Excellence in Biblical Education.

The TorahResource Learning Center exists to provide advanced education in biblical and related studies in order to prepare leaders and teachers at all levels for the New Torah movement.

Offering a quality educational experience since 2002.

In 2009, after poor theology and bad doctrine had permeated the Torah movement, Tim Hegg and the staff of TorahResource saw the need for equipping a new generation of Torah observant believers with the skills of studying and teaching the Bible properly. In 2011 TorahResource Institute (TR Institute) was created as an online school with the mission of providing advanced education in Biblical and related studies in order to prepare believers at all levels within the Torah movement.

In 2017, TorahResource launched the Digital Library. An annual subscription gave members access to all audio teachings and lectures produced by TorahResource as well as access to digital versions of most of the books, textbooks, and printed material published by TorahResource. In 2019, video teachings were added to the library making this online archive a tremendous resource for Torah observant believers.

Since its inception, TR Institute classes have followed the academic calendar of a traditional university while delivering courses using modern, distance education methodologies. Now, more than a decade later, as online education models have evolved and as new technologies have made organizing and maintaining distance learning websites easier, we feel it is time to change both the online school and library.

Now, in 2024, TR Institute and the Digital Library are being combined to create the TorahResource Learning Center, an entire library of self-study online learning resources along with eLearning, “evergreen” courses, which means your access to course content will not be time bound. 

The main difference between eLearning and online learning is the amount of interaction. Students and instructors interact more during online learning, while eLearning is more self-paced. Although our course offering is self-paced, there will still be opportunities for students to interact with an instructor or staff member. 
Our goal is to offer a quality educational experience that will provide believers with tools for a lifetime of learning. This means we are committed to academic excellence in biblical studies that encourages and enhances the pursuit of godliness.

– Tim Hegg, President

Teaching Staff Bios

Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.

President / Instructor
Tim graduated from Cedarville University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bible, with a minor in Philosophy. He entered Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, WA) in 1973, completing his M.Div. (summa cum laude) in 1976. He completed his Th.M. (summa cum laude) in 1978, also from NWBS. His Master’s Thesis was titled: “The Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grant in the Ancient Near East”. Tim taught Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Corban University School of Ministry when the school was located in Tacoma. Corban University School of Ministry is now in Salem, OR. Tim is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed papers at the annual meetings of both societies. Since 1990, Tim has served as one of the Overseers at Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife, Paulette, have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Academic Papers:

Genesis 18:22 & the Tiqqune Soferim: Textual, Midrashic, and for What Purpose

Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX (November 2016)

To Read or Not to Read?: Translating the Qere/Ketiv in Modern English Translations of the Old Testament

Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA (November 2015)

You Shall Not Boil a Kid in its Mother’s Milk: The Interpretive History of a Curious Commandment

Evangelical Theological Society (November 2013)

“Do the Seven, Go to Heaven?”: An Investigation into the History of the Noachide Laws

Evangelical Theological Society, Washington DC (November 2006)

Rob Vanhoff, M.A.

Rob teaches courses on 2nd Temple Period, Rabbinic Literature, Judaism, Koine Greek, and Aramaic. He has delivered papers at conferences for both Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Rob holds two degrees from the University of Washington: MA, Comparative Religion (2005) and BA, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, with a minor in Music (2003).

Academic Presentations:

Is there Theology in this Masorah? An Inquiry into the several early MG lists for vayachsheveha and their interpretation history

(SBL Masorah Section, Nov 2019, San Diego, CA)

When Midrash looks like Masorah: A Gematria Lesson for Moses and its Transmission in Medieval Torah Manuscripts

(SBL Midrash Section, Nov 2019, San Diego, CA)

Keeping Scripture Holy: A 10th-century Masorete Negotiates the Sanctity of the Written Word

(Israeli Association for the Study of Religions; Jerusalem, April 2019)

Job gets a Job: How an unemployed Bible Verse found Work in Masorah and Midrash

(SBL Nov 2018, Denver, CO)

Can’t a Scribe take a Hint? How Ben-Jacob ‘fixed’ an ambiguous Ben-Asher tradition but missed its Meaning

(SBL Nov 2018, Denver, CO)

Paul’s ‘Whole Torah’ Handbook: Strategies of a master Jewish text-broker to mobilize Galatian churches against Fake News

(SBL Nov 2017, Boston, MA)

Qere ve’la ketiv, ketiv ve’la qere’ : Problematic Categories in Masoretic Studies

International Organization of Masoretic Studies, Jerusalem, Israel (Aug, 2017)

Published Articles:

“This Torah, A Sign of Good Things to Come: Tradition, Religion, and Politics in the Colophons of Two Tenth-Century Sibling Scribes,”
in George Kiraz and Sabine Schmidtke, eds., Literary Snippets: Colophons Across Space and Time (Gorgias Press, 2023) pp. 107–118.

“The Case of the Closed Mem: Isaiah 9:6 in Medieval Masorah and Midrash,”
Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society Special Supplement (Nov, 2022) 191-212.

“Midrash as Masorah: God’s Gematria Lesson for Moses and the Scribes who Transmitted It,”
in W. David Nelson and Rivka Ulmer, eds., Emerging Horizons: 21st-Century Approaches to the Study of Midrash (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2021) pp. 1-12.

“A Necessary Yod: How Masorah and Midrash Helped to Clarify the Canon,”
in W. David Nelson and Rivka Ulmer, eds., Torah is a Hidden Treasure (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2019) pp. 175-185.

Ariel Berkowitz, M.Div

Ariel received his B.S. from West Chester State University and Philadelphia Biblical University, and his M.Div from the Biblical Theological Seminary. He has attended Rodef Torah School of Jewish Studies and also holds a Certificate from Israel Institute for Biblical Studies in Exploring the Biblical Land of Israel. He has taught both full and part time at Israel College of Bible from 1992-2006. He is an adjunct professor with IBEX (Israel Bible Exchange program) since 1995. Ariel has been teaching at TorahResource Institute since 2012, specializing in Tanach Studies with a special love for History and Biblical Geography. Ariel and his wife D’vorah reside in Arad, Israel. They have four children and seven grandchildren.

Caleb Hegg

Staff Contributor
Caleb Hegg is the founder of, a site dedicated to the study of God's covenants and law. Caleb has lectured at various conferences around the world, and written multiple published articles, most notably, several articles in "Celebrate the Feast" (TorahResource, 2019). Caleb received a two-year certificate from TR-Institute. Caleb is currently enrolled at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in an M.Div program.
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