Jewish Concept of the Messiah — Closer look at Christianity (1)


  1. Introduction — Part 0
  2. Jewish Concept of the Messiah — Part 1
  3. Jesus doesn’t meet Jewish Requirments — Part 2
  4. Divinization of Jesus — Part 3
  5. Jesus Sacrifice — Part 4
  6. Paulian Christianity (upcoming) — Part 4
  7. Conclusion — Part 5

Messiah In Scriptures

  1. The word “Messiah” is an English rendering of the Hebrew word “Mashiach”, whose translation is “Anointed”. It usually refers to a person initiated into G-d’s service by being anointed with oil. (Having oil poured on his head. (Exodus 29:7, I Kings 1:39, II Kings 9:3).
  2. There are many Messiahs in the Bible. Since every King and High Priest was anointed with oil, each may be referred to as “an anointed one” (a Mashiach or a Messiah). For example: “G-d forbid that I [David] should stretch out my hand against the L-rd’s Messiah [Saul]…” (I Samuel 26:11. Cf. II Samuel 23:1, Isaiah 45:1, Psalms 20:6).
  3. The Bible never speaks about believing in the Messiah. Because his reign will be a historically verifiable reality, self-evident to any person, it won’t require belief or faith.

Requirements of The of the Messiah

and My servant David will be a king over them, and they will all have one shepherd, and they will walk in My ordinances, and keep My statutes, and observe them, and they shall live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant…and I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant and I will set my sanctuary in their midst forever and My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their G-d and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” (Ezekiel 37:24–28)

Olam Ha-Ba — The World To Come

One of the central themes of Biblical prophecy is the promise of a future age of perfection characterized by universal peace and recognition of G-d. Isaiah 2:1–4; Zephaniah 3:9; Hosea 2:20–22; Amos 9:13–15; Isaiah 32:15–18, 60:15–18; Micah 4:1–4; Zechariah 8:23, 14:9; Jeremiah 31:33–34.





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Programmer, problem solver, learning everyday. I write about anything mainly to straighten my own thoughts.

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