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. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael 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: What the Headlines Haven't Told You 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, live in Chicago, Ill. They love leading groups to Israel to study the Bible on location from Dan to Beersheba. They also enjoy old movies, classic literature and hiking in the Adirondack Mountains with their two collies. The Rydelnik's have two adult sons who call and write all the time.
Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God's chosen people.