It can be said that there are two ways of looking at the Old Testament with a Jewish perspective. Looking at how the writers of the New Testament documents interpreted the Old Testament writings. As Paul told Timothy: "16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." 2 Tim. 3. Jesus had to teach the disciples on the road to Emmaus what the Scriptures
When one considers what it was that Mohammad was doing, it does seem a trifle odd. The only ones in the Bible to compare him to are the Old Testament Prophets, and that is what Mohammad aspired to be. That is the claim he wanted the Jewish leaders in Medina to validate. When they did not, he looted two tribes and drove them off, and the third one he just sacked, enslaving all the females, and beheading all the males. Mohammad made claims that both the Christian scripture and the Jewish foretold
For years, even centuries it has been thought by many, such as J B Lightfoot, Alfred Edersheim and David Baron that so much of the New Testament writings reflected Jewish ways of teaching that were in vogue at the time of the start of Christianity. One can see in the writings of Paul the lessons from the Middoth of how to interpret the scripture. This does not mean that the writings are any less important, only that, as we push for a Grammatical-Historical method, the Jews had several ways of applying
Lately, so I am told, there has been a rise in what is known as 'Anti-Missionary' activity among the Jews and their community. It seems that the number of people who are confessing face in Jesus, or Yeshuah as His Hebrew name is called, are becoming much larger than ever before. Such organizations as Jews for Jesus and the Chose People Ministries have spearheaded this drive, and we can only be thankful for this. It seems as if one of Jesus prophecies are coming true: 37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
The Bible bears witness that it is God whom we have wronged and grieved:
7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord,
the deeds for which he is to be praised,
according to all the Lord has done for us—
yes, the many good things
he has done for Israel,
according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
8 He said, “Surely they are my people,
children who will be true to me”;
and so he became their Savior.