We've all eagerly counted down the days to a special occasion, like Christmas, a birthday, or a wedding. Did you know that Pentecost—Shavuot—is the only holiday for which God commanded a countdown?
This engrossing book will quickly capture your attention as you realize the excitement leading up to this festive occasion and the richness it will bring to your understanding of both the Old and New Testament. The authors treat us to a sense of anticipation that "cannot be overstated," as their insightful account of traditions leading up to this holiday unfolds... a boy's first haircut, bonfires, sweet treats, artful paper cutting, firstfruits.
Shavuot will lead believers in Jesus into greater understanding of the significance of the omer, the waiting period, which foreshadows our watching for His return and gives further meaning to our work of building His kingdom.
About the Author
RICHARD A. ROBINSON serves as Senior Researcher at Jews for Jesus in San Francisco and is a Jewish believer in Jesus who came to faith in 1973. He has served with Jews for Jesus since 1978, beginning with the mobile evangelistic music team, The Liberated Wailing Wall, and subsequently as a missionary at the Los Angeles, New York, and Boston branches. He holds an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1978) and a Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary (1993).Rich is the author of The Messianic Movement and Christ in the Sabbath. He edited God, Torah, Messiah: The Messianic Jewish Theology of Dr. Louis Goldberg and co-authored Christ in the Feast of Pentecost with David Brickner. He has contributed chapters to various scholarly books, conferences papers (Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism--North America, Evangelical Theological Society), and is a frequent contributor to the journal Mishkan. Rich also edits Havurah, a publication for Jewish believers in Jesus.
DAVID BRICKNER, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, heads up the largest Jewish evangelistic mission in the world. He is a fifth generation Jewish believer in Jesus and it was through the ministry of Jews for Jesus that David rededicated his life to the Lord. Brickner is a popular church and conference speaker and has authored Christ in the Feast of Pentacost and Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles with Moody Publishers as well as Future Hope: A Jewish Christian Look at the End of the World with Purple Pomegranate. He also writes a monthly online column, Jews for Jesus Real Time and has appeared on Larry King Live. Brickner resides with his wife, Patti, in San Francisco, California.