A Prayer to Our Father: Hebrew Origins of the Lord's Prayer (Paperback)
"A Prayer to Our Father" is the exciting journey of faith of a Jewish Bible scholar and an African-American pastor who join forces to uncover the truth about the most beloved prayer in the Christian world. Their gripping adventure begins in the ancient city of Jerusalem and takes them to the very spot in Galilee where Jesus taught the multitudes to pray. Along the way they discover a Hebrew version of the Lord's Prayer, preserved in secret by Jewish rabbis for over 1,000 years. The richness of meaning that the Hebrew unlocks reveals a powerful message of spiritual growth for Jew and Christian alike. Join them on this provocative exploration of the Hebrew origins of the Lord's Prayer!
"I just finished the book and really enjoyed it. I teach liturgy at the Hebrew Union College so I know how important and difficult it is to teach and write about the topic. A Prayer to Our Father is a multi-layered love story: the love of prayer, the love of learning, the love of the land of Israel, the love of the Hebrew language, and the love of Judaism and Christianity. It is part detective story, part guide-book, part text-study and all love. It is also a fabulous model of chevruta (the interactive Jewish learning model) two people learning together, challenging each other and inspiring each other. Both Jews and Christians could learn a great deal from this book about their own and each others traditions. I highly recommend it!" - Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, Congregation Kol HaNeshama, Jerusalem
"'A Prayer to Our Father'" is an inspiring book that conveys a powerful life-changing message of spiritual growth” - Pastor Efrem Smith, Sanctuary Covenant Church
About the Author
Nehemia Gordon is a linguist, researcher, author and lecturer who has translated the Dead Sea Scrolls and deciphered ancient Hebrew manuscripts. He holds a master’s degree in biblical studies and a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A Karaite Jew, he has been invited to speak in synagogues and churches around the world and has led groups of pilgrims and visitors on tours of biblical sites. A native of Chicago, Gordon has made his home in Jerusalem since 1993. His books and DVDs include “The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus,” “A Prayer to Our Father: Hebrew Origins of the Lord's Prayer” (with Keith Johnson), and “The Creator's Calendar” and “Raiders of the Lost Book: Discoveries in the Ancient Hebrew Text of Matthew's Gospel,” both with Michael Rood.
- Perfect Paperback: 175 pages
- Publisher: Hilkiah Press: 1st edition (June 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976263742
- ISBN-13: 978-0976263746
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.5
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