Only some two weeks before the end is He proclaimed Messiah at Jericho (x.
14, 17) Edersheim's Life and Times of the Messiah, i.
When the whole pleroma of preexistent souls in the world of the Sephiroth shall have descended and occupied human bodies and have passed their period of probation and have returned purified to the bosom of the infinite Source, then the soul of Messiah will descend from the region of souls; then the great Jubilee will commence.
" The Messiah invokes all the sufferings, pain, and afflictions of Israel to come upon Him.
`We shall pay no more taxes,' they said, ` our Messiah is come.'