Re contribution to cov't theol: issue, as noted, exegetical. A blogger who reads and critiques many books. Rydelnik was raised an Orthodox Jew by holocaust survivors and in his fight to refute Christian interpretation of messianic prophecies Jesus won. This section was quite interesting as the reader is able to follow the flow of thought through the years in the scholarly community on how they viewed messianic prophecy and fulfillment. For Michael Rydelnik, Professor of Jewish Studies at , this hits home. Michael trusted in Jesus the Messiah as a high school student and has been teaching the Bible ever since. But many were recognized only after the Messiah came.
Michael graduated in Jewish Studies from Moody Bible Institute, earned his B. It is not a merely academic issue to Rydelnik. In The Messianic Hope, Jewish Studies professor Michael Rydelnik argues against the view growing even among evangelicals that Old Testament texts historically interpreted as direct prophecies of the Messiah were not really Messianic in their original intent. Thus the Messiah, Israel's future king, shows himself to be greater than Gog, who if I'm not mistaken is pretty universally taken to be the Antichrist. He has taught at Moody, Dallas, Criswell, and Talbot. Then Rydelnik provides a useful summary of the main positions, using charts for simplification 27-33.
Isaiah comes to King Ahazwhile Ahaz, and King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah of Israel were reigning. Therefore, it is completely appropriate to think that the text could find its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus the Messiah. Nevertheless, certain passages in the Hebrew Bible enjoy a status of being both Messianic in context and in its history. The most familiar other reference to Gog is in Ezekiel 38, where Ezekiel foresees a great future war where many nations, led by Gog and Satan , attempt the final destruction of Israel, and are utterly defeated by the Messiah. Rydelnik is to be commended for two disclaimers he makes early in the book.
Thanks for the generous review. It may seem a natural conclusion then, that is strictly for academics or those familiar with this issue. Then when consolidating the Hebrew text between A. Remember that you are our guests. The implication that came through to me was clear: none of these passages actually, objectively and historically predicted Jesus Christ.
Nowadays, too many Christians believe that many, if not all, of the prop How defensible are Old Testament prophecies of Christ? Reading and recommending Pyro for several years. Some say this chapter reveals the story of the Bible in just a few verses. These Jews' claimed to be using a literal hermeneutic, and that the literal interpretation of these prophecies was to view them as historically fulfilled. Following the initial chapters, Rydelnik directs the reader's attention towards various perspectives on messianic prophecy. His main concern is a growing tendency among evangelical scholars to explain Old Testament passages which seem clearly to predict the coming Messiah as not actually referring to the Messiah, but to find complete fulfillment in a local historical figure or situation at the time of the writer or prophet. That's why Eva and I will be leading a Deeper Look Messianic Journey to Israel Oct24-Nov 4, 2019. Conclusion is a great read for those from all perspectives.
This argument is developed in Chapter 4 by means of detailed studies of texts from Genesis 49, Numbers 24, and Deuteronomy 18, showing that the prophecies of Shiloh, the Star and scepter, and the Prophet all point to Jesus. However, I'm not certain that I'm persuaded that both Seed and Serpent are wounded fatally Genesis 3:15; 141 , or that two children are in view in Isaiah 7:14-15 and 7:16-17 157f. For details see Messianic Journeys ~ Deeper Look Tour. He recently appeared in the Lee Strobel film The Case for Christ. It was intended by its authors to be read as a messianic primer. It is a little slow in places but again I believe it is an important read.
Thanks again for a great review. More often than not, the case he builds is very persuasive, even convincing. Tricia is married to Nate, has three children and lives in the Chicago suburbs. In doing this, they countered the Christians' proof texts that Jesus is the Christ. I'm like you and limited in Greek, although I can work my way through it.
He relates that his parents were Holocaust survivors and Orthodox Jews, until his mother was converted to believe that Jesus was indeed the predicted Messiah 10f. Chapter 12 closes with a very personal plea to return to the Messianic Hope. There's so much more to see in Israel than a typical tour shows. He allows for direct fulfillment Matt 2:5-6 , but also typological Matt 2:15 , applicational Matt 2:16-18 and summary Matt 2:19-23 fulfillments. One such Messianic prophecy is found in Isaiah 7:14.