Christlich-theologische Überlegungen zur biblischen Landverheißung an Israel
Edited By Berthold Schwarz
A Messianic Jewish Perspective on the Future Regathering of Israel and the Promises of the Land
As a Messianic Jew, a Jewish believer in Jesus, the promises of the Land1 hold a special interest. Whilst I am a fourth generation English Jew, my family come originally from the Land of Israel, but in recent centuries from Essen in Germany. My father was born Anthony Adolph Hirschland, as Adolph was a popular boy’s name in 1927, and the German-Jewish name Hirschland (“land of the deer”) was well-know in Essen, where the family achieved prominence as doctors, merchants and bankers.2 Most of the Hirschlands escaped from Germany to Israel and other countries before the Second World War, but not all, and there is a list in the Essen Synagogue (now a Jewish cultural centre and museum) of those who were deported to the Concentration Camps and lost their lives there. Others escaped to other parts of the world, including many now living in Israel. So it is with a consciousness of the recent loss of life and lands in Germany (although reparations were made after the war, as the Hirschlands had significant property and business interests) that I come to the land promises to the Jewish people, in the light of theology, history and the political realities of the present day. My contribution to this book discusses the questions: What is a Messianic Jewish perspective (MJP)? What is a MJP on the Land? How can it be developed? And how can it be put into practice?
1. What is a...
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