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"But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night."
Psalm 1:2 (ESV)
Psalm 1:2 (ESV)
The Tsur Institute was founded in order to engage in in-depth study and research of the Bible, to participate in the scholarly debate, and to share the fruit of this study with a wider audience. This website is dedicated to the last of these aims – to encourage reading the Scripture with understanding and an open heart to engage with the text. To this end, you will find on the site tools to help you with your personal reading of the Bible, in-depth articles, and short devotionals.
The members of the Institute are Israeli Bible scholars who hold to the importance of the close reading of the Biblical text in the context of our faith in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah and in the unity of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the New Testament. We’re also open to the contributions of other scholars who can enrich our understanding of Scripture. We sincerely hope that the material on this site will help you to be excited about reading the Bible and enable you to do so.
The articles on this site were written originally in Hebrew with an Israeli audience in mind. We are making them available in translation because we deeply desire to encourage everyone to read the Bible and to be touched by its message.
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Tragedy and trauma, shock, grief, pain and suffering – these are words that are on
I will never forget the words of one of my New Testament professors at seminary while lecturing on the Epistle to the Hebrews: “The New Testament is better than the Old Testament because the Bible tells us so.” It was obvious by my professor’s words that he was suffering from a terrible case of mistaken identity.
“Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in
Isaiah 66:2 (NASB1995)