Slide 35 -
Do the DSS attest to messianic hopes in first century Judaism?
He shall be great upon the earth. All peoples shall make peace with him; they shall all serve him. For he shall be called the holy one of the Great God, and by His name shall he be named. He shall be hailed son of God, and they shall call him son of the Most High. . . . one people shall trample upon another, and one province on another, until there arises the people of God, and everyone rests from the sword (4Q246 1:8—2:4).
The heavens and the earth will listen to His Messiah, and all that is in them will not swerve from the commandments of holy ones. Be strengthened in His service, all you who seek the Lord! Shall you not find the Lord in this, all you who hope in your hearts? For the Lord will visit pious ones, and righteous ones He will renew with His power. He will honor the pious ones on a throne of eternal kingship, freeing prisoners, giving sight to the blind, straightening up those bent over. Forever shall I cling to those who hope, and in His steadfast love He will recompense; and the fruit of a good deed will be delayed for no one. Wondrous things, such as have never been before, the Lord will do, as He said. For He will heal the wounded, revive the dead, and proclaim good news to the afflicted; the poor He will satisfy, the uprooted He will guide, and on the hungry He will bestow riches…(4Q521).