Dr. Michael Rydelnik is Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute. He is the Host/Bible teacher on Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, answering listener Bible questions every Saturday morning for more than 200 stations across America. The son of Holocaust survivors, he was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. Michael trusted in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah in high school and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Azusa Pacific University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where his doctoral research focused on the messianic hope of the Hebrew Bible.
Dr. Rydelnik is the co-editor of The Moody Bible Commentary and the author of Understanding the Arab Israeli Conflict and The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? He served on the translation team for the Holman CSB and has contributed to multiple study Bibles, books, and theological journals. Michael and his wife, Eva, have two adult sons who call and write all the time.
• Professor of Jewish Studies and Bible, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago
• Radio Bible Teacher, Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik
• Adjunct Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
• Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA
• Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies, Trinity International University, Deerfield IL
• Bible Teacher, Day of Discovery
Favorite Stuff to Do
• Interacting with students in the Moody classroom
• Answering listener Bible questions on Open Line
• Teaching the Bible on location in Israel
• Hiking with Eva and our dogs (Frodo/Sheltie and Jake/Boxer) in the Adirondack Mountains, Upstate NY.
• Reading by a fire on a bitter cold Chicago day
• Watching Hollywood classic movies
Favorite place in Israel: The Kottel [Western Wall] Jerusalem
Favorite Bible Subject: The Messianic Hope of the Hebrew Scriptures
Favorite Food: New York Pizza
Favorite Novel: The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride