It is often said that Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah. Did Jesus himself believe he was the Divine Messiah? What does the evidence show?
John Atkinson examines the extent to which Jesus was personally aware of his messianic identity. John begins by asking what Jesus would have learned from his family about the events and proclamations that accompanied his birth. John then analyses Jesus' words and actions later in his ministry to answer the question, “Does Yeshua display a self-concept of a divine Messiahship or just an earthly one?”
Edith Sher focuses on two incidents in the Gospels that cast light on the kind of Messiah Yeshua would prove to be: the calling of Nathaniel and the wedding at Cana.