a. This title became an appellative later on.b. In Dan 9 and 26 its Hebrew character was retained in thetransliterated "Messiah"
The debate regarding the name is in my opinion notimportant here, he could just as well have been called Charles,and it could have meant anything, the issue is the actions this maninspired, and how it influenced what came after.
Although today the name "Jesus Christ" isinextricably linked to the Literalist figure of the supposed founder of Christianity in the first century C.E. the name would have beenheard as obviously symbolic meaning "The Saviour King"
Which he turned out not to be from the Jewishperspective, not as “Prince of Peace”, neither as the guy in IsaiahChapter 53 who was supposed to rise from the dead, marry, haveplenty children and live on to a ripe old age! Effectively the Jewsare still waiting for the other guy!
Jewish Gnostics and Christian Gnostics after themunderstood Exodus to be an initiation allegory.
The failed prophecy is to blame for this allegory
Why did they not transliterate the word as was done inDan 9 and 26 as "Messiah" seeing that the Greeks had alsoaccepted their Greek transliteration of the word namely Messias inJohn 1 and 4?
Because of the failed prophecy, how could they supportsomething which would later come back to bite them, the tenseless rule in Hebrew scripture is proof of their “reasoning power”!
Above is a conversation I had with someone, the statements andquestion was his, the answers was mine. The real answer to theabove is not a short simple answer, but need some explanation.The failed prophecy needs to be discussed, and this discussiononce again involves Isaiah, only this time to clear some issues,issues the man in the street, you; need answers for. In Chapter 9Isaiah explained the names or titles and the success this Saviour would accomplish, in Chapter 53 a physical description follow but suddenly, this man is not so powerful anymore, and as you