Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Volume 4
Author(s): Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2006
The New Testament is full of historical inaccuracies."
"The Gospels portray a mythical Jesus."
"Jesus was a false prophet."
Jewish people commonly raise objections to Christianity based on the New Testament. In the fourth volume of his highly regarded series, Michael Brown explains the Christian response to thirty-four such objections. He addresses questions about issues such as how the New Testament quotes and interprets the Old Testament, the historical accuracy of the New Testament, apparent contradictions in the Gospels and the rest of the New Testament, pagan influences on Christian teachings, and whether Jesus abolished the Torah
With detailed responses based on careful research of the Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic texts, and the New Testament, Brown thoroughly and respectfully answers these objections and invites Jewish seekers to consider the possibility that the new covenant they have been waiting for is already here.
Michael L. Brown, Ph.D., is founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at seven leading seminaries. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University and is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including commentaries on Jeremiah and Job and the five-volume series, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. He has contributed to major scholarly reference works, including The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. He hosts the live daily radio and TV program, The Line of Fire, and has debated Jewish rabbis, gay activists and agnostic scholars on major university campuses. His website (AskDrBrown.org) has more than 650,000 online followers.
"Messianic Judaism is a kind of stepchild in the Christian movement. Most people know very little about it or its views. Many criticisms of this movement come from 'anti-missionaries'. Anti-missionaries are Jewish writers who wish to challenge the claim that Christianity is any kind of natural extension or fulfillment of Judaism. This debate about Christianity with Judaism goes back centuries and has traditions stretching back to early Christians and rabbis.
"There is now an excellent and unique multi-volume resource that treats such objections thoroughly, one at a time. Michael Brown's Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus is this and more. The volumes also discuss issues tied to law and grace as well as Jewish practice within the movement. The work is up to date and thoroughly researched. The history of the debate is often noted as the answers are given. All the options and choices are there, so you can make the final call. This is a wonderful resource for study of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism."--Darrell Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture, Dallas Theological Seminary
"Dr. Brown has provided a much needed resource for the followers of Jesus with this fourth volume of Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. He has produced a rare combination of scholarship and accessibility that will both encourage the faithful and provide convincing proofs for the seekers. There is no other contemporary resource like it, and it will no doubt be useful in countering not just Jewish objections but the objections of so many other skeptics and naysayers of the New Testament."--David Brickner, executive director, Jews for Jesus
"Brown's answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest, and well researched. His work provides a useful model on how to do apologetics for all who are interested in articulating and defending the Christian faith."--Craig Keener, professor of New Testament studies, Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University