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The author calls this a "consciousness-raising" commentary. The reader should come away understanding that the New Testament is a Jewish book--written by Jews, largely about Jews, and was meant for both Jews and Gentiles. Jews should know that the New Testament presents Yeshua from Natzeret (Nazareth) as the Son of David, Israel's long- awaited Messiah, essential for Jewish individual and corporate salvation. Christians should be certain that they are forever one with the Jewish people, and that the New Testament gives no ground for anti-semitism in any form.
Number of Pages: 1000
Vendor: Messianic Jewish Publishers
Publication Date: 1992
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MEME3 Stars Out Of 5A supplement to other commentariesNovember 4, 2016MEMEQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Although I read Hebrew, I find David Stern's frequent use of romanized Hebrew words unnecessary. For instance, as long as the rest of the book is written in English, I see no reason to frequently call John "Yochanan" and Peter "Kefa" when they are mentioned. He scatters words like "talmidim" throughout the pages, but it would have been less distracting if he had simply referred us to the index or a glossary and NOT interspersed them throughout the book as if to impress the reader. Stern does a decent job of illustrating the Jewish mindset through inclusion of some well-known rabbinical stories and Jewish arguments on issues, but he relegates some doctrine (e.g. women's distinctives in worship in 1 Cor. 11 and chapter 14) to cultural norms, despite lack of proof and the ambiguity this causes. Because of an error that he made in an earlier edition regarding the translation of the word for "virgin," I am also concerned about his attention to detail, but overall I think that the book can supplement other commentaries. However, it definitely would NOT be a primary choice for my bookshelf.
L RainTorontoAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5December 10, 2013L RainTorontoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleA gift for our daughter, to aid in leading a Bible study. She was very excited about it. Thank you.
MikeIowaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Very InformativeAugust 12, 2012MikeIowaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In my current theological reading I have included readings from the Talmud, along with the Jewish New Testament and Jewish New Testament Commentary.
For a long time the brand of Protestantism I had been taught for most of my life did not make sense because it was replacement theology. The Jewish New Testament and Commentary has helped to fill in some of the gaps in my knowledge about the Jewish view of the Messiah and Jesus as the Messiah. I can't say enough good things about this series.
TrueBelieverHarrisburg, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Exceeded My ExpectationsMarch 19, 2012TrueBelieverHarrisburg, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Although I have been a Christian for many years and have read the bible in many different translations, I did not realize how much I was missing by not knowing and understanding the Jewish root of Christianity. Anyone who is interested in moving from drinking milk to eating meat as it relates to the Word of God, should get this commentary. It will most definitely help you grow not only in knowledge but also in faith!
1940ryanS.C.Age: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Commentary for the Jewish New TestamentFebruary 10, 20121940ryanS.C.Age: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is my 2nd one; I wore the first one out and have loaned it numerous times. For any really serious Bible student, I highly recommend David Stern's Jewish New Testament and/with the companion Jewish New Testament Commentary. I do not agree with all of any author's thoughts, but this is highly enlightening and educational for students who seek the full truths of the Bible including thoughts and culture from the Jewish and Hebrew perspective.