The Messiah Would be God!
Author: Rich Robinson

The New Testament throughout shows that Jesus is indeed the “Mighty God” who has come among us as a human being. Jesus does things only God can do, such as forgive sins and command nature to obey him.

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Hell on Earth
June 29, 2018
Author: Matt Sieger

I am as guilty as the next guy in labeling things “hell” too glibly. By contrast, there are some truly horrendous experiences that you or those close to you may have had to endure, for which hell may be an apt metaphor.

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Who’s the Subject of Isaiah 53? You Decide!

Explore the passage of Jewish Scripture that the rabbis deemed too dangerous to keep in the regular synagogue calendar readings. Get the whole scoop on Isaiah 53.

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The Messianic Time Table According to Daniel the Prophet

More than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the writings of the prophet Daniel confront us with evidence of the time of Messiah’s coming.

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Why Do Most Jews Not Believe in Jesus?
March 28, 2018
Author: Stan Meyer

While there are Messianic Jews who do follow Him, the majority of Jews still do not recognize Jesus as messiah or as God. Read about the common cultural, historical and religious reasons here.

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The Jewishness of the New Testament
Author: Avi Brickner

Can Jewish people read the New Testament? Discover why the New Testament draws from Hebrew Scripture, the Jewish Bible. Read about why a rabbi who considered the New Testament to be anti-Semitic changed his mind.

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Evidence for God’s Existence
Author: Carolyne Rohrig

While the existence of God is accepted by faith, this faith is based on dependable information. It’s not a leap into an abyss.

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What proof do you have that Jesus is the Messiah?
February 8, 2018
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Scriptures tell us specific credentials to help us identify the Messiah. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out for yourself!

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Top 40 Most Helpful Messianic Prophecies
January 15, 2015
Author: Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments.

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To whom does the Prophet Refer?
Author: Rich Robinson

Aaron Trank’s conclusions may surprise some. But what does the text itself say? There are in fact valid reasons to see applications of Isaiah 53 to Israel as well as to the Messiah. First, Isaiah often identifies the servant as Israel, yet in some way as apart...

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Rabbis, Skeptics and the Suffering Messiah
Author: Daniel Mann

If anyone was a skeptic about Jews believing in Jesus, I was. Born to second-generation Jewish American parents in Brooklyn, I experienced much anti-Semitism growing up in the 1950s and ’60s. Since my persecutors weren’t Jewish, I assumed they were Christian. When I was fourteen, there was talk that a certain Jewish family in my neighborhood had converted to Christianity. I was filled with disgust. How could Jews do such a thing?

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From Moses’ Blog
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s not just modern scholars who debate about Yeshua. Jews have always had opinions about Jesus. We recently discovered some discussions online on Moses’ own blog. January 19, 1235 B.C.E. Moses said … So yesterday God said to me, “I will raise...

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Handel’s Messiah – in Hebrew!
Author: Jews for Jesus

  You probably knew that Handel’s oratorio is about Jesus. But, perhaps because it is usually sung at Christmas time, music lovers may forget a few important facts. Like the fact that Jesus is Jewish. And that the Jewish prophets predicted the coming of the Messiah,...

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What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?
June 30, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah? The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from it extensively to prove their point. Even Jesus himself – whom many Jewish...

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Does the New Testament mistranslate and misuse the Hebrew Bible when it quotes the prophecies?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Offsite Links Did the Messianic Jewish Believers Use the Old Testament Deceitfully or Ignorantly in the New Testament? Three “Weird” Fulfillments in...

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Immanuel: God With Us

Immanuel: God With Us The notion that God would want to appear alongside his creation to care for and instruct us is not just a comforting thought. That a Creator would not want to be close to what he created is contrary to instinct and understanding. The theological...

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Unto Us A Son Is Given*

Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 There will be no end to the increase of His...

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Messianic Prophecy: Are we using it for all it’s worth?
Author: Aaron Abramson

That’s Jesus,” he admitted, flashing me a ‘you-got-me-there’ kind of grin. I had been studying Isaiah 53 with Uri, an Israeli now living in Manhattan’s trendy Upper West Side. He had just uttered the very words I had hoped to hear! Carefully, he reread the passage in...

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Four Questions for Dr. Michael Brown
Author: Jews for Jesus

Dr. Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and a well-known apologist and author. For more, visit his web sites at askdrbrown.org  thelineoffire.org and realmessiah.com. We interviewed him to draw on his expertise in the area of messianic prophecy. Havurah: In...

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A look at one of the predictions of the Messiah’s coming in the Hebrew Scriptures
Author: Jews for Jesus

Critics have said that Mary and Joseph arranged to have Jesus born in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy, but the historical events of that day refute that.

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Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin?
January 1, 2006
Author: Jews for Jesus

Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin? A common argument raised against the virgin birth and against the New Testament’s reference to Isaiah 7:14, is that the Hebrew word ‘almah does not mean virgin, and Jews do not believe in such a thing as a virgin...

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The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus
January 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus The problem can be laid out in this way: According to the genealogy in Matthew 1:12, Jesus is a descendant of Jeconiah. But Jeconiah was cursed in Jeremiah 22:24 and 22:30: As surely as I...

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Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Zechariah 12:10
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular unknown martyr) they have killed. Yet that is not the universal Jewish understanding. According to the views of some rabbis, two Messiahs would make...

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Bonheur futur de Jérusalem ayant retrouvé grâce devant Dieu (Isaïe, LXII, 1 5) by Marc Chagall

Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Isaiah 53
Author: Jews for Jesus

It’s commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, “Judaism teaches” that Isaiah 53 refers to the nation of Israel. The fact is that Isaiah 53 (more precisely,...

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Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Is Psalm 2 considered messianic by the rabbis and Jewish sages? Though some say that Psalm 2 is not considered messianic by the rabbis or Jewish sages, the Jewish messianic understanding of Psalm 2 has a long history. Some of the rabbinic sources which take a...

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In Psalm 2:12, is Kiss the Son a mistranslation by the Christians?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Some claim that translating the word bar” (in Psalm 2:12) as “son” rather than as “purity” is a distortion of the Hebrew text in order to make the verse apply to Jesus. It is also claimed that this is not a Jewish interpretation of the...

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In Psalm 22:16 is they pierced a Christian mistranslation?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here’s why. In Hebrew, the phrase they have pierced” is kaaru while “like a lion” is kaari. The words are identical except that...

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Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All?
Author: Jews for Jesus

Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All? Hebrew Tenses Sometimes it is claimed that the messianic prophecies cited by Christians are in the past tense. Therefore, it is said, they cannot refer to a future, coming Messiah....

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Tough Jews: Hanukkah, Heroism and the Identity of the Messiah
Author: Rich Robinson

There is more than one way to view strength when it comes to the Jewish people and the Jewish Messiah.

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The Returning King: The “Two Messiahs” in Zechariah
Author: Garrett Smith

How can we reconcile the two very ways in which the Jewish Scriptures portray the Messiah?

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Two Pictures of Messiah
Author: Jews for Jesus

Two Pictures of Messiah The book of Zechariah contains many messianic prophecies that, when viewed alongside New Testament passages, seem to point to Jesus. You decide. PROPHECY IN THE TANAKH WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS The Messiah would be seen as King Zechariah 9:9...

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A Further Question
Author: Jews for Jesus

Modern Judaism eschews the idea that a man can be God, and this is often cited as an objection to the messiahship of Jesus. But Zechariah forces us to consider the validity of this objection, as the prophet repeatedly refers to the Messiah-king figure as Lord.”...

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Top 10 Messianic Prophecies
Author: Jews for Jesus

The top prophecies that have persuaded thousands that Jesus is who he claimed to be.

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Four Startling Facts About the Identity of the Messiah
Author: Susan Perlman

The Jewish prophets gave some very specific information about the Messiah not often discussed in synagogue.

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The ONLY way to know if Jesus is the Messiah
Author: Stephen Katz

The ONLY way to know if Jesus is the Messiah Rhetoric was a required course at the University of Illinois at Urbana and I was not a happy camper. As a Jewish kid from Chicago who considered Bob Dylan my idol, I found it difficult to reconcile being a no-name college...

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A Prophet Like Unto Moses
Author: Moishe Rosen

When we see Yeshua in heaven, certainly Moshe Rabeynu will be there too, because he was the one who knew and foretold his coming and trusted in him.

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The Promised Child

A look at Isaiah’s prophecy regarding God himself dwelling among people.

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Almah: Virgin or Young Maiden?
Author: Zhava Glaser

The identity of the mother of Immanuel in Isaiah 7:14 has been a subject of debate over the centuries: Was the prophet Isaiah speaking of a virgin or not?

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What the Prophet Said, What the Rabbis Said
Author: Jews for Jesus

What the Prophet Said, What the Rabbis Said What the Prophet Said 8th Century B.C.E. Who would have believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he shot up right forth as a sapling, and as a root out of a dry ground; he had no form nor...

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Yeshua and Israel

The Jewish religion is not static, fixed in ancient times. New rulings of rabbinical interpretation of the law meet the modern milieu and even a new Jewish holiday can find its way onto the calendar. The fifth day of the month of Iyyar marks the anniversary of the day...

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Jacob’s Prophecies
March 1, 1990

As he lay dying, Jacob’s spirit rose to prophetic stature. The words he spoke to his sons were his last will and testament. Unlike the material or financial gifts associated with bequests today, Jacob’s bequests consisted of prophetic utterances and a...

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The Jewishness of the New Testament
January 1, 1987
Author: Avi Brickner

Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein was curious when he saw one of the teachers in his school reading a small book printed in German. When he asked about it the teacher handed it to him. Casually Rabbi Lichtenstein leafed through the pages until his gaze fell upon the name Jesus...

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The Talmud on Interpreting Dreams
Author: Jews for Jesus

Lord of the Universe! I am Thine and my dreams are Thine; a dream have I dreamed and I know not what it is…If they be good dreams, strengthen and fortify them and may they be fulfilled like the dreams of Joseph; but if they require to be amended, heal them as the...

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Issues and Answers
Author: Jews for Jesus

An Open Letter to the Issues Readership Dear Reader: This may be the first edition of Issues you’ve ever received, or you may be a long-time reader of this publication. To date, Issues has printed a number of articles representing Jewish Christian viewpoints on...

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The Rabbis’ Dilemma: A Look at Isaiah 53

We have a glorious future and an abundant present if we appropriate the salvation made possible by the One who “was wounded through our transgressions and bruised through our iniquities.”

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The Son of God
Author: Tuvya Zaretsky

The rabbi’s voice was warm. His eyes were filled with concern as he asked, So please explain, what is this your parents are telling me? You believe in Jesus? Is this true?” He listened quietly as I, one of his own bar mitzvah boys, the son of family...

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When the Messiah Comes…
Author: Barry Rubin

  Oftentimes, Jews who come to believe in Jesus are told by their unbelieving families, “If you’d only known more about Judaism, if you’d only studied your own religion, you never would have come to believe this way.” My parents never said that...

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