"footnoted link", "facts and links" ?<quoted text>
Yes, I am implying that and I backed it up with a footnoted link. Please give me a link that shows I am wrong.
The Jews were passionate monotheists. They never expected the Messiah to be a god. A divine Jesus would have been rejected by every Jewish sect of the day. They would have never been allowed to worship with other Jews as we know they did.
I don't care what you WANT TO BELIEVE. You cannot back up your position with facts and links as did I.
The wiki article lists losts of references and links. And you're right to some extent that the Jews of the day did not anticipate "God in the flesh" as the Messiah. I have yet to see one using historical proof that the early Christians denied Christ's divinity. Whatever the Jewish sect's beliefs at the time, if the were not converts to Christianity they would of course deny His divinity, that's not your point, I assume.
Orthodox Jewish sects of the day rejected Him as the Messiah AND denied His divinity. Actual Jewish Christian converts accepted Him as the Messiah AND believed in His divine nature. This is supported biblically AND by all of the written Christian witness of the time. So again, what is your point?