David H. Stern
David H. Stern was born in Los Angeles in 1935, the great-grandson of two of the city's first Jews. He earned a Ph D. in economics at Princeton University and was a professor at UCLA, mountain-climber, co-author of a book on surfing and owner of health-food stores.
In 1972 he came to believe in Yeshua as the Messianic, after which he received a Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary and did graduate work at the University of Judaism.
He was married in 1976 to Martha Frankel, also a Messianic Jew, and together they served one year on the staff of Jews for Jesus. Dr. Stern taught Fuller Theological Seminary's first course in 'Judaism and Christianity,' organized Messianic Jewish conferences and leaders' meetings, and was an officer of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.
In 1979 the Stern family made aliyah(immigrated to Israel). They now live in Jerusalem and are active in Israel's Messianic Jewish community.
Dr. Stern is the auther of Messianic Judaism: A Modern Movement with an Ancient Past (formerly Messianic Jewish Manifesto), which outlines the destiny, identity, history, theology and program of todya's Messianic Jewish movement. He also wrote Restoring the Jewishness of the Gospel : A Message for Christians. it consists of the excerpts from the former book selected for Christians to whom the Jewishness of the Gospel is an unfamiliar idea.
His Jewish New Testament, which has been incorporated into the Complete Jewish Bible, is the basis for its companion volume, the Jewish New Testament commentary. This book discusses Jewish issues raised in the New Testament - questions Jews have about Yeshua, the New Testament and Chritianity;questions Christians have about Judaism and the Jewish roots of thrir faith;and questions Messianic Jews have about their own identity and role.