Jewish New Testament Commentary
Author: David H. Stern
Product code: B73
This companion volume to the Jewish New Testament offers a way of understanding the New Testament from a Jewish point of view, relating to it the Tanakh (?Old Testament?), the historical setting, rabbinic materials and Christian Theology.
- The Torah (Law of Moses) - is it in 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'al (Paul) wrote, "All Israel will be saved." Was he speaking of all Jews? 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"?
This speaks to these and other issues, and answers questions about the New Testament, Christianity, Judaism and the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.
He demonstrates that the New Testament upholds Jewish values and verities such as the unity of God, the choice of Israel, 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 and Commentary challenge Christians to rediscover their Jewish connection and these two books belong on the shelf of everyone who wants to understand the Bible better.
About the Author
David H. Stern is an Israel-based theologian who has a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, graduate work at the University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University), and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. He taught the first course in 'Judaism and Christianity' at Fuller Theological Seminary and was a professor at UCLA.