We’re officially done moving to our new website!

October 2019

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.

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. 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!

Many blessings,

Do you know where I can find some Hebraic insights on ___ ?

Dear readers,

Over the years, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “Do you know where can I get some insights on ____ from a Hebraic perspective?”

…the Lord’s Prayer?
…Jewish wedding traditions?
…Paul’s words about being a “fragrant offering”?
…the parable of the Ten Virgins?
…Psalm 23?

If I’ve got time, I try to respond and share a link or two from my writing or from a good source I’ve read.

One day I was thinking, wouldn’t it be great if I could give people a “Hebraic Studies Search Bar”? There are about a half-dozen sites that are my short-list when someone asks me a question like this. They have an abundance of articles that specialize on the Hebraic context of Christianity, but are quite readable for non-experts. Of course they include ones with my own writing, but some of my colleagues and mentors have shared a lot of material too.

Well, I have a little gift for you. I made a “Google Custom Search” bar that does this very thing. If you go to the EnGediResourceCenter.com search page, the bar searches just the short list. (The sites are listed on the EnGedi search page.)

Try it out!


I thought it did quite a good job of pulling up pertinent articles, and I like to use it myself. It’s not comprehensive, but you can always go back to Google.

~ Lois

Welcome to En-Gedi’s Brand New Site

October 2019

Shalom, friends!

It’s taken a while, but finally the move of the En-Gedi website is complete! There are now about 500 articles now along with many other things, like a glossary, bookstore and freebies page.

One new article that is of particular interested is on the Puzzling Passages page. This is a three-part series called What it Means to “Fulfill the Law.” This phrase was an idiom that was native to Judaism and is widely misunderstood by Christians. Seeing how it was used by Jesus, Paul and the rabbis sheds a lot of light on Scripture.

We are adding more articles all the time. (If you’d like to help, please consider a donation to help support the project.)

Many thanks for your prayers and support,

Lois Tverberg

En Gedi