The First Messiah

In The First Messiah renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael O. Wise brings to light the life of Judah, a forgotten prophet who predated Jesus as a messianic figure by a century and has had a profound impact on the course of Christianity ...

Author: Michael O. Wise

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 0060696451

Category: Religion

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In The First Messiah renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael O. Wise brings to light the life of Judah, a forgotten prophet who predated Jesus as a messianic figure by a century and has had a profound impact on the course of Christianity and Western civilization. Although Judah, known in the Dead Sea Scrolls as the Teacher of Righteousness, preached a message distinctly different from that of Jesus, the parallels between their lives are striking. Sharing with his successor a strong foundation in earlier written revelation, Judah came to believe--through meditation on Holly Writ--that he brought a divine message from God; like Christ, Judah's claims to messianic status led to his arrest and condemnation. Judah's warnings of Jewish apostasy and his apocalyptic prophecies, combined with powerful personal charisma, also built a movement that survived his death and even grew into an institution comprising bishops, priests, and laity. Unlike Jesus, Judah left behind a personal testament, in his own words, of his relationship with God. By analyzing the Thanksgiving Hymns discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, Wise uncovers the basis of a groundbreaking understanding of the prophetic mind. In so doing, Wise deepens our understanding of Christ, his impact on the Jewish community of his time, and even his interpretation of his own messianic role. The parallels between Judah and Jesus blaze forth in sharp relief: Both declared themselves prophets. Both were hailed by followers as He Who Is to Come and worked attendant wonders. Both founded vital and long-lasting movements before leaving this world. In all these things, Judah was first, anticipating the far more famous prophet from Galilee. How can these similarities be explained? A century before Christ, a man came to Jerusalem who became known as the Teacher of Righteousness. In The First Messiah, distinguished Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Michael O. Wise provides a detailed examination of Judah, a figure whose life and prophecies helped lay the foundation for the acceptance of Jesus as the savior. Drawing on ancient texts as well as contemporary anthropological thought, Wise reveals compelling parallels between early prophets such as Judah and Jesus, and messianic figures who have emerged through the ages to the current day in cultures around the world.
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Bloodline for the Messiah

This book provides a detailed analysis of the Messiah’s bloodline that reveals many important concepts related to the human condition of mankind.

Author: A. M. Deigloriam

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532695193

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This book provides a detailed analysis of the Messiah’s bloodline that reveals many important concepts related to the human condition of mankind. The analysis expands our understanding of the scope of God’s love for all of mankind. The bloodline includes God’s patriarchs, many godly kings, many women who were gentiles, and men who were evil. The Messiah’s bloodline reflects a cross section of mankind and fulfills Old Testament prophecies. The bloodline is the introduction to God’s only Son, Jesus, and his life, death, and resurrection. God loves and communes with his creation on a daily basis. The only possible way for God to continue his relationship with man beyond death was to send his only Son to act as an escape for the penalty of sin. At no time has the bloodline of the Messiah been more important than now. The worship of idols and the new paganism of today are very dangerous and extremely contagious to all of mankind. 1 Peter 2:9 reads, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
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The First Messiah

In a revealing study, a noted biblical scholar traces the life of Judah, the first historical messianic figure, whose life reflected a remarkable parallel to that of Jesus, and discusses his prophecies and teachings, the movement developed ...

Author: Michael Owen Wise

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 006069646X

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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In a revealing study, a noted biblical scholar traces the life of Judah, the first historical messianic figure, whose life reflected a remarkable parallel to that of Jesus, and discusses his prophecies and teachings, the movement developed by his followers, and his influence on the history of Christianity. 15,000 first printing.
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The Messiah Texts

The first , Messiah son of Joseph , dies in the global wars of Gog and Magog in which he leads the modest forces of Israel against the juggernaut of Armilus . He fights val- iantly , and so do his men , but the satanic powers prevail ...

Author: Raphael Patai

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814318509

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.
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The Messiah as Predicted in the Pentateuch and Psalms

The First Promise . The first Messianic promise , called Protoevangelium , was given to our first parents in Paradise , immediately after their fall from a state of innocence . This This promise , the most general and obscure , is at ...

Author: J. R. Wolfe

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH5K31

Category: Bible

Page: 260

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The Messiah of Brooklyn

The first of several centers was established in the Russian town of Lubavitch , and served to attract Hasidim back to ... He argued that the messianic redemption was first and foremost a mystical process , and could not be achieved by ...

Author: Avrum M. Ehrlich

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 088125780X

Category: Bible

Page: 366

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Jesus the Messiah in the Hebrew Bible

This bipartite division accords with the structure of the book : the first agent is the fallen Messiah , the second agent is the rising Messiah . Ontological , therefore , refers to this duality : Adam's status as the first Messiah ...

Author: Eugen J. Pentiuc

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809143461

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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JESUS THE MESSIAH IN THE HEBREW BIBLE deals with the messianic texts found in the Hebrew Bible. Shifting away from conventional paradigms, Eugen Pentiuc develops a new way of understanding the presence of Christ in the Old Testament. His approach is ontological, based on the view that Jesus the Messiah was pre-existent, and he appeared in manifold forms throughout the Hebrew Bible prior to his human incarnation in the New Testament. This book provides an accurate exegetical basis for reviewing the prophetic indicators--"as well as the literary explications--"of the relationship between the Old Testament prophecy and the New Testament fulfillment of Jesus the Messiah. Intended as primarily a pastoral work, based on theology and biblical exegesis, it contains' homelitic outlines and samples. Also included are the church Fathers' writings on the most important issues of hermeneutics. This book is a work of exegesis and biblical theology entwined with pastoral guidance. It will be a useful tool for both ministers and faithful in their quest of Christ in the Old Testament.
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The Messiah Before Jesus

In my opinion , there is evidence that the speaker in the hymn was a leader of the Qumran sect who saw himself as the Messiah and was so regarded by his community.49 The first hymn , the Self - Glorification Hymn , is followed in all ...

Author: Yiśra·el Ḳnohl

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520215923

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Offering readers a fascinating glimpse of life and religious belief in first-century Palestine, the author analyzes the mysterious "suffering servant" described in the Dead Sea scrolls, a messianic figure with remarkable similarities to Jesus.
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The Messiah

This volume stems from the First Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins.

Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015046335090

Category: Religion

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An international team of prominent Jewish and Christian scholars focus on the historical and theological importance of the presence or absence of the term "Messiah" and messianic ideas in the Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, Philo, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, and Dead Sea Scrolls. This volume stems from the First Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins.
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We Have Found the Messiah

How the Disciples Help Us Answer the Davidic Messianic Question Michael Vicko Zolondek. construct in order to account for the interplay ... The first is based upon the hypothesis that the historical Jesus was a Davidic messianic figure.

Author: Michael Vicko Zolondek

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498282260

Category: Religion

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Ben F. Meyer once wrote, "Radical developments generally take place not by someone's seeing something new but by his seeing everything in a new way." This book is Michael Vicko Zolondek's attempt to bring Meyer's words to fruition. For more than two hundred years, scholars have been debating whether the historical Jesus took up the role of Davidic Messiah. In this book, Zolondek addresses this long-standing question in a fresh and unique way. He challenges a generation of scholarship by arguing that the manner in which it has gone about answering the Davidic messianic question is significantly problematic when considered in the light of Jesus' cultural context and the messianism of his day. This cultural context and messianism then forms the basis for Zolondek's fresh approach to the Davidic messianic question, which he ultimately answers in the affirmative. In this book, readers will not only be exposed to more than forty years of research on the Davidic messianic question, but they will come away with a unique understanding of what it means to be a Davidic Messiah and what it would have looked like for Jesus to have taken up that role.
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