If you have ever wanted to get to know Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, the Good News of Matthew is the best place to start. Yet, few commentaries are able to truly present Yeshua in his Jewish context. Most don't understand his background, his family, or even his religion, and thus miss the full picture of who he really is.
That may sound strange, but in order to provide the historical and cultural setting of Yeshua's day, a commentator needs to be well versed in first-century Jewish practices and thought, especially regarding the 'traditions of the elders' that Yeshua so often spoke about. Fortunately, we have a commentator who understands the Jewish Jesus and his connection to the rabbinical ways of his day.
Barney Kasdan has been Rabbi of a vibrant Messianic synagogue in San Diego since 1981. A graduate of Biola University and Talbot Seminary, as well as a student at the University of Judaism, he brings a wealth of knowledge and information to us. Rabbi Kasdan is dedicated to helping both Jews and Gentiles get to know the Jewish Yeshua better.