I enjoy hearing the Jewish perspective of Biblical teaching. I was privileged to listen to a talk in Kent, WA by a former Jewish rabbi who became a believer in Christ. The Old Testament Jewish teachings are rich in symbolism and provide insight into many of Jesus Christ’s teachings. Exegetes must familiarize themselves with Jewish custom to understand the setting and local color for stories in the Bible to provide the proper interpretation of the text.
You needn’t wait for me to post them, nor travel far (although you do have to wade through Metro Manila traffic) to gain insight on the Hebrew roots of our faith.
Just attend this seminar! To the best of my knowledge, the seminar is free.
From the UCM flyer:
Topic: God’s Calendar – The Biblical Feast of Israel
Date: Saturday, June 6th, 4:30-6:30 pm
Union Church of Manila
Legaspi and Rada Streets
Legaspi Village, Makati
Speaker: Capt. Amir Tsarfati
Capt. Amir Tsarfati is a Messianic Jew, a Jewish believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He was born and raised in Jerusalem and surrendered his life to Jesus Christ after he watched the “Jesus” film during his teens. He is a director of Behold Israel, a teaching ministry about Israel, the Middle East. Lately he has started consultancy work for various law enforcement agencies in the US and has been invited to give seminars on homeland security issues. He is a captain of the Israeli Defense Force Army Reserves. He was Deputy governor of Jericho and sat on the panel which negotiated its turnover to the Palestinians. Capt. Tsarfati speaks 4 languages and leads tours of the Holy land.