The Life of Yeshua : Acknowledgements

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The Bible Study material is based on a study of the Hebraic background of the Synoptic Gospels, plus the Gospel of John. The text used for this study is the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible, along with the Hebrew Bible Known as the Tanakh. The Mishnah that was used was written by Mr. Philip Blackman.

Compilation, writing, and a lot of the research was done by:

Rev. Bob Doty
Kol Emeth Ministries
1310 E. Boulevard
Marion, IL 62959

The main job of editing this material and giving extremely valuable advice on the accuracy of the work was furnished by:

Dr. Roy Blizzard
Bible Scholars, Inc.
P.O. 204073
Austin, TX 78720-4073

Other editing help and valuable advice was given by:

Dr. Ron Moseley
American Institute For Advance Biblical Studies
3905 North Hills Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR 72116

It probably goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that any literary work has to depend on the previous accomplishments and work of scholars in the past. That is true of this work, or even more, than any other. It is not our intent to use someone’s endeavors and claim them as our own. What we have done to a large degree is something that they have not, and that is combine their scholarship into one writing. We have listed below the scholars upon whose work we so heavily depended and applaud their scholarship. We also sincerely encourage everyone to get in touch with these scholars and take advantage of the literary works that they have available. In our opinion they represent some of the finest Judeo/Christian scholarship available today.

Dr. Ron Moseley Dr. Roy Blizzard
American Institute For Advanced Biblical Studies Bible Scholars, Inc.
3905 North Hills Blvd. P.O. Box 204073
North Little Rock, AR 72116 Austin, TX 78720

Dr. Brad Young Dwight Pryor
Gospel Research Foundation Center For Judaic/Christian Studies
P.O. Box 703101 P.O. Box 293040
Tulsa, OK 74170 Dayton, OH 45429

CONTRIBUTING SCHOLARS

Below are some of the scholars whose work has had a direct impact on the commentary. Their credentials are impeccable. These individuals represent a level of scholarship that cannot be surpassed. We are grateful to them for their dedication and years of hard work and sacrifice.

Roy B. Blizzard, Ph.D.
Dr. Blizzard is president of Yavo, Inc. And Bible Scholars, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to Biblical research and education. Dr. Blizzard attended Oklahoma Military Academy and has a B.A. degree from Philips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He has a M.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, and a M.A. degree from the University of Texas in Austin, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Blizzard has served as an instructor in Hebrew, biblical history, and Biblical archaeology at the University of Texas. He also served as a supervising archaeologist excavating the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel. He has also served as an adjunct professor of Union Graduate School of the Union Experimental Colleges and Universities in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Blizzard continues to serve on various graduate student committees at the University of Texas at Austin for students working on their doctoral degrees. I am proud to add that Dr. Blizzard is working as editor for this commentary.

Ron Moseley, Ph.D., D.Phil., D. Litt.
Dr. Ron Moseley has studied for the last twenty years at several major universities, including Princeton, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem University in Jerusalem, researching under some of the most prominent scholars in Hebrew culture. He has a Bachelor of Religious Education and Master of Biblical Foundations in Middle Eastern Studies degrees from Luther Rice College, a Master Degree in Jewish studies, a Ph.D. degree from Louisiana Baptist University, and a D.Phil. Degree from Oxford Graduate School, the American Center for Religion and Society Studies, where he graduated with honors for his statistical analysis of society and religion. Dr. Moseley is the founder and president of the American Institute of Higher Biblical Studies in North Little Rock, AR.

Marvin Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Marvin Wilson is the Harold J. Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. Dr. Wilson is one of the translators of the New International Version of the Bible. He is a leader in the dialogue between Jews and Christians, and has co-edited many books and written numerous articles on Christian-Jewish relations. Dr. Wilson is the author of the popular book “Our Father Abraham,” which has become a textbook on the subject of the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and was made into a television documentary on the first century culture.

Brad H. Young, Ph.D.
Dr. Young received his doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1987. His dissertation, written under Dr. David Flusser’s supervision, was titled “The Parables as a Literary Genre in Rabbinic Literature and in the Gospels” While at the Hebrew University, Dr. Young served as a graduate assistant to Professor Flusser, Chairman of the Department of Comparative Religion. Dr. Young teaches at Oral Roberts University where he is the Professor of Biblical Literature. He continues to be involved in the research of the Jerusalem School and in the writing of the Jerusalem Synoptic Commentary.

Dwight A. Pryor, B.A.
Mr. Pryor is a graduate, with special distinction, of the University of Oklahoma, with a B.A. degree in philosophy. His several years of graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, in philosophy and the Hebrew Studies Program, equips him with a unique perspective on the Holy Scriptures. Mr. Pryor is president and founder of the Center For Judaic-Christian Studies, established in Austin, Texas in 1984. He also is a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Jerusalem School of synoptic Research in Israel - a respected international research team of scholars studying the life of Jesus in the context of Jewish culture, history, geography, and archaeology of the Bible.