Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
Three Volume Series
By Dr. Michael L. Brown
Baker Book House

Michael L. Brown (Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Literature, New York University) is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has done both believers in Jesus and skeptics a service by producing three erudite, yet accessible books that more than adequately address common and not-so-common Jewish objections to Jesus’ messiahship. Volume one focuses on general and historical objections, such as, If Jesus is the Messiah, why isn’t there peace on earth?” The second volume is geared towards answering theological objections like, “Jews believe in one God, not three” and “God doesn’t have a son.” The third volume looks at Messianic prophecies, such as Isaiah 53 and Zechariah 12:10 and how they point to Jesus.

Dr. Brown draws on linguistic, historic and Talmudic sources such as Rashi and Maimonides in order to seriously and thoroughly explore various approaches to a wide array of questions. He shows a keen understanding of how these questions interrelate, so the reader gets a holistic view of the issues, even though the books are broken up into several individual questions. The material is arranged in a question-and-answer form that presumes a Jewish readership, though many non-Jews have found these books helpful. Any honest seeker will find the claims in these three books challenging and hearty food for thought. A fourth volume is in the works.

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