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Jesus was NOT the Messiah.
The Jewish Messiah is a human hero figure.
The Jewish Messiah is NOT prophesied in the OT.
The Jewish Messiah did not become an "article of faith" in Judaism until the Middle Ages.
IMEO, The OT is full of Messiahs and the most recent Messiah was Moshe Dayan.
Jesus in early Christianity was the embodiment of the Scapegoat in Leviticus 18.
The Romans and Greeks (IE: Paulines) seemed to not know the difference between a General on the front lines and a goat on the hill.
They just lock up.
There is a reason the Jesus wasn't accepted as Messiah, and it wasn't because the Jews were being stubborn.