And, what many may not know, there were many "Christs" who came prior to Jesus, and who were not Jesus, nor do I think they were prefiguring or foreshadowing Jesus. They were the "Christs" in their own right, who came in their own time, who developed what it meant to be a "Christ" or "Messiah" in ancient Israel long before the word was ever applied to Jesus. I think it may be helpful to become acquainted with these "Christs/Messiahs" to better understand who Jesus was.
Exodus 3 BHT, Moses Meets God as a Fire in His Self
An addition to the BHT, my translation of Exodus 3, one of the signature chapters of the Old Testament and Torah, where Moses first encounters God in a burning bush, which I perceive was a mystical vision of God within Moses' very own mind and heart (cf. Psalm 104:4; Isaiah 33:14).
Deuteronomy 33:12 BHT, Moses Blesses the Tribe of Benjamin
An addition to the BHT, where Moses blesses the tribe of Benjamin. (The painting above is "The Twelve Tribes of Israel," by Johannes Adam Simon Oertel, 1886.)