In the Jewish New Testament Commentary, New Testament passages and expressions are explained in their original cultural context, the way first century Jewish writers meant for them to be understood! Over fifteen years of research and study went into the JNTC to make the New Testament more meaningful!
Dr. David Stern offers an exciting and original way of understanding the New Testament from a Jewish point of view.
Features of the Jewish New Testament Commentary include:
The Torah (Law of Moses)–is it in full force today? Yeshua (Jesus) said, “Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah... I have come not to abolish, but to complete.” What did he mean?
Sha’ul (Paul) wrote, “All Israel will be saved.” Was he speaking of all Jews? Messianic Jews (Jews who believe Yeshua is the Messiah)? The Church? Who is Israel?
Why did Yeshua juxtapose the sayings, “Do not store up for yourselves wealth here on earth” and “The eye is the light of the body?”
Drawing on years of research, Dr. Stern relates the New Testament text to the “Tanakh” (Old Testament), to the historical setting, to rabbinic materials and to Christian theology. He answers questions Jewish people have about Yeshua, the New Testament and Christianity; questions Christians have about Judaism and the Jewish roots of their faith; and questions Messianic Jews have about being both Jewish and Messianic.
He demonstrates that the New Testament upholds Jewish values, such as the oneness of God, the why Israel is God’s chosen, the sanctity of the Torah, and the importance of works along with faith. He also shows how the New Testament speaks to modern issues like assimilation, intermarriage, and anti-Semitism. Finally, in terms of the Greek and Hebrew languages, Judaism and first-century culture, he explains controversial “Jewish New Testament” renderings.
The Jewish New Testament Commentary challenge will help you to rediscover your Jewish connection to the Messiah and the richness of God’s Word to first century Christians with Jewish heritage.
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