Jews for what?!? People have a lot of questions for us. Our hope is to not only provide answers, but to promote open and honest conversation around the Jewishness and Messiahship of Jesus.
The Top 40 Messianic Prophecies
Jews for Jesus has curated approximately 40 of the most helpful messianic prophecies along with their New Testament fulfillments. Many people in Jesus own day had questions about his identity. But for Jesus himself, the Hebrew Scriptures were the key by which he understood his vocation and life.Read ›
Does Jews for Jesus "Just Want to Lure Jews and Convert Them to Christianity?"
An accusation we sometimes hear is that we deceptively try to attract Jewish people and "white wash" them into losing their identity and faith. This couldn't be further from the truth.Read ›
Why Did Jesus Need to "Die for Our Sins?"
One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person, yet both the Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness.Read ›
“Jesus can’t be the Messiah. He didn’t bring peace!”
The Jewish understanding and expectation of the Messiah comes from hundreds of messianic prophesies found in the Tanach. These prophecies have been generally sorted into two categories: some passages describe a man rejected and humble, suffering quietly (Isaiah 52:13-53:12 being the most prominent), while others describe a victorious king, justly ruling over a world transformed by the universal knowledge of God (i.e. Isaiah 11:1-9).Read ›
What are some passages in the Hebrew Bible that talk about the Messiah?
The (Jewish) writers of the New Testament asserted that the Old Testament spoke of a coming Messiah and quoted from…Read ›
In Psalm 22:16 is they pierced a Christian mistranslation?
Psalm 22:16 is one verse where the standard Jewish translations differ from the translations most Christians use. Here's why. In…Read ›
Are the “Messianic Prophecies” in the Past Tense, So Not About a Future Messiah at All?
Hebrew Tenses Sometimes it is claimed that the messianic prophecies cited by Christians are in the past tense. Therefore, it…Read ›
The Problem of the Curse on Jeconiah in Relation to the Genealogy of Jesus
The problem can be laid out in this way: According to the genealogy in Matthew 1:12, Jesus is a descendant…Read ›