An Historical and Geographical Study Guide of Israel: With a Supplement on Jordan (epub)
by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
This comprehensive reference guide will illuminate your understanding of the Old Testament and the gospels through examining virtually every place in Israel
in relation to biblical events and themes and studying Jewish history, especially the history of the State of Israel. A new format makes this study
guide an excellent traveling companion on all Israel tours as well as an essential resource for any believer's ongoing study. As an added bonus, we've
included information on Jordan. This revised edition includes an update on the current state of Israel (since 2008), vivid new art work including the
cover and chapter heading pages, a glossary, subject index and scriptural index.
Based on "A Harmony of the Gospels" by A. T. Robertson
by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Th.M., Ph.D.
Description: When the theologian and Bible scholar Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum developed his teaching on the life of the Messiah from a
Jewish perspective, he used A. T. Roberton's harmony of the Gospels as a basis for his studies. However, he deviated from Robertson's work whenever
the scholar chose not to follow Luke's sequential order of Messiah's life and ministry. Furthermore, Dr. Fruchtenbaum chose a thematic, not a geographical,
approach to establish a coherent chronology of the events depicted in the four Gospels.
The basic translation used in the American Standard Version of 1901. However, the archaic language has been modernized, and the names of persons and places
were transliterated in accordance with Hebrew pronunciation. The result of these changes to Robertson's harmony have now been compiled by Dr. Fruchtenbaum
and Jan Marek Kopytek in Ariel's Harmony of the Gospels, a work that clearly shows the Jewishness of the Messiah's life, actions, and words.
The Unparalleled Faith Journey of Ariel Ministries
by L. Jesse Grace
Ariel's Trials and Triumphs may be understood as a sequel to Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum's biography, titled Chosen Fruit. While the latter predominantly depicted the personal life story of Dr. Fruchtenbaum, the purpose of this account is to present the inside story of Ariel Ministries itself. Founded in 1977, the ministry has had to exercise unparalleled faith and rely solely upon God for its support, from its inception. Throughout the years as a Jewish ministry, Ariel has experienced a series of trials and tribulations. By the same token, it has also seen its share of exciting triumphs and wonderful spiritual blessings. From the seed of one man's obedience, God shaped the growth of the ministry into a vast network of both Messianic and Gentile believers, with many international branches. The stories of how some of the branches got started truly reveal the power of God at work. Hence, this account attempts to chronicle the major achievements, progress, and events that took place within Ariel Ministries, bringing to the fore its exceptional faith journey since the beginning and God's enduring faithfulness to His flock.
A Study of the Angelic Realm: Angelology, Satanology, and Demonology (epub)
by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Come and See is a multi-volume collection of Messianic Bible studies that covers all topics of systematic theology. Volume 5 of this series deals with
angelology. Literally, this term means "the doctrine of angels." Because there are fallen and unfallen angels, the topic is discussed in three parts.
The first part covers angelology proper, meaning the doctrine of unfallen angels. The second part deals with Satanology, which is the doctrine of Satan.
The third part covers demonology, which is the doctrine of fallen angels.The author's unique focus of looking at all Scripture from a Messianic Jewish
perspective adds an intriguing dimension to this field of systematic theology. The questions and study suggestions at the end of the chapters will challenge anyone who desires to dig deeper into the Word of God.
Biblical Lovemaking: A Study of The Song of Solomon (epub)
by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
In this sensitive, literal study of The Song of Solomon, Dr. Fruchtenbaum manages a wonderful, verse-by-verse exposition of the biblical passages
without offending or boring his readers. The "Summary" and "Application" sections are extremely insightful. With practical suggestions to make marital
relationships more fulfilling, this book is for any man or woman who desires to understand the Scriptures' healthy standards for courtship, marriage
Commentary Series: Jeremiah and Lamentations (epub)
by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
in this comprehensive commentary, Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum offers an in-depth study of the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations from a Messianic Jewish perspective. Drawing on his deep knowledge of Hebrew language and culture as well as his faith in Yeshua as the promised Messiah, the author provides a fresh and insightful interpretation of these ancient texts. Wherever appropriate, he has reproduced the viewpoints of the great rabbis of the past.
Through careful analysis of the historical context, literary structure, and theological themes of Jeremiah and Lamentations, this commentary sheds light on God’s plan for Israel. It deals with topics such as the nature of sin and judgment, the promise of redemption and restoration, and the ultimate fulfillment of God’s covenantal promises to Israel.
Whether you are a scholar, a student, a pastor, or a layperson, this commentary will enrich your study of Jeremiah and Lamentations and deepen your appreciation of the Messianic Jewish perspective on the Scriptures.
In his action-packed, culturally relevant exegesis of the Book of Judges, Dr. Fruchtenbaum opens a portal where formerly unfamiliar names and places come
alive with meaning. Armies clash, heroes rise, and human affection for other gods multiplies with soul-numbing impact. We see in his exegesis of the
Book of Ruth a contrasting, in-depth picture of life among the true believers living in Bethlehem during this ancient time.
These two history books are set in the time when Israel was in the Land but not yet a unified nation. Although God continues to hear the cry of the children
of Israel each time they fall away and face turmoil, they fall ever further into spiritual blindness because of their disobedience. Eventually, even
the spiritual leaders become immune to their own glaring indifference to God's Word. In all, God sent twelve Judges to save the children of Israel.
Seven of these Judges are treated in detail as Israel goes through each cycle of apostasy, oppression, repentance, and salvation by a Judge.
The Book of Ruth, an appendix to the Book of Judges, presents enormously touching portraits of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz. They are pictured as part of the
faithful community of Messianic Jewish believers of their own time, worthy ancestors of King David and the promised King Messiah yet to be revealed.
The book of Acts is an exciting and valuable biographical account of the first followers of Yeshua the Jewish Messiah and the first thirty years of the
history of the church, the body of the Messiah. It records the enormous success of the apostles who, in the power of their God, started spreading the
good news of the Jewish Messiah first throughout the Jewish world and later throughout the non-Jewish world. Opening with the resurrected Yeshua training
His disciples, the book naturally follows the description of the life of the Messiah in the Gospels, and especially in the Gospel of Luke. The first
fifteen chapters and chapter 21 of Acts are particularly relevant to the Scriptures' Jewish frame of reference in general and the Messianic Jewish
community in particular.
The book of Daniel, though one of the most intriguing prophetic texts in the Hebrew Scriptures, presents a comprehensive and chronological prophetic picture of the broad sweep of history. In this detailed exposition, Dr. Fruchtenbaum offers a fresh and coherent understanding of the prophecies in the book of Daniel. He examines the historical and cultural context of the book, its literary structure, and its theological themes. He explains how these prophecies relate to the history of Israel, especially in the context of the times of the Gentiles. He addresses alleged historical inaccuracies, considers the rabbinic interpretation as well as apocryphal additions, and offers a unique and convincing interpretation of Daniel’s seventy sevens. Numerous charts, tables, and maps give additional clarity to the text.
Whether you are a student of the Scriptures, a pastor, or a layperson seeking to deepen your understanding of biblical prophecy, this commentary will provide a clear and coherent exposition of the book of Daniel from a Messianic Jewish perspective, illuminating the prophetic message of this important book and its relevance for the history of this world.
In structure, the Book of Genesis is a series of eleven family histories, or toldots, compiled and edited by Moses. Throughout the vivid detail provided
in Genesis, Dr. Fruchtenbaum's exegesis allows God's Word to make its own case for a literal interpretation of the Bible. Dr. Fruchtenbaum's grammatical,
historical-geographical approach to Scriptures from a Jewish perspective provides the reader an exciting new way to grasp and unlock the richness of
this book of the beginnings of all nations, and in particular, the beginning of the nation of Israel.
For instance, Dr. Fruchtenbaum brings to life the many genealogies in Genesis as they relate to God's promises of a Messiah. Genesis makes clear the Messiah
would one day come out of Israel to redeem the nation of Israel and to bless all the families of the earth.
Important to understanding one's relationship to God, Genesis presents four of God's eight covenants. Three are covenants God made with humanity in general,
and these are associated with the familiar stories of Creation, the Fall, and the Flood. The fourth one, an unconditional covenant with Abraham, is
the beginning of the story of the nation of Israel, based on God's promises of descendants and Land to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The account of the
nation of Israel that Moses begins in Genesis, he then continues in the four books of the Bible that follow.
The book of Isaiah is one of the most popular and fascinating books of the Hebrew Scriptures. Its author, Isaiah, is often called the prince of prophets, for he wrote with extraordinary beauty and imagery. His work is full of facts about the society of Israel around the year 700 B.C. Its chief value, however, lies in the abundance of prophecy, ranging from near to far prophecies and everything in between. Like no other author before him, Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum has dissected the various levels of prophecy and provided a meticulous exegesis of the text.
His theological orientation remains strictly dispensational with a pretribulational view of the rapture and is presented from a Messianic Jewish perspective. In his work, the author has consulted the great rabbis of the past and reproduced their viewpoints wherever appropriate. The result is a fascinating commentary that leaves no doubt that Isaiah foresaw both the first and second coming of the Jewish Messiah, as well as the final restoration of Israel in preparation for the Messianic kingdom.
The book of Joshua was written to document the Israelites' conquest of the Promised Land. It picks up the history of the Jewish people where Deuteronomy
left off and covers the time period from the conquest to the settlement, from Moses to Judges. The book of Joshua does not merely trace the acts of
one man or the history of a people, but it also shows how after the death of Moses, the faithful, covenant-keeping God fulfilled for Israel the promises
made to the patriarchs.
The author details the rapidly moving historical narrative of Joshua and comments on it from a Messianic Jewish perspective. His work is replete with visual
aids for the reader, such as maps, charts, and tables. The result is a handy, up-to-date commentary on a fascinating period in the history of the Jewish