after three years of work, I finished the manuscript for my next book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus. Yay! It will be released by Baker Publishing in January 2018, so we still have a bit. Between now and then I’ll share some sneak previews and interesting […]

We've Found the Emmaus Road and It's Crumbling

We’ve Found the Emmaus Road and It’s Crumbling

Have you ever wished you could have been nearby when Jesus explained the Scriptures to the disciples on the Emmaus Road in Luke 24? Wouldn’t it be great to just see where this road was? Believe it or not, scholars have known its location for decades now. The remains of the Roman road are visible […]

Come Help Excavate Bethsaida this Summer

Come Help Excavate Bethsaida this Summer

Have you ever dreamed of being an archaeologist? You’ll be interested in the project at the likely site of Bethsaida. This is the village near where Jesus fed the five thousand (Luke 9:12-17), and where three disciples called home (John 1:43). . . If you’ve toured the land, you may have visited a site that […]

Considering the Context - A Talk I Gave

Considering the Context – A Talk I Gave

Below is a talk I gave at the morning service at Cornerstone Church in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts a few months ago. I introduced people to my interest in Jesus’ cultural context and then shared a Hebrew idiom that unlocks part of the Sermon on the Mount. Then I spoke about what it meant to be […]

The Parable of the Golden Table Leg

The Parable of the Golden Table Leg

Once upon a time there was an old pastor who had served the Lord faithfully all of his life. He had an anointed ministry, and his prayers were always effective. Whenever he prayed for the sick, they were healed. But in spite of his powerful ministry, he was extremely poor, and he and his wife […]

Podcast Interview on the "The Dust Cast"

Podcast Interview on the “The Dust Cast”

I was recently interviewed on a podcast called “The Dust Cast: Exploring the Ancient Hebraic Context of the Bible.” I had a great conversation with the host, Jason Mahler, about the current book I’m working on, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, as well as some questions from earlier books. We talked about the “two […]

Lois' Books Now Available in Jerusalem

Lois’ Books Now Available in Jerusalem

For those of you who are traveling to Israel in the near future, here’s some news. Two of my books, Listening to the Language of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus are now printed in Israel and are locally available in Jerusalem. If you are coming to Israel with a group, […]