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Organized around the biblical mandate in Romans 1:16, To the Jew First is a comprehensive look at the biblical, theological, historical, and practical basis for Jewish evangelism. Featuring the scholarship of leading North American theologians—representing a range of theological views—it stands to become a widely used textbook and definitive resource for pastors, missionaries, and evangelists.

Part I, Bible, explores the meaning of Paul’s phrase “to the Jew first,” the role of Israel in God’s overarching plan of salvation, Jewish evangelism in the book of Acts, the relationship between evangelism and Jesus’ arguments with Jewish leaders, the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelism, and more.

Part II, Theology, examines the future of Israel, the church’s stance toward Jewish evangelism in a post-Holocaust world, the gospel for the Jews from both a Dispensational and Reformed perspective, the theological implications of “to the Jew first,” and more.

Part III, Mission, first looks at the history of Jewish missions in the past century; it then treats the missiological dimensions and importance of Jewish evangelism, as well as the gospel’s ramifications for both Jew and Gentile.

Contributions by Richard Averbeck, Craig Blaising, Walter Kaiser, Richard Pratt, Jr. and ten other evangelical scholars.

To The Jew First

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