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Re: [XTalk] Messiah in 1st Century

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  • Jack Kilmon
    ... From: To: Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2006 5:59 PM Subject: [XTalk] Messiah in 1st Century ... In the 1st
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      From: <RSBrenchley@...>
      To: <crosstalk2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2006 5:59 PM
      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
      > leaders
      > he wrote claimed Messiahship, or had it claimed for them by others, but
      > in
      > 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
      > your
      > needs.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > 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.

      Jack
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