Getting to Know the God of Israel with Dr. John D. Fortner

Getting to Know the God of Israel

Scripture speaks often of the “God of Israel.” But who did Israel believe that God was? What kind of a God did Israel envision as she worshiped? The answer to these questions can impact greatly our own, Christian understanding of the God we have come to know. 

Our guest for this conversation is Dr. John Fortner who completed his Ph.D. at Hebrew Union College. Dr. Fortner spent many years in Christian higher education, and has now been at work for nearly 50 years in local church work. He and his wife Jan reside in Alabama. 

Dr. Fortner was one of my most formative professors. I was so happy to be able to reconnect with him. He has such an amazing way of weaving together Scripture and theology into a format that touches the heart.

Some Scriptures we discussed:

  • Genesis 6:5-8
  • Exodus 2:23-25
  • Exodus 3:7-9
  • Exodus 34:6-7
  • Psalm 103
  • Isaiah 57
  • John 1:1-18


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