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Online Free Resources: David Baron and Adolph Saphir


David Baron

Following up on past reader recommendations, I recently looked up further details concerning authors David Baron and Adolph Saphir.  Both men were Jewish Christians, Jews who converted to Christianity as young adults, and authors of several Christian books, which are now available in print and other media formats.  See brief biographies here:  Adolph Saphir (1831-1891) and David Baron (1855 – 1926)

Amazon currently lists David Baron’s The History of the Ten “Lost” Tribes: Anglo-Israelism Examined, Kindle version at no charge.  Note that the Kindle for PC (free software download from Amazon) as well as the Amazon Cloud Reader (web-browser Kindle) can be used for any Amazon Kindle title.

Another new online reader I just discovered is Google-Play, a browser program used with your Google account, with some functionality similar to Kindle for PC: viewing page by page, and search feature.  Like Amazon, Google Play has many books available, some free and others for purchase.  The pages are images from actual print books, and so you cannot select and copy-paste actual text.  However, Google Play offers a few free books not available in Kindle format, including David Baron’s “The Scattered nation, nos. 13-28: occasional record of the Hebrew Christian Testimony to Israel,” as well as nos. 45-42 of the same book, and “Types, Psalms and Prophecies: Being a Series of Old Testament Studies.”  Google Play also has a few titles from Saphir.

Archive.org has the largest collection of Saphir books, available in several formats including PDF, web-view, full text file, and Kindle reader format. The Kindle format has its own link, which prompts to save the file or open in the Kindle for PC (already installed on the PC).  It’s possible that the saved file could be transferred to a Kindle device, so if anyone has a Kindle feel free to try and let me know if and how that works.  I have downloaded a few of the Saphir books, now in my “Kindle for PC” library, to begin reading.

Adolph Saphir

Adolph Saphir books from Archive.org:

David Baron books from Archive.org (available in several formats):

Addendum: free online writings of Alfred Edersheim, at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.  Available in several formats including PDF, browser and plain text.

Another update (7/27):  David Baron Book in Online web format, at Precept Austin site:  The Jewish Problem: Its Solution, or Israel’s Present and Future (1891).

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  1. July 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Excellent selection, Lynda. Speaking as a Hebrew Christian, “Messianic Jews” don’t like these Jewish authors (another one is Alfred Edersheim) because they call themselves Hebrew CHRISTIANS and call Yeshua haMashiach, Jesus Christ. Silly.

    • July 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Interesting — and agree, that’s silly. By the way, when did the term “Messianic Jews” become the standard? I think it was sometime in the last 30 years, though even in the late ’80s I heard the term “Jewish Christian.” In the S. Lewis Johnson transcripts, I’ve found one reference to the term “Messianic Jews” (from 1984), but many references to the earlier term and the Jewish Christian authors.

  2. July 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Wow thanks for the treasure trove of free resources! I’ve first found David Baron’s work when I was working through Zechariah, and I appreciated his commentary very much! In the past I’ve link on Veritas Domain Google’s free internet copy of Types and Prophecy here: http://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/free-google-book-types-psalms-and-prophecies-by-david-baron/, but apparently you dug out a lot more free materials! As someone who is interested in Messianic Prophecies, Messianic Jews and apologetics, I have to say thank you very much for what you provided here!

    • July 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

      You’re welcome, and glad that it’s helpful. It was fun finding all this material, and I’m looking forward to reading through these… just started on Adolph Saphir’s “Divine Unity of Scripture.”

      • July 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        You should have a review of it when you are done!

  3. Maya rechnitzer
    December 29, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I had the privilege to translate six of A. saphir’s books into Hebrew. Amazingly rich, deep, apprehensive, full of love and understanding of the full plan of God.

    I’m afraid the first two responses above are based upon ignorance. The word christ in Greek was an attempt to translate the Hebrew word “mashiah” which means annointed. So Messianic actually carries a closer meaning as the original (we say “meshihi” for singular) and is actually a literal translation of “christinan”, but it’s not really a translation since it was there first….

    Also, the word “christian” or “notzri” in Hebrew carries many meanings that are cultural and religious and do not reflect a true discile of Yeshua (the original Hebrew name of Jesus). So there are more involved reasons why we chose this terminology. We want to reduce misunderstandings.
    And, did you know that the arabic word for christian is “messihi”, basically the same as our “silly” term?
    Saying all this, I actually don’t really mind how people call me, as long as they understand I am a follower of Messiah and am still Jewish, just like Yeshua himself, Paul and thousands mentioned in the NT!

    God bless you
    Maya from Israel

  4. Maya rechnitzer
    December 29, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Btw, one of Saphir’s best (well, they are all “best”) books id “Christ and Israel”. Any chance you add it to your resources?

    • December 29, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks for the info — if I can find an online link to it I’ll add it. Maybe it is under another title, but I can’t find the text of it at either archive.org or Google Play.

      • Maya rechnitzer
        December 30, 2013 at 12:52 am

        You can order the book in English from Israel Unique or Keren Ahvah Meshihit, (find them on google). It is another wonderful masterpiece of Dr. saphir, worth reading! A good biblical thought provokong answer to Replacement Theology. Regarding scanning the text, maybe you can write the publisher and see if they will be willing to make it availabe?

  5. March 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    David Baron’s The Jewish Problem: Its Solution, or Israel’s Present and Future is now available for download at archive org: https://archive.org/details/jewishproblem00baroiala

  6. November 29, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I just stumbled upon this link with many of David Baron’s works.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Baron_%28Messianic_leader%29

  7. Colin
    February 26, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Adolph Saphir’s Christ and Israel and David Baron’s The Ancient Scriptures for the Modern Jew have blessed me since I was in my teens (over 40 years ago). They are wonderful, Godly works – thanks for this post!!

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