Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum (1943– ) is one of the foremost authorities on the nation of Israel. He is a messianic believer and founder and director of Ariel Ministries, an organization dedicated to evangelism and discipleship of Jewish people.
Fruchtenbaum was born in Siberia and just four years later his family escaped to Germany after Fruchtenbaum’s father was released from a communist prison in Siberia. While living in Germany, Arnold received Orthodox training from his father. The Fruchtenbaums immigrated to New York, and five years later, at age 13, Arnold came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah.
Before earning his doctorate from New York University, Fruchtenbaum also studied at Dallas Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Fruchtenbaum worked as a missionary with American Board of Missions to Jews (known today as Chosen People Ministries) where he also served as editor of their monthly publication, The Chosen People.
Titles from Fruchtenbaum include How Jewish Is Christianity?: 2 Views on the Messianic Movement, Ariel's Bible Commentary: The Book of Genesis, and titles in the Ariel Ministries Messianic Collection.