Messiah Journal #127

Messiah Journal 127

Messiah Journal #127

Summer 2017 (May, 2017)

The Didache

The full text of Vine of David’s new English translation of the Didache.

Lost for 1400 Years

How an Apostolic-era, Messianic manuscript disappeared for 1400 years and has now been rediscovered.

Israel Pick

The story of how a nineteenth-century rabbi became a pioneer of Messianic Judaism.

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What's in this issue?


Director’s Letter: Yom Ha'Atzma'ut and the Messianic Jewish Legacy

Boaz Michael opens this issue with comments about the release of the new Vine of David resource, The Way of Life, a new translation of the Didache with Messianic Jewish commentary. He also brings us up to date on several other pending projects.

Reader Feedback

Read some of the very interesting and encouraging stories shared by many of our readers from around the globe.

Approbations for The Way of Life

Several high-profile people in the Messianic Jewish community share their thoughts and recommendations on The Way of Life.

Rediscovery of the Didache

Toby Janicki tells the story of how the Didache was discovered and what that dicovery meant to the Christian and Messianic Jewish worlds.

The Didache

In this issue of Messiah Journal the entire text of the new translation of the Didache is presented.

Reflections on the Didache: A Five-Year Project

In this article, Toby Janicki shares the trials and joys of working on this monumental project, bringing this historic document to life for the modern community.

Reclaiming the World of the Didache

Guest writer Daniel Nessim writes about how the Jewishness of the Didache influenced the church. He presents the case for restoring the Jewishness of our faith in Yeshua.

Instructions about Washings

This article by D. Thomas Lancaster is an excerpt from his book Elementary Principles: Six Foundational Principles of Ancient Jewish Christianity. Hebrews 6: 1-2 lists instructions about washings as one of the basic things believers should know. Mr. Lancaster helps us discover an ancient Christian ritual practiced by the early first-century believers but that as long been lost and forgotten.

Apostolic Liturgy in the Didache

How did the Apostles envision Gentiles approaching the issue of corporate, liturgical prayer? Aaron Eby discusses the implications of Gentiles joining with the Jewish believers in the prayers of Israel.

Hypocrites in the Gospels and the Didache

Sheldon Wilson presents the concept of hypocrisy as it was originally conveyed in the world of the apostles. When understood in this light, the sayings of the Master on this subject make more sense.

My Name Is Israel

Part 2 of 2 in the moving story of Israel Pick, the great nineteenth-century pioneer of Messianic Judaism.

Summer Reading

FFOZ reviews four new titles.

  1. Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi - by Amy-Jill Levine
  2. The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion - by N.T. Wright
  3. Renewing the Ger Toshav: Opening the Gates that More May Enter to Praise God - by Rabbi Daniel Siegel
  4. Unshaken: Standing Strong in Uncertain Times - by Jeanne Nigro