SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an unprecedented show of solidarity and commitment to Jewish Believers in Messiah Jesus, the King's University (TKU) Board unanimously agreed to be the founding Christian university sponsor of this new, innovative, fully-vetted, Messianic Jewish translation of the Holy Bible, the Tree of Life Version (TLV).
The King's University Chancellor, Jack Hayford declared, "This is providential.
This translation is a 'miracle-in-motion.'"
The TLV is a translation of both the Hebrew Tanakh (Old Testament) and Greek New Testament compiled by a community-wide group of more than 40 Jewish and Christian scholars. The TLV translation is part of the broader goals of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Project (MJFB). Its founders, Messianic rabbi Mark and Daniah Greenberg, spearheaded this project in 2008, eventually gathering over 15 national Messianic Jewish Organizations and 24 Messianic Jewish Congregations together to financially launch the creation of The Tree of Life New Covenant, published in 2011 by Destiny Image Publishers.
According to Chancellor Hayford, Daniah Greenberg, President of MJFB, visited The King's University in February of 2012 with an epistle conceived in "a righteous and creative hope" to see if their institution might be willing to partner to finish the entire TLV Bible translation.
Greenberg stated, "Chancellor Hayford took time to hear my heart to find a university home for our TLV translation. After all the fruit I have seen in his service toward the Jewish community, both in America and Israel, I knew we could trust The King's University to safeguard our text."
In response, Chancellor Hayford stated, "The depth of this project's impact and the scope of its influence over the immediate years ahead will become immeasurable."
In November 2012, the Chairman of the Board of TKU, Robert Morris, and President Steve Riggle, ratified the commitment to move ahead with the decision to sponsor the TLV translation. This groundbreaking alliance was established with a very generous donation from Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, on behalf of TKU, on February 20 at a luncheon hosted by Chancellor Hayford.
Details of this strategic partnership will be revealed at the King's University Chapel service:
March 27, 2013 at 10:30 am
Gateway Church, 700 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76902
Special Guests will include:
Jack Hayford, Chancellor of The King's University
Robert Morris, Gateway Church and TKUG Chairman
Messianic Rabbi Mark and Daniah Greenberg, Founders of the Messianic Jewish Bible Project
Jim Blackburn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jewish Voice Ministries
Dr. Raleigh Washington, President of Promise Keepers
Messianic Rabbi Kirk Gliebe, President of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
About The King's University at Gateway (TKUG): TKUG is renovating a 64,000 square-foot campus located in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. A beautiful new library will house the entire Tree of Life Version Manuscript along with the original 72 Biblical art pieces created by Michael Washer for this project.
The King's University is networking through seven church locations worldwide, totaling 140,000 members, where active online course study and extensive internship opportunities using this Tree of Life Version can positively impact an entire generation of Jewish seekers and loving Christians with the Good News of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah. In fact, the King's University has a growing Messianic Jewish Studies Program tailored specifically for teaching the Jewish foundations of Christianity by some of the top notch Messianic Jewish Scholars of our time, including Dr. Jeffrey Seif, Dr. Daniel Juster and Dr. Michael Brown. To learn more, visit gateway.kingsuniversity.edu.
About The Tree of Life Version: The Tree of Life Version is translated and solely owned by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible (MJFB), a 501C3 Corporation devoted to the creation of a brand new, vetted Messianic Jewish Biblical text as well as other resources for families. Our overarching goal is to share the good report of the God of Israel—and the resurrection power that raised our Messiah, Yeshua, from the dead—to all mankind. According to Romans 3:2, Rabbi Paul reminds the earliest followers of Jesus that the Jewish people are "entrusted" with the saying of God, the Holy Scriptures. We believe this is our mandate.
This TLV New Covenant is available NOW to over 50 million users on YouVersion through the highly popular Bible app on all mobile devices. Over 500,000 TLV verses have been accessed on YouVersion in less than 3 months, and the reviews on Amazon about the rendering of the TLV New Covenant are outstanding. With the first printed publications available through Destiny Image and for sale at both Christian and Messianic retailers, the complete TLV Biblical text will be available for licensing across all platforms and publications by the end of 2013. For more information, visit us at treeoflifeBible.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/treeoflifeBible.
Daniel Kurzweil, Messianic Jewish Family Bible, 954.232.6747, firstname.lastname@example.org
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