Jewish Perspectives on Jesus (Zoom Course)



3 Academic Credit Hours (February 26 – May 20, 2024)

Jewish Perspectives on Jesus and the NT

Course will be held via Zoom on Mondays, 4 – 7 PM (Israel Time)


REGISTRATION is OPEN till Feb 25, 2024

Course Description

“Salvation is of the Jews. Amongst all the religious systems existing in the world, there are but two deserving of attentive consideration, and they are both of Jewish origin, and were once exclusively confined to the Jewish nation. They are now known by the names of Judaism and Christianity; but it must never be forgotten that the latter is as entirely Jewish as the former. The Author of Christianity was a Jew. The first preachers of Christianity were Jews. The first Christians were all Jews; so that, in discussing the truth of these respective systems, we are not opposing a Gentile religion to a Jewish religion, but comparing one Jewish creed with another Jewish creed” (Dr. A. McCaul, The Old Paths, 1837, p. 1). This course will unpack the quote above, by focusing on the Jewish roots of the New-Testament writings.

Course Goals

  1. To present the Jewish and Hebraic nature of the Messianic faith, as expressed in the NT.
  2. To show the intertextual connections between the New Testament and the Tanakh.
  3. To clarify the relationship between the church and the Jewish people, in light of the plan of God for salvation.

Learning Outcome

  • The students will have better understanding of the Jewish nature of the Christian faith.
  • The students will appreciate more the textual relations between the NT and the Tanakh.
  • The students will possess a clearer perception for the relations between gentile believers and Israel, concerning the plan of God for redemption.

Course Structure

The lessons will be held through a Zoom format, consisting of lectures and interactive discussions between all participants. There will be 10 three hour (with breaks) live zoom lectures. Recordings will be available to registered students to watch multiple times during the time of the course and for six weeks after it ends. It won’t be possible to download video lectures to personal PC.

We cannot ensure the quality of zoom recordings should technical failures occur. We also cannot guarantee that all parts will be recorded. Therefore, it is NOT possible to register for recordings only. Students need to participate in live lectures.


Course Dates and Topics :

26.02 Introduction; the Biblical Idea of Messiah; Paradise lost; the hope and goal of the Torah
04.03 Between the New and Old testaments; the beginning of Judaism and Jewish theology; the parting of the ways
11.03 The New Testament in the Tanakh; the authors of the Jewish Gospels and Paul
18.03 The Messiah in the Jewish Apocrypha, the Qumran scrolls and in the Oral-Law
25.03 The synoptic Gospels and the Tanakh; Messiah as Moses and as Israel
01.04 The apologetic and polemic aspects of the Gospel of John, as a Jewish defense for a divine and suffering Messiah
08.04 Jewish perspective of Acts: Peter and Paul; the debate between two Judaisms over the conversion of gentiles and the quest after the true way of the Bible
15.04 The Hebraic nature of the letters of Paul: A journey of a religious Jew from the Yeshiva to the Ecclesia
22.04 Passover Eve, no class
29.04 Passover Holiday, no class
06.05 The Epistle to the Hebrew: Christ as Priest after the order of Melchizedek; the lost tribes of the house of Israel in the Epistles of Peter and Judah
13.05 Independence Day, no class
20.05 The letters of John, Revelation and the return to the Garden of Eden; Summery
  • (All reading materials for each lesson will be available to students, in PDF format)

Instructor: Dr. Golan Broshi

Dr. Golan Broshi is an Israeli born Messianic believer in Yeshua and an active member of Or Ha-Sharon Messianic Congregation. He holds MA in Social Education, MA in Jewish Education, and DMin in Middle East Leadership Ministry. He serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel, as a full-time lecturer. His teaching field concentration is on Jewish Oral Law, Biblical Hebrew, and Education. Dr. Golan Broshi has published several scholarly articles and books including, The Oral Law Debunked (co-authored with Dr. Eitan Bar, One for Israel, 2018), “Shavuot,” in A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (eds. Craig A. Evans, David Mishkin, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2019).


Course at a Glance

  • Live Lectures via Zoom
  • February 26 – May 20, Mondays 4 – 7 PM (Israel Time)
  • Language: English

Main Texts

  • The Bible
  • Must Read (FOR CREDIT STUDENTS ONLY!) : choose two books from the list below, to complete Reading Assignment:
  1. Bar-Asher Siegal. Michal. Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture in Late Antiquity: Heretic Narratives of the Babylonian Talmud.
  2. Beale, G. K. Handbook on the New Testament use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation.
  3. Blum, Edwin & Rydelnik, Michael (Eds.). The Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy: Studies and Expositions of the Messiah in the Old Testament.
  4. Boyarin, Daniel. The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ.
  5. Brown, Michael L. The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealing the Mysteries of the Hidden Messiah.
  6. Cohen, Shaye J. D. The Beginnings of Jewishness: Boundaries, Varieties, Uncertainties.
  7. Dunn, James D. G. (Ed.). Jews and Christians: The Parting of the Ways, A. D. 70 to 135.
  8. Evans, Craig & Mishkin. David (Eds.). A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith.
  9. Mishkin, David, Rabbi & Redeemer: Discovering Yeshua in the Gospel of John.
  10. Fredriksen, Paula. When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation.
  11. Lapide, Pinchas, Israelis, Jews, and Jesus, Doubleday, 1979.
  12. Neusner, Jacob, Green, William S. & Frerichs, Ernest S. (Eds.). Judaisms and their Messiahs at the Turn of the Christian Era.
  13. Stern, David H. Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel: A Message for Christians.
  14. Yuval, Israel Jacob. Two nations in your womb.

Course Fees

  • For Academic Credit  – $750 USD
  • DTS Students – $450 USD
  • For Personal Enrichment  – $249 USD


*These fees do not include required textbooks

**Payment is non-refundable