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Listening to the Language of the Bible

Authors: Lois Tverberg, Bruce Okkema

Product code: B327

Experience the richness that can be gained by hearing and studying the language, culture, and religious environment of Jesus. From seemingly odd phrases, it shares rich insights from Hebrew and Jewish culture that clarify and deepen our reading.

Using the tools of language and culture, it unearths beautiful nuggets of new meaning from the Bible`s ancient words. The book examines many topics from the perspective of the ancient writers, including prayer, family and the promised Messiah. It also looks at the powerful sayings of Jesus in light of the Jewish culture of his time.

It contains more than 60 brief, illustrated devotional articles that unpack the meaning of a biblical word or phrase for our lives. It can be read by itself for a brief overview of many concepts that shed light on the Scriptures. With many additional references, the book is useful as a continuing reference for Bible reading.

About the Authors

Lois Tverberg

Lois Tverberg is the co-founder of the En-Gedi Resource Centre, an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible by teaching about its Jewish context. Through the books published she's shared her delight in digging deeper in the Scriptures with readers in over fifty countries and speaks in area churches near her home in Michigan, USA.

Bruce Okkema

One of the founders of the En-Gedi Resource Centre and former Executive Director.

He has held leadership roles on several non-profit boards and assisted ministries in the U.S., Dominican Republic, Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, Honduras and Israel. He has participated in several Israel tours, most recently in 2006. He and his wife Mary have four daughters and two sons-in-law.

Bruce wants to help people study Jesus through the eyes of His culture to better understand His teachings and expectations with the goal of applying His words to our lives as disciples. He is passionate about serving with his head, heart, hands and feet.