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Is there really such a thing as a ‘redeemer’ to come, a messianic figure?

It seems such a thing can be derived from Scripture, but from which verses did such idea derived in the first place and how do we know that these aren’t talking about something else? I mean a lot of people these days, mostly Christians who are claiming certain verses are referring to the Messiah, while in Judiasm they aren’t considered as such. But looking at the Jewish verses cited as proof the plain text often isn’t so explicit or clear.

(I’m asking after being confronted by someone telling me that there isn’t a messiah just a messianic age).

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