In short, our vision is making sense of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). We engage in the study of the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context and original languages to promote good and reasonable interpretation of scripture, so that the church might live more faithfully in the present.
We want our content to be a resource that adds value to you and saves you years of study so you can spend more time on your specific ministry and calling. For those whom Bible reading plays a pivotal role in your personal or professional life, we want to show beginners a holistic interpretive framework and give experts a place to feel at home with some fellow Bible exegetes.
Yes, we are Christians, and we are totally for the New Testament. We are simply focusing on the Hebrew Bible since it is our area of expertise and passion. We are all about the “Big C” Church. Ecumenical, orthodox Christianity is our place, although we welcome all people of any background to our conversations.
Matthew Delaney, M.A.
Founder and Lead Communicator
Matthew served as a pastor, curriculum developer, and communication coach before becoming a Hebrew professor. With a foot in the practical and a foot in the academic, Matthew is passionate about communicating the meaningful ideas of the Bible in an engaging and clear way. After becoming fluent in Modern Hebrew, he went on to study Biblical Hebrew. It was reading the Old Testament in the original Hebrew language that brought the text to life for him. Ever since, he has dedicated himself to closely reading it in Hebrew and sharing insights with others. Matthew currently teaches Modern Hebrew, although his greatest passion is seeing his students take their next step in healthy, holistic living. Matthew enjoys spending time with friends, great conversation, and trying new food (ideally all at the same time). He and his wife Shannon, who is a pediatrician, live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
M.A. Hebrew Bible and Comparative Semitics
B.A. Communication and Modern Hebrew
Hebrew Ulpan at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nathan French, Ph.D.
Scholar in Residence
Nathan French has spent many years in deep study of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. Both his graduate and postgraduate degrees in this field allowed him to study outside of the United States, living two years in Jerusalem and three and a half years in northeast Scotland. His passion in the classroom is to inspire his students to engage in the study of the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context to promote good and reasonable interpretation of scripture, so that the church might live more faithfully in the present. Nathan continues to research, to write, and to publish in his field. He enjoys traveling, astrophotography, and everything related to cryptocurrencies at the moment. He currently lives with his wife, Haley, and his two sons, Ezra and Boaz, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ph.D. Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East
M.A. Hebrew Bible and the Near East
B.A. Theological and Historical Studies
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