Dual messiahs

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The idea of dual messiahs is the belief that there are either two messiahs or one messiah assuming the role of two.[1][2] Later-Judaism talks about two messiahs — sons respectively of Joseph and of David [3][4]


  1. ^ Julien Smith (2011). Christ the Ideal King: Cultural Context, Rhetorical Strategy, and the Power of Divine Monarchy in Ephesians. Mohr Siebeck. pp. 112–. ISBN 978-3-16-150974-2. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ John Joseph Collins (1998). The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 161–. ISBN 978-0-8028-4371-5. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ Jewish tradition speaks of two redeemers, each one called Mashiach. Both are involved in ushering in the Messianic era. They are Mashiach ben David and Mashiach ben Yossef. See Sukah 52b; Zohar I:25b; ibid. II:120a, III:153b, 246b and 252a.
  4. ^ Stephen M. Wylen (1 January 1995). The Jews in the Time of Jesus: An Introduction. Paulist Press. pp. 171. ISBN 978-0-8091-3610-0. Retrieved 14 August 2013.