Audio CD Language: English ISBN-13: 978-9654780568 ASIN: 9654780569
Why is this New Testament different from other New Testaments? Because the Jewish New Testament expresses its original and essential Jewishness.
Jonathan Settel, Narrator Jonathan Scttel was born in Berlin in 1947 and grew up on the East Coast of the United States. He uses his expressive voice to give you a sense of "being there."
Having lived in Israel for many years, his pronunciation of the Hebrew terms found in this New Testament takes you back to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, in the first century. David H. Stem, Translator David H. Stern was born in Los Angeles in 1935.
He earned a Ph.D. in Economics at Princeton University and after coming to faith in Yeshua the Messiah, received a Master of Divinity degree front Fuller Theological Seminary and did graduate work at the University of Judaism. In 1979 he and his wife, Martha, made aliyah (immigrated to Israel). They live in Jerusalem and have two children. The New Testament is a Jewish book - written by Jews, mostly about Jews, and for Jews as well as Gentiles. Its central figure, the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) was and is a Jew. Vicarious atonement, salvation, immersion (baptism), the new covenant and the very concept of a Messiah are all Jewish.
In sum, the New Testament is built upon and completes the Hebrew Scriptures. Freshly rendered from Greek to modern English by a Messianic Jew (a Jew who honors Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel), the Jewish New Testament challenges Jews to understand that Yeshua is a friend to every Jewish heart and the New Testament is a Jewish book filled with truths to be accepted and acted upon.
At the same time, while reaffirming the equality of Gentiles and Jews in the Messianic Community, it challenges Christians to acknowledge the Jewishness of their faith and their closeness to the Jewish people.