Recorded and Produced in Jerusalem. A new translation of the New Testament that will transform your understanding of the Bible.
Why is this New Testament different from all other New Testaments? Because the Jewish New Testament expresses its essential Jewishness. The New Testament is a Jewish book -- by Jews, mostly about Jews, and for Jews as well as Gentiles. Its central figure, the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus), was and is a Jew. Vicarious atonement, salvation, immersion (baptism), the new covenant and the very concept of a Messiah are all Jewish. In sum, the New Testament is built upon and completes the Hebrew Scriptures. The Jewish New Testament brings out Jewishness in three ways:
Recorded and produced at Avi Jaffe Studios in Jerusalem, using the highly inspirational voice of Jonathan Settel, this program has the distinction of being the first English Bible on tape produced in Israel. The New Testament will come alive as you hear the original Hebrew names of persons and places. You will imagine yourself walking through Eretz-Israel (the Land of Israel) with Yeshua and his talmidim (disciples).
- Cosmetically -- by using neutral terms and Hebrew names: execution-stake not "cross," Ya'akov not "James."
- Culturally and Religiously -- by highlighting Jewish features: at Yochanan (John) 10:22, Chanukkah not the "feast of dedication," and at Mattityahu (Matthew) 9:20, tzitzit not "fringe."
- Theologically -- by correcting mistranslations resulting from anti-Jewish theological bias; for example, in Romans 10:4 the Messiah is the goal at which the Torah aims, not "the end of the law."
Freshly rendered from the original Greek into enjoyable modern English by a Messianic Jew (a Jew who honors Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel), the Jewish New Testament challenges Jews to understand that is a friend to every Jewish heart and the New Testament is a Jewish book filled with truths to be accepted and acted upon. At the same time, while reaffirming the equality of Gentiles and Jews in the Messianic Community, it challenges Christians to acknowledge the Jewishness of their faith and their oneness with the Jewish people.
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