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Using today’s technology to bring people back to the past.


The Centre for the Study of Biblical Research is using today’s technology to bring people back to the past. This is accomplished by disclosing the latest material discussed by scholars living in Jerusalem, Israel. These researchers meet regularly to read and discuss the Synoptic Gospels. They speak only Hebrew and read the Gospels in Greek. Attention to details of the syntax and idioms of the Second Temple Period are examined. The four pillars of CSBR are the Second Temple Period, Language, Culture, and Jesus (Yeshua).

Dr. E. William Bean was the Founder of the Centre for the Study of Biblical Research (CSBR) in Glendora, California. His wife, Dr. Trisha Bean, is the President of CSBR.

CSBR’s Yoke Partner Study Program

Would you like to receive a monthly lesson from the Centre for the Study of Biblical Research? Become a Yoke Partner and you’ll receive a lesson written by Dr. Mike Davis, sent to you via email. Suggested donation is $25 per month. In order to receive your lesson each month, you must be donating on a recurring monthly basis. Simply designate Yoke Partner on your donation check.

Organizations we support & recommend

Brad H. Young is the founder and president of the Gospel Research Foundation, Tulsa, Oklahoma. A founding member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, he is professor of New Testament Studies in the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University. Young earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Judaism and Early Christianity at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He is the author of several books about the Jewish roots of Jesus’ and Paul’s teachings.

David Bivin is a member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, a think tank made up of Jewish and Christian scholars dedicated to better understanding the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). He is co-director and co-owner of Jerusalem Perspective, originally a print magazine that presented the life and teachings of Jesus in their original cultural and linguistic settings. In 1999 the magazine evolved into the Jerusalem Perspective website.

Halvor Ronning is the founding member and past director of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research. An officially licensed Israeli tour guide, he has lived in Israel for over thirty-five years. Hal and and his wife Mirja direct the Home for Bible Translators, which they founded in 1993.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation supports the official publication of the scrolls in the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (DJD) Series by Oxford University Press. The Foundation also helps with the conservation and preservation of the scrolls, and is involved in facilitating international exhibitions of scrolls, and serves as a clearing house for many other matters relating to scrolls research and scholarship.

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Contact us

P.O. Box 699
Glendora, CA 91740

Telephone: 626-991-0009

E-mail: email “at” csbr.net