Son of David

The Jews thought of King David as the greatest king of Israel.

The Jewish expectation of the Messiah was that he would be a descendant of King David.

They believed the Messiah would be chosen by God to bring about the glory days of King David’s reign so that Israel would have its own empire once again.


The name Jesus literally means ‘God saves’.

The Jewish expectation of a military Messiah, who would defeat the Romans, was different to the type of saviour Jesus was.

Jesus saved humanity through his death and resurrection by breaking down the barrier to God and absolving all of us of our sins.