That may sound strange, but in order to provide the historical and cultural setting of his day, a commentator needs to be well versed with first-century Jewish practices and thought, not the least of which are the “traditions of the Elders” that Yeshua so often spoke about. Fortunately, we have a commentator who understands the Jewish Jesus and his connection to the rabbinical ways of his day.
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. 448 pages, chapter by chapter commentary.
“This is exactly the book I have been waiting for. The more I have discovered the Jewish roots of the scriptures, the more my eyes have been opened, the clearer my understanding of the heart of God, and the greater my passion for going even deeper into the Bible.”
— Pastor Ray Bentley, Maranatha Chapel, San Diego, Calif.
“Barney Kasdan has done a wonderful job presenting a Messianic Jewish commentary that has unique insights for interpretation from Jewish sources. I heartily recommend it.”
— Dr. Daniel Juster, first president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, Director, Tikkun International, Gaithersburg, Md.
“Best selling author, Rabbi Barney Kasdan has once again illuminated the Jewish worldview of Scripture in ways that deepen understanding and strengthen faith. If you want to look at Scripture through Matthew’s eyes, Barney Kasdan’s commentary opens that world to you.”
— Jeffrey Feinberg, Ph.D., Rabbi, Etz Chaim Congregation, Lake Forest, Ill.
“Kasdan’s short summary on the seven different types of Pharisees, as found in rabbinic literature, is crucial to understanding which Pharisees were the recipients of Yeshua’s criticism.”
— Rabbi Dr. D. Friedman, former Academic Dean, King of Kings College, Jerusalem, Israel
Get to know Yeshua, the King, through the writing of another rabbi, Barney Kasdan.
Paperback. 6 x 1 x 8.9 inches. 427 pages.