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Shaul's/Paul's Emissary to Crete

96 pages
Messianic Jewish Pub & Res Llc
The congregational issues that are addressed in the letter to Titus transcend culture and are common to congregations in any state of development. Every congregation faces the challenges of organizing or reorganizing their structure; appointing qualified leaders; and internal theological or personal divisions. The letter to Titus also emphasizes the importance of sound doctrine that is modeled and taught by trained and qualified leaders. The purpose of this commentary on the letter to Titus is to examine these issues in their Jewish cultural context.
Author Bio
Yosef (Harvey) Koelner was born in Chicago and raised in an Orthodox Jewish home. His extended family is among the early Chalutzim (Pioneers) early settlers of Israel. His education includes a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Illinois State University; a Master of Ministry with a concentration in Jewish studies from Messiah Biblical University; a MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College as well as a Doctor of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. Ordained by both the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) and El Concilió Judío Mesiánico Internacional (The Messianic Jewish International Council) his ministry spans four decades—Rabbi of Temple Aron HaKodesh for 28 years and Rabbi Emeritus of Kehilat Bet Avinu, both in the Fort Lauderdale area. A Spanish speaker, he travels extensively throughout Latin America presenting seminars on Jewish subjects.