About the Author-Editor

Paul B. Sumner

  Since the twentieth century, I have adventurously navigated the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew currents within the New Testament. My journeys have been far-ranging, ongoing and existential.

My journey toward Homeland (echoing Hebrews 11:14) has been one of discovering and nourishing a "Hebraic" consciousness. It deepened with trips to Israel, university and seminary studies, and by sitting under an elderly, wise, non-Jewish, Hebrew tutor.

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One fruit of my explorations was a study paper I published (1986-92) with my early discoveries: Yashar. More focused work was my graduate thesis on the Heavenly Council in the Hebrew Bible, Judaism and New Testament.

The goal of this website is not original: it is to illustrate how the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament form a unified message (Luke 24:44, 2 Timothy 3:16), focused on the God of Israel and his divine Messiah-Son, who share a common Hebrew Name that conveys God's unwavering purpose to save humankind from sin and death, through Yeshua of Nazareth.

My purpose is to focus on Biblical Theology; that is, the internal contents and vocabulary of the Bible—not on Rabbinic Talmudic tradition or Christian systematic theology. My studies start from 2 Timothy 3:16: "All Scripture is inspired by God"; in Hebrew, Kol hakatuv nichtav beruach elohim (Franz Delitzsch translation).

I write to encourage thoughtful, independent readers of Scripture.

If you wish, contact me. Several of my studies exist as PDFs, making them more convenient to download and copy (PDF Versions of Select Articles).

Ani Ma’amin [my standing ground].

Kiddush beside Yam Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
[Scene composed by Luci Paz, Ramat HaGolan, Israel]

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