Our Father Abraham
Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith
Author: Marvin Wilson
Product code: B103
This volume delineates the link between Judaism and Christanity, between Old and the New Testaments, and calls Christians to reexamine their Hebrew roots so as to effect a more authentically biblical lifestyle.
Since it was first published, Our Father Abraham has reverberated loudly through any Jewish-Christian dialogue that is concerned with developing a better understanding between these two faiths. Christian Century magazine listed Our Father Abraham as an "all-time best seller" in its field.
Touching on areas of history, Jewish thought and tradition, this book seeks to help Jews and Christians better understand one another and attempt to build bridges regarding our sizable pool of common belief.
The book is broken down into five parts:
- A New People: Abraham's Spiritual Children
- The Church and Synagogue in the Light of History
- Understanding Hebrew Thought
- Jewish Heritage and the Church: Selected Studies
- Toward Restoring Jewish Roots
About the Author
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, USA. His Ph.D. is from Brandeis University in the field of Semitic and ancient Near Eastern Studies. In 1971 he joined the Gordon faculty where he currently teaches Old Testament, Hebrew, Jewish history and culture, and modern Judaism. Presently, he also serves on the faculty senate.
Has authored or edited several books and also penned more than 200 articles or reviews in both scholarly works and popular periodicals. Four of his books deal with the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.
He served as an Old Testament translator and editor of the New International Version, currently the best selling Bible in the English speaking world. He also contributed the notes to two Old Testament books in the NIV Study Bible.
A frequent speaker in churches and synagogues, at conferences, and on radio and TV. He is actively involved in building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews and in educating the Christian world in its Hebraic origins.