Messiah Journal #131

Messiah Journal 131

Messiah Journal #131

Summer 2018 (Jul 2018)HTML Format

He Made No Distinction

David Woods asks, “Does Acts 15 erase distinction between Jews and Gentiles?”

A Mixed Multitude

Who is this “mixed multitude of Gentiles” in the Messianic Jewish movement today?

After the Nazis

Poljak’s return to Germany in the early 1950s and his struggle against the forces of darkness.

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In This Issue


Director’s Letter: Building a Culture

Boaz Michael introduces us to the contents of this issue. He explains the reason and vision for creating the new Torah Club program.

Reader Feedback

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

I Said You Are Gods

D. Thomas Lancaster offers an in-depth explanation of John 10:34-36 from the perspective of the traditional Jewish interpretation of Psalm 82.

Sources of Impurity

This article by Aaron Eby goes into detail about the meaning of clean and unclean, ritual purity, and the doom of the generation in Yeshua's day in light of his teachings.

Does Acts 15 Refute Intra-Ecclesial Jew-Gentile Distinction?

In this epic article by David B. Woods, the "distinction theory" is deeply explore and argued using the apostles' own words from Acts and their letters to the congregations. Originally published in Conspectus 19.

A Mixed Multitude

Guest contributor Hélène Dallaire, Ph.D. addresses the questions "Who is this "mixed multitude of Gentiles" in the Messianic movement today?" and "What are the historical and biblical contexts in which the same phenomenon occurred?" She also writes about the reason many Gentiles feel compelled to celebrate the biblical festivals.

The Sound of Devine Stillness

A scholar on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rebekah Haigh elaborates on the Shirot Olat HaShabbat (Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifices) found in the writings of the Dead Sea Scrolls and how it may offer a glimpse into what the liturgical practices were like in Yeshua's day.

The War in Deutschland

Part 19 of the Life and Wisdom of Messianic Jewish Pioneer Abram Poljak. This episode tells of Poljak's struggles against slander from fellow believers and the war in Germany.

Summer Reading

FFOZ reviews three new titles.

  1. A Jew to the Jews: Jewish Contours of Pauline Flexibility in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 - by David J. Rudolph
  2. Reading Philippians after Supercessionism: Jews, Gentiles, and Covenant Identity - by Christopher Zoccali
  3. 5 Minute Torah: Messianic Insights into the Weekly Torah Portions - by Darren N. Huckey
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