Aaronic v. Davidic Messiah
I don't know if this is the right place for this but...
In BenfromCanada's thread, "I disprove Christianity in 3 words" (http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/sapient/atheist_vs_theist/6814#new)
the topic has wandered into messianic prophecy and how Jesus does/doesn't fulfill it.
This reminded me of something that I remembered seeing a while back about the Jews looking for two Messiahs, Aaronic and Davidic. The Aaronic Messiah was to be the high priest and the Davidic Messiah was to be the political leader. the explanation I was given for why the Jews refused Jesus was because they were looking for him to be the Davidic Messiah and he was the AAronic Messiah.
Paul then confused the issue by fusing both Messiah's into his Christ-concept. Since Paul's work was accepted into the canon with the gospels, it wasn't hard for the Christians to posit a connection between Paul's Christ and Jesus.
Any thoughts (from either side of the aisle)?
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