I didn't look at your link, I tried, but couldn't pull it up, but it seems you have answered many questions I had, even some I had about the Jewish leaders at the time of Jesus. It seems they were looking for the same mesiah, that you are. Do you think the world will ever be as you are looking for as long as people are not changed in a spiritual way? I know you don't believe people are born sinners, and that we learn by seeing older people sin, but a simple question? How did the older people learn?<quoted text>
Except he fullfilled NONE of the prophicies.
The Jewish tradition of "The Messiah" has its foundation in numerous biblical references, and understands "The Messiah" to be a human being - without any overtone of deity or divinity - who will bring about certain changes in the world and fulfill certain criteria before he can be acknowledged as "The Messiah".
First of all, he must be Jewish - "...you may appoint a king over you, whom the L-rd your G-d shall choose: one from among your brethren shall you set as king over you." (Deuteronomy 17:15)
He must be a member of the tribe of Judah - "The staff shall not depart from Judah, nor the sceptre from between his feet..." (Genesis 49:10)
To be a member of the tribe of Judah, the person must have a biological father who is a member of the tribe of Judah.
He must be a direct male descendant of King David and King Solomon, his son - "And when your days (David) are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who shall issue from your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will make firm the throne of his kingdom forever..." (2 Samuel 7:12 - 13)
The genealogy of the New Testament is inconsistent. While it gives two accounts of the genealogy of Joseph, it states clearly that he is not the biological father of Jesus. One of the genealogies is through Nathan and not Solomon altogether!
He must gather the Jewish people from exile and return them to Israel -"And he shall set up a banner for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." (Isaiah 11:12)
Are all Jews living in Israel? Have all Jews EVER lived in Israel since the time of Jesus?
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What kind of God would have an earthly father?
plus like the Jews of the day, tbey were looking for their mesiah to fix up their little world, not be concerned with every soul in the world. I believe Jesud fit all requirements as the mesiah and still do, but untill a persons eyes are opened "spiritualy " they will never see.