(Exodus 29:7, 1-Kings , 2-Kings 9:3) What is the Messiah supposed to accomplish?
One of the central themes of biblical prophecy is the promise of a future age of perfection characterized by universal peace and recognition of God.
The Christian idea of a virgin birth is derived from the verse in Isaiah describing an "alma" as giving birth.
The word "alma" has always meant a young woman, but Christian theologians came centuries later and translated it as "virgin." This accords Jesus' birth with the first century pagan idea of mortals being impregnated by gods.
(Targum – Isaiah 11:2; Maimonides – Teshuva 9:2) Prophecy can only exist in Israel when the land is inhabited by a majority of world Jewry, a situation which has not existed since 300 BCE.
During the time of Ezra, when the majority of Jews remained in Babylon, prophecy ended upon the death of the last prophets – Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.
When read correctly, Isaiah 53 clearly [and ironically] refers to the Jewish people being "bruised, crushed and as sheep brought to slaughter" at the hands of the nations of the world.
These descriptions are used throughout Jewish scripture to graphically describe the suffering of the Jewish people (see Psalm 44).
" Let's understand why – not to disparage other religions, but rather to clarify the Jewish position.All past Messianic claimants, including Jesus of Nazareth, Bar Cochba and Shabbtai Tzvi have been rejected.Christians counter that Jesus will fulfill these in the Second Coming.The Messiah will lead the Jewish people to full Torah observance.The Torah states that all mitzvot remain binding forever, and anyone coming to change the Torah is immediately identified as a false prophet. 13:1-4) Throughout the Christian "New Testament," Jesus contradicts the Torah and states that its commandments are no longer applicable.