Simon Bar Kochba שמעון בר כוכבא

I realized that my comment on mispronouncing Kosiba might bring some curiosity about why I would be talking about someone named Kosiba at a church. I actually love the story because of its parallels with the story of Jesus. I use it often as a way to tell about Messianic expectation or to compare Kochba with Jesus. If my sources are accurate only Jesus and Bar Kochba are explicitly recognized as Messiah in the histories. Anyway, here is a link that tells his story:

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