On the "I am he" series of claims:<quoted text>
You are ignorant Alex!
Jesus Himself stated:
New International Version (©1984)
I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins."
Jesus claimed that he is the Son of God.
" 25 Who are you? they asked.
Just what I have been telling you from the beginning, Jesus replied. 26 I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.
27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. 28 So Jesus said,When you have lifted up[a] the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him. 30 Even as he spoke, many believed in him."
The question in above: "Who are you?
The answer:Just what I have been telling you from the beginning, Jesus replied."
Now, please show us where and when did Jesus tell the Jews who he was, besides just telling them "I am he"?
I am he what?
The good thing in the above passage is that he confirmed that he was not HE, the God Almighty or the Father.
What about that "I am he", which he told the Samaritan woman at the well?
That is the only place far off from Jerusalem, where he hinted that he was the messiah by saying "I am he".
The problem was that he never told them openly that he was the messiah they were waiting for. And that was his mistake.