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The Jewish New Testament (JNT)

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The New Testament is a Jewish book, written by Jews, initially for Jews. Its central figure was a Jew. His followers were all Jews, yet no translation—except this one—really communicates its original, essential Jewishness. Freshly rendered into English using the Greek texts, this is a must for learning about first-century faith.

This edition includes only the New Testament text. Purchase the Complete Jewish Bible for the full Bible text.

Key Features

  • Highlights Jewish features and Jewish references
  • Uses neutral terms and Hebrew names
  • Corrects mistranslations from an anti-Jewish theological bias

Most Highlighted Verses in Jewish New Testament: A Translation of the New Testament that expresses its Jewishness

Matthew 5:16: In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:17: “Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete.

Matthew 7:21: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants.

Matthew 10:40–42: “Whoever receives you is receiving me, and whoever receives me is receiving the One who sent me. Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive the reward a prophet gets, and anyone who receives a tzaddik because he is a tzaddik will receive the reward a tzaddik gets. Indeed, if someone gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my talmid — yes! — I tell you, he will certainly not lose his reward!”

Matthew 18:35: This is how my heavenly Father will treat you, unless you each forgive your brother from your hearts.”

Romans 2:7: To those who seek glory, honor and immortality by perseverance in doing good, he will pay back eternal life.

Romans 2:8: But to those who are self-seeking, who disobey the truth and obey evil, he will pay back wrath and anger.

Romans 3:28: Therefore, we hold the view that a person comes to be considered righteous by God on the ground of trusting, which has nothing to do with legalistic observance of Torah commands.

Romans 8:10–11: However, if the Messiah is in you, then, on the one hand, the body is dead because of sin; but, on the other hand, the Spirit is giving life because God considers you righteous. And if the Spirit of the One who raised Yeshua from the dead is living in you, then the One who raised the Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

1 Thessalonians 2:12: we encouraged you and comforted you and appealed to you to lead lives worthy of God, who calls you into his Kingdom and glory.

  • Title: Jewish New Testament: A Translation of the New Testament that expresses its Jewishness
  • Author: David H. Stern
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Jewish New Testament Publications
  • Print Publication Date: 1997
  • Logos Release Date: 2004
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. N.T. › English
  • Resource ID: LLS:1.0.140
  • Resource Type: Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-01-23T15:38:03Z

David H Stern born in Los Angeles in 1935, is the great-grandson of two of the city's first twenty Jews. He earned a Ph.D. in economics at Princeton University and was a professor at UCLA. He then received a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary, did graduate work at the University of Judaism, and was active in the Messianic Jewish movement. Dr. Stern authored the highly acclaimed English translations, the Jewish New Testament, the Jewish New Testament Commentary, and the Complete Jewish Bible which are available from Logos Bible Software.

In 1941, The United States is drawn into World War II. During that same year, Dr. Henry Einspruch publishes his classic book, The Yiddish New Testament, a breakthrough in evangelistic literature for Jewish people. Over the following decades, the publications of Lederer/Messianic Jewish Communications have been widely used to impact thousands of Jewish people with the Good News of Messiah. These books and tracts have been distributed in the Orthodox Jewish community, have been given out to Jews in the former Soviet Union, and have been used by Messianic congregations and Jewish outreaches all over the world. Messianic Jewish Publishers mission is two-pronged: Reaching out to Jewish people with the message of Messiah and teaching the non-Jewish spiritual family about their Jewish roots.


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  1. Rick Osborn

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  5. Ruben Sandoval
    Hey fam, quick question: How is this resource different from the Complete Jewish Bible (https://www.logos.com/product/6645/complete-jewish-bible)? I know the Complete Jewish Bible has both OT and NT in it, but is this NT translation any different from that found in the Complete Jewish Bible?
  6. Jeff Smith

    Jeff Smith


    Excellent companion to the Jewish Background - so many Christians forget that this move of God now called Christianity began with a Jewish mindset not American Evangelical - While there tends to be a Messianic Jew bias to difficult passages like 2 Corinthians 3 which calls the law a ministry of death and condemnation - Many Jewish believers find that a hard one to swallow. But nevertheless it is a great resource. The rights of it outweigh to bias
  7. Richard



    never got it
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