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Ephemera of the American Board of Missions to the Jews - Collection 339

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Table of Contents

Brief Description of This Collection

Title Page and Restrictions

Historical Background of the American Board of Missions to the Jews

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)

List of Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

Brief Description.
One 13-minute tape of Radio program #6, titled "The Promise of Tomorrow", produced by the American Board of Missions to Jews, n.d. Narrated by Charles L. Feinberg and directed to friends of Jewish Christians, the brief talk discusses the two attitudes with which Jews view heaven, the way of the world and the way of works. A brief news report about Israel and the Middle East is included, with reference to end time events which Christ reported would be signs of His return and the consummation of Biblical events. A book dividend, ISRAEL--A MODERN MIRACLE is offered.

Collection 339 [April 3, 2001]
American Board of Missions to the Jews; 1894-
Ephemera; n.d.

1 Reel of Audio Tape; 1 Cassette copy


There are no restrictions on this collection.

Historical Background

American Board of Missions to Jews (Beth Sar Shalom) is a nondenominational, independent faith mission, evangelical in doctrine, founded in 1894, as a pioneer in Jewish missions. Its missionaries and ministers are ordained by different denominations. The primary aim of the ABMJ is witnessing to Jews, and discipling and involving them in local church programs after conversion.

The work was begun by a Jewish rabbi, Leopold Cohn, who came to the United States in 1892, settled in Brooklyn, New York, and was converted to Christianity. He was succeeded by his son, Joseph Hoffman Cohn, who expanded the work to include Canada, England, Europe, Israel, and South America. On the death of Cohn, the mission continued under the direction of a Board of Directors.

Ministries include centers, literature distribution, Bible conferences, television specials, radio programs, media presentations of the gospel, campus and youth ministries. A student training program gives guidance and financial support to promising young Jewish converts and Jewish Christians so that they may attend Bible schools and colleges for education as Jewish evangelists. The Jewish Training Institute offers a three-year course to those Christians who are interested in Jewish evangelism. These activities are spread throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Europe, Israel, and South America.

Its publications include: The Chosen People, official publication of the mission; The End Times, a bimonthly radio publication); Shepherd of Israel, a periodical directed to unconverted Jews; tracts, books, and a Jewish art calendar. A fifteen-minute radio program, "The Chosen People News Hour," is broadcast five days a week throughout the United States. Foreign language broadcasts are conducted in France and Israel. Area prophetic conferences are also held in the United States and Canada in cooperation with local evangelical churches. Summer conferences are also held at various campgrounds in the United States and Canada.

In 1982 ABMJ had a staff of 92 missionaries and 17 clerics.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one thirteen-minute audio tape of a radio program: "The Promise of Tomorrow." There is no date on the broadcast, but it pre-dates Anwar Sadat's assassination in 1981. The program is produced by the American Board of Missions to the Jews and directed to friends of Jewish Christians. Narrator is Charles L. Feinberg [?], and the discussion is about how a Jew gets to heaven and what the Jewish concept of heaven is, both of which are elaborated as the "way of the world," and the "way of works."

Included in the broadcast are reports from the Middle East and Israel, references to Ezekiel, and mention of the use of the "hot line" in 1967. There is emphasis on the fact that Christ urged His followers to understand the signs presaging His return, and also that true peace will come to earth only under His reign. A book dividend, Israel--A Modern Miracle, is offered. Music precedes the broadcast.



This tape was received from the Billy Graham Center Library in June, 1982.

Accession 82-97
October 16, 1986
Frances L. Brocker
J. Nasgowitz

Accession 82-97
Type of Material: Audio tapes
The tapes listed below are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:

T1 - Reel-to-reel, 7-1/2 ips, 13 minutes, 32 seconds. Radio program #6, "The Promise of Tomorrow," produced by the American Board of Missions to Jews, n.d. Contains a discussion of the Jewish concept of heaven, reports from the Middle East, and interpretation of Ezekiel's gospel. One side.

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