Dead Sea Scroll discovery
Apr 19, 2012
A respected Israeli scholar and professor at Hebrew University is making an intriguing and compelling case that it is a distinctly Jewish notion to expect the Messiah to come, die as a “suffering servant” as an atonement for sins and the redemption of Israel, and then to rise from the dead on the third day....
Dr. Knohl then published a book about all this in 2009 entitled,Messiahs and Resurrection in “The Gabriel Revelation.” That was a follow up to his previous book, The Messiah Before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls (first published in Hebrew in 2000 and then in English in 2002). In the book, Dr. Knohl explains the various Jewish theories about the Messiah, including the idea of a “Messiah son of David” who will be a reigning king on the earth like King David was, and a “Messiah son of Joseph” who will be rejected by his brothers, mistreated, left for dead but will eventually reappear and save not only the nation of Israel but the world like Joseph did in the book of Genesis.
Comment: I have written extensively on the distinction between Judah and Joseph in regard to the Scepter and the Birthright. I knew that early Jewish tradition spoke of Messiah ben-David and Messiah ben-Joseph, but was unaware of the above book being written on it in 2009.
Dr. Stephen Jones