The Jewish People and the Atonement
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Root of Jesse

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots... And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious." (Isaiah 11:1-10) - Read More >

The Differences Between Judaism and Christianity

The final authority for what Christians believe and how they behave is the Bible: & - Read More >

The Jewish People and the Messiah

One Jewish scholar has said that, "The question of Messiah or Messianism is where the conflict of Judaism and Christianity had developed and continues to exist." It is difficult to pin down exactly what Jewish people believe concerning the Messiah because the rabbis never worked out a consistent systematic theory concerning the Messiah. But interestingly Dr. Solomon Shechter has worked out four main points under which rabbinic ideas concerning the Messianic Age can be summarised: - Read More >

The Jewish People and Sacrifice

The destruction of the Temple in 70 AD proved to be one of the most significant events in the history of Judaism. The house of God standing among His own people with its implied invitation to fellowship with Him was ever a token of his favour toward them. Its loss, its ruin, its removal under the sovereign hand of God must mean, on the other hand, disfavour. Nowhere is that truth captured for us more clearly than when Jesus, descending from the Mount of Olives, looked over the city and wept over it and warned of what would shortly overtake them because they knew not the day of their visitation. Since the destruction of the temple the Jewish people have made a point of gathering at the Western Wall, the one remaining part of the house of God, to plead for God to restore his favour and to come again with his blessing. And that place of prayer has come to be known as the Wailing Wall. Yet it is hardly likely that the Jew, pleading for the restoration of God's house and the return of his favour, would see the implications of that loss in the way that we as Christians see it.  - Read More >

The Jewish People and Synagogue

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly." Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." - Read More >

The Jewish People and Tanakh

The word Tanakh serves as an acronym for the Old Testament scriptures in their threefold division: the Law, the Prophets and the Writings. In Hebrew that would be the Torah, the Nevi'im and the Ketuvim. When speaking to Jewish people the Tanakh is a far better expression to use than the term Old Testament because the implication they take from it very often is that it is old in the sense that it should be discarded. In the New Testament this threefold division was accepted acknowledged by the Saviour when he spoke in Luke 24 of "all things . . . which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms". However, as we shall see, the word Torah  - Read More >

Telling Jewish People about Jesus

Probably more Jews believe in Jesus today than at any time since the days of the apostles and most of them gained their first interest in Jesus through the witness of ordinary Christians. You do not have to be an "expert" to tell a Jew  - Read More >

The Seed of Abraham

"The germ of the idea underlying the fuller conception of the messianic Age was in existence from the time of the founders of the race of Israel. In thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed, was the promise given both to Abraham and Isaac. It was a promise that reached far beyond the lifetime of each, farther than the limits of the temporal kingdom their descendants founded." (R. Samuel Singer, quoted in The Pentateuch and Haftorahs, ed. J.H.Hertz) - Read More >

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