Since the first days of the early church, the Jewish people have been much of the focus of evangelism. History bears out the fact that the Church has long had a special place in its heart for Israel. Divided into three parts, covering New Testament responses to the conundrum of Israel, the theology surrounding the reality of the Gospel for the Jewish people, and the missiological sphere. Bringing together many experts to lend their voices, editors Darrell Bock (former president of the Evangelical Theological Society) and Mitch Glaser (a Messianic Jew and president of Chosen People Ministries) add layers of depth and insight to this issue.
Based upon the biblical mandate to take the gospel "to the Jew first," there has been a renewed effort among Christians to bring the gospel of Jesus to the Jewish community. This comprehensive resource looks at the historical, theological, and biblical context for doing so, and provides encouragement for Christians and Messianic Jews engaged in evangelism. "To the Jew First" includes contributions by Richard A. Averbeck, Craig A. Blaising, Walter C. Kaiser, Richard L. Pratt Jr., and ten other evangelical scholars.