Based upon the biblical mandate to take the gospel “to the Jew first,” there has been a renewed effort among Christians to bring the gospel of Jesus to the Jewish community. This comprehensive resource looks at the historical, theological, and biblical context for doing so, and provides encouragement for Christians and Messianic Jews engaged in evangelism. To the Jew First includes contributions by Richard A. Averbeck, Craig A. Blaising, Walter C. Kaiser, Richard L. Pratt Jr., and ten other evangelical scholars.
Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. A former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, he is the author of the best-seller Breaking the Da Vinci Code and numerous works in New Testament studies, including Jesus According to Scripture.
Mitch Glaser is the president of Chosen People Ministries. Mitch and his wife, Zhava, are Jewish believers in Jesus and have each labored for more than twenty years in ministry among the Jewish people. Mitch holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies.