Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute and the host of Moody
Radio's Open Line. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn,
New York. Michael trusted in 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. He
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? Michael and his wife, Eva, love leading groups to Israel,
hiking in the Adirondack Mountains with their dogs, and hearing from their two adult sons who call and write all