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"Insights on Jesus of Nazareth" - Great Video Series

“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. Along 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 […]

The Gospels in First Century Judea - Conference Aug 29, 2013

The Gospels in First Century Judea – Conference Aug 29, 2013

Update: A few months ago I told you about the program on Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins at Nyack College in New York City.  I mentioned that they will be hosting an Inaugural Conference on August 29, 2013. The conference, entitled “The Gospels in First Century Judea” looks very good. Some outstanding Christian and Jewish […]

New Program on Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

New Program on Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

If you’re interested in academic study on the Jewish background of Christianity, I have some good news. A brand new program on Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins is beginning this fall at Nyack College in New York, New York. This is a two-year on-campus Masters (M.A.) program. The website says: The M.A. is a 36-credit […]

Good First Reads about Jesus' Jewish Context

Good First Reads about Jesus’ Jewish Context

Many ask me what the first books I’d recommend are to read if you want to learn about Jesus and the Bible in their Hebraic context. Below I’ve shared a short list of where to start. One thing I always tell people is that before they start studying, they need to have a firm grasp […]

Excellent Talk on the Kingdom of Heaven

Excellent Talk on the Kingdom of Heaven

One of the most confusing and misunderstood topics in Scripture is the “kingdom of heaven.” And yet Jesus says that it is the reason for his entire mission: “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.” (Luke 4:43) What does this mean? I heard […]