Shalom, all –
I (Lois Tverberg) have some great news – I’ve finished moving hundreds of articles from the original En-Gedi Resource Center site (at EGRC.net), to this site, EnGediResourceCenter.com. The articles have been updated and reorganized by topic to make them easier to find. This has been months of work, so I hope you will be blessed! Please browse through the topics (like Puzzling Passages, Hebrew Words, and How The Bible Thinks, for instance) and see what you find. Soon I’ll start sending some out by email — make sure to subscribe today.
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. Like the springs of En-Gedi in the Judean Desert, we wanted to be a refreshing, life-giving source of insight on the Scriptures. We began by teaching in churches, sending out articles and hosting 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 in 2004. We also worked with New Testament scholar David Bivin to produce his 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 still available in the bookstore on this website, as well as OurRabbiJesus.com.
At this point, En-Gedi’s ministry consists of making articles and resources available to readers via the website. I hope to share new resources in the future, including contributions from other excellent teachers I know.
You can also find many articles at OurRabbiJesus.com, my author blog, where I share my latest writing and news about books and upcoming speaking. Both websites have hundreds of articles about the cultural context of the Bible. You can sign up on either site to receive my articles and news by email.
A Unique Search Bar
If you want to look up a certain topic, try out the “Hebraic Studies Search Bar” which is actually a Google Custom Search that searches both of my websites (ORJ and EGRC) along with several other sites that specialize in teaching about the Bible in its Jewish/Hebraic context. I chose them because they have an abundance of good, reliable content. I find this quite useful and hope it is a help to you too!