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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here are some review highlights for Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus from various blogs. I’ve just shared an excerpt – use the link to read the rest. Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts “…makes me hunger to dig deeper in the meaning of the Word.” From “Best Books Review” at aholyexperience.com (I’m […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Good First Reads About Jesus’ Jewish Context” which shared what I’d give to people who are just beginning to learn about Hebraic studies. Many of you wonder what else I recommend. You’d think that the next books I’d suggest would be more history. But discipleship is […]
If you’d like to get involved in the conversation, below are links to others who are discussing my latest book, Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan) or have written reviews. If you’ve posted something on your blog, let me know (tverberg*at*ourrabbijesus*dot*com) and I’ll share the link here. Susan Parker, Parker’s Place: Susan is […]
Here’s a short list of recommended books and DVDs for exploring the Jewish roots of Jesus and Christianity.