Transmitting the Messianic Jewish Heritage
About Vine of David
Vine of David is a publisher imprint of First Fruits of Zion dedicated to the original vision of Messianic Judaism. We follow in the footsteps of Messianic Jewish pioneers and luminaries who struggled to exist as Jews in full continuity with their Jewish people as well as fiercely devoted disciples of Yeshua the Messiah.
Our mission is to strengthen, encourage, and equip the Messianic Jewish community and to affirm Messianic Jewish practice that is faithful to Torah, to the Messiah, and to our Jewish people. In keeping with this mission, we seek to defend our Master Yeshua from the misconceptions and false accusations that have kept him distanced from his own people. We believe that his message provides the keys to bringing the ultimate redemption from exile—the restoration of Israel and the entire world.
To put this vision into action, we produce resources that give the Messianic Jewish community access to our own rich history. This includes the writings of brilliant Messianic Jewish pioneers, many of which have never been seen before in English. We provide liturgical resources that aid Messianic Jews in engaging in meaningful, Yeshua-faithful Jewish tradition. We also release works from some of the top scholars of the Messianic Jewish world today, bringing unsurpassed insight and depth to our understanding of Yeshua's message about the Kingdom of God.
We also desire to provide guidance regarding those of all nations who are drawn to Israel’s light through Yeshua. We equip Messianic Jewish communities to embrace the kingdom reality of Messianic Gentiles in our midst and to affirm their important and special calling.
As an endeavor of First Fruits of Zion, Vine of David is dedicated to restoring the voice of Yeshua within a thoroughly Jewish matrix.
Messianic Jews practice Judaism as followers of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth. Messianic Jews hold firmly to their unique calling and identity as Jews and fully belong to the Jewish community. By virtue of both devotion to Yeshua and commitment to authentic Jewish life, Messianic Jews serve as a natural bridge that links believers among the nations with the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
To those who view Jesus as a rebel against Judaism, Messianic Judaism sounds like a paradox. To us it makes perfect sense, since Yeshua was a faithful Jew who taught the very heart of Torah. Furthermore, he prophetically foresaw and wept over the destruction of the Temple and the dispersion that still endures today. While his teachings are often misunderstood, they provide the keys to bringing the ultimate redemption from exile.
The Vine of David Name and Logo
"Vine of David" is a phrase taken from apostolic-era literature where it is used as a reference to the Davidic dynasty and the Messiah. The Didache (an early Jewish-Christian document) prescribes a blessing for wine: "We thank you, our Father, for the holy vine of your servant David." The vine is evocative of both Yeshua who declared himself to be the true vine (John 15) and the Messianic Era when every man will sit under his own vine and fig tree (Micah 4:4).
The Vine of David logo depicts a crown signifying King Messiah that is intersected by the letter yod, which is both the first letter in the name of God and the first letter in the name of Yeshua. The tip of the yod reaches to the heavens, and the bottom rests on the arch of the earth; this represents the Messiah Yeshua as the bridge between heaven and earth, between God and man.
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