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Does the Jewish Bible Indicate When the Messiah Would Die?

by Jonathan Sacks

Compiled by Jonathan Sacks Both scriptures, Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22, establish that the Messiah would die.  We are told that He would die as a kapporah, or atonement, for our sins.  This leads to an important question.  Does the Jewish Bible (Hebrew Scriptures or Tanakh) give any indication as to when He would die?  […]

Messiah’s Birth According to the Jewish Bible

by Jonathan Sacks

Compiled by Jonathan Sacks The Jewish Bible not only speaks of Messiah’s suffering and death (See “Will the Real Messiah Please Stand Up” for a detailed treatment of this), but also describes his genealogy, birth, life, and time of his coming in significant detail.  Herein are numerous passages from the Jewish Bible that describe Messiah’s […]

Messiah’s Genealogy According to the Jewish Bible

by Jonathan Sacks

Compiled by Jonathan Sacks  The Jewish Bible not only speaks of Messiah’s suffering and death (See Psalm 22) for a detailed treatment of this), but also describes his genealogy, birth, life, and time of his coming in significant detail.  Herein are numerous passages from the Jewish Bible that describe Messiah’s genealogy. All the verses that […]

Will the Real Messiah Please Stand Up?

by Jonathan Sacks

Today, Jewish people have various concepts of the “Messiah.”   Of those who believe in a literal Messiah, most hold that the Messiah will bring world peace.  To this notion, some add that the Messiah will deliver Israel from her enemies, re-gather Israel from the Diaspora, and then rule over the earth.  Some say that we […]

What Do Some Famous Jewish Men Think About Jesus?

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Martin Buber (1878-1965)  Celebrated Jewish Philosopher  “From my youth onwards I have found in Jesus my great big brother.  That Christianity has regarded and does regard him as God and Savior has always appeared to me a fact of the highest importance which, for his sake and my own, I must endeavor to understand…I am […]

Aren’t Christians and The New Testament Anti-Semitic?

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Because Jewish history is filled with persecution by many so called “Christians,” I often hear questions that presume guilt.  “Isn’t the New Testament anti-Semitic?  Doesn’t it teach Christians to hate Jews?  What about Christian anti-semitism and the Holocaust?”  The New Testament is Jewish? It’s a shock to many people when they discover just how Jewish […]

Why Do We Need a Sacrifice to Atone for Sins?

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Normally, people object to the idea of “sin and sacrifice:” “I don’t need a sacrifice! I’m good enough.  Besides, sin isn’t all that important anyway.”  The Issue of Sin Minimized For most people “sin and sacrifice” are not very relevant issues. “Sin” for the most part, is viewed as a “moral lapse in judgment” and […]

If the Messiah has Already Come – Then Where’s the Peace?

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The story goes something like this:  a person considering whether Yeshua (the Jewish way of saying Jesus) is the Messiah, asks his Rabbi, “Could it be that Messiah has come and that Yeshua is His name?” The Rabbi walks over to the window, looks out, shakes his head and with a sigh exclaims:  “He can’t […]

Since When Does the Jewish Messiah Have to Come Twice?

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To some it appears that followers of Yeshua (the Jewish way to say Jesus) are deflecting, if not avoiding the “painful” truth by believing in “the Second Coming.”  “Why would it be necessary for Messiah to come twice,” the doubtful ask, “if He had done it right the first time?  And if he is the […]