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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.

Changing up our Jewish New Year celebration

Jews for Jesus celebrated the Jewish New Year a little differently in San Francisco and here’s what happened.

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.

Faith after the Holocaust

People often describe the Holocaust as the climax of 2,000 years of Christian mistreatment of Jews. Some invoke the Shoah as the ultimate reason for Jews not to believe in Jesus.

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.

Don't Christians Believe in Three Gods?

It’s a very common misrepresentation that while Jews believe in one God, Christians believe in three. The fact is that Christianity is as firmly monotheistic as Judaism.

Why Do Most Jews Not Believe in Jesus?

While there are Messianic Jews who do follow Him, the majority of Jews still do not recognize Jesus as messiah or as God. Read about the common cultural, historical and religious reasons here.

What Proof Do You Have That Jesus Is the Messiah?

The Scriptures tell us specific credentials to help us identify the Messiah. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out for yourself!

Jesus' References to Old Testament Scriptures

From start to finish, the New Testament contains quotations, references, allusions and paraphrases of the Old Testament. Many of those are found on the lips of Jesus himself in the Gospels.

“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).

Some Jewish Views of Jesus

I couldn't help writing on Jesus. Since I first met him he has held my mind and heart. I grew…

How can someone die for someone else’s sins?

Articles Whatever Happened to the Substitute Atonement of the Torah? by Louis Goldberg Atonement: Questions and answers by Karol Joseph…

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…

Does Almah Mean Young Woman or Virgin?

A common argument raised against the virgin birth and against the New Testament's reference to Isaiah 7:14, is that the…

Atonement: Questions and Answers

Note: Elaine the correspondent is fictional, but Karol Joseph is real and serves on the staff of Jews for Jesus.…

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…

The kapparah ceremony in Judaism

There is a ceremony in Judaism known as Kapparah, in which a rooster or hen is put to death on…

The Akedah in Jewish tradition

Jewish tradition has much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness. This page focuses on Jewish traditions…

Christians Persecute Jews

Persecution in the name of Jesus is the most emotionally charged strand of the net of objections. More than anything…

Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Zechariah 12:10

Some say that Zechariah 12:10 refers to the Gentile nations who mourn because of the Jewish martyrs (or a particular…