Monday, August 12, 2013

The Real Kosher Jesus

University of Michigan

Linda and I are taking this week to get away and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We spent several hours today sitting in the sun around a pool, reading.

This past weekend one of our Redeemer family members gave me the gift of Michael Brown's book The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealing the mysteries of the hidden Messiah. I read 70 pages today. It is excellent! Brown is one of our greatest Jesus-scholars. 

I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in historical Jesus studies. And check out these reviews.

Michael Brown is a compelling voice in the critically important debate over the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth. —Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author of The Case for Christ
The Real Kosher Jesus explains with real clarity how Jesus as a Jew makes sense—biblically, historically, and theologically. It is a pleasure to recommend this work for any who are just curious about him and his relationship to Judaism. —Darrell Bock, PhD, research professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary and author of Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism
Will the real kosher Jesus please stand up? Is he a great Jewish rabbi? Or is he the Son of God? Now we know the truth, thanks to this groundbreaking book by Dr. Michael Brown. —Sid Roth, host of It’s Supernatural!
Michael Brown excels as a true scholar as well as an apologist; his answers to objections are carefully thought out, honest and well researched. —Craig Keener, PhD, professor of the New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and author of Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts
Dr. Brown powerfully details why Yeshua is the Messiah, arguing his point from both Testaments and bolstering his arguments with the extensive use of Jewish sources, both modern and Rabbinic. This book is a must read for all those who care about God’s chosen people. —Mitch Glaser, President of Chosen People Ministries