Discipleship today resembles a Greek master/student relationship based on information rather than the Jewish emphasis on formation.
By looking at what it meant for a disciple in first century Israel to follow his rabbi, John Atkinson shows how far we have strayed from the true meaning discipleship. He contrasts the discipleship methods commonly used in the Church today with the discipleship of Jesus’ time, and demonstrates the true cost of serving our Rabbi Jesus.
Edith Sher compares the first century rabbi-disciple relationship to a father/son relationship. She points out that the model for this was the relationship between Elijah & Elisha. Edith also looks at the nature of the clash between Yeshua and the religious leaders of his day. The way most Christians view that conflict adversely affects the Church’s relationship with the Jewish people to this day.