Sceptre And The Star Paperback

The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature

by John J. Collins

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Sceptre And The Star

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John J. Collins here offers an up-to-date review of Jewish messianic expectations around the time of Jesus, in light of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
He breaks these expectations down into categories: Davidic, priestly, and prophetic. Based on a small number of prophetic oracles and reflected in the various titles and names assigned to the messiah, the Davidic model holds a clear expectation that the messiah figure would play a militant role. In sectarian circles, the priestly model was far more prominent. Jesus of Nazareth, however, showed more resemblance to the prophetic messiah during his historical career, identified as the Davidic Son of Man primarily after his death.
In this second edition of The Scepter and the Star Collins has revised the discussion of Jesus and early Christianity, completely rewritten a chapter on a figure who claims to have a throne in heaven, and has added a brief discussion of the recently published and controversial Vision of Gabriel.

Sceptre And The Star by John J. Collins was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in December 2010 and is our 31830th best seller. The ISBN for Sceptre And The Star is 9780802832238.

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Details for Sceptre And The Star

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (December 2010)
Number of Pages304
Thickness23 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code3702654
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