Title – Y’shua: The Jewish Way to Say Jesus
Author – Moishe Rosen
Publisher – Chicago: Moody Press, 1982
The book is thirty years old. Moishe is now in heaven. But his courageous ministry clearly paved the way for conservative Baptists to connect in loving ministry to Jewish friends.
I have been to the country of Israel. I think it would be a fascinating experience to live there for an extended period of time. Jewish culture is intriguing. Unfortunately, here in Idaho, there are few Jewish communities.
Moishe’s book is a concise story of tracing in an engaging way the life of the Messiah from Bethlehem to the cross. I found it refreshing that throughout the book, Moishe never condemned me as a Gentile for calling Y’shua by the English name, Jesus.
Surprisingly, half of this book is made of nine appendices: (1) Biblical Passages Applied in the Messiah in Early Rabbinic Writings, (2) Mikveh and Baptism, (3) Conversion in Tanach and the New Testament, (4) Israel and the Gentiles, (5) Portions of Tanach Quoted in the New Testament, (6) Jesus and Christians Outside the New Testament, (7) Early Jewish Christians and the Jewish Community, (8) Order of Books in Different Versions of the Bible, and (9) Explanation of Terms.
The scripture content of appendix 4 is a great blessing to my heart.