The study of the Bible in its historical context - with a focus on the archaeology, history, geography, customs , culture, and even the languages of the ancient Middle East. WE ask what did they understand THEN - the original intent of the Lord - so that we can expand and enrich our understanding NOW and thus become true disciples of Adonai Yeshua as in John 8:31-32.
A Christian Apologetics Ministry Dedicated to Demonstrating the Historical Reliability of the Bible through Archaeological and Biblical Research.
Link - https://biblearchaeology.org/
Come study at the feet of Jesus with Jerusalem Perspective (JP). Together we’ll explore the historical, cultural, religious and linguistic contexts of the life and teachings of Jesus to better understand Jesus’ message and his place in first-century Jewish society.
Link - https://www.jerusalemperspective.com/
JOEL KRAMER - ARCHAEOLOGIST
An amazing resource from an astounding Christian Biblical historian and archaeologist, Joel Kramer. His goal isn't just to provide a defense of the Bible. Their cameras focus your virtual eyes on the scenes, settings, characters and events of the Bible to deepen your understanding of ancient times through what can still be seen today. The video shorts you will see the Bible come to life: picture David hiding out in Ein Gedi in "The Crag of the Wild Goats", Jesus' disciples fishing out in their boats on the Sea of Galilee in "Fishers of Men", Jesus as our High Shepherd in "Follow Me", and God our Father, shaping our lives in "The Potter". We plan to have many more video shorts to come!
Link - https://sourceflix.com/
Link to Joel Kramer's "Expedition Bible" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5g_Zgi8TOC6GvvnxzQCY2w
THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW
with Ray Vander Laan
Ray Vander Laan's preaching and teaching ministry is focused on understanding the Bible in light of the historical and cultural context in which God placed it. This perspective on the Bible highlights God's call for His people to be a transforming influence on their culture. He uses research of the top scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, and Biblical study as tools to explore the Biblical text ever more deeply. His gifts, expertise, and calling are to link that cultural information and the Bible so that its message applies to our lives today in very practical ways.
Link - https://www.thattheworldmayknow.com/
TV SERIES FROM THE ASSOCIATES FOR BIBLICAL RESEARCH
Digging For Truth will accomplish two main goals: First, we will present exciting discoveries from the world of archaeology that validate the historical reliability and accuracy of the Bible. Second, we will engage in discussions that proclaim and defend the coherence and truth of the Christian worldview as it is found in the Old and New Testaments, the revelation of God.
Link - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxGX6x_7lHL3nDc-WLyHN6no_Hj2uZ_mw
NEAR EAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS) was founded in 1957 to facilitate the involvement of evangelical Christians in research in the lands of the Bible. Society members view the Bible as an inspired ancient text which can be illuminated and clarified by properly conducted and interpreted archaeological research.
Link - https://www.neasociety.org/
Lois is an outstanding scholar and her books and other resources are a must for we Christians studying the Bible in its historical context. Here's what Lois says this is all about. "In a church class I began studying the Bible in its original setting and finding answers to questions that had bothered me for ages. The more I read about Jesus’ first-century world, the more fascinated I became. Discovering the answers to head-scratching questions and sharing the “ah-hah” moments with others has always been a passion of mine. So, I began learning Hebrew and Greek, studying in the land of Israel, and exploring recent scholarship on Jesus’ first-century Jewish world. Ultimately, I left a life in academia to devote myself full-time to teaching and writing on the topic, and now have been at it for about twenty years."
Link - https://ourrabbijesus.com/
EN GEDI RESOURCE CENTER
Jesus’ most famous teachings are found in the culture both before and after him. Some may think that the world was utterly black and devoid of sense before Jesus came to utter the great truths of God. In reality, we find that God had spent centuries prior to Jesus' birth training up a people to understand him, and in the final years before he came, he had prepared them especially to receive him. Come and check out this amazing resource with 100's of articles on the Bible in its historical context.
Link - https://engediresourcecenter.com/
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Dennis Prager's 5 minute videos on the Ten Commandments from Prager U.
Link - https://www.prageru.com/video/the-ten-commandments-what-you-should-know?playlist=the-ten-commandments