The latter two may teach that a true understanding of Jesus comes through a personal relationship with Him apart from the crowd’s opinions.
The promised Davidic Messiah (cf. 2 Sam. 7:14–16; Isa. 55:3–5; Jer. 23:5) was commonly thought to be a political, nationalistic figure destined to free the Jews from Roman domination (cf. Mark 11:9–10).