1987 Interview with Dr. Robert Lindsey

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In 1987 Robert Lindsey conducted an interview in which he discussed many aspects of his life and ministry. In the following clips Dr. Lindsey discusses the usefulness of knowing Hebrew for a proper understanding of Jesus' message.

I…have been deeply concerned with trying to find out, where possible, all I can about Jesus, and what he did, and his way of dealing with people.

—Robert L. Lindsey

In 1987 Robert Lindsey conducted an interview in which he discussed many aspects of his life and ministry. In the first clip below Dr. Lindsey discusses Jesus’ attitude toward non-violence.

In the second clip Dr. Lindsey discusses Hebrew as a spoken language in the first century, Jesus’ messianic claims, and misunderstandings of Jesus’ teachings.

In the third clip Dr. Lindsey describes his solution to the synoptic problem.

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  1. Hello,
    Fascinating as usual. Thanks for posting.
    A question: in part 2, around 3.00, re Jesus’ claims to messiahship, Dr Lindsey says that in the story of the paralytic, Jesus uses the word ‘forgiven’, at the back of which is a Hebrew word from the Hebrew Scriptures meaning divine forgiveness – does anyone know what that word is (in Hebrew) and where it is found in the OT?
    Thank you.

    1. Joshua N. Tilton

      Dear Kyun Ngui,
      Lindsey is probably referring to the Hebrew verb ס-ל-ח “to forgive.” This verb appears frequently in Leviticus 4 and 5. According to Lindsey, Jesus said to the paralyzed man (nislechu lecha chatoteicha, “forgiven are your sins”). You can read more about this in Robert Lindsey’s book, Jesus: Rabbi and Lord, in the chapter entitled “Healing Everywhere.” (Jesus: Rabbi and Lord is available as an e-book on this website.)

      1. Hi Joshua,
        Many thanks for your quick response. I’m afraid I didn’t know you had replied until I logged in today, despite having ticked the box to be notified of follow-up comments.
        Thanks for the reference to Robert Lindsey’s e-book; I had read it but this part didn’t jump up at the time!


        1. Joshua N. Tilton

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    Robert L. Lindsey [1917-1995]

    Robert L. Lindsey (1917-1995; B.A., University of Oklahoma, Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.M. and Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) was the long-time pastor of Jerusalem's Narkis Street Congregation. His research on the Synoptic Gospels led to the creation of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research.…
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