The Jewish tradition of The Messiah has its foundation in numerous biblical references and understands The Messiahto be a human being without any overtone of deity or divinity who must fulfill certain criteria and usher in a time when certain changes will occur in the world before he can be acknowledged as The Messiah.
He must be Jewish Deuteronomy 17:15
He must be a member of the tribe of Judah Genesis 49:10
He must be a direct male descendant of King David and King Solomon 2 Samuel 7:12-13
He must gather the Jewish people from exile and return them to Israel Isaiah 11:12
He must rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem Ezekiel 37:26-27
He will rule at a time of world-wide peace Micah 4:3