4+1 Jewish Wannabe Messiahs you wish you could meet for a coffee
Fun Facts about Judaism. False Messiah, Secret Sects, Prophecies & Miracles gone Very Wrong!
Judaism is the most ancient religion in the World to be still active and the belief in a future Messiah is one of its tenets.
The term “Messiah” here indicates the Hebrew King that will be anointed with holy oil and save and rule the Jewish nation.
In fact, Jesus was just one of the dozens of wannabe Messiah not recognized by most Jews.
In this article, we will tell you some fun facts about Judaism: the story of four of these “false” Messiah, with a little surprise at the end of it.
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1. Moses of Crete: Sea Parting gone bad
According to Talmud, the 5th Century a.D. was just the right time for a Messiah to come.
This, along with the ongoing collapse of the Roman Empire, led Moses, a Jewish guy from Crete Island, to call himself the Messiah.
He convinced many people to follow him and, on a chosen day, go back to Israel on foot thanks to his sea parting powers.
Unfortunately, that day sea parting just didn’t happen and most of his followers drowned or died smashed on the rocks.
Some chronicles say he say he drowned too, some say he fled, others state he was just a demon sent to the Earth to deceive Jews.