This article addresses the relationship between the church and Israel as it is reflected in the different views on Jesus as Messiah. The history of the early church reflects a vigorous debate between Jewish scholars and the church about the true identity of the Messiah. Probably the most well-known interaction from the patristic period is Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, who was the Jew from the second century. This article draws attention to three similar dialogues that document this discussion, and it places them within the context of the Jewish-Christian debate that has continued to today.
Source: Evangelical Quarterly, 2008. 18 pages.