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Evaluating the Resurrection

According to the “apostle” Paul, the faith of a Hebrew-Christian must stand or fall on a single alleged fact: the resurrection of Jesus. In Paul’s own words, “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless” (1 Cor. 15:17). Are the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection in the Christian bible believable — or have you, [Read More]

Genesis 49:10

“The staff shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet  until Shiloh arrives, and his will be an  assembly of nations.” – Genesis 49:10 Missionaries quote this verse in an effort to prove the  alleged messiah-ship of Jesus. The missionary argues that this verse predicts  that the tribe of Judah will  [Read More]

Isaiah 52 starting at 12

12When you come to appear before Me, who requested this of you, to trample My courts? 13You shall no longer bring vain meal-offerings, it is smoke of abomination to Me; New Moons and Sabbaths, calling convocations, I cannot [bear] iniquity with assembly. 14Your New Moons and your appointed seasons My soul hates, they are a [Read More]

Isaiah 53

At JEWS FOR JUDAISM, we frequently encounter questions from Jews who are involved in or considering Christianity. Among the questions, one chapter of our Jewish Scriptures keeps coming up: Isaiah 53. Wasn’t the Prophet, in fact, referring to Jesus in this chapter? And didn’t all Jews before the Middle Ages recognize this chapter as "messianic"? [Read More]

Isaiah 53 – Verse by Verse

Isaiah 53 – a Verse by Verse Exposition

52:13 Behold, My servant shall succeed; he will be exalted and become high and exceedingly lofty. The success and exaltation of God’s servant is an event that the prophet sees as futuristic. The immediate context (52:7-12) tells us that this is part of the blessing that Israel will experience at the time of her restoration. [Read More]

Leviticus 17:11

By Rabbi Michael Skobac One of the cornerstones of Christian theology is that the only way to achieve atonement for sins is through the offering of a sacrifice whose blood is shed in our place. The Greek Testament makes this very clear in Hebrews 9:22 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Is [Read More]