Friday, January 08, 2021

A brief history of the Messiah

HISTORY OF IDEAS: How Did Jews Come to Believe in a Messiah? A Brief History. Nowhere does the Torah mention a redeemer known as the Messiah who will appear at the end of history. The origin of this belief stems from somewhere else entirely (Elon Gilad, Haaretz). This is a good overview of the development of the idea of the Messiah from its origins to the present.

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