distant climactic appearance. Because they rejected the notion
of a separation of Messianic appearances by a single Messiah, to
this day, many Jews still await their future Messiahs and the
fulfillment of all Messianic prophecies.
THE TWO MESSIAHS
The Conquering King
There is much prophecy concerning the Messiah (the
Christ or the Anointed One). Many of the passages appear to
be contradictory, from which came the previously addressed
teaching that there are two Messiahs. The first, the “Conquer-
ing King,” is found in one of David’s Psalms:
“The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gath-
er together against the LORD and against his Anointed One
[Messiah]. I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill. You
are my Son…You will rule them with an iron scepter; Kiss the
Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his
wrath can flare up in a moment”
(Psalm 2:2, 6, 7, 9, 12).
The Suffering Servant
The second Messiah, the “Suffering Servant,” is found in a
number of passages:
“After the sixty-two ‘sevens’ the Anointed
One [Messiah] will be cut off and will have nothing” (Dan.
9:26). “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sor-
rows, and familiar with suffering… He was pierced for our
transgressions… the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us
all… he poured out his life unto death…”
(Isa 53:3, 5, 6, 12).
(See also Psalm 22.)
Confusion by John the Baptist