Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (September 27, 2013)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies John J. Collins, Joel, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, reviewed by Bradford A. Anderson Avraham Faust, The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II, reviewed by Aren M. Maeir Gary A. Long, Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew, reviewed by Perry J. Oakes Chad […]

Was the Teacher of Righteousness Considered to Be a Messiah?

John Collins rightly argues that the possibility of a positive answer to this question depends heavily on what one means by משיח (messiah) (“A Messiah before Jesus?” 15–35). Most notably, messianic language at Qumran refers to the so-called “Davidic” and “priestly” messiahs (1QS 9:11; 4Q161 3:22–29; 4Q174 3:7–13; 4Q252 5:1–7; 4Q266 f2i:11; f10i:12; 4Q285 f7:1–6; […]