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Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

A guide to more culturally authentic Bible study. Insights from Jesus’ Jewish, Eastern culture equip Christians to encounter the Scriptures more deeply. The book looks at big-picture ideas that are lost on modern Westerners, and points out some of the powerful claims that Jesus made in a very Jewish way. (Baker, 2018)

Review: The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

Review: The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

People often ask me where they can find a Bible that includes the cultural background that I write about, so I wanted to mention a brand new resource that is excellent: the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (Zondervan, 2016). The commentary was edited by two evangelical scholars who are well-known for their expertise on historical […]

A Seriously Great New Book

A Seriously Great New Book

I don’t write many book reviews, but I wanted to share a new book that I’m really enjoying. It’s Seriously Dangerous Religion, (Baylor, 2014) by Iain Provan, Old Testament professor at Regent College. The subtitle is “What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters.” In it he traces out the biblical story as […]

5 Hebrew Words Bible Study: Reviews & Kindle version

5 Hebrew Words Bible Study: Reviews & Kindle version

A few months ago I shared my latest project, 5 Hebrew Words that Every Christian Should Know. It’s a bite-sized Bible study of five flavorful Hebrew words. It’s a little different than any study you’ve likely done before. Readers explore the breadth of each Hebrew word by examining it in various passages and by comparing […]

Free Books on Greek & Hebraic Thought

Free Books on Greek & Hebraic Thought

As I research my next book, I’ve been reading up on Jesus’ Hebraic, Jewish culture and how it contrasts with the Western culture in which we live. I keep bumping into great books I haven’t seen before. I thought I’d share a couple that are free to read or download because they are out of […]

Share Your Study Guides!

Share Your Study Guides!

Some of my readers have written some amazing discussion questions for groups they are leading. Do you mind sharing? You’re welcome to send me a copy or a link (tverberg *at* ourrabbijesus.com) if you’ve put them online. (Just to remind you, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus has a study guide that is free […]

Sneak Preview of My Upcoming Ebook

Sneak Preview of My Upcoming Ebook

You haven’t heard much from me lately, and it’s because I’ve been putting the finishing touches on something new. It’s an ebook! This is my first venture in this new medium. It’s called… drumroll…   5 Hebrew Words that Every Christian Should Know A Bite-Sized Bible Study   This is an introductory word study of […]

Clickable Resource Guide for Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

Clickable Resource Guide for Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

For all those of you who are reading Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, below is a clickable guide to the recommended resources for the book. (Books not on this site will link to Amazon or the author’s site.) Bailey, Kenneth E. Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes (Combined edition) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, […]