Jesus Through Eastern Eyes

Jesus Through Eastern Eyes: Understanding the Semitic Background of the NT.

Jesus Through Eastern Eyes: Understanding the Semitic Culture Background of the NT.

FREE LIVE STREAM SEMINAR – JUNE 9-10, 2018.  Jesus Through Eastern Eyes: Understanding the Semitic Culture Background of the New Testament.

Why did Jesus use His spit in the mud to heal a blind man? Why did Jesus withhold His true intentions to His family about going up to the feast in John 7? Why did Jesus offensively insult people on a regular basis? Why does the scripture say that God “hated” Esau? These are but a few examples of the many things in the Gospels and the New Testament that are difficult, if not impossible, for us to understand if we do not understand the cultural context and values at the time of Christ. In this live-stream seminar, Jesus Through Eastern Eyes: Understanding the Semitic Culture Background of the NT, we will look at cultural rules governing social interactions, first-century commerce, economics, politics, Semitic cosmology, beliefs about healing, health and miracles, and much more.

If we do not understand the differences in culture, conditions, and worldview assumptions between ourselves and first century Jews living in a Greek culture under Roman law, we will inevitably project our own worldview onto the scriptures. In so doing, we will have no chance of accurately understanding what was written, misinterpret the scriptures, and misrepresent Christ to ourselves and others. Following Jesus as  disciple is so simple, a six-year old can do it. Understanding the scriptures–letters and books written to a different people, in  different time, with a different culture, with different values, and a different language– is not as simple


  • Saturday June 9, 2-5 pm CDST
  • Sunday, June 10,  3-6 pm CDST


  • 803 Crest Oak Ct.
    Arlington TX 76012
  • Live stream

You will be able to access a live stream of this broadcast from anywhere in the world. Folks in the greater Dallas, Texas metro area are encouraged, and welcome, to attend in person. Seating is limited.

How to Register

This event is FREE. An offering would be appreciated if the material is a blessing to you. You can donate via the PayPal button on this page. Both those who want to view the live stream, and those who will attend in person still must register by simply sending an email to with JTEE in the subject line. Live streaming registrants will receive a clickable link to simply access the live stream. Those who might want to attend in person, still must register, and seating will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who register will be provided a session outline. 

Access to Archived Videos

The videos from this seminar will be archived and available for free for two days following the seminar to all registrants. However, after that, there will be $50.00 charge to access archived video.

Endorsements from Past Participants:

  • “My understanding of scripture has been revolutionized.”
  • “I will never look at the scriptures the same.”
  • “You answered questions I have had for years.”
  • “Things finally make some sense.”
  • “Everyone who teaches or preaches should take this course.”
  • “I wish I had known these things 30 years ago.”

Don’t miss this opportunity. We hope to see some of you live in Texas and many of you around the world on the live stream.



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