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Jesus and Jewish Prayer

Jesus and Jewish Prayer

Throughout Jesus’ ministry, there were various instances in which he stepped out of the public eye and entered into a private place of prayer. Jesus instructed his disciples not to pray “in the synagogues and at the street corners, [so] that they may be seen by others,” but rather “pray to [their] Father…in secret” (Matt […]

Ancient Jewish Cessationists

Ancient Jewish Cessationists

In Jesus day, did the rabbis think God was done with miracles?   In the commentary to Deuteronomy (The Stone Edition, Artscroll Mesorah Series, 1995) reads, “Once [Israel] crossed the Jordan, the people would no longer see God’s constant Presence and daily miracles, as they had in the Wilderness.” Apparently Christians were not the first […]

Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries

Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries

  Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds., Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2007), 930 pages, ISBN 9781565637634. This volume is an imposing compendium of scholarly research into the Jewish Christianity of the first several centuries. The book features essays on nearly every major representative and aspect of this important stream within […]

Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

  Oskar Skarsaune, “From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 32, No. 3 (July 2008), pages 224-237. My interests always peak when encountering a document that traces our Christian faith back to the first century believers, so I was delighted when this article by Oskar Skarsaune, professor […]

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

    Martin Goodman, Jeremy Cohen, and David Sorkin, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies new edition (Oxford University Press, 2005) 1056 pages. What would you like to know about the Jewish people? Whatever it may be, there is a high probability that you will find information about it in The Oxford Handbook of […]

Michael Satlow: Jewish Marriage in Antiquity

Michael Satlow: Jewish Marriage in Antiquity

  Michael L. Satlow, Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2001), 434 pages. Without question, we can all agree that marriage between man and woman was established and ordained by God very early after the creation account. Throughout the Bible, men take wives, marriages are arranged, and men and women fall in love. But […]

The Jewish Idioms Abolish and Fulfill

The Jewish Idioms Abolish and Fulfill

Messianic teacher Kevin Williams investigates the meaning behind “abolish” and “fulfill” in the First Century Jewish context. Shalom, On one of your web pages, you make the claim that the words “abolish” and “fulfill” are Jewish idioms that mean to “misinterpret” and “correctly interpret” the Torah. How do you know these are Jewish idioms that […]

Michael Brown: Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus

Michael Brown: Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus

  Michael L. Brown, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vols. 1-3 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000 and 2003). When you encounter a Jewish man or woman willing to enter into a dialogue about Jesus, and you face the inevitable hurdles many Jewish people can raise, would it not be nice to have resources that could provide […]

The Resurrection of Jesus, A Jewish Perspective

The Resurrection of Jesus, A Jewish Perspective

The Resurrection of Jesus, A Jewish Perspective. Pinchas Lapide. Wipf and Stock Publishers (Eugene, OR: 2002). I first encountered Rabbi Lapide in the mid-1980s in a televised debate with noted Christian theologian Walter Kaiser, Jr. I was dumbfounded to hear this Orthodox rabbi state that Jesus “might be the Messiah” but that the Jewish community […]

Yeshua Jesus: Exploring the Jewish Roots of Jesus

Yeshua Jesus: Exploring the Jewish Roots of Jesus

  Peter Darg, host, Yeshua/Jesus: Exploring the Jewish Roots of Jesus (Gateway Films, distributed by Vision Video www.visionvideo.com). Starring: Barbara Babcock, Ken Howard and Ossie Davis. As an introduction to Jewish roots studies, Yeshua/Jesus is a good start. It takes a wealth of available information, boils it down, and presents it in an 85-minute film […]

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