Roy B. Blizzard, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Roy B. Blizzard, Jr. is the founder and CEO of biblescholars.org, a corporation (based in Austin, Texas) dedicated to biblical research and education. Dr. Blizzard attended Oklahoma Military Academy and has a B.A. degree from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. He has an M.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University and an M.A. degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was awarded a Ph.D. in the general field of Hebrew Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in the spring of 1973.
In 1968, 1971, and 1972, Dr. Blizzard worked with Professor Benjamin Mazar on the excavations at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. In 1973, he began working with Dr. Amihai Mazar, Professor Mazar’s nephew, at Tel Qasile where a Philistine Temple dating from 1200 BCE was excavated. Dr. Blizzard excavated with Amihai for several seasons.
Much of Dr. Blizzard’s academic career has been spent in Israel and the Middle East in study and research. In the summer of 2004, he and his students excavated in Israel with Dr. Eilat Mazar, Professor Mazar’s granddaughter and Amihai Mazar’s cousin, at Achziv in a Phoenician cemetery dating from 1200 BCE. Over the years, he has directed and guided numerous Historical/Archaeological Study Seminars to Israel as well as Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy.
As a host of over 500 television programs about Israel and Judaism for various television networks, Dr. Blizzard is sought after as a frequent guest on both television and radio.
He has written and produced over 20 study programs on various subjects, which have been recorded and are offered in the Bookstore on this Web site. He is the co-author of Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus and author of the e-book, Tithing, Giving and, Prosperity. Dr. Blizzard also authored Let Judah Go Up First, A Believer’s Guide to Passover – A Christian Haggadah with Parallels to the Lord’s Supper, and Jesus the Rabbi and His Rabbinic Method of Teaching, all available on this Web site as well. His current work, Jesus the Man, His Ministry and His Message, will be published soon.
Dr. Blizzard has served as an Adjunct Professor of Union Graduate School of the Union for Experimental Colleges and Universities in Cincinnati, Ohio. He continues to serve on various graduate student committees at the University of Texas at Austin for students working on their doctoral degrees. Dr. Blizzard was recently appointed as Associate for Development of the Nature Park & Galleries, the open-campus museum of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and will be working with the museum director, Dr. Jeff Camhi, in assisting in the promotion and funding of the museum.