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The Moody Bible Commentary

Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik

Air Date February 27, 2015


Where do you turn when you need guidance and a deeper understanding of God’s Word? Dr. Michael Rydelnik hosts a two-hour, live Bible Q&A Program where your questions are the focus.

Have you ever wondered who wrote the Bible? Is it really the Word of God? Who decided which books should be included in the Canon? During our second hour today, Dr. Edwin Blum, General Editor of the HCSB translation and the HCSB Study Bible, will join Michael to answer your questions about how we got our Bible and why it's message never fails!


Edwin Blum

Dr. Edwin A. Blum
Edwin A. Blum is the general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation and the HCSB Study Bible. He holds degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., Th.D.) and the University of Basel (D. Theol.).



Michael Rydelnik

Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line, answering listener Bible questions on over 200 stations nationwide across Moody Radio. The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a high school student, Michael became a follower of Jesus the Messiah and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He is the author of Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict and The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? He is the co-editor of the Moody Bible Commentary, a commentary on the whole Bible by the faculty of Moody Bible Institute. Michael served on the translation team of the Holman CSB Bible and contributed to several other books and study Bibles. Michael is a regular contributor to the Day of Discovery television program and appeared in the Lee Stroebel video The Case for Christ. Michael and his wife, Eva, have two adult sons who call and write all the time. The Rydelniks live in Chicago, Ill., and enjoy leading study groups to Israel and hiking with their two collies.

For more information about Michael, please visit his website.