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  Jewish Messiah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jewish Messiah, (משיח) or Mashiah, Mashiach or Moshiach, has traditionally referred to a future Jewish king from the Davidic line who will be "anointed" (in Hebrew, mashiach -- משיח ("messiah") means "anointed" with holy anointing oil) and inducted to rule the Jewish people.
The predominant Jewish understanding of moshiach ("the messiah") is based on the writings of Maimonides, (the Rambam).
His views on the messiah are discussed in his Mishneh Torah, his 14 volume compendium of Jewish law, in the section Hilkhot Melakhim Umilchamoteihem, chapter 11.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jewish_messiah   (1939 words)

 Jewish eschatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jewish eschatology is concerned with the Jewish Messiah (Mashiach), the continuation of the Davidic line, and Olam Haba (Hebrew for "the world to come"; i.e.
The traditional Jewish understanding of the messiah is non-supernatural, and is best elucidated by Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon), in his commentary to tractate Sanhedrin, of the Babylonian Talmud.
Jewish tradition affirms that the human soul is immortal and thus survives the physical death of the body.
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 The Jewish Messiahs (Oxford University Press, 2001)
The term “messiah,” as it is assumed by a particular human being in an event, and the term “messianism,” which refers to the collection of ideational literature that propounds and argues theologies concerning such terms as the messianic age and the messiah, interact.
Since the term "messiah" is taken as common to the events and the accounts, some theoretical background to the application of the term should be established as a reference point.
If "[the messiah in question] is a king who arises from the house of David, meditates on the Torah, occupies himself with the commandments in accord with the oral and written Torah, and prevails on all Jews to do so and fights the battles of God," he may be considered the messiah.
www.bibleinterp.com /articles/online_messiahs.htm   (3381 words)

 Is Jesus Really the Jewish Messiah?
The Jewish Messiah is to be a mortal human being born to two mortal parents.
The Jewish Messiah is supposed to return the Jews to the Holy Land, but Jesus lived while the Jews were still there before they were exiled by the Romans.
The Bible states that the Messiah will redeem Israel, but 30 years after Jesus died, Jerusalem was destroyed, and the Jews were exiled by the Roman to suffer 1900 years of persecution, mostly by the followers of Jesus.
www.angelfire.com /ri2/gideonbernstein   (1024 words)

 Messiah Truth: A Jewish Response to Missionary Groups
One end of the spectrum is represented by Jews For Jesus, who simply target Jews for conversion to Christianity using imitations of Jewish ritual solely as a ruse for attracting the potential Jewish converts.
Even the earliest English translation of the JPS Tanach (Jewish Publication Society) was a slightly modified version of the Old Testament found in the King James Bible, instead of a direct translation of the original Hebrew which accompanied it.
Messiah Truth: A Jewish response to the Messianic movement and other missionary groups using passages from both Hebrew Scripture and the New Testament.
www.messiahtruth.com /response.html   (3947 words)

 Jewish Messiah: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The predominant Jewish understanding of moshiach ("the messiah") is based on the writings of Maimonides (Maimonides: Spanish philosopher considered the greatest Jewish scholar of the Middle Ages who codified Jewish law in the Talmud (1135-1204)), (the Rambam).
His views on the messiah are discussed in his Mishneh Torah (Mishneh Torah: the mishneh torah or yad ha-chazaka is a code of jewish law by one of the most important...
Among these was a belief that a messiah (messiah: The awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people) —a descendant of King David (King David: david ("beloved", standard hebrew dávid,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/jewish_messiah   (2226 words)

 Jewish Messiah
The Jewish Messiah must be a descendant of the original Messianic figure, King David of the Jews, who is shown depicted in an illuminated manuscript at left.
Messiah needed to be spiritual and political at the same time in order to be able to achieve the Messianic hope.
Many connections are made in literature and scripture between the life and actions of Moses and those of the expected Messiah, such as the gathering of the Jewish people and the return to their homeland.
www.conncoll.edu /academics/departments/relstudies/290/judaism/jewishmessiah.html   (604 words)

 Judaism 101: Moshiach: The Messiah
This is what the Jewish people were looking for in a moshiach; Jesus clearly does not fit into this mold.
Throughout Jewish history, there have been many people who have claimed to be the moshiach, or whose followers have claimed that they were the moshiach: Shimeon Bar Kochba, Shabbatai Tzvi, Jesus, and many others too numerous to name.
The following passages in the Jewish scriptures are the ones that Jews consider to be messianic in nature or relating to the end of days.
www.jewfaq.org /moshiach.htm   (1399 words)

 Hanefesh: The Jewish Messiah
The Jewish Messiah is a God fearing, moral human being, who is both a great scholar and leader.
In fact, the Hebrew word for Messiah is Moshiach, which means "anointed one", there is no source of Messiah meaning "savior." The notion of an innocent, divine or semi-divine being who will sacrifice himself to save us from the consequences of our own sins clearly has no basis in Judaism.
Every generation has a special anointed Messiah waiting, for as stated, the Messiah is alive and present in every generation, "He is ready to be revealed at a moment's notice" (Sanhedrin 98a).
www.hanefesh.com /edu/Messiah.htm   (582 words)

 JEWSWEEK - The Jewish Messiah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It is a special curiosity because Messiah is a concept of Jewish origin now at the center of a powerful world religion, Christianity, which most Jews deem antithetical to their heritage.
For many years, most progressive Jewish thinkers held firmly to the belief in an era of peace and harmony at the "end of days," but shunned the "primitive" idea that it would be brought about through a particular human figure.
The quest for a Messiah was in fact a quest for a new Moses and a Messianic age to permanently replicate the "glory days" of the Exodus.
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 Congregation Beth El of Manhattan - The Suffering Messiah in Jewish Sacred Writ.
The Jewish Scriptures were formed across the centuries as differing writers gave religious teaching based on the Torah of Moses.
One explained, The cause is Messiah the son of Joseph who was slain, and the other explained, The cause is the slaying of the Evil Inclination.
The Messiah is not merely a subject for armchair philosophic conversation.
www.bethelnyc.org /sufferingmessiah.asp   (2390 words)

 Jesus the Jew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Composed of the upper stratum of Jewish society—influential landed gentry and hereditary priests who controlled the temple in Jerusalem—the Sadducees insisted on a strict interpretation of Mosaic Law and the perpetuation of temple ceremonies.
It was inevitable that Jewish scribes and priests, guardians of the faith, would regard Jesus as a threat to ancient traditions.
To Jewish leaders, Jesus was a troublemaker, a subversive who was undermining respect for the Sabbath and religious rites, an arrogant man who claimed that he above all other men was favored by God, another in a long line of messiahs who had been condemned and executed.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/mine/jesus.htm   (1728 words)

To do this they often overreacted and distorted the picture of the Messiah in a way that was inconsistent with the picture of the Messiah presented by the the biblical prophets.
In addition to overlooking an important aspect of the Messiah's atoning role on earth, most in modern Jewish rabbinical studies overlook the genealogy factor.Biblical Judaism teaches that Messiah's lineage will be a key criterion for his identification.
Therefore, one must conclude that either Messiah came before the Temple was destroyed or else physical proof of his genealogy is unnecessary because he will be recognizable in other ways; or, worse still, that He will not come.
www.menorah.org /witjm1.html   (622 words)

 Presenting Messiah to your Jewish Friend
Jewish people are taught to reject certain essential teachings of the Bible such as the Trinity, the deity of the Messiah, and the Second Coming of Jesus.
Jewish people intuitively know that if they were to consider Jesus, their families and friends would not understand them, and some might even disown them.
Jewish people are taught to expect a triumphant, kingly Messiah descending from heaven to rule and bring peace to the people of the earth.
www.chosenpeople.com /docs/GB/Resources/Publications/presenting.html   (5549 words)

 Messiah Wanted!
Although it is not the spiritual concern of Judaism and of the Jewish community at large whether Christians choose to believe these claims are true, unfortunate situations occur when Christian missionaries use this material for the purpose of Jewish evangelism.
A "Job Requisition" template for the position of Jewish Messiah, shown in Table II-1, has been developed to describe who, according to the Hebrew Bible, this person will be, what his known attributes are, and what he is expected to accomplish.
Although Jewish tradition holds that in every generation there lives a person who is worthy of being the promised Jewish Messiah, this job has never before been filled.
www.messiahtruth.com /wanted.html   (3300 words)

 Jewish Messiah
However, Jewish people in general do not believe that Jesus Christ was their long-awaited Messiah.
Jewish rejection of Jesus, as their Messiah, was foretold in the Psalms.
The Old Testament also contains any prophetic shadows and types of Christ through Jewish celebrations (such as the Passover), holy artifacts and edifices (such as the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle), and the historical accounts of the lives of the Jewish patriarchs and heroes.
www.allabouttruth.org /jewish-messiah-faq.htm   (440 words)

 The Jewish Messiah - ReligionFacts
A fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity is the Jewish conviction that God is so essentially different from and beyond humanity that he could never become a human.
Passages viewed by Christians as indicating a divine messiah (such as the suffering servant of Isaiah 33) are viewed by Jews as speaking of the people of Israel.
The "when" of the messiah's arrival is not made clear in the Tanach, and has been a source of much scholarly speculation.
www.religionfacts.com /judaism/beliefs/messiah.htm   (698 words)

 HaDavar Online: Anti-Missionary Arguments
The Jewish translation of Isaiah 53:10 is the most accurate.
Behold, My servant the Messiah shall prosper; he shall be exalted and great and very powerful.
The sections are used because the first-century Jewish Believers in Jesus literally understood the passage in that manner.
www.hadavar.org /Isaiah_53_10.html   (2031 words)

 FAQ Jewish Response to Christian Concept of Messiah
Indeed, in Jewish thought, the Messianic idea is not the most crucial.  However, in Christian thought, the Messiah is paramount- a difficulty in light of its conspicuous absence from scripture.
 4) Where does the Jewish concept of Messiah come from?  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.
11) According to the Jewish Bible, the Messiah must be a descendent of King David.  (Jeremiah 23:5, 33:17; Ezekiel 34:23-24)  Although the Greek Testament traces the genealogy of Joseph (husband of Mary) back to David, it then claims that Jesus resulted from a virgin birth, and, that Joseph was not his  father.  (Mat.
www.jewsforjudaism.org /web/faq/general-messiah-jewishresponse.html   (935 words)

 The Jewish Messiah must Fulfill Scriptures
{26} And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Daniel 9:26-27 "And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Messiah is from the tribe of Judah from David lineage.
home.att.net /~dennisschmidt/qv-pap/christdo.htm   (7077 words)

 L i g h t o f M e s s i a h M i n i s t r i e s
Unfortunately, most Jewish people do not understand who Jesus really is Jewish people think that Jesus is the "Christian god." To a Jewish person, Jesus is the one who Christians look to to find spiritual fulfillment and enlightenment.
Most Jewish people do not understand that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah who came in fulfillment of the ancient Jewish prophecies.
By helping Christians understand the Jewish roots of our faith, we believe that we are at the same time equipping them to communicate the love of Messiah to their Jewish friends in a sensitive, loving, and effective way.
www.lightofmessiah.org   (501 words)

All of these questions can be answered in the Jewish Bible, the Tanakh and the New Testament (Jeremiah 31:31).
Daniel wrote that the Messiah would come and then be killed (cut off) before the destruction of the last Temple.
In the beginning of the Jewish Bible, in the very first sentence of Genesis, it is written...In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
www.invitation.to /dance/jewish.htm   (536 words)

 Messiah: overview of articles
The Hebrew word mâšîah means 'anointed one' and may indicate Jewish priests, prophets and kings.
During the sixth century BCE, the exiled Jews in Babylonia started to hope for a special Anointed One who was to bring them home; several written prophecies were fulfilled when the Persian king Cyrus the Great did in fact allow their return (539).
Jesus of Nazareth was considered a Messiah; a century later, Simon bar Kochba.
www.livius.org /men-mh/messiah/messiah00.html   (198 words)

 Home - Jews for Jesus
A Jewish believer in Jesus; a missionary to our Jewish people; a friend of Jews for Jesus and of many others—we are saddened by his departure but grateful that he is in a better place, secured by the promises of Y'shua.
Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 25, 2006), which takes place in the Spring, is a time when Jewish people around the world remember the six million Jews and the millions of other people who perished during one of the darkest times in history.
In this section, you can read more about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and the resources Jews for Jesus has produced in order to both commemorate the day and bring a message of hope in Y'shua—Jesus—who as the Jewish Messiah is with us, even in times of utter darkness.
www.jewsforjesus.org   (305 words)

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