I am excited to have, to review, and to read The Complete Jewish Study Bible.
- Insights for Jews and Christians
- Illuminating the Jewishness of God’s Word
published by Hendrickson Bibles and Messianic Jewish Publishers and Resources
The 59 page Introduction wonderfully explains the purpose, parts and pronunciation.
This is a beautiful book that opens with an attractive presentation page, and throughout the book are special features such as:
Bible book introductions from a Jewish perspective.
Study Notes – extensive bottom-of-page study notes to help readers understand the deeper meanings behind the Jewish text.
A Glossary of Hebrew Words with English translations
Biographies of Rabbis and Sages
34 Topical articles – such as menorah (candelabra of God), repentance (t’shuva), Yeshua’s “Sermon on the Mount” and the laws given by God to Noah (and subsequent generations) and their applicability to Gentiles
17 insightful articles in 12 Themes (and indexes to help find individual articles) run throughout this study Bible:
- Anti-Jewish Scriptural Intrepretations
- Jewish Customs
- Jewish-Gentile Relations
- Messianic Prophecy
- The Names of God
- The Sabbath (Shabbat)
- Salvation and Atonement
- The Holy Days of Israel
- The Land of Israel
- The Tabernacle (Mishkan)
Also included are Misnah, Talmud and Other Works: A brief summary of Rabbinic Literature, references to works used and further reading suggestions.
The Jewish history has always been important to me because my Savior and Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua) is Jewish, and as scripture states: because salvation comes from the Jews.
Our spiritual culture and history begins with the Jewishness of Yeshua (Jesus) so to understand and know Him more personally, it is important to understand His culture and how God’s Words came first to the Jews, and then to others.
I would also highlight a favorite passage regarding one of the Jewish holidays – Purim:
Esther. 9:27 the Jews established and made a custom for themselves, and for their descendants, and for all those who allied themselves with them, so that they should not fail to celebrate these two days according to their regulation, and according to their appointed time annually.
I was so excited to realize I too had been invited to celebrate God’s protecting hand over Israel, and through them, to us.
I’d encourage you to look into this beautiful book and discover our spiritual heritage.
It can be purchased at Amazon in several formats.
You can also read more about it, and watch a short video about it at Hendrickson Publishers website.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of the Complete Jewish Study Bible.