Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus
Product code: B130
A fascinating pioneering study of some of the more difficult sayings of Jesus, which serves to introduce ministers and lay-people alike to the Hebraic background to the Gospels and teaching of Jesus.
"This book will stir the post of biblical scholarship for years to come. It will force many to rethink the origin of the Gospels and the Jewishness of Jesus. Some may disagree with Bivin and Blizzard at certain points. No one, however, can ignore the soundness of their conclusion: Jesus is a Hebrew Lord whose teachings are Hebraic through and through."
"I am delighted that this book shares with the English-speaking public information that is well attested and well known to Israeli scholars - namely, that Jesus' teaching was originally transmitted in Hebrew and therefore can be fully understood only if we know its Hebraic background."
Former Professor of the History of Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"I am impressed with the way the authors have made use of archaeological finds in dealing with the question of what language was spoken in first century Israel."
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
About the Authors
Dr. Roy B. Blizzard, Jr. is the founder and CEO of biblescholars.org, a corporation (based in Austin, Texas) dedicated to biblical research and education. Dr. Blizzard attended Oklahoma Military Academy and has a B.A. degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He has an M.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University and an M.A. degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was awarded a Ph.D. in the general field of Hebrew Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in the spring of 1973.
Much of Dr. Blizzard's academic career has been spent in Israel and the Middle East in study and research. Over the years, he has directed and guided numerous Historical/Archaeological Study Seminars to Israel as well as Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy.
As a host of over 500 television programs about Israel and Judaism for various television networks, Dr. Blizzard is sought after as a frequent guest on both television and radio.
Dr. Blizzard has served as an Adjunct Professor of Union Graduate School of the Union for Experimental Colleges and Universities in Cincinnati, Ohio. He continues to serve on various graduate student committees at the University of Texas at Austin for students working on their doctoral degrees.
Dr. Blizzard was recently appointed as Associate for Development of the Nature Park & Galleries, the open-campus museum of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and will be working with the museum director, Dr. Jeff Camhi, in assisting in the promotion and funding of the museum.
Co-director and co-owner (with his wife, Josa) of Jerusalem Perspective, a unique independent Christian ministry based in Jerusalem which disseminates the results of the Biblical research carried out by David and his colleagues.
David is also a member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, a think-tank made up of Jewish and Christian scholars dedicated to better understanding the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke).
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, David has lived in Israel since 1963. He and his family live on the outskirts of Jerusalem.