Thursday, February 02, 2006

Question About the Messiah

Is it asur to believe that mashiach may turn out to be someone who will have died prior to the era of mashiach? Is it asur to believe that mashiach will definitely be such a person? If the answer to either of these questions is "yes," then my follow-up question is whether the position is kefirah, or merely asur.

2 comments:

stephan j said...

the gemara in sanhedrim posits the possiblity of the messiach being either from the dead or the living. bu8t, if he will be from the deaad then it could be david hamelech himsxelf or peretz or yishai......

Anonymous said...

I've heard the gra held that moshiach is a movement and not a single person although i have no text to back it up. Anyone know anything about this?