Expectations varied among the Jewish people regarding the coming Messiah. For some, it was an event that they did not expect to see in their lifetime. Others thought the Messiah would be a military leader that would restore Judea as a kingdom as in the days of King David. The Sadducees were content to avoid confrontation with whoever was ruling Judea. It seems that few Jewish people expected a Messiah that would peacefully teach love, acceptance and forgiveness, give His life for the forgiveness of sins and be resurrected from the grave.