Dating hebrew scriptures
Dan Johnson has effectively noted this relationship: From Pauls time until the present, the church has tended to view its existence independently of Israel. Thus it becomes wholly appropriate for all believers in the Messiah Yeshua to pray this benediction, no matter whether a born Jew or a former Gentile.The second thing that we note about this prayer is that we are already seeing the Messianic expectation of the Jewish people aroused: And who will bring a Redeemer with love to their childrens children for His names sake.The purpose of this article is to go through the Amidah, explaining the significance of each benediction from a Messianic point of view.We will see that not only do the Jewish people rely wholly on (that is, put their faith in) Gods grace for the forgiveness of sins, they eagerly await for the Messiah and even call for Him by Name!
In fact, the Disciples Prayer in many ways resembles a shortened form of the Amidah combined with the shortened form of another venerated Jewish prayer, the Kaddish (Holiness).Indeed, as one Christian scholar explains, to the extent that we propogate this view in our preaching and teaching, we are guilty of bearing false witness. (Wilson, Abraham 20f) To many Christians, this comes as a complete shock. Others might object that they know Jews who believe that one has to have more good deeds than bad deeds to get into heaven.