By James M. Rochford

Judaism is one of the great world religions today. How does Christianity relate to Judaism? In what ways does Judaism point forward toward Jesus of Nazareth? Are Christianity and Judaism mutually exclusive, or is it possible to be Jewish and Christian?

Jesus and Messianic Prophecy The Hebrew Scriptures predict Jesus of Nazareth on a number of occasions. In fact, the entire Hebrew Scriptures point forward toward the person of Jesus.

Common Jewish Questions about Jesus Jewish investigators of Jesus have many common questions. We answer many of these here.

Understanding Jewish Practices, Terms, and Traditions It is often helpful to have a basic understanding of Jewish beliefs and practices. We consider many of these here.

Communication Guidelines This article articulates several guidelines which should be considered when dialoguing with Jewish friends and family.

Further Reading

Jews for Jesus (http://www.jewsforjesus.org/).

Brown, Michael L. Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. Volumes 1-5. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

All five volumes are excellent. These are well-written, scholarly resources to give to a Jewish friend or to study yourself.

Brown, Michael L. The Real Kosher Jesus. Lake Mary, FL: FrontLine, 2012.

Rochford, James. Evidence Unseen. Columbus, OH. New Paradigm Publishing. 2013.

Read part three on the Evidence of Predictive Prophecy (ch. 5-8). In this section, there is a very close exegesis of Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, and Daniel, which includes answers to critical objections. Moreover, chapter 8 responds to common objections used against Messianic prophecy from skeptics.