This new groundbreaking two-volume book by Rabbi Tovia Singer clearly and definitively dismantles long-standing Christian charges against the Jewish faith. Having devoted more than 30 years of his life to responding to missionaries who target Jews for conversion, Rabbi Singer is widely regarded as the leading scholar on Jewish evangelism. This latest work is encyclopedic in scope, and lucidly illustrates why Judaism does not accept the Christian messiah!
Volume 1 (428 pages):
This comprehensive new two-volume work, Let’s Get Biblical! Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah? Volume 1, takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through timeless passages in Tanach, and answers a pressing question: Why does Jewish faith dismiss the Christian claim that Jesus is the fulfillment of prophecies outlined in the Hebrew Bible? In this fascinating volume, Rabbi Singer reveals why the teachings and theological claims advanced in the New Testament are utterly incompatible with and opposed by the enduring prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures.
Moreover, this eye-opening book demonstrates that the many inconsistencies strewn throughout the Christian Bible cannot be attributed to the careless errors and profound ignorance of the authors of the New Testament. Rather, Singer demonstrates with unassailable clarity that the Church systematically and deliberately altered the Jewish Scriptures in order to persuade potential converts that Jesus is the promised Jewish messiah. To accomplish this feat, Singer carefully illustrates that the writers of the gospels and other canonical books of the Church, as well as later Christian ‘translators’ manipulated, misquoted, mistranslated, and even fabricated passages in the Hebrew Scriptures in order to make its verses appear to be speaking about Jesus. This exhaustive and eye-opening book probes and illuminates this thought-provoking subject.
Tragically, over the past two millennia, the Church’s faithful have been completely oblivious to this Bible-tampering because virtually no Christian can read or understand the Hebrew Scriptures in its original language.
Since time immemorial, earnest parishioners blindly and utterly depended upon manmade Christian ‘translations’ of the ‘Old Testament’ in order to understand the ‘Word of God.’ Understandably, churchgoers are deeply puzzled by the Jewish rejection of their religion’s claims. They wonder aloud why Jewish people, who are reared since childhood in the Holy Tongue, and are the bearers and protectors of the sacred Oracles of God, do not accept Jesus as their messiah. How can such an extraordinary people dismiss such an extraordinary claim? Are they just plain stubborn? Let’s Get Biblical! thoroughly answers these perennial questions.
Volume 2 (362 pages):
We saw in Volume 1 of Let’s Get Biblical! how Christendom—beginning in the earliest epistles of the New Testament—deliberately altered the Jewish Scriptures in order to make these sacred Hebrew texts appear Christological. What else did Christians invent on the way to making Christianity into the religion it became?
Christians find it perplexing that Jews don’t accept Jesus as the messiah because it seems so obvious to them when they routinely refer to Jesus as “Christ” and “the messiah.” Almost all Christians think that the prophets of the Jewish Bible frequently made predictions that the messiah would be the son of God, who would be born to a virgin in Bethlehem, be a great miracle worker, endure a brutal crucifixion, and rise from the dead. As a result of this widespread belief, many Christians are astounded that Jews refuse to believe in their religion. They wonder how Jews could possibly fail to accept their assertion that Jesus is the messiah. Can’t they see the overwhelming evidence to support this claim? Are they just being stubborn? Is there some sort of veil over their hearts and eyes? How can a nation reputed to be the most intelligent people on earth be so hardheaded? After all, God chose the Jews to be the recipients and protectors of His sacred oracles. They received their instructions directly from the prophets, and are the only nation on earth that can read and comprehend the Jewish Scriptures in its original language. Can such a nation be so clueless?
In essence, Christians are dumbfounded. They don’t understand why the vast majority of Jews are unimpressed with their assertion that the central role of the messiah was to die for the sins of the world. Christians wonder: Why don’t passages in the ‘Old Testament’ such as Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 convince the Jews that the messiah was to suffer and die for the sins of mankind? Don’t these and other texts in the Hebrew Scriptures provide irrefutable proof that Jesus is the promised Jewish messiah? After all, these chapters appear prominently in their own Bible.
There is a clear answer to this age-old question: The messiah is not mentioned in any of these passages. In fact, these texts do not refer to the messiah but to someone or something else.
In Volume 2 of this series, Rabbi Tovia Singer continues to probe this eye-opening and thought-provoking study of the Bible in order to answer two fundamental questions: Who invented Christianity, and how did they accomplish this task?