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How do Christian Zionists read their Bible -- and why does it matter to Jews and Israel?
In a newly released video, Hebrew Union College Professor of Intertestamental and Early Christian Literatures Michael J. Cook answers
these questions and more in a three-part conversation
with Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak of JewsOnFirst.org.
Available now on DVD, The Christian Zionist's Bible is ideal for adult discussion groups, confirmation classes and individual use.
To supplement the DVD, there is a study guide, a course outline, and
our reader's guide, which begins below the video preview. Click here to order.
A discount is available to all clergy and religious educators who are members of their respective professional organizations.
Click here to order The Christian Zionist's Bible
Study Guide for The Christian Zionist's Bible. The study guide's key questions for each part of the conversations with Dr. Cook
will spark productive discussion. The guide also contains definitions of terms used by Dr. Cook. Click here.
Teaching Notes by Rabbi Don Weber of Temple Rodeph Torah in Marlboro, New Jersey,
for an adult education course on Dr. Cook's book, Modern Jews Engage the New Testament.
By Robin Podolsky
JewsOnFirst.org is proud to announce The Christian Zionist's Bible, a three-part video conversation Rabbi Michael J. Cook, PhD., author of Modern Jews Engage the New Testament: Enhancing Jewish Well-Being in a Christian Environment (Jewish Lights Publishing).
Dr. Cook, Professor of Intertestamental and Early Christian Literatures at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, is interviewed by
Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak of JewsOnFirst.org.
Their discussion will be useful for any Jewish person who wants to understand what the
New Testament says about Jews and Judaism or who has been interested to learn more about the Bible of their Christian neighbors but is unsure of how to begin; for any Christian person who wants to understand the New Testament from a Jewish perspective; for clergypersons, teachers and individuals.
The Christian Zionist's Bible can be ordered on DVD from JewsOnFirst.
Click here to order.
Rapture, dispensation explained respectfully by a modern rabbi
Have you ever wondered if the New Testament really is anti-Jewish?
Have you wanted to understand the theology of Christians who believe that it is their religious duty to be active Zionists and what that
has to do with the belief in the Millennium? Do all such people believe the same things?
(Of course, the answer is 'no,' and the conversation with Dr. Cook makes clear why.) As the conversations progress,
terms as "rapture," "tribulation," "dispensation," and "Armageddon war" are defined systematically and respectfully by a modern rabbi who wishes to engage his Christian neighbors in honest and caring dialogue.