By William Horbury
William Horbury demonstrates that there have been extra messianic ideals in Judaism on the time of Jesus than is usually known.
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62 63 64 (b) David has of course been mentioned above, but without specific reference to his profile as a whole in the Hebrew Bible. When the Psalms and their titles are considered together with the historical books, a step which was already being taken in the editing of II Samuel (see II Sam. 22 32 Jewish Messianism and the Cult of Christ = Ps. 1 8 ) , David emerges as a suffering and humiliated yet ultimately victorious king, notably in Ps. 18 = II Sam. 2 2 ; Pss. g. in Ps. 60, title; Pss. 20, 68, 86) and sings the praise of the kingdom of God (Pss.
Yet, as Moenikes also points out, in the post-exilic period the preaching of G o d as king had already been used to legitimize earthly Israelite kingship. T h i s aspect of the kingship of G o d continued to be formative, as emerges especially in Chronicles, further dis cussed below. Moreover, it should be noted that a great strength of the Davidic tradition taken up in messianism was its own firm link with the age 12 13 14 15 The Prevalence of Messianism in the Second-Temple Period 43 of Samuel and the tradition of leaders seemingly chosen and sent at need by God alone (Judg.
16); in the same passage Eleazar the priest is to decree the times when Joshua, the man over the congregation, shall lead the congregation to war. T h e title prince, nasi\ was used in Qumran texts for the king, as happens with the coming Davidic king in the book of Ezekiel; and in this Qumran title it probably also recalls L e v . 4. 2 2 , where the prince - probably a tribal prince, but sometimes understood as the ruling prince of all the congregation - is mentioned not long after the anointed priest.
Jewish Messianism and the Cult of Christ by William Horbury