The Significance of the David Tradition for the Emergence of Messianic Beliefs in the Old Testament

Ernst-Joachim Waschke

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2003

Issue: David (Vol. 23, No 4, Fall, 2003)

Although New Testament messianic expectations reflect significant developments during the intertestamental period, it is important to examine the source of these hopes in the David tradition of the Old Testament itself. The redaction of both the prophetic books and the Psalter are marked by this tradition.

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