He demonstrates that the New Testament upholds Jewish values and verities, such as the oneness of God, the chosennesss of Israel, the sanctity of the Torah, and the importance of works along with faith. He also shows how the New Testament speaks to modern issues like assimilation, intermarriage, missionizing and antisemitism. Fiunally, int terms of the Greek and Hebrew languages, Judaism and fir-century culture, he explains controversial "Jewish New Testament" renderings.
The "Jewish New Testament" and "Jewish New Testament Commentary" challenge Christians to rediscover their Jewish connection, and Jews to discover their Jewish Messiah. These two books belong on the shelf of everyone who wants to understand the Bible better. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This commentary is a companion to Dr. Stern's "Jewish New Testament," which is his translation of the New Testament from the original first-century Greek into enjoyable modern English. This translation brings out the essential Jewishness of the New Tesament by its use of Hebrew names and Jewish termonology and by its correction of antisemitic renderings found in other translations.
The "Jewish New Testament Commentary" discusses, verse by verse, Jewish issues raised in the New Testament--questions Jews have about Yeshua, the New Testament, and Christianity; questions Christians have about Judaism and the Jewish roots of their faith; and questions Messianic Jews have about their own identity and role.
Dr. Stern is also the author of "Messianic Jewish Manifesto," which outlines the destiny, identity, history, theology, and program of today's Messianic Jewish movement, and of "Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel," an abridgement of the "Manifesto" meant for those unaccustomed to thinking about the Gospel as Jewish.
In 1998, Dr. Stern published the "Complete Jewish Bible," his stylistically modified adaptation of an existing Jewish translation of the "Tanakh" ("Old Testament") bound together with the "Jewish New Testament." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I vigorously Endorse The Jewish New Testament Commentary by Dr. David H. Stern.
The commentary itself is easily manageable, well written, and very easy to understand--and mildly informal at times.
This commentary has been very helpful in my personal study of wanting to understand the Scriptures more in depth.
A great reference for Christians seeking to understand the Hebrew nuance in the Bible. Most of the Bible was written by or for the Jews so it only makes sense to get a Jewish... Read morePublished 19 hours ago by James Clement
Thus far I have not seen any difference between this commentary and any other. I expected it to be different, a lot more explanation regarding Jewish culture of the timr.Published 1 month ago by Debra Taylor
David Stern's is way off track. The New Testament was written in Greek, not Hebrew Nor Yiddish and yet he uses words, terms and ideas from these languages constantly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gilbo