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997X: Wordkeeper ™ CBD Bible Study Marking Kit CBD Bible Study Marking Kit
By CBD Exclusive

Two pencil-size highlighters that won't bleed through Bible pages! Colors are neon pink and yellow, with pocket clip, and click-to-use design. Conveniently packaged in a vinyl case with handy magnifier, and ruler which includes both inches and centimeters.

Magnifier ruler 2.5" x 7.5", may be used as a bookmark and is also handy for underlining. Wordkeeper dry marking pens require no sharpener; for Bible and book highlighting.

90081: Jewish New Testament Commentary Jewish New Testament Commentary
By David Stern / Messianic Jewish Publishers

The Jewish New Testament Commentary deals with "Jewish issues" that confront readers of the New Testament --questions Jews have about Yeshua (Jesus), the New Testament and Christianity; questions Christians have about Judaism and the Jewish roots of their faith; and questions Messianic Jews have about being both Jewish and Messianic. It is a companion volume to the Jewish New Testament, Stern's translation from the original Greek into English in a way that brings out its essential Jewishness.

The author calls this a "consciousness-raising" commentary. The reader should come away understanding that the New Testament is a Jewish book--written by Jews, largely about Jews, and was meant for both Jews and Gentiles. Jews should know that the New Testament presents Yeshua from Natzeret (Nazareth) as the Son of David, Israel's long- awaited Messiah, essential for Jewish individual and corporate salvation. Christians should be certain that they are forever one with the Jewish people, and that the New Testament gives no ground for anti-semitism in any form.

Also available in paperback

0030X: The Messiah in the Old Testament The Messiah in the Old Testament
By Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. / Zondervan

Beginning in the Pentateuch and working through the Old Testament to the Minor Prophets, the author delineates texts that are direct messianic prophecies and examines their meaning and development within the flow of God's plan. The reader will gain an understanding of God's process for bringing the Messiah to earth through the nation of Israel, and of his intent to bring the saving knowledge of Christ to the world through them.

0280915: All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible All the Messianic Prophecies of the Bible
By Herbert Lockyer / Zondervan

In this remarkable volume, Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines all the prophecies in Scripture concerning the promised Messiah, his ministry, and his message. From the mundane to the mystifying, you'll get a close look at how different prophecies portrayed with stunning accuracy the coming Christ: his ancestry, his birth, his character, his death and resurrection, and more. This is a compendium of all the prophecies in Scripture concerning the promised Messiah. Dr. Lockyer's discussion is divided into two sections, Specific Messianic Prophecies and Symbolic Messianic Prophecies.

26618: Hebrews Through a Hebrew"s Eyes Hebrews Through a Hebrew's Eyes
By Stuart Sacks / Messianic Jewish Publishers

Dr. Stuart Sacks, himself a Messianic Jew, offers insights into Hebrews that only a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) can give. Since the first century when the letter was written, Orthodox Jewish thinking has remained essentially unchanged. Dr. Sacks has drawn on his personal knowledge of that perspective to give the reader a Semitic perspective on the contents of the letter and the outlook of those who first read it.

226200: Five-book Walk! Series: Messianic Jewish Devotional Five-book Walk! Series: Messianic Jewish Devotional
By Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg / Messianic Jewish Publishers

As you “walk Torah,” your spiritual journey takes you from Eden, through the flood, into the Promised Land, and down to Egypt and out again into the Wilderness Wanderings and the construction of the Tabernacle. But the journey is not just about days gone by. It continues today for all those who choose to walk with God. This commentary series follows the weekly Torah (Pentateuch) readings from the synagogue, along with the related Haftarah (Prophets and Writings) and Brit Hadashah (“New Testament”) readings.

Dr. Jeff Feinberg is leader of Congregation Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he encourages Jews and Gentiles, believers in Yeshua and those with willing hearts, to search for God in His Word. Torah is his song, nurturing others in the Word of God his passion. Jeff has taught at all levels and chaired education nationally for the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. He has studied at the university of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, Stanford University, Trinity International university, and the UMJC Yeshiva. (Bio information from the UMJC website.)

We were privileged to sit under Jeff's teaching at the Messiah 2001 conference. He is a delightful story-teller and gifted Torah teacher.

These commentaries:
  • follow the weekly Torah (Pentateuch) readings, with parallel passages from the Haftarah (Prophets) and B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant)
  • include brief Hebrew lessons for the beginner as well as key biblical concepts
  • emphasize traditional Jewish and Messianic interpretation that focuses on personal application
  • help you relate the ancient Scriptures to your daily walk
  • make great Bible study and devotional tools

226758: Walk Genesis Walk Genesis
By Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg / Messianic Jewish Publishers

Walk Genesis is a Messianic Jewish Devotional Commentary that allows you to "Walk Genesis" in your spiritual journey through Eden, the flood, into the Promised Land, and down into Egypt. This devotional does not only focus on days gone by, but continues into today for all those who to walk with God. This commentary follows the weekly Torach (Pentateuch) readings from the synagogue, along with the related Haftarah (Prophets and Writings) readings. Paperback, 238 pages, average print, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

226871: Walk Exodus Walk Exodus
By Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg, PH.D. / Messianic Jewish Publishers

When we "Walk Exodus" 400 years beyond Genesis, our family of seventy names is forged into a priestly nation. Construction takes time, as our journey winds through bondage, plagues, a parted sea, and wilderness. Every Passover, we recall this exodus story, for we also were redeemed by the mighty hand of God. At Sinai, God speaks! He covenants to dwell among us. Even today, He transforms the lives of those who join the journey. This commentary follows the weekly Torah (Pentateuch) readings, with parallel passages from the Haftarah (Prophets) and B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant); includes a beginner's look at the Hebrew language in a very easy-to-undertand manner; exposes readers to the Jewish roots of the Faith, emphasizes traditional Jewish and Messianic interpretation that focuses on personal application, helps you relate the ancient Scriptures to your daily walk with God.

226928: Walk Leviticus Softcover Walk Leviticus Softcover
By Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg, PH.D. / Messianic Jewish Publishers
  • Follows the weekly Torah (Pentateuch) readings, with parallel passages from the Haftatah (Prophets) and B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant)
  • Includes a beginner's look at the Hebrew language in a very easy-to-understand manner
  • Emphasizes traditional Jewish and Messianic interpretation that focuses on personal application
  • Helps you relate the ancient Scriptures to your daily walk

226995: Walk Numbers, Softcover Walk Numbers, Softcover
By Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg, PH.D. / Messianic Jewish Publishers

Wander through the wilderness with the children of Israel! You can stand up to be counted in the census of God's army, or accept a special priestly task. Join the march, as we break camp and move out from Sanai. Then learn to trust God rather than spies who fear giants. Rebellion and complaints set us back, but the Land of Promise lies ahead! Though destoyers curse us, the LORD will bless us: "How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel!" After thirty-eight years, we camp by the Jordan, ready for Moses' final words.

226189: Walk Deuteronomy Walk Deuteronomy
By Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg, PH.D. / Messianic Jewish Publishers

Get ready to cross the Jordan and enter the Land of Promise! As you listen to Moshe's words, learn from wanderings and prepare to claim your inheritance. You can walk the path of blessing with the next generation and serve as priests. Learn to hold God in awe, keep His commands, hear His Voice, and cleave to Him. In return, God promises long life in the Land, from generation to generation, to the end of time.

716781: Messianic Commentary on Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy Messianic Commentary on Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy
By Rabbi Joshua Brumbach / Messianic Jewish Publishers


716449: James the Just: Messianic Commentary James the Just: Messianic Commentary
By Dr. David Friedman & D.B. Friedman / Messianic Jewish Publishers

When we view Ya'acov (James) for who he was: a chief rabbi, a Torah scholar, a Bible commentator, and akin to a high court judge, then we can better understand the purpose of his book. One of the main thrusts of Ya'acov's teaching is encouraging the practical application of the Torah's teachings.

716265: Matthew Presents Yeshua, King Messiah Matthew Presents Yeshua, King Messiah
By Barney Kasdan / Messianic Jewish Publishers

If you have ever wanted to get to know Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, the Good News of Matthew is the best place to start. Yet, few commentaries are able to truly present Yeshua in his Jewish context. Most don't understand his background, his family, or even his religion, and thus miss the full picture of who he really is.

That may sound strange, but in order to provide the historical and cultural setting of Yeshua's day, a commentator needs to be well versed in first-century Jewish practices and thought, especially regarding the "traditions of the elders" that Yeshua so often spoke about. Fortunately, we have a commentator who understands the Jewish Jesus and his connection to the rabbinical ways of his day.

Barney Kasdan has been Rabbi of a vibrant Messianic synagogue in San Diego since 1981. A graduate of Biola University and Talbot Seminary, as well as a student at the University of Judaism, he brings a wealth of knowledge and information to us. Rabbi Kasdan is dedicated to helping both Jews and Gentiles get to know the Jewish Yeshua better.

446548: The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic? The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?
By Michael Rydelnik / B&H Academic

In The Messianic Hope, Jewish Studies professor Michael Rydelnik argues against the view (growing even among evangelicals) that Old Testament texts historically interpreted as direct prophecies of the Messiah were not really Messianic in their original intent. The concept of a "messianic hope" in Israel is widely thought to be merely a postexilic scriptural phenomenon, and some say the apostles engaged in what one writer called "a creative exegetical enterprise" in order to justify it.

But without direct Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament, one of the essential arrows that Jesus and the apostles (as well as the later church) used to defend the messiahship of Jesus is removed from the quiver of contemporary Jewish missions. Furthermore, many New Testament texts are drained of significance that see Jesus as perfectly fitting a mold that the Old Testament writers built text by text. Rydelnik corrects these interpretations and shows how the Ot continually points to Christ.

Also available as eBook

226324: Creation to Completion: A Guide to Life"s Journey from the Five Books of Moses Creation to Completion: A Guide to Life's Journey from the Five Books of Moses
By Rabbi Russell Resnik / Messianic Jewish Publishers

Have you ever wondered if the Pentateuch — the Torah, or Five Books of Moses — is relevant to your life? Do you think the Law — the Torah — has been relegated to a relic from another era? How do the commandments, given to the Jewish people, contribute to society today?

In Creation to Completion, Russell Resnik answers these questions, offering insight into the Torah. He shows that the Creator still desires his creatures to participate in bringing the Creation to completion. After each commentary, he presents a challenging thought "For the Journey."

The author, Russ Resnik encountered Jesus (Yeshua) in the early 1970s. He founded and was the first rabbi of Adat Yeshua, a Messianic congregation in Albuquerque. Today, he serves as executive director of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, an association that establishes, strengthens, and multiplies congregations for Yeshua. He authored Gateways to Torah, his first work on the Five Books of Moses, written from a Messianic Jewish perspective. Russ and his wife Jane live in Albuquerque and have four children and six grandchildren.

550448: Messianic Torah Devotional: Messianic Jewish Devotionals for the Five Books of Moses Messianic Torah Devotional: Messianic Jewish Devotionals for the Five Books of Moses
By Kevin Geoffrey / Perfect Word Messianic Publishing

The topics of Torah — from the fundamental to the fiery — are sure to stir you toward a life of unparalleled holiness and commitment to Yeshua. With devotional writings corresponding to each of the Torah portions as defined by the traditional Jewish annual reading cycle, the Messianic Torah Devotional illuminates Israel's distinguishing covenant as a rich source of nourishment for the hungry disciple of Messiah. Join Messianic Jewish teacher and author Kevin Geoffrey on a humbling journey from the Garden to the Jordan, and continue developing the life-transforming discipline of devotion.

297706: The Jewish Annotated New Testament The Jewish Annotated New Testament
By Edited by Amy-Jill Levine & Marc Z. Brettler / Oxford University Press

An international team of scholars brings out how Jewish practices and writings (particularly the Septuagint) have profoundly influenced New Testament writers. Too, there are 30 essays on such topics as Jesus in Jewish thought, parables and midrash, and Messianic movements. An illuminating, unusual approach. 700 pages, hardcover. Oxford University.

716258: Epistles From a Jewish Perspective Epistles From a Jewish Perspective
By John Fischer / Messianic Jewish Publishers

The Apostle Paul has clearly been a central — even if occasionally a somewhat enigmatic — figure of, and for, Christianity and the writings of the New Testament. As a result, his character and writing — as well as those of the other Jewish NT letter writers — have been variously assessed and vigorously debated.

Although much of the discussion has percolated within the circle of Christian scholarship, it has nevertheless spilled over quite regularly into the arena of Jewish academia as well. And the reactions of Jewish scholars to Paul has been almost as diverse as those arising from their Christian counterparts. Yet, Rabbi Joseph Klausner reminds us: "There is nothing in the teachings of Paul, not even the most mystical elements in it that did not come to him from authentic Judaism." This is the Paul that this course seeks to recover and rehabilitate. 1 CD.

2688X: Gateways to Torah: Joining the Ancient Conversation on the Weekly Portion Gateways to Torah: Joining the Ancient Conversation on the Weekly Portion
By Russ Resnick / Messianic Jewish Publishers

Enter the ancient and modern Jewish discussion on Torah. In the fragmenting Jewish world of today, the Torah - the five books of Moses - remains a unifying force. For two millennia virtually every synagogue in the world has read the same portion of the Torah each week, completing the cycle of readings every year. Each weekly Torah portion, called a parasha in Hebrew, has been the subject of rich commentary and discussion. Study of the weekly parasha creates a sense of common interest with other readers, and with the Jewish community around the world and throughout the ages. In this form of study, the parasha becomes the topic of conversation. The study is more interested in considering possibilities, exploring tough questions, and discovering novel interpretations, than in reaching binding conclusions. It finds the text of Scripture to be multi-faceted, infinitely rich, and endlessly engaging.

608511: The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide The Jewish Bible: A JPS Guide
By Jewish Publication Society

All manner of handy information in an easy-to-find format: the origins, content, and organization of the Bible; how Jewish and Christian Scriptures differ; the Torah scroll; a short history of Bible translation; interpreting the law, poetry, and prophecy; finding meaning through midrash. Includes glossary, maps, tables, charts, timelines, and more. 300 pages, softcover.

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