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What were the Jewish Expectations of the Messiah?

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What were the Jewish expectations of the Messiah? Sharn Bains 9A. The Jewish messianic expectations varied from group to group. The expectations also became stronger in times of hardship, such as when the Jews were slaves in Egypt. The hope of the Messiah coming to rescue the Jews gave them hope that they would be freed from slavery. It was prophesised that the messiah would be a descendant of David, which was correct as both Mary and Joseph were descendants of David. ...read more.

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*Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership (Isaiah 11:4) * There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease (Isaiah 25:8) * All of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19) * The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness (Isaiah 51:11) * He will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7) * The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55) * Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9) * The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 40) ...read more.

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(Isaiah 2:4) * The whole world will worship the One God of Israel (Isaiah 2:17) * The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23) * Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did to Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:5) * He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations (Isaiah 11:10). * Knowledge of God will fill the world (Isaiah 11:9) *The Sanhedrin will be re-established (Isaiah 1:26)* *All Israelites will be returned to their homeland (Isaiah 11:12) As Jesus did not fulfil all of these prophesies, Jews do not believe him to have been the Messiah. Only Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah. ...read more.

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