Lois Tverberg

Lois Tverberg

Lois Tverberg has been teaching and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for over twenty-five years. In 2009, she partnered with Ann Spangler to write the bestseller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan). Later Lois followed with Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus (Zondervan, 2012), which challenged readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by reading his words in light of Jewish thought. Most recently, in Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus (Baker, 2018), Lois aimed to equip readers to encounter the Scriptures like first-century disciples by looking at big-picture ideas that are lost on modern Westerners.

Lois has always enjoyed discovering the answers to head-scratching questions and sharing the "ah-hah" moments with others. For years she did this as a Biology professor at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, after receiving a Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology from the University of Iowa in 1993. Her teaching career took a turn, however, when she discovered the importance of the Bible's cultural setting, and began learning Hebrew and Greek and studying in the land of Israel.

In 2001 she cofounded the En-Gedi Resource Center (EnGediResourceCenter.com), an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible in its context. There she published her first book, Listening to the Language of the Bible, a devotional guide to Hebrew words and ideas. Through En-Gedi she also worked with David Bivin to publish New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus, a collection of some of David's best articles from Jerusalem Perspective.

Lois currently writes from her home in Holland, Michigan. Along with writing, she speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats. Her current articles and books are available on her website, OurRabbiJesus.com.

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