A-Z: General definitions: Christ


Title (eventually used as name) given to Jesus, referring to an anointed person set apart for a special task such as a king. In the New Testament, Jesus was regarded as the fulfillment of Jewish prophecy about a Messiah (John 1:40-42). In Christian belief, he is seen as divine, part of the Godhead or Trinity, as the Son of God (Hebrews 1:1-3).


Greek: Christos, Hebrew: Messiah, 'anointed one'.

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