When I was a kid I used to do crossword puzzles by putting one finger in the answer key and fill the letters in backwards, cheating the whole way through. I used to read the Bible the exact same way.
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 […]
The modern Western worldview is far from the norm compared to the rest of the world. Could it be that our culture’s “uniqueness” also prevents us from understanding our Bibles?
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 […]
Have you noticed the latest food trend? Growing numbers of people are into artisanal foods. They love organic cheeses and heirloom vegetables, farmer’s markets and food co-ops. They want to eat slow food, not fast food. It takes more time and effort, but it’s worth it, they say. You know what? I’m into artisanal Bible […]
* Extra * Extra * Extra * Hot off the presses! Announcing my new ebook: . 5 Hebrew Words that Every Christian Should Know A friendly, bite-sized Bible study of five flavorful Hebrew words. In this introductory word study, readers get a taste of the ancient wisdom of Hebrew, the […]
A friendly, bite-sized study of five flavorful Hebrew words. Readers taste the ancient wisdom of Hebrew and see how useful it can be for reading both Old and New Testaments. (Ebook, 2014)
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 […]
When you speak, you “paint.” Each language has a palette with a finite amount of colors that have evolved from the cultural memories of its users. When you try to “paint” a scene in a different language, the same words can have different shades of meaning, so the result is never exactly the same.
The word “fear” is common in the Old Testament, and to many it sounds like we should cringe in dread of God’s presence. We also find “fear” in the New Testament too. Why is there so much fear in the Bible?
I recently told you about some of the interesting Norwegian words I grew up saying, like “uff-da” and “vasakope.” As my immigrant ancestors were learning English, they hung on to words in their mother tongue that did a better job of expressing what they meant to say. My relatives weren’t the only ones doing this. […]
Last week the yearly Torah study began again. The scrolls have been rewound from Deuteronomy back to Genesis, and once again, Jews will ruminate over Adam and Eden and Abel. Week by week over thousands of years, they’ve engaged in the study of the Pentateuch together. Often I’m asked what my favorite resources are for […]