If you look at the Jesus in the gospels in the context of the geopolitics he was a Jewish prophet predicting the end not of the world but Israel. He was saying get it together go back to tradition or face destruction.

Jesus appears educated for his day. If had been out in the Roman empire the fall of Israel would have been an easy prediction.

From a book I read on the history of Israel it was said in ancient times it was common to have operatives go out and sow a prophesy. Followed of course by the appearance of the individual. It was used to reinforce the position of a local ruler.