"Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved" (Romans 10:1). Why a commentary on only three chapters of the book of Romans, and what is so important about this part of the scripture? The Heart of the Apostle shows that Romans 9 through 11 may be the most important chapters in all scripture for understanding the heart of Paul, the apostle to the gentiles, as it pertained to Israel, his "brethren according to the flesh." By Dr. Richard E. Freeman, Vice President of Church Ministries and Conferences for Chosen People Ministries.
Traditional Judaism rejects Yeshua's deity. However, the deity of Messiah is not simply an inconsequential belief; it is an indispensable component of the New Testament message. Dr. Michael Brown, in The Real Kosher Jesus,demonstrates how the deity of Yeshua as described in the New Testament Scriptures does not conflict with traditional Jewish thinking.
Presenting the Word of God as a unified Jewish book, the Complete Jewish Bible is an adaptation for Jews and Gentiles alike. It connects Jews with the Jewishness of the Messiah, and Gentiles with their Jewish roots. Names and key terms in the Old Testament are returned back to the Hebrew and New Testament terms are given a Hebrew context and presented in easy-to-understand transliterations, enabling the reader to say them the way Yeshua (Jesus) did! For readers familiar with the Jewish New Testament, the Complete Jewish Bible is a welcome addition! 1697 pages, hardcover. Translation by David Stern.
You do know that the first followers of Yeshua (Jesus) were Jews. And everyone knows by now that Jews spread his message through the ministry of Paul, Peter, and the other apostles. But most people don't know that these early Messianic Jews were influential in Ancient Judea, Syria, Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, Spain and the North African cities of Carthage, Cyrene and Alexandria. Not only were they influential, their impact transformed the behavior of the known world.
Dr. Seif holds the title “University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies” at The King’s University—Houston. He is the project manager for the Tree Of Life Bible.