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When you understand the cultural background
of scripture, the Bible comes alive.

You love reading the Bible but wish you could go deeper. Reading the Bible with our Western mindset limits our understanding of Jesus's teachings. When we learn from Jesus in His cultural setting, the Bible means so much more.

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DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLICAL HISTORY

We can understand Jesus better when we understand His culture.

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UNDERSTAND HOW TRADITIONAL BIBLE TEACHINGS ORIGINATED

Learn how to separate tradition from solid biblical foundation.

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FEEL MORE CONFIDENT IN YOUR FAITH

Understanding the Bible's original context brings clarity to studying scripture.

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LEARNING THE BIBLE ON YOUR OWN CAN BE DIFFICULT

 One reason we have difficultly understanding scripture is because it was written in a totally different culture. The New Testament writers wrote in Greek because that was the universal language of their Time. However, their first language was Hebrew. We teach you the original Hebraic context of scripture so you can gain the full meaning of the Bible's teachings. We offer weekly online sabbath school lessons, weekend seminars, and unique outreach series for secular professionals.

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If you've been craving to go deeper in your Bible study, I've got your back.

Hi, my name is Alexander Bolotnikov, but most people call me Sasha. I was raised in a Jewish family, but I’m also a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. While I was very thankful to learn the New Testament, I still felt like something was missing. Christianity was born out of Judaism, but many Christians are rarely taught the Jewish background of the Bible. Understanding Jesus’s culture and the intuitive understanding of the people of His time is the key we need to interpreting biblical passages that are difficult to understand. This is why we started the Hebrew Bible Institute- as a specialist in ancient rabbinic literature, I want to be your guide to give you a firmer foundation for your faith. If you want to go deeper into your Bible study, please subscribe to my new channel.

-SASHA BOLOTNIKOV

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STARTING POINTS FOR BIBLICAL EXEGESIS IS GRAMMAR.

It's fascinating how a single word can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Although our English Bible translations are reliable and trustworthy, they are not perfect. Translating involves interpretation. Understanding Hebrew grammar gives us insight into the interpretative choices which translators face so that we can think critically about the options. The Bible has such a great influence over our lives- we want to understand it well! Understanding the Hebrew roots of scripture helps us understand the depths of God’s self-revelation in ways that is simply inaccessible in translation.

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We equip you with the tools you need to interpret scripture. 

Weekend Seminars

Host a weekend Seminar at Your Church!

Dive into the Jewish culture, history and language of the Bible in a weekend! Bring new depth and richness to your congregation’s reading of the scriptures with a short-term seminar hosted by Dr. Sasha Bolotnikov.

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Online Sabbath School

Join Dr. Alexander and his friends Sundays on our YouTube channel at 9:00 AM.

Watch our online sabbath school while you're eating your breakfast or hanging out with your family in your living room. Our sabbath school goes deep into the culture in which the Bible writers lived so we can better understand their teachings as we discuss our quarterly lesson. Come hang with us!

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Outreach Seminars

This is not Bible 101

We offer outreach seminars for churches located in urban areas. Each presentation is rooted in the Old Testament and is based on Jewish history, making it easier for secular people who don’t have much experience with Christianity to understand New Testament concepts. Attendees will dive deep into the Hebrew roots of the Bible to understand Adventist teachings. These seminars are helpful to both Christians and Jews.

JESUS TAUGHT ALL HIS LESSONS IN ARAMAIC

Jesus taught His lessons to people in the languages of His time- Aramaic and Hebrew. The gospels were written in Greek because the majority of people in this Empire spoke Greek. Bible authors translated Jesus’s Aramaic teachings into the universal Greek language of that time. However, Greek was not the Bible's authors' native language. To truly understand the meaning of many words and expressions which Jesus used, we must learn the Jewish cultural and historical background of the first century.
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