Books and Journals
Facilitating scholarly research and producing quality books, journals and study materials is an important part of our ministry. We have produced dozens of book and journals since 1982. Many of these publications are tools for congregational and ministry work in Israel, while others are theological publications focusing on the Messianic movement and the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Several of our books have been published in multiple languages.
Most of our publications are available for purchase at the Caspari Center in Jerusalem. A list of our publications can be viewed down below.
We are currently involved in producing the following publications:
Jewish Believers in Jesus
One of our most strategically important research projects, the goal of the research is to gather and publish data that accurately portrays the history of Jewish believers in Jesus from antiquity until today, over the course of three volumes. The narrative challenges both Jews and Christians to rethink common misperceptions and gives Jewish believers in Jesus access to their own history. The project was developed in partnership with MF – The Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology.
Dr. Oskar Skarsaune and Dr. Reidar Hvalvik completed the first volume of research, Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries, which covered the first 500 years of church history. It was published in 2007, to wide acclaim. Volume 2 is currently underway. We plan to complete the project with a third volume covering the modern era.
Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting
Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting (JJMJS) is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal. The journal aims to advance scholarship on this crucial period in the early history of the Jewish and Christian traditions when they developed into what is today known as two world religions, mutually shaping one another as they did so. JJMJS publishes high-quality research on any topic that directly addresses or has implications for the understanding of the inter-relationship and interaction between the Jesus movement and other forms of Judaism, as well as for the processes that led to the formation of Judaism and Christianity as two related but independent religions.
JJMJS is free of charge with complete open access. The journal is also available in hard copy and can be ordered here.
List of Publications
Most of our publications are available for purchase at the Caspari Center in Jerusalem.
Mishkan – A Forum on the Gospel and the Jewish People (English)
JJMJS - Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting (English)
Ministry, Discipleship, and Family Publications:
The Parables of Jesus, by Heidi Tohmola (children's activity book in Hebrew)
Simon Peter – The Friend of Jesus, by Heidi Tohmola (children's activity book in Hebrew)
Miracles, by Heidi Tohmola (children's activity book in Hebrew)
The Lord is My Shepherd, by Heidi Tohmola (children's activity book in Hebrew)
The Fear of the Lord, by Heidi Tohmola (children's activity book in Hebrew)
In His Hand (children's song book in Hebrew, PDF available)
Raising Children in the Fear of the Lord (Hebrew, English, Russian, Amharic)
Guiding and Teaching the Next Generation (Hebrew)
Hebrew – Amharic Diglot Bible
Biblical Ethics, by Ray Pritz (Hebrew, English, Russian, Arabic)
How to Study Scriptures, by Baruch Maoz (Hebrew, English, Russian)
Hebrews, by Ray Pritz (Hebrew, Russian, English)
Psalms, by Walter Riggans (Hebrew)
Romans, by Oskar Skarsaune (Hebrew, Russian, English)
Luke, by Baruch Maoz (Hebrew)
Acts of the Apostles, by Ole Chr. Kvarme (Hebrew, English)
Genesis, by Jerry Lund (Hebrew)
Teacher's Guide – Genesis, (Amharic)
Theology, History, and Surveys:
Jewish Believers in Jesus – The Early Centuries, Oskar Skarsaune and Reidar Hvalvik, eds. (English)
In the Shadow of the Temple, by Oskar Skarsaune (English)
And the Children Struggled – The Church and the Jews through History, by Ray Pritz (Hebrew, English)
We Have Found the Messiah – Jewish Believers in Antiquity, by Oskar Skarsaune (English)
Nazarene Jewish Christianity, by Ray Pritz (English)
The Jewish Roots of the New Testament, by Oskar Skarsaune (Hebrew, Russian)
Jewish Influences in the Early Church, by Oskar Skarsaune (Hebrew, Russian)
The Church History of Eusebius of Caesarea (Hebrew)
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Study of Scripture, by Magnus Riska (Hebrew, English)
Facts and Myths about the Messianic Congregations in Israel, Kai Kjær-Hansen and Bodil Skjøtt, eds. (English)
Israel and Yeshua (English)
Jospeh Rabinowitz and the Messianic Movement, by Kai Kjær-Hansen (English, Hebrew, Russian)
The Death of Messiah, Kai Kjær-Hansen, ed. (English, Hebrew, Danish)