A Paper & an Article: Messiahs and Apocalyptic Dreams
by James Tabor
If you are interested in reading more about expectations of multiple Messiahs within the various forms of ancient Judaism before and after the time of Jesus here is an unpublished (and unedited!) paper I gave at a conference honoring Jonathan Z. Smith at the University of California at Davis a few years ago:
“One, Two, or Three Messiahs: Dynastic and Priestly Pedigrees from the Maccabees to Masada,” a paper delivered at a symposium with Jonathan Z. Smith at University of California at Davis, June 2006.
Somewhat related is my published article on Jewish apocalypticism more generally:
“Apocayptic Schemes and Dreams: How An Ancient Jewish Vision of the Future Came to Dominate the Modern World,” in The End of Days?: Millennialism from the Hebrew Bible to the Present, edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon and Ronald A. Simkins (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2003), pp. 49-61.