There could be no crime in the claim of messiahship or divine Sonship, except that claim was false.
Sabbata's disciples declared that Nathan had dug up a part of the ancient writing, wherein Zevi's messiahship was testified.
Yet we do not find that he had as yet formed any distinct conception of his own messiahship.
With few exceptions all were convinced of Sabbata's messiahship, and of a speedy redemption, in two years at the latest.
The members of that court might have rejected as false the claims of the Nazarene to messiahship.
But the only category in which He could express that consciousness of a mission was the category of messiahship.
They were thus enabled to retain the belief in his messiahship which his death had threatened to destroy permanently.
But as we despair of such a Proof, so we reasonably persist in our Disbelief of his messiahship.
Synoptics: He did not announce his messiahship until late in his ministry.
“The messiahship 85 rests on demonstration,” and everything else follows from that on authority.
c.1300, Messias, from Late Latin Messias, from Greek Messias, from Aramaic meshiha and Hebrew mashiah "the anointed" (of the Lord), from mashah "anoint." This is the word rendered in Septuagint as Greek Khristos (see Christ). In Old Testament prophetic writing, it was used of an expected deliverer of the Jewish nation. The modern English form represents an attempt to make the word look more Hebrew, and dates from the Geneva Bible (1560). Transferred sense of "an expected liberator or savior of a captive people" is attested from 1660s.
For Jews and Christians, the promised “anointed one” or Christ; the Savior. Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah who delivered mankind from its sins. Jews believe that the Messiah has not yet come.
In Judaism and Christianity, the promised “anointed one” or Christ; the Savior. Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah who delivered mankind from original sin. Jews believe that the Messiah has not yet come.