Jewish Views On the Messiah- Ari Afilalo
Judaism has no clear founder or founding date and the dates provided for Judaism’s origins depend largely on what one means by “Judaism.”
Most of the Jewish and academic sources describe Judaism as the religion of Abraham, along with all its developments since that time. The life of Abraham is commonly dated to around 2000-1700 BCE. Dates in this range are the most generally delivered for when Judaism was established.
Through thousands of years of difficulty, affliction, distribution, and the occasional victory, Jewish religion and culture have been extremely powerful.
Jewish Views On the Messiah
Many of the world’s religions have confidence in a future heroic figure who will protect the righteous, find the wicked, and restore peace to the world, like Krishna in Hinduism, Maitreya in Buddhism, and the Second Coming of Christianity. In Judaism, this person is the messiah, who is the Anointed One of God as foretold of in the Hebrew Bible.
Recognize the Messiah
The idea of the messiah appears to have been reported in later Judaism, although some scholars recognize early allusions. The Torah includes no special reference to him, though some Jewish scholars have noticed that it does speak of the “End of Days,” which is the time of the Messiah.
The Tanakh offers a lot of terms as to who the messiah will be. He will be a descendant of King David, understanding of Jewish law, a righteous judge (Jeremiah 33:15), and a prominent military leader.
In usual, the following passages are received by Jews as referring to the Messiah:
- Isaiah 2, 11, 42; 59:20
- Jeremiah 23, 30, 33; 48:47; 49:39
- Ezekiel 38:16
- Hosea 3:4-3:5
- Micah 4
- Zephaniah 3:9
- Zechariah 14:9
- Daniel 10:14
The Age Of Messianic
When the messiah does come, he will introduce the messianic age. The Tanakh uses the following information about this period:
- Peace among all nations
- Reinstatement of the Temple
- Universal acceptance of the Jewish God and Jewish religion