Arnold Fruchtenbaum

tl_files/der_messias_im_tempel/images/ArnoldFruchtenb.jpgDr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum was born in 1943 in Siberia, Russia, after his Jewish parents had fled Poland from Hitler, is now married to his wife marry Ann and is one of the leading experts on the field of systematic Messianic Theology

In 1947 the Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to Germany and finally immigrated to New York in 1951. During their time in Germany, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister; and it was this contact that eventually led Arnold to the New York headquarters of the American Board of Missions to the Jews (ABMJ).

In 1966, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hebrew and Greek from Ohio's Cedarville College. He then moved to Israel, where he studied archaeology, ancient history, historical geography, and Hebrew at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Arnold returned to the U.S. and entered Dallas Theological Seminary for studies in Hebrew and Old Testament. He also began working as a missionary with ABMJ (today, Chosen People Ministries). In 1971 he graduated with a Master of Theology degree from Dallas.

In 1976, Dr Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, along with others recognized the lack of discipleship and intensive biblical and theological training of Jewish believers. End of 1977, ARIEL MINISTRIES was born to meet those needs of evangelism and discipleship from a Jewish perspective. Arnold now serves as the director of the ministry.

He has traveled widely in Europe, Israel and the United States, becoming intimately acquainted with the messianic movement in all its forms and struggles. The completion of his dissertation, Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology, was the culmination of 13 years of research for which he earned his Ph.D. at New York University in 1989. Dr. Fruchtenbaum has authored numerous published works of keen interest to both Jews and Gentiles.

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