5 December, 2020

Messianic Apologetics

Addressing the Theological and Spiritual Issues of the Broad Messianic Movement

Biblical Composition

A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic

One of the major reasons that today’s Messianic movement has grown in the past decade is a significant interest by Believers in the Torah and the Tanach. In too many cases, the Tanach Scriptures were not probed in that great a detail in a Jewish Believer’s traditional Synagogue upbringing—and perhaps more serious, a non-Jewish Believer’s Christian experience often witnessed the Old Testament taking a back seat to the New Testament in the Church. With many of the ethical and moral controversies the greater Judeo-Christian religious community is experiencing in our age, a need for God’s people to return to a foundational grounding in the Tanach Scriptures is absolutely imperative. The Old Testament cannot simply be disregarded any more.

Many have stayed away from consulting the Tanach not because of a lack of interest, but because few want to have to deal with the controversies it addresses. Unlike the Apostolic Scriptures, constrained to the First Century C.E., the period of the Tanach stretches back all the way to the beginning of the universe itself. Questions like: Who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus? Did God actually condone the genocide of the Canaanites? and Am I the only one who thinks the Prophets are mentally disturbed? are debates that many people do not want to enter into. Even more significant is the effect of critical scholarship which has attempted to divide the Torah into non-Mosaic sources, question the inspiration and historical reliability of the text, and even regard much of the Tanach as Ancient Israel’s mythology. For a Messianic movement that claims to place a high value on the Tanach, it is time that we join in to these conversations.

A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic takes you through the Old Testament from a distinct Messianic point of view. It presents a theologically conservative perspective of the books of the Tanach, but one that does not avoid some of the controversies that have existed in Biblical scholarship for over one hundred and fifty years. The student, in company with his or her study Bible, is asked to read through each text of the Tanach, jotting down characters, place names, key ideas, and reflective questions. Each book of the Old Testament is then summarized for its compositional data and asks you questions to get a good Messianic feel for the text. This workbook can be used for both personal and group study, and will be a valuable aid for any Messianic Believer wanting to study the whole Bible on a consistent basis.

304 pages

$21.99 paperback

$9.99 eBook


unless otherwise noted, Scripture quotations are from the 1995 New American Standard Update (NASU)

All Articles–>Biblical Composition are downloadable in PDF format

TORAH (PENTATEUCH)

Book of Genesis


Book of Exodus


Book of Leviticus


Book of Numbers


Book of Deuteronomy


NEVI’IM (PROPHETS)

Book of Joshua


Book of Judges


Books of Samuel


Books of Kings


Book of Isaiah


Book of Jeremiah


Book of Ezekiel


Book of Hosea


Book of Joel


Book of Amos


Book of Obadiah


Book of Jonah


Book of Micah


Book of Nahum


Book of Habakkuk


Book of Zephaniah


Book of Haggai


Book of Zechariah


Book of Malachi


KETUVIM (WRITINGS)

Book of Psalms


Book of Proverbs


Book of Job


Song of Songs


Book of Ruth


Book of Lamentations


Book of Ecclesiastes


Book of Esther


Book of Daniel


Book of Ezra-Nehemiah


Books of Chronicles


A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic

As a Messianic Believer, do you have a problem reading the New Testament? When you read the Apostolic Scriptures, are you confused when you encounter the Gospels, Acts, or Epistles? Have you possibly been taught that the “New Testament” replaces the “Old Testament,” and that there are contradictions between the two, only to be reconciled by the coming of Yeshua? Do you have difficulty reconciling the words of the Torah to Yeshua, Peter, Paul, John, and the other Apostles?

If you have ever asked any of these questions, it is time that you receive a re-introduction to the Apostolic Scriptures. These texts record the ministry and teachings of Yeshua the Messiah, the history of the First Century Messianic community, and the challenges that the early Believers in Yeshua faced. These texts are not contrary to the Torah, but do continue God’s progressive story that begins in Genesis. They have valuable lessons that every Messianic Believer and Messianic congregation must learn in this hour, as the Messianic community grows and matures.

A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic takes you on a journey through the New Testament from a distinct Messianic point of view. The student, in company with his or her study Bible, is asked to read through each text of the Apostolic Scriptures, jotting down characters, place names, key ideas, and reflective questions. Each book of the New Testament is then summarized for its compositional data and asks you questions to get a good Messianic feel for the text. This workbook can be used for both personal and group study, and will be a valuable aid for any Messianic Believer wanting to study the whole Bible on a consistent basis.

250 pages

$17.99 paperback

$9.99 eBook


GOSPELS AND ACTS

Gospel of Mark


Gospel of Matthew


Gospel of Luke


Book of Acts


Gospel of John


GENERAL EPISTLES

Epistle of James


First Epistle of Peter


Second Epistle of Peter


Epistle of Jude


First Epistle of John


Second Epistle of John


Third Epistle of John


PAULINE EPISTLES

Epistle of Paul to the Romans


First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians


Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians


Epistle of Paul to the Galatians


Epistle of Paul called “Ephesians”


Epistle of Paul to the Philippians


Epistle of Paul to the Colossians


Epistle of Paul to Philemon


First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonicans


Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonicans


First Epistle of Paul to Timothy


Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy


Epistle of Paul to Titus


LATER NEW TESTAMENT

Epistle to the Hebrews


The Revelation Given to John