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(See print edition links below for customer reviews) On one level or another, most Jews and Christians believe that Yeshua ha Yehudi (Jesus the Jew) came to start a new religion. Christians are taught that the Torah (Law) of Moses is obsolete, and Christianity is a completely new and better covenant. Some Jews believe that Yeshua was in the Jewish tradition, but his message was completely changed by Sha'ul ha Tarsi (apostle Paul) and later Gentile adherents who “denied the Torah” and set up a new Hellenized Gnostic replacement religion. Who is
(See print edition links below for customer reviews) On one level or another, most Jews and Christians believe that Yeshua ha Yehudi (Jesus the Jew) came to start a new religion. Christians are taught that the Torah (Law) of Moses is obsolete, and Christianity is a completely new and better covenant. Some Jews believe that Yeshua was in the Jewish tradition, but his message was completely changed by Sha'ul ha Tarsi (apostle Paul) and later Gentile adherents who “denied the Torah” and set up a new Hellenized Gnostic replacement religion. Who is correct?
The authors have a deep background in the Jewish Roots of Christianity. They discuss questions such as: "Who is Israel?" Did the “New” Covenant Replace the “Old” Covenant?” “Who is the Household of God?” “Did Yeshua fulfill Messianic Prophecy or not?” Other subjects include, Prophecy revealed in the Feasts of the LORD and the Sabbath, the meaning of Yeshua's words and deeds within the context in which the Jews of his day would have understood him, and the historical and doctrinal roots of modern Rabbinical Judaism. They discuss the history of the Jewish sect of the Nazarenes, the first Messianic community, what they believed and why. They trace the sect's beginning, growth, and eventual disappearance. They delve into the doctrines and teaching of both Yeshua and Sha’ul (Paul) as they relate to the Torah (Law) of Moses. Early Gentile church history and the development of the roots of modern Christianity via the dogma of the Roman Church are also examined. And much more.
Living in a time that is 2,000 years removed from the culture of first century Judea has resulted in a distorted concept of the faith and teachings of Yeshua and his disciples. How did both modern Judaism and Christianity, two very different religions, emerge from the same Hebrew Scriptures and first century Jewish environment? How can one be Jewish and know nothing of the most famous Jew that ever lived? On the other hand, how can one possibly claim a Bible-based Christian heritage and yet deny its relevant doctrinal and historical foundations? Many of the Jewish viewpoints discussed may be new to both the Christian and Jewish reader and will challenge long held doctrinal beliefs and religious dogma. By approaching this age-old conflict from both the “Hebrew roots” and historical “Church” viewpoints, the authors hope to help tear down the "middle wall of partition" that has been erected over the past 2,000 years.
Posted May 27, 2004
If you are wondering about the roots of your faith as a 'Christian' and especially the history of the very early group of Jews who believed Yeshua was and is the Mashiach (Messiah), this is it! This book is truly eye-opening (rather, eye-popping) as an account of the historicity of just another sect of the Judaism of Yeshua, his Way of faith-and-practice known as 'the Way'. That He certainly didn't disavow. He did not propose the start of a new religion apart from Judaism. So, when the movement and followers of Yeshua began to share their good news to the gentiles, eventually one can realize how anti-semitic the world already was, but even moreso, when messianic gentiles soon outnumbered messianic Jews, they syncretized their pagan myths into a more palatable belief system in their own eyes by supplanting their pagan gods with Jesus. The result, the schism between the Pharisees and the early church fathers. Now it's clear that Oral Tradition was supplanted by the Holy Roman Empire and it's code of canon law over a period of time. What a revelation. This is a must read for both Jew and Christian. If dialogue could be the sole criteria over the centrality of Torah as the revelation of the character of the One True God of Abraham, (forsaking the traditions of men) the hearts and minds of Jews and Christians, could be more unified and responsive to the Will of God. 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 6, 2001
Must reading for every christian especially teachers and pastor. Should also be a healing balm for the Rabbi an Hebrew Schools as well. Jewish History speaks of the last Jewish Revolt of AD132 to 135 called the failed Bar Koch ba Revolt. I don't think it's co-incidence the Authors have the same name. The BIG difference is this revolution (turning back to our roots)is being lead by the HOLY SPIRIT of God and the TRUTH of HIS WORD. It's packed full of TRUTH. His TRUTH concerning anti-Judiasm in the Early Church after AD 100 is the stone that will bring the GIANT of Anti-Semitism down. All the church needs to do is pick up this book and cut off his head, Arise and Live 2002 To 2005.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.