Jesus Was a Jew
by Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Controversy over the answer still rages today. Was Jesus simply a good teacher? Was He a well-meaning but confused religious reformer? Was He a disciple of another teacher? Regardless of your opinion, one overlooked fact is: Jesus was a Jew!
Looking for answers as to the real identity of Jesus of Nazareth? Arnold Fruchtenbaum, author of Jesus Was a Jew, embarked on his own personal search. He documents the opinions of many Jewish leaders. He deals with the Messianic hope. He also examines Jewish objections to Jesus, honestly, and with unique insight.
Jesus Was a Jew contains interviews with almost 40 Jews, rabbis, homemakers, actors, hairdressers, and others from all walks of life concerning what they believe about Jesus.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What Jewish Leaders Say About Jesus
- The Messiah of the Old Testament Part 1: The Conflict of Isaiah 53
- The Messiah of the Old Testament Part 2
- What the New Testament Says About Jesus
- Why Did the Messiah Have to Die?
- Jewish Objections to Jesus
- Jewishness: What’s It All About
- What Jesus Has Done For Jewish Lives
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.