On eleven occasions, Matthew employed “fulfillment citations,” where the author of the fourth gospel claims the events in the life of Jesus clearly fulfilled prophecy in the Jewish Scriptures. Among all the four Gospels, Matthew is the only author to implement this approach. In his nativity story, Matthew claims that the Jewish prophets foretold that […]
Christian apologists frequently defend Matthew’s translation of the Hebrew word alma as “virgin” by citing the Septuagint version of Isaiah. They argue that the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures rendered by Jewish scholars approximately 2,200 years ago, employed the Greek word for “virgin,” (“parthenos”) in Isaiah 7:14. They conclude, therefore, that the […]
There are Christians who insist that the King James Version is the best translation of the Bible. Some Christians, however, who go even further, arguing that the King James was divinely inspired and its translation of the “Old Testament” is more trustworthy than the original Hebrew! As the saying goes “If it was good enough […]
While Judaism regards the Christian doctrine of the Trinity completely alien to the uncompromising monotheism conveyed in the Jewish Scriptures, missionaries sharply disagree and argue that the Tanach widely supports the Church’s three-in-one concept of the godhead. In this fascinating broadcast, Rabbi Tovia Singer illustrates that the Christian doctrine of a triune godhead is strongly […]
Rabbi Tovia Singer explains that the book of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written anonymously, and the authors did not claim to be followers of Jesus or eyewitnesses. In this presentation, Rabbi Singer explores how second century church fathers came to assert that the gospels were written by apostles and companions of the apostles.