- Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah and the Church proclaimed Jesus as Messiah as an inference based on his resurrection.
- The disciples proclaimed Jesus as Messiah during his life but Jesus rejected the title.
- Jesus did not claim the title, but neither did he reject it.
- Jesus claimed to be the Messiah
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Jesus the Messiah - I
At the end of the year I am hoping to finish writing an article on the historical Jesus and the question of whether or not he made a messianic claim. Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? Scholarship is mooted at this point. Indeed, a non-messianic Jesus is deeply ingrained in certain elements of scholarship. The main views seem to be:
In a future post I hope to offer one or two or thirteen reasons why I think he did claim to be enacting a messianic role.