A-Z: General definitions: Messiah


A Hebrew word meaning 'anointed one', describing someone who will be the saviour of the people. Used in the Old Testament of leaders such as kings or priests. Translated in the New Testament as 'christos'. Title (eventually used as name) given to Jesus.


Hebrew: 'anointed one', Greek: christos

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