Military Messianism and Jesus’ Mission

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195329001
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979073 | DOI:
Military Messianism and Jesus’ Mission

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Judea gained political independence under the Hasmonean dynasty for the first time since the deportation to Babylon. Reflections on the accomplishments of Judas Maccabeus and his brothers set the tone for messianic expectations to come, even when these expectations arose in reaction against the later Hasmonean and early Herodian rulers. The Psalms of Solomon provide an exceptionally clear snapshot of these expectations. The piety, ethics, and eschatology of these texts are explored, with an eye to their impact upon Jesus' teaching and degree of conformity to popular messianic paradigms.

Keywords: Hasmonean dynasty; messianism; 1 Maccabees; Psalms of Solomon; Son of David; Jesus; triumphal entry; Jerusalem Temple

Chapter.  8852 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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