Oral Roberts held a favorable view of Jewish people and viewed the restoration of the state of Israel as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. This article recounts a key facet of the Jewish outreach of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, the Hebrew Bible project. In collaboration with Myron Sackett, Oral Roberts sponsored the publication of a Hebrew Bible (Old and New Testaments) and distributed it in Israel and other countries. Roberts was motivated by a desire to play a major role in the conversion of the Jewish people in the last days. By means of exhaustive research of relevant source material housed in the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University, interviews with ORU professors, and relevant scholarly research and publications, the authors reconstructed the story of the Hebrew Bible project, analyzed the motivating factors that propelled it, and assessed the significance of dispensational accents in the eschatology of Oral Roberts.
Newberg, Eric N. and Hogan, Samuel
"Oral Roberts and the Hebrew Bible,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/spiritus/vol3/iss2/7
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