Meet Dr. Igal German
Dr. Igal German recently joined the Shiloh University academic staff as an academic dean, overseeing the Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Studies. Dr. German holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biblical studies from the University of Haifa, Israel. 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).
Dr. German brings with him a rich scholarly background and passion for bridging the Jewish world of the Bible with modern Christianity. 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. He has developed and teaches several courses at Shiloh University which include: Second Temple Judaism, The Early Church in Jerusalem, Jewish Foundations of Christianity, as well as Biblical Hebrew. Dr. German is passionate about communicating to his students the full spectrum of biblical scholarship.
Dr. German and his wife are also founders of Yesod Bible Center, a faith-based Bible study ministry with an emphasis on evangelism, apologetics, and advancement of biblical scholarship. Here they provide specialized courses, articles, and a video library. They have been a blessing to many people through teaching, speaking engagements, and prayer. According to Dr. German, “At Yesod Bible Center, we are convinced that Scripture should be studied in its Jewish context from the biblical perspective in order to appreciate and ‘accurately handle’ the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15).” We welcome Dr. German to our staff and anticipate rich educational encounters with our students.