Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus

Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus

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by Nehemia Gordon
     
 
An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world: "Jesus Christ" was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Gentile. Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in an observant Jewish family in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution. Yeshua's teachings, which supposedly form the basis for Western Christianity, are now filtered

Overview

An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world: "Jesus Christ" was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Gentile. Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in an observant Jewish family in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution. Yeshua's teachings, which supposedly form the basis for Western Christianity, are now filtered through 2000 years of traditions born in ignorance of the land, language, and culture of the Bible. The issues over which Yeshua wrestled with the Pharisees are simply not understood by modern Christians; nor are his most important instructions followed by those who claim to be his disciples. Former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes. Gordon's research reveals that the more "modern" Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world's versions were translated, depicts "another Jesus" from the Yeshua portrayed in the ancient Hebrew version of Matthew. Gordon explains the life-and-death conflict Yeshua had with the Pharisees as they schemed to grab the reins of Judaism in the first century, and brings that conflict into perspective for both Jew and Christian alike.

Editorial Reviews

Avi Ben Mordechai
Gordon places Yeshua into his Hebraic context and allows Yeshua's own words to sparkle within their original Semitic setting!
Michael Rood
Yeshua's brutally honest words in the Hebrew version of Matthew are nothing short of revolutionary for the believer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976263760
Publisher:
Hilkiah Press
Publication date:
09/30/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
349,293
File size:
699 KB

Meet the Author

Nehemia Gordon holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Nehemia has worked as a translator on the Dead Sea Scrolls and as a researcher deciphering ancient Hebrew manuscripts. He has been invited to speak in synagogues and churches around the world and has led groups of pilgrims and visitors on tours of biblical sites. A native of Chicago, Nehemia has made his home in Jerusalem, Israel since 1993.

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Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
sean1299 More than 1 year ago
As someone raised in a very dogmatic and aligned faith, I have been on a quest to learn to discern what is of man and what is of God. What I found compelling about this book was the non biased translation of the original Hebrew text of Matthew by a Jew. What was even more compelling was he mosaic learning within a learning. While the subject matter expert who performed the translation was not a Christian, his personal Jewish belief creates an additional historical in context confirmation of the life of Yeshua. Read between the lines and search yourself on this one and find yourself in the courtyards, and countryside with the Jewish Jesus. I recommend this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you is not enough Yeshua!
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The premise of this book is that the Church, including all the patristic fathers, martyrs, theologians, and saints 'don't really know Jesus.' What utter rot! The reality is, that what passes for Judaism today has no connection to the Mosaicism practiced by Chist and the Apostles. Read Koestler's "The Thirteenth Tribe," or Schlomo Sand's "The Invention of the Jewish People." Nothing modern talmudix jewry has to say, has any merit or relevance to the Chrisitan church, her histiry, or her Lord. Lastly, to presume that t the ethnicity of the people called Semites tday as being identical with the Hebrews of Christ's day, is presuming that the Diaspora od AD70 didn't take place- which is also patenty absurd. There are fir-red headed Jews today; why would it vbe incorrect to assume that Christ was fair, or red headed, simply becausentoday' Ashkenazis aren't? Again, narrow mindedness masquerading as biblicalthought, being given their paradigms from those who St.John said, are not even "Jews" to begin with! (Rev.2:8,9)