Arnold Fruchtenbaum is an evangelist and theologian who founded Ariel Ministries, a Messianic Judaic organization dedicated to promoting the idea that Jesus Christ was the Jewish Messiah.
Fruchtenbaum was born in Siberia on September 26, 1943. Due to wartime circumstances he and his family were forced to immigrate through Poland, Czechoslovakia, and West Germany before ending up in the United States. After settling in New York at age 13 and being heavily influenced by a Lutheran minister and Chosen People Ministries, Fruchtenbaum became a Messianic Jew.
Fruchtenbaum studied at Cerdarville College where he earned a Bachelor of Art in Hebrew and Greek. He continued his education at Dallas Theological Seminary, earning his Master of Theology in Hebrew and the Old Testament. He went to New York University for his PhD and completed a dissertation entitled Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology.
Fruchtenbaum founded Ariel Ministies on December 1, 1977, with the aim of providing Jewish Christians with biblical doctrine. The company has expanded over the years to include offices in 8 countries.
Messianic Jews are a sect that believe in the truth of the Bible and acknowledge the divinity of Jesus Christ. Fruchtenbaum regularly lectures on his beliefs all over the world.
According to Wikipedia,
Arnold Genekowitsch Fruchtenbaum is a Russian-born American theologian. He is a leading expert in Messianic Judaic theology and the founder and director of Ariel Ministries, an organization which prioritizes the evangelization of Jews in an effort to bring them to the view that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. He lectures and travels widely.
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