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Does Messiah have to be a mere human being? [duplicate]

Based upon what or how come that Mashiach is being viewed as a human being, why can’t Mashiach be a heavenly Shaliach, messenger (angel) or divine being?
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Are the Jews today still waiting for the Messiah to come?

Are the Jews still today waiting for the promised Messiah to come? If so, then what kind of Messiah are they expecting right now? When do they expect him to come?
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Can Moshiach be a woman?

Is there any statement by chazal or the poskim which precludes Moshiach from being a woman?
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Will Moshiach know that he is Moshiach?

I am not asking how I will know who Moshiach is. My question is how will he know to do those things which will let me know who he is. And specifically, will he know long before his revelation that ...
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Do any Jews, ancient or modern, hold that Michael the Arch-angel is the coming messiah?

I am currently studying the origin of an uncommon Christian belief that the angel Michael mentioned in the Jewish Bible (Daniel 12:1) is the same person as Jesus. It is becoming a frustrating mystery ...
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Is Mashiach an incarnation of God according to any Jewish tradition?

Some Christians believe that the Messiah was not supposed to be just a man but rather an incarnation of God. Do any Jews (not counting so-called messianic Jews who are really Christians) believe that ...
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Does Moshiach have to be a king?

Partially based on this question, I would like to know what the source is that Moshiach will be a king.
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Which Moshiach are we waiting for?

The Rambam lists waiting for Moshiach as one of the 13 principles of faith. We have a tradition that there will be two Moshiachs, Ben Yosef and Ben David, which one was the Rambam referring to?
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Must Mashiach have Jewish ancestry, or just Davidic?

So I recently found out that the rulers of Ethiopia claim descent from Shlomo. Since Mashiach needs to come from David, if this is true they fulfill that requirement. However, it is unlikely (or at ...
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Who is the subject of Zechariah 14?

Is there an generally accepted Jewish understanding of who the subject is in Zechariah 14? Reading the text, it seems there are at least 2 possibilities: The subject is HaShem The text calls him ...
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will the Messiah be the greatest torah scholar of the generation?

Besides that the Messiah must be of Davidic lineage, must he also be the greatest torah scholar of the generation (of Davidic lineage)?
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What is the view of the Jews for the Messiah [closed]

In the prophecies in Isaiah 9:6, in a modern version of the Authorized Version (a Christian translation): For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his ...
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