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The Birth of the Messiah, or Why Did Baby Messiah Disappear?

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the emergence of “Christianity” from “Judaism,” examining a famous midrash in the Jerusalem Talmud about the disappearance of the newborn Messiah. Instead of tracking the more ... More


Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Arie Morgenstern

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Offering a novel understanding of the origins of renewed Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel in modern times, this book situates that settlement in the context of Jewish messianism and traces it ... More


Background of the Early-Nineteenth-Century Messianic Awakening

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Profound changes in late 18th- and early 19th-century European and Jewish history persuaded many traditional Jews around the world that the redemption was at hand and that they were living in the ... More


The Suffering Messiah Ephraim

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter focuses on the seemingly traditional task of the Messiah as the redeemer of Israel at the end of time. It looks at the idea of the suffering Messiah that evolved from the ... More


God

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Gospels assert that Jesus is not the son of Joseph but of God, and point to Jesus' miracles, God's declarations, and other aspects of Jesus' extraordinary life as evidence for his divine sonship. ... More


Israel

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the Israelite tradition as it has come down to us, the political community was based on strict monotheism: a belief that theirs was the one and only god (Yahweh), and that he, not the king, had ... More


God and David

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals with an exegesis of Daniel 7:9, found only in the Babylonian Talmud, which boldly assigns the Messiah–King David a throne in heaven, next to that of God. This presents a clear ... More


Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Sean M. McDonough

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines the New Testament teaching that Christ was the one through whom God made the world (John 1: 1–3; 1 Cor. 8: 6; Col 1: 15; Heb. 1: 2). While most scholars are content to see the ... More


The Message: Jesus in Galilee

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter and the following look into the heart of the matter: the foundation messages of Jesus and Muhammad. Jesus’ was called the “Good News” and, though he worked wonders — chiefly cures and ... More


Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Yaacob Dweck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 1665, Sabbetai Zevi, a self-proclaimed Messiah with a mass following throughout the Ottoman Empire and Europe, announced that the redemption of the world was at hand. As Jews everywhere rejected ... More


Creation: The Beginning of Messianic Dominion

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

While the memories of Jesus' re-creative work could provide a powerful impetus towards speculation about his role in primal creation, a theological framework was needed if these primal insights were ... More


The First Followers of Jesus

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The first disciples of Jesus of Nazareth were following a charismatic leader who sought to reform Judaism in the prophetic tradition and who was sometimes designated by the problematic title of ... More


Conversion and Its Consequences

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul’s encounter with Jesus transformed the knowledge he had of the founder of Christianity that he had gained as a persecutor. A very brief mission in Arabia was followed by three years in Damascus ... More


Shared Hope and a Common Task

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jews and Christians have a shared hope and a common task. That hope has been interpreted in different ways in both religions: as the coming of the kingdom of God on earth and as a hope of life in the ... More


The Identity of the Markan Jesus: A Mashal

Marie Noonan Sabin

in Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Sabin takes up the various identifying terms applied to Jesus in the Gospel of Mark – (1) Messiah, (2) the beloved son, (3) son of man, (4) son of David, and (5) son of Mary – and discusses their ... More


Introduction

Israel Knohl

in The Messiah before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215924
eISBN:
9780520928749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215924.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of how New Testament scholarship, for over a hundred years, denied the historical reality of Jesus' claim to messiahship. Scholars of this ... More


Postscript

Israel Knohl

in The Messiah before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215924
eISBN:
9780520928749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215924.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 70 c.e., about forty years after Jesus' death, the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. In the Jerusalem Talmud, there is a legend about something that took place on the day of the destruction, ... More


Introduction

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter defines the key terms millennial, millennialism, messianism, messiah, apocalypse, apocalyptic, and apocalypticism, then provides an overview of the attributes of millennial thought and ... More


The Messiah

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a study of messianic leaders, beginning with a general discussion of the supernatural means by which messianic power is acquired and maintained. Subsequent sections explore the ... More


Tainted Glory in Handel's Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World's Most Beloved Choral Work

Michael Marissen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300194586
eISBN:
9780300206999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194586.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Across North America, “Messiah Sing-Ins”—performances of Handel's oratorio with the audience joining in the choruses—are a musical and social highlight of the winter holiday season. Christians, Jews, ... More


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