The deepest links between Christianity and its Jewish origins -- clearly revealed and reconnected!
You can read dozens of "Old Testament" commentaries and not learn a fraction of what this single volume presents...
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320 pages with an 80 minute audio CD for the Biblical Hebrew text used in the book; includes the Hebrew Names of G-d and Hebrew terms!
Ideal for students of Biblical Hebrew!
Centuries before Jesus walked the earth, Ezra the Scribe divided the first five books of the Bible -- the Torah -- into 54 portions so that in the course of a year the entire scroll would be recited during services. This practice is still observed in synagogues around the world today. Jesus said that these Scriptures plainly testify of Him:
"And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:27).
Now you can better understand just how these Scriptures bear witness that Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel by studying the weekly Torah portion for yourself! Using this book, you will:
Understand the Jewish calendar and the Jewish Scripture reading schedule
Gain deeper insights between the older and new Covenant Scriptures
See how Jesus (Yeshua) is clearly revealed in the Old Covenant Scriptures
Reinforce your appreciation of Scripture by reading it using the Hebraic mindset
Learn Jewish literacy and interpretation principles
Practice your Hebrew reading by listening to the Hebrew text recited by a native Israeli speaker
With a Year Through the Torah, now Christians and Messianic Jews can restore Torah study as the exegetical foundation for their New Testament studies.
- Mark Levitt, Zola Levitt Ministries
Each chapter, covering a single Torah portion, features a wealth resources, including selections of Torah text (with transliterations) as well as portions from the Prophets and New Testament. Throughout, careful attention is taken to demonstrate how Yeshua (Jesus) is powerfully revealed in the Jewish Scriptures. * Note: You don't have to begin with Genesis to start this book! You can "tune in" any time you want!
Recently David Biema of Time Magazine wrote a fascinating article entitled "Future Revolutions" in which he identified the "Re-Judaizing of Jesus" as one of the top ten cultural trends of the 21st Century. Understanding the Jewish context of Jesus is becoming more and more essential for the next generation of Christians in the world today.
Perhaps the single most powerful way to understand the Jewish context of Jesus is to study the Jewish Scriptures themselves, namely, the Law (Torah), Writings and Prophets. This was Jesus' own approach with his disciples: "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:27).
Serious students of the Scriptures will not want to miss this life-transforming study!
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About the Author
John J. Parsons studied philosophy in college and graduate school and also attended seminary, various theological schools, and Talmud Torah. He is the author of Zola's Introduction to Hebrew and is Director of Hebrew4Christians, a non-denominational outreach intended to promote Jewish literacy among those of the Christian faith. John and his family live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Rethink Your Cultural Assumptions!
Rethinking our cultural assumptions -- particularly how they are expressed in the institutional churches of our time -- is a hard but necessary work. An excellent way to begin, however, is by "retooling" our theological lexicon so that we are better able to contextualize and understand the message of Yeshua and his disciples.
This book will challenge you. It's not intended to serve up "spiritual popcorn" for casual consumption. Because it presents the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective, the demand on the reader is fairly high -- and your theological assumptions will be tested.
I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book we are reading doesn't shake us awake like a blow on the skull, why bother reading it in the first place? A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. - Franz Kafka
Experience supplies painful proof that traditions once called into being are first called useful, then they become necessary. At last they are too often made idols, and all must bow down to them or be punished.- J. C. Ryle
If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation it must be by other means than any now being used. If the church...is to recover from the injuries she suffered, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting. Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will not be one but many) he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear. He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom.- A.W. Tozer
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