Because of the uniqueness of their history and culture, Jewish people have a strong sense of identity. That includes those in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Jewish people in PNG are mostly associated with the Gogodala tribe, which claims to be the lost tribe of Israel. There is a smaller group of Jewish people who use English as their primary language.
There is almost no information about the English-speaking Jewish community in PNG.
For religious Jews, God is the Supreme Being, the Creator of the universe, and the ultimate judge of human affairs. Beyond this, the religious beliefs of the Jewish communities vary greatly. Orthodox Jews generally follow the traditional religious beliefs and practices found in the Jewish literature that interprets Scripture regarding ethical, religious, civil, and criminal matters.
Reform Jews do not believe that the Jewish Law is divinely revealed. They are not restricted to kosher foods. They neither wear the skullcap (yarmulke) when praying nor use Hebrew in prayer. All religious Jews believe in the coming of a Messianic Age, but only the Orthodox Jews look for a personal Messiah.
Jewish people have a wonderful understanding of their connection with the Abrahamic Covenant. However, they also have a history of rejecting Jesus Christ as Messiah, the one who fulfilled that covenant. They tend to view Christianity as the religion of their oppressors rather than the fulfillment of what God promised all of humanity through Abraham centuries ago.
Pray for the Lord to give the Jewish people in PNG hearts that will want to please him.
May they look to the Lord for guidance and truth, and not be satisfied with cultural traditions.
Pray for Jewish people in PNG to begin a movement to Jesus Christ, finding ways to exalt him while honoring their culture.
Pray for the Lord to move among Jewish leaders in PNG to open the doors to Christ's ambassadors.
Scripture Prayers for the Jewish, English-speaking in Papua New Guinea.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2006-06-18|
|People Name General||Jewish, English-speaking|
|People Name in Country||Jewish, English-speaking|
|Natural Name||English-speaking Jewish|
|Alternate Names||Azx; Bene Israel; Bukharic Jew; Central Asian Jew; Hasidim; Jew, Persian; Jewish; Jews; Judeo-German; Judeo-Persian; Shanvar Teli; Spanish Jew; Yahudan; Yahudi; Yudan|
|Population this Country||1,300|
|Population all Countries||5,401,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
Primary Language: English
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1380-2011)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Online Audio Scripture||Talking Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||Story Runners|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in English||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Rivka video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video||Mars Hill Media|
|Film / Video||Walking with Jesus video||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|General||Zume Resources||Zume Project|
|General||Zume Training||Zume Project|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: English||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: English||YouVersion Bibles|
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|Map Source||People Group location: JewishPress.com. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.|
|Profile Source||Joshua Project|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.|