This month eTeacherBiblical is announcing the launch of Christian Studies in Israel Blog. This new blog is designed as an academic and an educational resource for believers in Jesus Christ. The blog’s purpose is to educate Christians about the Jewish context of their faith and in this way to contribute to the ongoing Jewish-Christian dialogue. To visit this unique blog, please, click here.
The author of the blog is Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg. He is an Israeli scholar specializing in Christian and Jewish Literature. At eTeacher Online Language Academy he holds the position of Research Professor of Early Christian Literature. Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg is well educated in both Jewish and Christian religious and secular studies. He holds M.Div. degree in Christian Theology from RTS-Orlando (2000), and M.Phil. degree in Bible Interpretation (2008) and Ph.D. in Ancient Cultures from Stellenbosch University (2011).
One of Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg’s greatest passions is building of bridges of trust, respect, and understanding between Christians and Jews working to overcome centuries of difficult, but almost always, joined history. You can click here to visit his blog.
The blog’s format is straight forward and simple: 1) Article, 2) Book, 3) Course, 4) Talk and 5) Weekly Jewish commentary section on the Gospel of John.
Article: The blog features only articles of the highest quality. An example is “Dry Bones and Heavenly Bliss,” an article that reveals how archeology helps us understand ancient texts.
Book: Only significant books that have to do with Christian and Jewish topics are featured. For example, The Jewish Annotated New Testament (a ground-breaking work of 50 Jewish Studies scholars).
Course: The featured course section mainly features tuition free courses from Ivy League schools. For example - “The Hebrew Scriptures in Judaism and Christianity” from Harvard University.
Talk: The “Talks” section concentrates on featuring short video lectures like “Jesus Kept Kosher” by Prof. Daniel Boyarin.
Jewish Commentary on John: An essential part of this blog is a ground-breaking weekly Jewish commentary on the Gospel of John. It is a popular study with an academic core that walks through the Gospel of John week by week and discusses topics like the identity of “the Jews” in John’s Gospel.
I invite you to come join this unique study blog by signing up for updates. Study and then pass on your learning to others.