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The First Messiah: Investigating the Savior Before Jesus
The First Messiah: Investigating the Savior Before Jesus by Michael O Wise 0060696451 9780060696450
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The First Messiah: Investigating the Savior Before Jesus by Michael O Wise

In this revelatory book, renowned biblical scholar Michael Wise reconstructs the life of Judah -- the first messianic figure known to history -- who came to Jerusalem a century before Jesus, and whose life bore astonishing parallels to that of Jesus.<P>Michael Wise, a leading Dead Sea Scrolls expert, challenges the notion that the role of Jesus was unique, meticulously showing how Judah, a central figure in the Scrolls, anticipated Jesus in almost every particular -- from specific prophecies and teachings to the movement his followers organized after his death. Drawing on methodologies from social anthropology, Wise explains how the messianic missions of both Judah and Jesus arose from wrenching social dislocations -- and how similar crises have led to the emergence of new messianic figures over the centuries, from Mohammad to Shabbetai Zvi to David Koresh.

Author: Michael O Wise

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: HarperOne

Publication Date: 1999-02-17

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