Messiah Journal #135

Messiah Journal 135

Messiah Journal #135

Winter 2020 (Jan 2020)HTML Format

Providence and Free Will

Framing the debate from the perspective of Jewish sources and the New Testament.

Jewish Exegesis

How Jewish teachers, Yeshua, and the apostles interpreted the Tanach in the Second Temple period.

The Final Chapter

The last installment in the biography of Messianic Jewish pioneer Abram Poljak.

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In This Issue

Director’s Letter: Abram Poljak

Boaz Michael tells us about the new book about the life of Abram Poljak set for release in February.

Reader Feedback

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

Free Will: God's Providence and the Evil Inclination

Guest writer Scott Seegers explores the issue of "predestination" and providence vs the reality of our God-given free will in this exhaustive discussion.

How the New Testament Uses the Tanach

Elazar Brandt is back with a compilation translated from Dutch regarding the methods and traditions that the apostolic writers used to interpret the Scriptures in their day.

Ten Testimonies

D.Thomas Lancaster brings us another installment from his forthcoming book on the book of Hebrews. This article expounds on chapters 1 and 2 and follows the chain of proof texts the author of Hebrews uses to paint a picture of the Messiah as first lower then higher than the angels.


Guest author Timothy Layne presents a Jewish perspective on Paul’s concept of death as a release from obligation to the Torah and gives us a glimpse into Jewish practice regarding death.

The Book of Books

An excerpt from Rabbi Daniel Zion's introduction to Pirkei Avot titled The Path of Life translated by Katia Motzeva and edited by Jacob Fronczak.

Twelve Years: The Final Chapter

The last chapter in the story of Bram:The Life and Wisdom of Messianic Jewish Pioneer Abram Poljak in His Own Words.

Winter Reading

FFOZ reviews two new titles.

  1. Sabbath: A Gift of Time - by Bonnie Saul Wilks
  2. God's Word is Powerful: Eight Conversations on the Epistle to the Hebrews - by Serge Ruzer and Yair Zakovitch
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