Attacked concept of Messiah.  Could never satisfy materialistic concept of Messiah.  Endeavored partially to meet followers’ expectations.  Followers refused to see Jesus except as nationalist miracle worker.  Never again wholly denied he was Messiah.  Prophecies distorted to fit Jesus long after.  Quoted Scripture regarding Messiah.  Said Messiah will not sit upon throne in Jerusalem; is not son of David. 
Believed Messiah would. Be son of David.  Deliver Israel from its enemies.  Establish Jews as world rulers.  Establish New Jerusalem as world capital.  Not come from Galilee.  Reign over world as Prince of Peace.  Restore Shekinah to temple; remove curse of Adam.  Usher in era of miraculous plenty. 
Concept of Messiah did not include divine nature.  Lost sight of personality of Messiah.  Nationalistic concept caused turbulence which led to nation’s destruction.  Thought lack of sincere repentance delayed arrival.  Vibrant with expectation of immediate appearance of Messiah.  Joseph and Mary’s views.  Messiah of kingdom became Redeemer of church.  Prophecy of Book of Zechariah.  Scriptures invoked to support contending views of Messiah. 
See also: UB 136:1.