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In Matthew 27:9–10, the Gospel of Matthew quotes a passage from Zechariah but attributes it to the prophet Jeremiah. The book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus uses this apparent blunder to undermine the credibility of the gospels. A closer look at the text, however, reveals an ancient and long-lost gospel-source behind Matthew’s error which offers us insight into the world of apostolic midrash.

Did the church invent the story of Jesus’ betrayal, trial, and death to vilify the Jewish people? Reason Number 20 and Reason 21 of the book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews Don’t’ Believe in Jesus claim that the stories of the betrayal by Judas are not consistent, that the gospel narratives contain irreconcilably discrepancies, and the story of the Jewish trial of Jesus lacks credibility. This teaching examines discrepencies in the story about Judas Iscariot's death and considers discrepencies between the Sanhedrin's judicial procedure of the trial of Yeshua.

What happens when we find a discrepancy or a contradiction between the Gospel narratives? What do we do if Matthew says one thing but Luke says another? Do the discrepencies undermine the credibility of the New Testament? Asher Norman's reasons number eighteen and nineteen attempt to discredit the Gospels on the basis of seeming contradictions in the birth narratives and the names of the twelve disciples.

Was the New Testament written by eye-witnesses, or was it written generations after the life of Jesus? Reason Numbers 17 of Asher Norman’s book Twenty-Six Reasons Jews do not believe in Jesus states, “The Epistles and the Gospels were not written by the actual witnesses to the events they describe.” The argument attempts to prove a late date for the composition of the gospels, more than one hundred years after the events they purport to describe.

D. Thomas Lancaster's Messianic Jewish commentary on the Gospels. The five books plus appendices of Chronicles of the Messiah present an extensive harmonized study of the Gospels from a Messianic Jewish perspective, presented in a sturdy, hard cover edition. Chronicles of the Messiah takes students on a passage-by passage study through the story of Messiah, reconciling all four Gospels into one continuous narrative, perfect for weekly studies in the Gospels.

This is an invaluable study source for every serious student of the Bible. ƒƒ

Vine of David is pleased to bring Delitzsch’s classic Hebrew Gospels to today’s Messianic Jewish movement combined with a new English translation based on the Delitzsch Hebrew.

The Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels, with its intuitive design, beautiful translation, eloquent and informative introductions, extensive glossaries, and insightful features, make this edition of the Gospels truly unique.

This resource is no longer in print. Instead, see From Sabbath to Sabbath.

"This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." (John 9:16)

The Emperor's daughter said to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananiah: "What beautiful Torah in an ugly vessel." He replied, "Learn from the house of your father. In what is the wine stored?" "In jars of clay," she answered. "But all the common people store their wine in jars of clay! You use them too? You should keep your wine in jars of gold and silver!" 

In this compelling visual presentation, we look at the ancient stars, the Hebrew Scriptures, Jewish folklore, and documentary evidence from the ancient Near East to uncover the identity and significance of this fascinating phenomenon. See how modern astronomy can replay the events in the ancient heavens. Witness the amazing alignment between the biblical calendar and the paths of the stars.

Has the real tomb of Jesus been discovered? Two contending locations in Jerusalem both claim to preserve the location of Golgotha and the tomb of the Master. Which one is the authentic site? Join us on a search for the historical tomb of Jesus.

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