SteveMiller wrote:Then I misunderstood. Who is the messiah nagid?
Well, I didn't say that I don't
think that it's referring to Cyrus. I just didn't mention that before.דבר
is a reference to the word
of prophecy through Jeremiah regarding the rebuilding of the city. The count actually starts before
Cryus, and Cyrus appears within the count.משיח נגיד
is Cyrus, who ordered the rebuilding of the city. Again, though, the "word" refers to the prophetic word, not to Cyrus's order.משיח
that is cut off is either Agrippa, who was king at the time of the destruction (as Rashi interprets it), or perhaps Pinhas ben Shmuel (Phannias ben Samuel), who was high priest at the time of the Temple's destruction. Either king
could be considered משיח.נגיד הבא
is Titus or his father Vespasian.