Answers to Quora Queries (19 February, 2018, 4 Adar, 5778)
Is the Jewish Messiah a king, a high priest or both?
The Messiah is a descendant through the male line of King David son of Jesse from the Tribe of Judah.
On the other hand, a Priest is a Cohen descended through the male line from Aharon from the Tribe of Levi.
Â The Messiah therefore cannot be a Priest because he is not descended from Aharon on the side of his father.
Â The Messiah is a prophet as described in the prophets, see Isaiah chapter 11 and other sources. See the Wikipedia section on Scriptural requirements for the Messiah:
The Messiah will be revealed over a period of time. Differing prophecies may refer to different stages in the Messianic Process.