As Christians, we believe the Messiah to be inextricably linked to divinity because Jesus was both the Messiah and the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity. Even non-Trinitarians see the Messiah and the Son of God bound together.
However, for centuries prior to the advent of Jesus, Jewish scholars who studied the Scriptures, translated the Scriptures, etc., none of these wise men seem to have left any record detailing how the Messiah was to be divine. If they had left record, should so many Jews, even today, attempt a polemic on this front?
Even some Christian scholars note that the Christ as expected by the Jews was to be a powerful man - but a man, not divine.
Even Muslims say that Jesus is the Messiah, even going so far as to ascribe supernatural powers to him, including the Ascension into heaven, but these supernatural powers were given by God - for the Messiah is not divine according to Muslim theology.
However, Messianic Jews are quite clear in stating their belief that Yeshua is YHWH incarnate.
Who’s right? And where’s the evidence?