Chosen Fruit: The Personal Life Story of Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
Founder and President of Ariel Ministries
Dedicated to God’s Glory and the Salvation of Israel
Known for his foremost scholarship and his in-depth knowledge of the biblical history and geography of Israel, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum has become one of the finest Bible exegetes of our time. The purpose of this biography is to present an intimate portrait of this scholar and teacher. His story will lead you through some of the most dramatic points of world history and take you on a journey around the globe.
This is the story of a Jewish man who came to faith in the Jewish Messiah, embarked on a unique journey of servitude to his God, and impacted not only theologians, scholars, and church leaders, but everyday believers alike. Their progress to maturity, as well as the outreach to his Jewish people, is what kept Dr. Fruchtenbaum going for nearly five decades of ministry—to God’s glory and the salvation of Israel!
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum was born in Russia after his father was released from a Communist prison there. With the help of the Israeli underground, the Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain. While living in Germany from 1947 to 1951, Arnold received Jewish training from his father, who himself had been raised as a Chasidic Jew in Poland, only to later lose most of his family and his faith to the Holocaust. After the war, the Fruchtenbaums immigrated to New York.
One of the foremost authorities on the nation of Israel, Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum is a messianic believer and the founder and director of Ariel Ministries. He received his doctorate from New York University in 1989. His graduate work also includes studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Having lived in Israel for three years, Dr. Fruchtenbaum’s intensive study of the role of the nation of Israel in God’s plan of world redemption has made him a popular speaker at Bible conferences and schools throughout the world.