Have you ever been reading your Bible when questions about the text pop into your mind? What does an ephah of grain amount to? What was life like in Bible times for a widow without means? What about for a shepherd in the desert or a midwife in Egypt? What does a shekel equal in dollars? What went on in the centuries between the Old and New Testaments? Where is Jericho in relation to Jerusalem?
The Bible has many “nicknames.” It’s been called “The Good Book,” “The Book of Books,” life’s “Owner’s Manual,” and our “Sword” (from Ephesians 6:17). The Bible has been compared to food and bread and reading it to feasting and receiving our “daily bread.”
In answering this question, it’s appropriate to first point out that, while some Christians view the Old Testament as obsolete and irrelevant to their faith in Jesus, it is still the Word of God – and Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 that all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for us. In addition, the New Testament’s account of Messiah’s coming, teachings, redemptive work, and future return rest essentially on the foundation God laid in the Old Testament.
So, you love the Jewish people and Israel. Your heart is in tune with God’s about His unending love for them, and you want to be a positive influence in the world concerning the subject. You want to help inspire other Believers who are perhaps disinterested but may wonder how to show it or inspire others toward aligning their hearts with Gods’ regarding His Chosen People.