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Moshiach (Messiah) lit. "annointed one". The final redeemer of the Jewish people from exile. Prophesied in Tanach, he will be a righteous human king descended patrilineally from King David. Identity still unknown, check back later.

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According to historian Henry Hart Milman, The History of the Jews (1883 available at Google E-Books), p. 360, Molcho never said he was messiah. Sol Scharfstein's book, Chronicle of Jewish History … : From the Patriarchs to the 21st Century (Ktav 1997), p 173, says that Molcho considered himself a "messenger of G-d" sent to "proclaim the coming of the Messiah" (although Scharfstein lists Molcho as a …
answered Jan 24 '13 by Bruce James
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It is clear to the Jewish people that the Messiah has not yet come. For the Messiah to have come there would have to be, also a Messianic Era. The sure signs of the Messianic Era, among other … things, are: With the coming of the Messiah will be the physical ingathering of Judah from the four corners of the earth ( Isa. 11:12, 27:12-13); That ingathering will include the righteous souls who …
answered Mar 8 '13 by Bruce James
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answer. There are eligibility rules for the Messiah based on various verseus. These are: He must be Jewish -- Deut. 17:15 prohibits us setting a non-Jew as a king over us. See also Gen. 49:10 … since the Torah teaches that families registered their ancestry by their "fathers' household." Num. 1:18. Rambam (Maimonedes) adds that the Messiah will resolve the numerous rabbinic disputes on …
answered Jun 2 '14 by Bruce James
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I love this question. Assuming the same caveat -- that Moshiach refers in this case to the redeemer -- I agree that there are sources which state that the Moshiach will be human, but none, really, wh …
answered Dec 27 '12 by Bruce James
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Let me break this down by question: 1. Are there any documented halachik authorities that rule that the belief in a dead Messiah is beyond the pale of permitted Jewish belief and therefore would … Jewish Messiah may be resurrected from the dead. I completely reject and vigorously deny any such claim. As I have already stated publicly. . . such a belief is repugnant to Judaism and is the …
answered May 20 '14 by Bruce James
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question (although I actually designed it for Jewish education and not to combat missionaries). But let me just touch on the basics: Not only isn't Jesus the Messiah, but it is obviously so that the … Messiah has yet to come, although, G-d willing he will come soon. We know this definitively because we do not live in the Messianic Age. If we lived in the Messianic Age you would know it because …
answered Jan 14 '13 by Bruce James