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Sometimes we are looking at only one person. It is important to see and remember that Jesus was a contender. People were trying to fulfill prophesy in those days. It was a matter of who was the Christ, the Messiah. This is why Jesus was said to have rode both an ass and a colt in Matthew 21:1-7 to fulfill a prophesy from Zechariah 9:9 about his entry into Jerusalem.
Today it would be more like "Bob is the Messiah, and you thought it was Charlie or Ronald. Everyone knows it is Bob who fulfills the prophesies." When examined we see that the Jews did not like Roman rule and they had stories of a Messiah rising up. Lots of preachers of the time were trying to be that man.