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This year, learn to see Scripture in a whole new way as you embark on a deeper understanding of its history—and your faith’s deep roots in the land, events, people, and faith of Israel. The One Year Holy Land Moments Devotional contains 52 weeks of reflections from both a Jewish rabbi and a Christian theologian, demonstrating the timeless and universal themes in both the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and New Testament. Each day offers a fascinating glimpse into the Jewish faith, history, and perspective, while exploring the Christian interpretation of beloved biblical verses, places, people, and events. Spend a reflective moment each day contemplating the history of God’s work in the world, celebrating his word and love for you.

Product Details

Published:
September 1, 2013
Binding:
Softcover
Trim Size:
6 x 9 in.
Pages:
400
ISBN:
978-1-4143-7021-7

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With two thirds of the Bible being the Old Testament and one third the New Testament, it makes sense to blend Jewish with Christian backgrounds in a daily devotional based on Jesus Christ. In "The One Year Holy Land Moments Devotional" by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and Dr. Tremper Longman III, the roots of Israel’s history, culture and land interweaves with Christian teaching. With insights from an Orthodox rabbi who lives in Jerusalem and a professor of Biblical studies in California, the three hundred and eighty-five page paperback book is divided by fifty-two weeks with six daily topics and a seventh day review. Also included are Scriptural and topical indexes along with authors’ biographies. Each one page day of the week’s reading lists a topic with an Old Testament Bible verse. Then there are several paragraphs written from a Jewish perspective, followed by one or two paragraphs of Christian reflection, usually with a New Testament verse. The NLT is the most commonly used translation with excerpts from the NIV, KJV, NKVM, ESV and NASB versions. Gleaning from Old Testament Scriptures, one can read about Jewish topics such as Jerusalem Day, King David, or the Western Wall to Masada, the Temple Mount, the Dead Sea, or how Jesus walked in the Holy Land over two thousand years ago. For example, take week twenty-five where day one is titled “The Antidote of Despair” about David writing about evildoers while God is in control. Day two is “Advice From a Wise Guy” mentioning Solomon’s wisdom and how it is meaningless without God being first. “How Are You Spending Yourself” on day three discusses Pesach and Rosh Hashanah and giving to others. While the Jews recite Shema twice a day, day four’s “I Pledge Allegiance” promotes the Trinity in the Christian section. The fifth day’s devotional, “Let It Be a Reminder,” explains the Jewish tefillin as a remembrance of submission of mind, heart, and actions to God. The sixth day is “No Place Like Home” about the mezuzah and how reminders can keep the focus on Christ. The final day of the week is “Sabbath Reflections” asking three questions about these Jewish concepts and items and how they affect one’s faith and daily life. This would be a great book for a “Messianic” Jew to relate to his or her roots and religion while learning more about Yeshua or for a Christian to learn more deeply about Old Testament and Jewish traditions. This book was furnished through Tyndale House Publishers in lieu of an unbiased review.