by Tsvi Sadan
The Concealed Light is a new breakthrough book that introduces the reader into the rich background and meaning behind the names of the Messiah. Everyone is familiarÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´whether they know it or notÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´with theophoric names: If your name is "Daniel," you might know that the meaning is "God is my judge." All the more so for identities given to the Messiah. In the Bible and other Jewish sources, the Mashiach is deliberately assigned various eye-opening and specific names. Each of these assignations offers deep insights into the attributes and expected roles of the person of MessiahÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´far beyond the watered-down concept of the Messiah that modern culture offers us.
The exposure to Jewish sources in the way they are presented in this book could tempt some to defend or negate particular religious convictions. However, the material presented here is not intended to be used as a "sword" against anyone's beliefs. The author's purpose in writing this book is to introduce readers to treasures that can enrich their own understanding of the complex and profound Jewish view of Messiah.
- Beautifully designed and presented hardcover with 250 pages
- 101 names are grouped and arranged according to the Hebrew alphabet
- Unique index for each group of the names of Messiah in Hebrew and English
- Extensive references to biblical and nonbiblical sources
- Full bibliography, plus index of names in English for easy reference
Dr. Tsvi Sadan is uniquely qualified as the author of this book. Born in Israel where he currently resides, he holds a PhD in Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has researched Jewish and Christian views of the Messiah for more than twenty years. Sadan has taken on the task of becoming familiar with traditional Jewish materials. In this book he draws on this knowledge to give a picture of the Messiah found in Jewish literature but known to few Jews and fewer Christians.
- Hardcover: 262 pages
- Publisher: First Fruits of Zion
- ISBN-13: 978-1892124630
- Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches