Dr. Al Garza

Biblical Scholar


Dr. Al Garza's Profile

Albert L Garza II was born in 1971 to Silvana D. Salamone (Jewish Italian) and Albert L. Garza Sr. Albert L. Garza II learned martial arts from his father, creator of the Matrix System. Al Garza II holds a 6D Black Belt in Lima Lama, from his father and a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Pedro Carvalho. He began his training at the age of 6 with his father and continued his training with world champions such as Gene LeBell, Pedro Carvalho and Cleber Luciano who he competed against in his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt tournament. Al Garza is a Professor in BJJ and a world champion in MMA and Martial Arts holding numerous titles in the 80s and 90s. He was a fight coordinator and stuntman in the movie Vampire Assassin (see end movie credits). Al Garza's MMA pro and amateur record from 1992 to 2006 ended with 15-2-0. He is a former certified Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Correctional Academy at SJVC Hesperia Campus and is a co-owner of Inside Kung-Fu Magazine with his father and Dave Cater. YouTube link. 

Dr. Garza has been a student of the Bible for over 30 years and is an independent research scholar. Al Garza's education includes a Th.M. and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Second Temple Jewish Literature, from the DOD CU International graduate program at Andersen Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam. He also completed Bar-Ilan University's Biblical Archaeology 

certification program and is a Certified Master Scholar graduate in Linguistic Context of the Bible, with 180 hours of biblical linguistic training in Hebrew, Aramaic, and New Testament Greek, from Hebrew University's Institute of Biblical Studies, Israel. He was awarded six certifications and one master certification. Dr. Al Garza also has three other certifications from the Israel Bible-Study Center. These were in Jewish Context and Culture, Hebrew Bible, and Jewish New Testament, and they took a total of 160 hours to complete. He is currently finishing another MA in Biblical Studies, Exegesis, and Biblical Interpretation, at Colorado Christian University and a second Ph.D. at Trinity. The topic of his dissertation will be "The Search for the Language of the New Testament During the Second Temple Period." Dr. Garza is also a full member of SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) and is currently translating over 4000 Hebrew New Testament manuscripts that he has recently discovered. 

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Dr. Garza's education also includes certifications of both National and CA state Laboratory and Diagnostic training and research. He is certified in Epidemiology in Public Health byJohns Hopkins University. Dr. Garza has built state approved curriculum for colleges and universities throughout the U.S. for medical related programs for the last 20 years. He currently owns AG Institute LLC,  Phlebotomy Solutions and Victor Valley Phlebotomy Training LLC. with two locations, Victorville and Rancho Cucamonga. (Author of "When A Simple Blood Draw Goes Wrong.") 

Dr. Al Garza was the Religious Educating Coordinator holding both Federal and Government contracts for the DOD. He is the founder and director of THISS-The Hebrew Institute of Semitic Studies  and is the owner of three companies.

Research Interest

Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, morphology, lexicology, lexicography, onomastics, sociolinguistics, and his current main research is the lexicography of ancient Hebrew and Hebrew New Testament translation project

Books By Dr. Al Garza