The Messianic Jesus Makes a Come BackI've been moving house since yesterday and have not had much time for blogging today.
While his earliest followers should have been convinced by an ignominious death that Jesus was a false-prophet and pseudo-Messiah, they quickly came to the conviction that he was not only the Messiah, but was more than the Messiah, and was now to be identified with Israel's "Lord" in some way.
Essay based on Are You the One Who Is To Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2009)
By Michael F. Bird
Highland Theological College
UHI Millennium Institute
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
MICHAEL F. BIRD has an essay at the Bible and Interpretation website arguing that Jesus himself made messianic claims: