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A Messianic Commentary Series (4 vols.)

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From the vantage point of the contemporary Christian, it is often easy to overlook the fact that the authors of most of the books of the Bible—including the New Testament—were Jews first. Understanding their Jewish perspective is critical in understanding what they were trying to tell their original audience and what that means for you today. In the Messianic Commentary series, the Jewish identity of the biblical authors is at the forefront, which helps to draw out meaning from the biblical text that is often overlooked by other commentaries.

Looking for more resources from the Messianic Jewish perspective? Check out the Messianic Jewish Publishers Collection (22 vols.).

Get the new volumes in this series: A Messianic Commentary Update (2 vols.)

Key Features

  • Examines the biblical text from a unique Messianic Jewish perspective
  • Explores some of the more overlooked books of the Bible—such as Jude and Proverbs
  • Provides insight into the Jewish context of the original composition of Scripture

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A Messianic Commentary: Proverbs—Proverbial Wisdom and Common Sense

  • Author: Derek Leman
  • Series: A Messianic Commentary
  • Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publisher
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 235

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Why do people call Dr. Laura and write Dear Abby? They’re looking for effective solutions to everyday problems. Yet, the Bible has an entire book—the Book of Proverbs—devoted to this. Proverbs—Proverbial Wisdom and Common Sense makes the wisdom of Proverbs accessible, understandable and usable. It organizes the many sayings and explains their meanings in a way never done before. It contains: a compilation of sayings on love, money, laziness, dieting, anger, etc.; insights from rabbinic and Messianic Jewish sources; a ten-minute-a-day devotional plan for grasping the book and its wisdom; practical applications for each day’s topic; and New Testament references to Proverbs’ principles.

This book combines the insights gleaned from academic study with the down-to-earth challenges that stimulate people to godly living. It is a gold mine of provocative studies and provides easy access to the riches of biblical wisdom in neither a pedantic nor superficial way.

—John Walton, professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute

Proverbs enhances the study of one of the most neglected books of the Bible and is to be commended for helping people navigate their way through the moral maxims of the house of Israel.

—Moishe Rosen, founder, Jews for Jesus

This commentary is a welcome addition that will help both Jew and Gentile grow in their spiritual walk with God through a Jewish understanding of this vital part of Holy Scripture.

—Barney Kasdan, president, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations

Derek Leman is a rabbi, writer, and speaker at the intersection of Judaism and Christianity, Jesus and Torah, temple and atonement. He is the rabbi at Tikvat David Messianic Synagogue.

A Messianic Commentary: Rabbi Paul Enlightens the Ephesians on Walking with Messiah Yeshua

  • Author: Barney Kasdan
  • Series: A Messianic Commentary
  • Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publisher
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 160

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The Ephesian congregation was a diverse group of Jews and Gentiles, united together in Messiah. They experienced many blessings in their own lives and definitely had an impact on the first century world in which they lived. But the rabbi was not just writing to that local group. What is Paul saying to us?

Rabbi Paul Enlightens the Ephesians on Walking with Messiah Yeshua covers such topics as the Jewish background of baptism, redemption and early worship services. It also addresses the relationship of Jews and non-Jews who form the messianic community. Likewise, it offers practical ways to apply your faith to marriage, parenting and careers.

Integrates the often-ignored rabbinic sources with significant exegetical insights, as well as important religious, cultural, and historical information.

—John Fischer, vice president of academics, St. Petersburg Seminary and Yeshiva

Upholds the integrity of Paul’s thought, while emphasizing the very needed Jewish backgrounds to Paul’s thought process.

—D. Friedman, rabbi, Jerusalem, Israel

This book helps us discover the man, his message and its meaning for us today.

—Jeffrey L. Seif, professor of Messianic Jewish studies, The King’s University and Messianic Jewish Bible Institute

Barney Kasdan has been rabbi of a thriving Messianic synagogue, Kehilat Ariel in San Diego, since 1981. He is a graduate of Biola University and Talbot Seminary, as well as a student at the University of Judaism. Author of God’s Appointed Times and God’s Appointed Customs, Rabbi Kasdan is dedicated to helping both Jews and Gentiles get to know the Jewish Yeshua better.

A Messianic Commentary: James the Just

  • Authors: David Friedman and B.D. Friedman
  • Series: A Messianic Commentary
  • Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publisher
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 152

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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.

David Friedman gives a whole new perspective on how to view the book of Ya‘acov. With his scholarship and knowledge of ancient Hebrew texts, Dr. Friedman puts Ya‘acov back into his correct historical context and gives us much to chew on.

—M. Leibowitz, Tempe, AZ

In this commentary, hidden Jewish concepts are brought out, which would have been known to the reference community of Ya‘acov, who received this practical manual for Jewish life. . . an important explanation of the theme of ‘faith vs. works.’

—S.H.R. ben Haim, MILIM-MJTI Center, Jerusalem, Israel

It is a privilege to drink from the author’s very deep well of knowledge and understanding of the ancient languages of Scripture.

—Steven Shelley, pastor, Salem, AL

David Friedman is the former academic dean and professor of Jewish studies at King of Kings College in Jerusalem, Israel. Currently, Friedman lectures internationally on biblical topics, as well as on the history of the modern state of Israel. A former member of the Israel Defense Forces, he also works actively in the area of Jewish-Arab reconciliation as a speaker and mentor and is an advocate for a secure state of Israel.

B.D. Friedman is a native and resident of Jerusalem, Israel. He is a student and researcher in ancient Hebrew and biblical topics.

A Messianic Commentary: Jude

  • Author: Joshua Brumbach
  • Series: A Messianic Commentary
  • Publisher: Messianic Jewish Publisher
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 100

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Almost no other canonical book has been as neglected and overlooked as the Epistle of Jude. This little book may be small, but it has a big message that is even more relevant today as when it was originally written.

This short commentary punches above its weight. It is easily accessible, drawing from the cutting edge of contemporary biblical scholarship.

—Richard Harvey, associate lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies, All Nations College, Hertfordshire, UK

This is a superb introduction, presenting scholarly insights in an accessible, explanatory and uncomplicated manner, from a non-supersessionist point of view.

—Vered Hillel, professor of New Testament studies, Israel College of the Bible, Netanya, Israel

Brumbach restores Jude to the importance it should have in the Messianic Jewish and Christian communities.

—Daniel C. Juster, director, Tikkun International; founding president, Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations

Joshua Brumbach is the senior rabbi of Ahavat Zion Messianic Synagogue in Beverly Hills, California. An accredited Jewish educator, he has studied in various Jewish institutions including an Orthodox yeshiva in Europe. He is ordained by the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council. He holds a MJS in rabbinic writings from Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, a BA in ancient Near Eastern civilizations and biblical studies from UCLA, and an AA in anthropology.