I was hoping someone could give me the names of several Seforim which are best with regard to Inyanei Moshiach?

I refer specifically to Moshiach as in the person himself, not the time period. In other words, a Sefer which identifies various Remazim, the various names and titles associated, and so forth.

For example, among the more well-known names are Menachem, Yinun, Tzemach, etc. and titles Go'el, Moshiah, Ben-Dovid, Uri (or Oori), etc. There are many, many more, and that's one of the items I'm looking for, along with several others.

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There is an interesting series of two volumes -as of now- titled 'Yemot HaMashiach BeHalachah' by R. AYB Gerlitski. He did a great comprehensive work, encyclopedic style, on all different relevant subjects regarding Moshiach and the epoch of his arrival.

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You can start with the final chapter in the Rambam - Hilchos Melachim U’milchamoseihem 12. He intersperses throughout the chapter aspects about Mashiach himself (how we will know who he is) and aspects about the time period after his arrival and the redemption. Do note that there is no one sugya in Shas that discusses this; while there’s a lot addressed at the beginning of Chelek, the Rambam’s sources are all over the place.


There is an interesting book by R Gil Student called Can The Rebbe Be Moshiach?

In the course of the book, he describes various characteristics of Moshiach himself.

The book can be read online here or purchased here (amazon).

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    Eh, any book that disproves Jesus as the Moshiach would work too.
    – ezra
    Oct 10, 2017 at 17:13
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    @ezra of course, especially if this book was by a learned rabbi, had good sources, described the real Moschiach and was easily available online :->
    – mbloch
    Oct 10, 2017 at 18:34
  • This doesn't answer the question
    – Laser123
    Oct 10, 2017 at 20:30
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    @Laser123 How does an answer citing a book that describes the characteristics of Mashiach himself not answer the question asking for a source that describes the characteristics of Mashiach himself?
    – DonielF
    Oct 10, 2017 at 21:03
  • @ezra If that's all the OP wants, try this question right here on MY. I don't think that sufficiently answers this question.
    – DonielF
    Oct 10, 2017 at 21:09

Eim Habanim Semeicha by Rav yissachar shlomo teichtal zt"l

Netzach Yisrael by the Maharal zt"l

Yeshuot Meshicho and Miflaot Elokim by the abarbanel zt"l

Sefer HaGeulah of the Ramban zt"l

Otzrot Acharit HaYamim by Yehuda Hayoun

  • Is Eim Habanim Semeicha really about Moshiach? Which part?
    – mbloch
    Apr 8, 2018 at 13:54
  • the entie sefer
    – Avi
    Apr 8, 2018 at 15:31
  • Hmmm. That is not my recollection from learning it - at least not in relation to the question here - but maybe I forgot since then
    – mbloch
    Apr 8, 2018 at 15:51
  • @mbloch, Seems that the first perek is concerning moshiach. See online here: hebrewbooks.org/…) Apr 8, 2018 at 21:12
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    Not sure also if that answers the question here, though. Apr 8, 2018 at 21:21

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