The Rabbi as a Surrogate Priest, Dr Dauermann’s dissertation, compares the role of the rabbi as it has emerged in Jewish life to the roles performed by Priests and Levites as found in biblical materials. Beginning with Abraham, viewed as a proto-priest, the dissertation examines the functions performed by Israel’s priests and levites within the context of Israel’s call to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. The work traces the historical evolution of the rabbi’s role and of the training of rabbis, and identifies sixteen functions formerly performed by priests and levites which now describe what rabbis do. The book will come as a surprise to people who imagine the rabbi’s role to be “unbliblical,” and also as a help to those who seek to train leaders to see that a rabbi is not just a minister with switched labels.
The Jewish Advantage: What It Is and How to Make It Your Own provides a proven solution to the general subpar state of biblical illiteracy–even among the religiously committed.
Christians and Jews Together presents a biblical argument for the complementary roles Jews and Christians are meant to play in the outworking of God’s purposes moving toward His great consummation. It is as if God has given Jews and Christians half of a treasure map: neither of them can find the treasure of God’s consummation apart from the other. For Christians, this book asks and answers the question: What’s greater than the great commission? Prepare to be informed, challenged, and intrigued.