Jesus appeared on the scene approximately 350 years after prophecy had ended, and thus could not be a prophet.
Many prophetic passages speak of a descendant of King David who will rule Israel during the age of perfection.
Throughout Jewish scripture, Israel is repeatedly called, in the singular, the "Servant of God" (see Isaiah 43:8).
In fact, Isaiah states no less than 11 times in the chapters prior to 53 that the Servant of God is Israel.
Isaiah 53 concludes that when the Jewish people are redeemed, the nations will recognize and accept responsibility for the inordinate suffering and death of the Jews.
Throughout history, thousands of religions have been started by individuals, attempting to convince people that he or she is God's true prophet.
(Targum – Isaiah 11:2; Maimonides – Teshuva 9:2) Prophecy can only exist in Israel when the land is inhabited by a majority of world Jewry, a situation which has not existed since 300 BCE.