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Halvor Ronning

Dr. Halvor Ronning

D.D. (Honorary Doctorate), California State;
M.A., Yale University;
B.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary;
B.A., St. Olaf Lutheran College. Fullbright Scholar, Heidelberg, Germany.

Co-Founder and Director of the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators (JCBT) and founding member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research.
Halvor, born in China, but raised in Minnesota (USA), has lived in Israel since 1962, taught for over two decades at the Institute for Holy Land Studies, and now is dedicated to the work of training Bible Translators in the Land of the Bible through the work of the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators.


  • Ronning, H., ( Ronen, Y.,)  “Mark 7:1-23: “Traditions of the Elders”,” in Immanuel 12 (1981): 44-54.
  • Ronning, H., “Why I Am a Member of the Jerusalem School,” in Jerusalem Perspective 48 (1995): 22-27.
  • Ronning, H., “Word Statistics and the Minor Agreements of the Synoptic Gospels,” in Bible et Informatique: Proceedings of the Second International Colloquium on Bible and Computer (Jerusalem, 1988; Paris: Champion, 1989).
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