This book is a slightly revised version of a doctoral thesis completed at the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh in 2016 under the supervision of Matthew Novenson. Bernardo Cho investigates how Jewish messianism from the mid-second century BC to the late first century AD envisaged the proper relation between the Israelite king and the Jerusalem priests in the ideal future, and then attempts to describe how the Gospel of Mark addresses this issue in depicting Jesus. Cho’s argument comprises two major sections. The first section is a synchronic analysis of how the Israelite king was expected to interact with the high priest in the ideal future (chs. 1–2). In the second part of this book, Cho offers a close reading of the passages in Mark that are relevant for his purposes (chs. 3–5).

Chapter 1 examines important passages from the Dead Sea Scrolls under the headings “Davidic...

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