First Fruits of Zion Staff

First Fruits of Zion Staff
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First Fruits of Zion specializes in the study and teaching of Scripture from its historical, linguistic, and cultural context. Using the latest scholarship, ancient Jewish sources, and extra-biblical literature, we present a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible and early Jewish-Christianity. We do this by publishing books, ebooks, magazines, journals, study programs, audio and audio-visual resources, and presenting new material through seminars, conferences, and guided Israel tours. First Fruits of Zion specializes in the study and teaching of Scripture from its historical, linguistic, and cultural context. Using the latest scholarship, ancient Jewish sources, and extra-biblical literature, we present a Messianic Jewish reading of the Bible and early Jewish-Christianity. We do this by publishing books, ebooks, magazines, journals, study programs, audio and audio-visual resources, and presenting new material through seminars, conferences, and guided Israel tours.

Yeshua and the ten lepers

"Yeshua told the ten lepers to go show themselves to the priests even before they had experienced the miraculous healing."

The empty tomb that wasn’t empty

"The open tomb and absence of the guards seemed to imply that the authorities had moved the body to some undisclosed location. The women decided to investigate."

The last temptation of Messiah

"When “the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time” (Luke 4:13). The opportune time came in Gethsemane."

Hospitality for the apostles

"Looking for a powerful blessing and reward on your home? Provide hospitality for a prophet, a righteous man, or a disciple of Yeshua."

Finding and losing Life

"The teaching contrasts finding something with losing something. Yeshua often played with that contrast in His teachings. He compared the good news message to a treasure found in a field."

Hating your family

"Why did Yeshua say that we must hate our families if we are to be worthy of being His disciples?"

I came to bring a sword

"If the Messiah is supposed to bring peace to the earth, why did Yeshua say, 'Do not think that I came to bring peace … but a sword'?"

Denied before the angels

Everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33)

A disciple and his rabbi

"To what can we compare the relationship between a first century rabbi and his disciples? Yeshua used different metaphors to describe it."

Hated by everyone

"Yeshua predicted that His disciples will be hated by everyone. When will this time of persecution come?"