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. The Messiah was prophesised to be ‘the anointed one’, ‘the son of man’ and it was said that he would restore the Davidic dynasty and the Jewish nation.

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There are many biblical references to the Messiah, these are:-

* He will be descended from King David (Isaiah 11:1) via King Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8-10)
*The Messiah will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with "fear of God" (Isaiah 11:2)
*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 ...

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