Dual messiahs

The idea of dual messiahs is the belief that there are either two messiahs or one messiah assuming the role of two.[1][2] In the Dead Sea Scrolls, there is mention of dual messiahship[citation needed]. Later-Judaism talks about two messiahs — sons respectively of Joseph and of David[citation needed] .[3]


  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. ^ 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.