Messianic Judaism Scholars

Dr. Jeffrey Feinberg, PhD

Dr. Feinberg received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Theological Education. He is currently a leader of congregation Etz Chaim, Buffalo, NY, and has served as the Midwest Regional Director of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Dr. Feinberg authored several books and articles including Walk Genesis! A Messianic Jewish Devotional Commentary for Readers of the Torah, Haftarah, and B'rit Chadasha, Walk Exodus!, Walk Leviticus!, Walk Numbers!, and Walk Deuteronomy!

Rabbi Chaim Urbach, MA

Rabbi Urbach is currently the leader of Congregation Yeshuat Tsion, in Denver, Colorado. He received an MA in Biblical Studies with New Testament concentration from Denver Seminary in 1991. Rabbi Urbach was one of the founding elders of congregation Ro'eh Yisrael in Denver, CO. He has served as officer of several Messianic Jewish organizations and has taught extensively in Messianic and Protestant congregational settings.

Dr. Michael Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literature from New York University. He has served as a Visiting Professor of Jewish Apologetics at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission and at The King's Seminary. He has also served as visiting professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Brown served as a leader in the Brownsville Revival from 1996-2000 and birthed FIRE School of Ministry in 2001. He has preached throughout the United States and in more than twenty nations and has written more than eighteen books on revival, holiness, radical discipleship, and Jewish-Christian issues, along with scholarly works in Old Testament and Hebrew studies. He is generally considered to be the foremost expert in Jewish apologetics and is the host of the new Jewish outreach TV show, Think It Thru.

His most recent books include a commentary on Jeremiah for the new edition of the Expositor's Bible Commentary;the acclaimed series Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus (five volumes); and Revolution in the Church: Challenging the Religious System with a Call for Radical Change. His scholarly articles have been published in leading journals as well as in the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion, the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, and the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis.

Dr. John Fischer, PhD

 Dr. John Fischer received a PhD in Education/Religion from the University of South Florida, and a ThD in Judaic Studies from the Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Fischer is the current Rabbi of Congregation Ohr Chadash, the Rosh Yeshiva (principal) of Netzer David Yeshiva, and the Academic Vice President and Judaic Studies Department Chair at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been actively involved in committees of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, and the International Messianic Jewish Alliance for the past two decades. Dr. Fischer is the author and editor of numerous publications, including The Enduring Paradox: Jesus and Judaism, Messianic Servies for Festivals and Holy Days, Siddur for Messianic Jews,and The Meaning and Importance of Jewish Holidays.

Dr. Bill Bjoraker

 Dr. Bjoraker received his PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies. He pastored a Messianic congregation in Tel Aviv, Israel from 1981 to 1989. Dr. Bjoraker is currently Director of “Operation Ezekiel”, a ministry of teaching and discipleship for Jewish seekers. For the last 20 years, he has served as a missionary of the Assemblies of God to Jewish people in Lost Angeles, planted a Hebrew-speaking Israeli Jewish congregation in the San Fernando Valley and hosted an evangelistic Hebrew TV program to reach Israelis in the Greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Bjoraker is currently on the part-time faculty of the William Carey International University and adjunct faculty in the Messianic Jewish Studies Program ("The King's Jewish Voice") at The King's University in Van Nuys, CA. He authored several books including Samuel: Last of the Judges and First of the Prophets – A Model Leader for Transitional Times and Understanding Israel and the Jewish People: Building Bridges Toward Jesus the Messiah and numerous articles.

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