Paul’s goal was to inspire nations to convert to the true God—the God of Israel. This was a conversion, not to a new religion, but to the promises of Israel's God.
Jesus made quite clear that the story about God he wanted to advance was the reality of God’s presence among us, a message with its roots deeply embedded in his Jewish heritage.
I want to hear Jesus the way his contemporaries—Jews in first-century Israel and Galilee—would have heard him. I want to understand him the way his Jewish contemporaries understood him. An interview with Rabbi Evan Moffic.
The shifts from ‘Messiah,’ to christos, to christus, to ‘Christ’ were momentous. In the process, the root meaning of g-d’s anointed king was forfeited and with that several things were lost.
It's very likely that other demons were associated with other particular things. And it's interesting that he says this demon – that's the ‘noonday demon’ – is the demon represented in Psalm 91.