Quietly putting aside any idea of a political messiahship
, we are reminded instead of the distinct manner Jesus would exercise His being the Messiah-King.
Concerning the other passage which appears to accept the Messiahship
of Jesus, Yamauchi said, "Today there's a remarkable consensus among both Jewish and Christian scholars that the passage as a whole is authentic, although there may be some interpolations."
The Virgin Birth, the divinity and messiahship
of Jesus, the betrayal by Judas Iscariot, the sentencing of Jesus before the Sanhedrin, his death, and his resurrection as Son of God are all replaced by a newly shaped narrative, what the late historian Amos Funkenstein termed "counterhistory," that crudely derides the deepest principles of the Christian faith.
(7) Yet Jesus's messiahship
is constituted in his anointing with the Spirit.
They were unclear about how he would exercise his messiahship
. They misconstrued the mission in which they were to share and sought to fulfill their-own ambitions instead of becoming servants of all others, as Jesus was.
That is why a substantial number of Jews at the time were willing to accept his claims to divine messiahship
. The Book of Enoch becomes a critical text for a linkage between Jewish messianic understanding and that found in the New Testament.
(1.) It is widely recognized that the first half of Mark's Gospel focuses on the "hidden messiahship
" of Jesus.
It was precisely in his capacity as a prophet that John became effective not only in testifying to the messiahship
of Christ, but also to the truth about morality and family life.
Hutchens, who converted to Judaism while holding on to his belief in the Messiahship
of Jesus, advocated Messianic Judaism as a means for Jews to accept the Christian faith while retaining the cultural components of their Jewish heritage.
"On the one hand, the women are to announce the news especially to Peter, the first disciple to be called," "the first to recognize Jesus' messiahship
," and the one who would soon "be granted the first resurrection appearance." On the other hand, the women were "to proclaim the message even to Peter," whose opposition to Jesus' coming fate "earned him the epithet 'Satan'" (Mk 8:33) and who three times was to deny knowing Jesus (Mk 14:66-72).
Or, how would the fact that he brought the Word of God not only to the rich but also to the poor ever have been a sign of his Messiahship
? Thus, this entire thoughtless and superficial exposition simply destroys itself.
(We will not enter the question of the supporters of the Rebbe's "meshihut"--[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Messiahship