The Early History of the Yeshua Movement
Messianic Jewish Pub & Res Llc
The Book of Acts describes a tumultuous time in biblical history, especially for Jews. Caught in the political chaos of the house of Herod, the challenges of Roman rule over Judea and the sectarian battles within Judaism, this first century writer (Luke) documents the rise of an intriguing movement of Jews who embraced Yeshua/Jesus as the promised Messiah and describes what they had to deal with. He also presents the connection between the Jewish first followers of Yeshua and the much larger Gentile world, out of which came many of the congregations formed in the first century to which Rav Shaul (Paul) wrote letters, making up most of the B’rit Hadashah (New Testament). Who was Luke? Was he a Jew or non-Jew? Rabbi Kasdan presents this information so people can make an informed decision.
Barney Kasdan has been rabbi of a vibrant Messianic synagogue, Kehilat Ariel in San Diego, since 1981. A graduate of Biola University and Talbot Seminary, as well as a student at the University of Judaism, he brings a wealth of knowledge and information to us. Author of two other books, God’s Appointed Times and God’s Appointed Customs, Rabbi Kasdan is dedicated to helping both Jews and Gentiles get to know the Jewish Yeshua better.