Israeli population numbered 806,000 in that day. Today, the current
population of Israel is an estimated 5.94 million, with 36% of the
world Jewry residing there. Few historians or theologians foresaw the
reinstatement of Israel to the Jewish people. But, interestingly, God
Himself may have hinted at this historic day in the Bible. The birth of
Abraham occurred 1,948 years after the birth of Adam (calculated through
the genealogies in the Book of Genesis). Please
enjoy our special focus devoted to Jewish history and related issues.
Who is 'Israel' and What is Her Future?
The author discusses the issue of what, biblically, is
meant by the term 'Israel,' and what God has planned for
the future of the Jewish nation.
Judaism or Jewishness?
The author traces the series of historical efforts by which Jews
sought to gain equality in America. Did this effort culminate in an
effort to secularize American institutions?
Jesus the Jew
The author looks at issues surrounding the question of the
"historical Jesus" and discusses the Jewishness of Jesus.
The Zionist Imperative
Emil L. Fackenheim
Some eighty years ago, the German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen
declared, "The Jewish people do not need a state of their own. Nor may
they have one, for a state is particularistic, and conflicts with the Jewish
messianic mission, which is universal."
The Holocaust: Ideas and Their Consequences
The real reason for the Holocaust was the atheistic
anti-Semitism of German nationalism based on a
naturalistic world view.
Israel's History Written in Advance
Robert C. Newman, condensed by Rich Milne
In the Old Testament, God made many predictions about nations and
cities and their fate. With remarkable accuracy, archeology shows
that in every case, what God predicted
would happen even hundreds of years later,
came to pass. That the Jews still exist is
an amazing testimony to God's faithfulness
even as He judged the nations around them.
What if God had not chosen Abraham, but rather another man to
father God's chosen nation? Would that have changed the way
the world views the Jewish race? The answer to this question
divulges the true basis of anti-Semitism.
Remnant Theology: A Different Perspective on
Israel and the Church
Through the centuries there have been two predominant concepts
concerning the relationship between Israel and the Church. Is it
possible that both of these popular positions have been somewhat
in error? Is there a middle ground of truth?
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