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- n. Having the position of, or being ordained by God as messiah.
- n. His miracles furnished evidence of Jesus' claim of messiahship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or office of the Messiah.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character, state, or office of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world: also used of pretenders to a similar office or mission.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the position of messiah
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Similarly, his support of Alroys messiahship is tinged with jealousy, he himself having failed a generation earlier to lead the people: I recall the glorious rapture of that sacred strife amid the rocks of Caucasus.
Although the book disclaims Jesus' divinity and messiahship, it also calls for the true Jesus to be embraced by Jews.
Rabbi Boteach retorted that if Rabbi Wolf read his book he would see that in it he explicitly renounces Jesus' divinity and claims of messiahship, and rather embraces the Jesus that was Torah observant.
Third, the book offers the textual proofs as to why Jews reject the divinity and messiahship of Jesus so that both Jews and Christians are well aware of what we can never embrace about Jesus.
Rosen founded Jews for Jesus in 1973 as an organization to "make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide," as stated on the group's website.
But in trade, sovereign states became subject provinces and we all became property of a strong central government with delusions of messiahship.
That is, supposing Jesus in his ministry claimed he was the messiah and then those hopes and expectations were dashed by his execution, aren't we still faced with the question of how the concept of messiahship could be sufficiently altered in order for his followers not only to continue to believe themselves that he had correctly so identified himself, but to effectively communicate this radically un-traditional idea to others?
It may be true that having people question Jesus' messiahship is a bit awkward but if Matthew was not squirming at having the man who recognized Jesus at his baptism questioning him later, then he was particularly immune to such feelings.
Collins also wrote a book examining the question of whether the prophecies of Christ's messiahship could be accepted.
It was not the early Jerusalem Church's insistence on the messiahship of Jesus that broke them off from normative Judaism, but rather Paul's later abrogation of the law.