Yesod Bible Center is an online academic institution for advanced biblical learning.
Yesod means “foundation” in Hebrew. Yesod Bible Center submits that the Bible is the inerrant revelation from God and it must be diligently studied to build a solid foundation for one’s faith. The center offers one-hour long, LIVE, online courses in biblical studies via a simple, user-friendly web-conferencing technology.
Our interactive courses aim to deepen one’s understanding of the biblical texts in their ancient cultural context. We encourage students to openly share their views and ask questions. The center utilizes a wide array of academic sources in biblical studies, apologetics, ancient Near Eastern geography and archeology, Judaica, and Jewish–Christian dialogue in order to expose students to the multidimensional study and application of Scripture. We also strive to establish mutual respect between Jews and Christians by fostering an appreciation of the common spiritual heritage shared through the Scriptures of Israel.
Dr. Igal German holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, as well as B.A. and M.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. German has been teaching the Bible at a variety of academic institutions in Israel, Canada, and the United States. His expertise includes Old Testament studies, Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament, Biblical and Modern Hebrew, history of Israel, history of biblical interpretation, and apologetics. Igal is actively involved in teaching, preaching, counseling, and apologetics ministries. His monograph has been published under the title The Fall Reconsidered: A Literary Synthesis of the Primeval Sin Narratives against the Backdrop of the History of Exegesis(Wipf & Stock, 2016). Igal is passionate about communicating to his students the full spectrum of biblical scholarship.
Ministry Coordinator and Writer
Nataliya German holds a BA in Arts and Sciences from Loyola University of Chicago. Being compelled to take care of people, she obtained her BA in Nursing at Northern Illinois University. Besides working as a Registered Nurse, Nataliya also volunteered and worked at the Salvation Army. Her ministry at the Salvation Army included organizing outreach events, collaborating with Family Counseling Services, leading women’s discipleship group, and performing administrative tasks. Nataliya is currently enrolled in the MTS program (Masters in Theological Studies) at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Her heart’s desire is to reach people with the life-giving and transforming Word of God, and help them grow in their relationship with the God of Israel.
Technology and Strategy Advisor
David Barker. Mr. Barker’s career experience is as an entrepreneur, corporate and technology strategist, with 20+ years of international involvement within the IT industry. As a consultant, his focus is on innovative operations within startups and non-profits organizations, he is resourceful and has a clear understanding of the business process, bringing with him a proven track record of quality results. In addition to being an advisor to Yesod Bible Center, David has worked in data security with tools used by 80% of Fortune 1000, including Google, eBay, Amazon, IBM, GoDaddy. He has experience servicing a broad range of clients from Small Business, ISP’s to Educational and Government Institutions. David also has a passion for biblical scholarship and is currently pursuing his BA in Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.