Exploring the Jewish Roots of Christian Faith through text study

The Gospel Research Foundation is committed to long term projects which accomplish the founding purpose.

I. Hebrew Heritage Translation

Existing translations of the Bible were birthed in a rationalistic age which minimized the miraculous. Hebraic thought embraced the world view in which God worked miracles to help people He loves. The imagery of the Hebrew language conveyed the concept of divine compassion. The original meaning of Jesus' teachings are often misunderstood because of the wrong wording in English translations which ignore Hebrew thought and the miraculous in Holy Scripture. The early followers of Jesus were Jewish. They told their stories under the influence of their faith and culture.

The Hebrew Heritage Translation will seek dynamic equivalents in English of the Greek text which will communi- cate the Hebrew meaning of the sayings of Jesus. Present translations render the Greek text without thought for the Hebraic perspective of early Christianity. Every reader should be able to hear the words with a like-minded understanding similar to the original audience who first heard the message.

On-Line Chapters of Hebrew Heritage Translation by Dr. Brad Young

II. Hebrew Heritage Study Bible

The Gospel Research Foundation is preparing a Hebrew Heritage Study New Testament which will explore the Jewish background of Christianity. Teachings from Judaism in the time of Jesus reveal fresh insight. Every Christian will be helped to understand and appreciate the original meaning.

III. Rabbinic Textual Commentary on the New Testament

The Gospel Research Foundation is preparing a major scholarly commentary on the New Testament based upon the comparative study of rabbinic literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, historical writings, archaeology and all that we can learn about ancient Judaism. This work should supersede the German commentary written by Herman Strack and Paul Billerbeck. Comparing the teachings of Jesus with Jewish texts reveals fresh perspective.