In Genesis 49:10, the tribe of Judah was prophesied to have control of Israel until the Messiah came. In AD 7, Rome took away Israel’s right to assign capital punishment for a crime. (That’s why some 20-odd years later, the Sanhedrin had to go to Pilate to get Jesus killed.) The priests of the day were convinced that the removal of the privilege of consigning someone to death was a breach of God’s promises to the tribe of Judah. Little did they know that the Messiah had been born about a decade earlier and was living in Nazareth, learning how to be a carpenter.