David Brickner Retraction

In the May edition of Real Time I wrote a review of the book Why the Jews Rejected Jesus” by David Klinghoffer. In that review I stated, “Klinghoffer wrongly attributes a statistic to the second century church father Origen–claiming that Origen noted there were fewer than 144,000 Jewish believers in Jesus in Israel by then. However, Origen said precisely the opposite.” Actually, David Klinghoffer was right about Origen’s quote. I relied on the word of a friend of mine who is a scholar of Second Temple and early Church History. He got it wrong and so did I. My apologies to Mr. Klinghoffer and to our readers.

–David Brickner


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David Brickner | San Francisco

Executive Director, Missionary

David Brickner is executive director of Jews for Jesus. David oversees the world-wide ministry from its headquarters in San Francisco. David received his Master’s degree in Missiology with a concentration in Jewish Evangelism and Judaic Studies from the Fuller School of World Mission. He has authored several books, and has been interviewed on national television shows such as Larry King Live. David’s daughter, Ilana is a recent graduate of Biola. His son, Isaac is on the missionary staff of Jews for Jesus. Isaac and his wife, Shaina, have one daughter, Nora, which makes David part of the grandparent club, a membership he is very proud of. See more here.

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