Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening,
and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying,
"John has been raised from the dead;
others were saying, "Elijah has appeared;
still others, "One of the ancient prophets has arisen."
But Herod said, "John I beheaded.
Who then is this about whom I hear such things?"
And he kept trying to see him.
Here it appears there is some confusion as to who is Jesus. Herod is quoted as saying if he is Elijah, John the Baptist, or one of the ancient prophets. This is very similar to the question who is John the Baptist in the Gospel of John. It appears that Jesus was possibly seen as a prophet by the people of his time.