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Title: The Fourth Deliverer
Subtitle: A Josephite Messiah in 4QTestimonia
Author(s): MITCHELL, David C.
Volume: 86 Issue: 4 Date: 2005
Commentators recognize a tri-polar messianism in 4Q175, based on the first three sections of the text. But the last section suggests that the text is in fact tetra-messianic, featuring an eschatological Joshua. This is confirmed by similarities between 4Q175, the tetra-messianic 'Four Craftsmen' baraitha, and Targ. Ps.-J. to Exod. 40,9-11; as well as by evidence that Joshua was a messianic type in postbiblical Judaism.