Check Out the En-Gedi Resource Center Site

Shalom, all –

I have some great news – we’ve finished moving hundreds of articles from my first ministry website, the En-Gedi Resource Center, to their new home at They have also been updated and reorganized by topic to make them easier to find. This has been months of work, so I hope readers will be blessed. Soon we will start sending out some of my favorites by email – make sure to subscribe today!

You can find brief reflections and longer articles under the topics below:

What is the En-Gedi Resource Center?

Back in 2001, I worked with a team of friends to found this ministry to give Christians resources for studying the Bible in its original Hebraic, Jewish context. We began by teaching in churches, sending out articles and hosting weekend seminars. Later we became a publisher of books and audio/video materials.

En-Gedi published my first book, Listening to the Language of the Bible. We also worked with my scholarly mentor David Bivin to produce an excellent book (New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus) and to record a conference of world-class scholars and archaeologists (Insights into Jesus of Nazareth). All of these materials are available in the bookstore on both the ORJ and the EGRC websites, which I manage.

At this point, En-Gedi’s ministry consists of making its articles and resources available to readers via the website. I hope to post new articles at some point, including contributions from other excellent teachers I know. is my personal author blog, where I share my latest writing and news about upcoming speaking. Both websites have hundreds of articles I’ve written over the years about the cultural context of the Bible. You can sign up on either site for my recent articles and news by email.


A Unique Search Bar

How can a person look up something I’ve written on these two sites? On the En-Gedi site you will find a “Hebraic Studies Search Bar” which is actually a Google Custom Search that searches both websites (ORJ and EGRC) along with several other websites that specialize in teaching about the Bible in its Jewish/Hebraic context. I chose them because they have an abundance of good, reliable content. Try it out for yourself at this link.


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