Moshiach / Messiah
All authentic observant Noachides accept the Orthodox Jewish position on the Messiah. See the below resources:
Books about Moshiach:
Mashiach: The Principle of Mashiach and the Messianic Era in Jewish Law and Tradition, (Complete online book for free!) by Rabbi Jacob Immanuel Schochet. Published and copyright © by Sichos In English – Sie.org.
I Await His Coming Every Day: Analytical Studies by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of the Rambam’s Rulings on Mashiach and the Ultimate Redemption. (Complete online book for free!). Adapted & Translated by Rabbi Eliyahu Touger. Edited by Uri Kaploun. Published and copyright © by Sichos In English – Sie.org .
Mashiach: Who? What? Why? How? Where? and When?, by Rabbi Chaim Kramer. Published by the Breslov Research Institute. www.breslov.org
Their Hollow Inheritance: A Comprehensive Refutation of christian Missionaries, by Michoel Drazin. www.drazin.com. (Complete online book for free!)
Let’s Get Biblical!: Why doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah? Volume 1, by Rabbi Tovia Singer. Available to purchase on Amazon.
Let’s Get Biblical!: Why doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah? Volume 2, by Rabbi Tovia Singer. Available to purchase on Amazon.
The Jewish Response to Missionaries. Counter-Missionary Handbook, by Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz. Free on JewsForJudaism.org
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Videos about Moshiach:
Chumash Prophecy #1, from Jacob
Genesis 49:1,10 –“Jacob called for his sons and said, ‘Gather and I will tell you what will happen to you at the End of Days… The scepter shall not depart from [the Tribe of] Judah, nor the student of the Law from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and to him will be a gathering of peoples.’
Chumash Prophecy #2, from Balaam
Numbers 24:17,18 –“I see it, but not now; I behold it, but not soon. A star has gone forth from Jacob, and a staff will arise from Israel which will crush the princes of Moab and uproot all the sons of Seth [son of Adam]. Edom shall be possessed, and [Mount] Seir shall become the possession of his enemies, and Israel shall triumph.”
A promise from G-d, through Moses:
Deut. 30:1-5 –“…you [the Jewish People] will consider in your heart, among all the nations where the L-rd your G-d has banished you, and you will return to the L-rd, your G-d, with all your heart and with all your soul, and you will listen to His voice according to all that I am commanding you this day you and your children, then, the L-rd, your G-d, will bring back your exiles, and He will have mercy upon you. He will once again gather you from all the nations, where the L-rd, your G-d, had dispersed you. Even if your exiles are at the end of the heavens, the L-rd, your G-d, will gather you from there, and He will take you from there. And the L-rd, your G-d, will bring you to the land which your forefathers possessed, and you will take possession of it…
The Jewish Response to Missionaries,
by Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz. Jews For Judaism. JewsForJudaism.org
THE CRITERIA TO BE FULFILLED BY THE JEWISH MESSIAH
These specific criteria are as follows:
- He must be Jewish. (Deuteronomy 17:15, Numbers 24:17)
- He must be a member of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:10) and a direct male descendent of both King David (I Chronicles 17:11, Psalm 89:29-38, Jeremiah 33:17, II Samuel 7:12-16) and King Solomon. (I Chronicles 22:10, II Chronicles 7:18)
- He must gather the Jewish people from exile and return them to Israel. (Isaiah 27:12-13, Isaiah 11:12)
- He must rebuild the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (Micah 4:1)
- He must bring world peace. (Isaiah 2:4, Isaiah 11:6, Micah 4:3)
- He must influence the entire world to acknowledge and serve one G-d. (Isaiah 11:9, Isaiah 40:5, Zephaniah 3:9)
All of these criteria for the Messiah are best stated in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter 37:24-28:
“And My servant David will be a king over them, and they will all have one shepherd, and they will walk in My ordinances, and keep My statutes, and observe them, and they shall live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant…and I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant and I will set my sanctuary in their midst forever and My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their G-d and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”
If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, he cannot be the Messiah.
Let’s Get Biblical!Why doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?Volume 1, by Rabbi Tovia Singer OutreachJudaism.org
Messianic Prophecies – From Pages 230-233 (with links added to the Online Jewish Bible on Chabad.org).
World PeaceIsaiah 2:4Isaiah 11:6-8Micah 4:3-7Zephaniah 3:12-16Zechariah 8:3-6 Universal Knowledge of GodIsaiah 11:9Jeremiah 31:33Zechariah 8:20-23Zechariah 14:9Zephaniah 3:9Micah 4:1-2 Resurrection of the DeadIsaiah 26:19Daniel 12:2Ezekiel 37:12-13 Ingathering of IsraelIsaiah 11:11-12Isaiah 27:12-13Isaiah 43:5-6Jeremiah 16:15Jeremiah 23:3Ezekiel 34:11-16Ezekiel 36:24-28Ezekiel 37:21-22Joel 4:1 (3:1 in xian bibles)Amos 9:15Micah 2:12Zepheniah 3:18-20Zechariah 10:6-10 Building of the Third TempleIsaiah 56:7Ezekiel 37:26-28Ezekiel 43:7 Elijah the Prophet Ushers in the Messianic AgeMalachi 3:23-24 (4:5-6 in xian bibles) The MessiahIsaiah 11:1-5Jeremiah 23:5Ezekiel 34:23-24Ezekiel 37:24-25
Mashiach:The Principle of Mashiach and the Messianic Era in Jewish Law and Tradition, (Complete online book for free!)by Rabbi Jacob Immanuel Schochet.Published and copyright © by Sichos In English – Sie.org.
From – The Messianic Era – Page 17.
A. Restoration of the Bet HamikdashEzekiel 37:26-28B. Ingathering of the Exiles of IsraelDeuteronomy 30:3-4Isaiah 11:11-12,16Isaiah 43:5-6Amos 9:14-15Jeremiah 23:7-8Ezekiel 39:25, 27-29Ezekiel 20:32-37, 40-42Ezekiel 36:22-25C. End to Evil and SinEzekiel 37:23Zephaniah 3:13Zechariah 13:2Malachi 3:19Isaiah 60:21Jeremiah 50:20D. Awareness and Knowledge of G-dIsaiah 11:9 (cf. Habakuk 2:14)Isaiah 40:5Isaiah 52:8Jeremiah 31:32-33Joel 3:1-2E. Universal Worship of G-dZephaniah 3:9Isaiah 2:2-3Michah 4:1-2Zechariah 9:16Zechariah 14:9F. Universal Peace and HarmonyIsaiah 2:4Michah 4:3Hosea 2:20Zechariah 9:10Isaiah 11:6-9Isaiah 65:25G. Resurrection of the DeadIsaiah 26:19Ezekiel 37:12-14Daniel 12:2H. Blissful Utopia: End to Disease and DeathIsaiah 35:5-6Isaiah 25:8Isaiah 61:5Isaiah 51:3Ezekiel 36:29-30Amos 9:13Isaiah 11:9