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The Resource The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature, by John J. Collins

The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature, by John J. Collins

Label
The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature
Title
The scepter and the star
Title remainder
the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature
Statement of responsibility
by John J. Collins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Scepter and the Star, John J. Collins turns to the Dead Sea Scrolls to shed new light on the origins, meaning, and relevance of messianic expectations. The first Christians were Jews who believed that Jesus of Nazareth was the messiah - the Christ; Christians could be called "followers of the messiah." Other Jews did not accept this claim, and so the Christians went their own way and grew into a separate religion. The disagreement about the identity of the messiah is the root difference between Judaism and Christianity." "The recent disclosure of the full corpus of the Dead Sea Scrolls now makes it possible to see this disagreement in a fuller context than ever before. The most stunning revelation of the new evidence is the diversity of messianic expectations in Judaism around the beginning of the common era. The Hebrew word "messiah" means "anointed one." According to the scrolls, the messiah could be a warrior king in the line of David, a priest, a prophet, or a teacher. He could be called "the Son of God." Jesus of Nazareth fitted the expectations some Jews of the time had of the messiah. The majority of Jews, however, had quite different expectations."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, John J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anchor Bible reference library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Messiah
  • Messiah
  • Messianism
Label
The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature, by John J. Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Messianism and the scrolls -- The fallen booth of David : Messianism and the Hebrew Bible -- A shoot from the stump of Jesse -- The Messiahs of Aaron and Israel -- Teacher, priest and prophet -- A throne in the heavens -- The Messiah as the Son of God -- The Danielic Son of Man -- Messianic dreams in action
Control code
30360861
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780385474573
Lccn
94016886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1652630
Label
The scepter and the star : the messiahs of the Dead Sea scrolls and other ancient literature, by John J. Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Messianism and the scrolls -- The fallen booth of David : Messianism and the Hebrew Bible -- A shoot from the stump of Jesse -- The Messiahs of Aaron and Israel -- Teacher, priest and prophet -- A throne in the heavens -- The Messiah as the Son of God -- The Danielic Son of Man -- Messianic dreams in action
Control code
30360861
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780385474573
Lccn
94016886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1652630

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