Re: [XTalk] Messiah in 1st Century
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Subject: [XTalk] Messiah in 1st Century
> <<Thanks Mike for pointing me in a couple of directions. I am still not
> content with this. Does anyone know of any figure called "messiah"
> besides Jesus actually in the first century world?
> Any suggestions on where to turn to find out such answer?
> David Ritsema>>
> Josephus uses the term of Vespasian, but he's not exactly reliable as an
> indicator of Jewish belief in the matter! Most likely some of the rebel
> he wrote claimed Messiahship, or had it claimed for them by others, but
> their case he avoids using it, probably deliberately. Bar Cochba was, of
> course, declared to be the Messiah by Akiva, but that may be too late for
> Robert Brenchley
In the 1st century there would be Theudas (44-46 CE), Judas of Gamala (6
CE), the Egyptian (52-58), Simon of Girasa, Simon of Perea, the Samaritan,
Athronges, John of Gischala (67-70 CE), Menahem.