The possible meanings of the word Messiah are:
son of god
the anointed one
The root of the word Messiah or Masiach in Hebrew, can be traced to Egypt, as the tradition of anointing kings was an ancient Egyptian custom. Egyptian kings were anointed with the fat of the holy crocodile–or MeSeH As Egypt controlled the region, Egyptian customs would be prevalent in the area.
Then again, When the Persian king Cyrus fell upon Israel, Yahweh revealed himself to HIM, (Isaiah 45:1:13) the man whom he had chosen to be his Messiah, his anointed one, and promised to help him. For this reason, the pious men of the house of Israel chided Yahweh. But Yahweh answered their reproaches:If you wish to take me to task on account of my sons and of the work of my hands, know then that I am Yahweh
God and the Gods, Myths of the Bible – Beltz p. 43
So, it seems Jesus cannot be and is not the one and only Messiah….as yahweh himself called upon others to fulfill that role, and calls them his sons. That is how it goes in the storybook…..:)
Twisting the words and using Humpty Dumpty semantics cannot fix the texts when Yahweh himself calls Cyrus his anointed one. Christians have mistranslated the word Messiah to mean god
Messiah simply means ":a guy who has oil poured on his head, because he enjoys warm sticky fluid dripping off his face":. Or for short ":the annointed one":
So, what made you think that Christians, as a whole, thinks that ":Messiah": means ":God":?
As far as THE King that was expected to come, that is also ":Shiloh":, and we have receive Jesus as He. God raises up and tears down kings, and we believe that God has had on the throne many kings…
We say that Jesus is the son of God because He SAID He was the Son of God. Also, that’s not Christians that think kings are part man and part God – that is the kings themselves…
All prophecy must be fulfilled. If the Messiah is to reign as King forever, in the peaceful Kingdom with no more unfaithful and peace everlasting, there first must be fulfilled, ":Yahweh said to my lord, ‘sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool’ ":. No one has ascended to be with God except for Jesus, and so the completion cannot be til He returns, and it could not be completed unless He went to heaven to be with God.
Messiah, from the Hebrew Moshiach, means ":anointed one":. It is a person who is anointed into a special place, such as a king or priest. There have been many messiahs in Judaism. All of the Jewish kings were anointed, therefore they were all messiahs. All of the ancient Jewish priests were anointed, therefore they were all messiahs.
There exists within Judaism the idea that an ":anointed one": will come, meaning that some person will be anointed into some certain position.
The Messiah of Judaism is referred to specifically as a single individual who will be ":anointed":. While the term ":messiah": is a general term, it is also used as a specific term. It is no different to say in modern times ":An Elected One": as a specific term while at the same time referring to all elected leaders as ":elected ones":.
And in no case does Christianity translate ":messiah": as ":god":.
Actually, it seems that you’ve misunderstood genuine, mainstream Christianity’s take on ":the Messiah.": The true meaning of Messiah (as you noted, this is the English transliteration of the Hebrew term), in the original Hebrew is, indeed, ":the anointed one.": Unlike the understanding thrust upon the term by some Christians, an ":anointed one": would most often refer to a king (since they were usually literally anointed with oil before or during their coronation ceremony), or could refer to some specially chosen leader. That king/ leader did not, in the Jewish concept, have to be ":divine": in any sense. That the ":messiah": would be ":divine": is actually foreign to the Hebrew understanding, and is often cited as one reason that the Jewish people rejected ( and continue to reject) early Christian claims regarding Jesus’ nature. ":Messiah": certainly, originally, did not mean divine, or ":god": in any sense. To believe that the Messiah would be divine (rather than, perhaps, divinely blessed) was a novel idea unique to an early generation of Christians. Obviously, other leaders and would-be leaders among the Jews were dubbed, by their followers at least, as a messiah. Because of Cyrus’s sixth century BCE role in restoring the Jewish homeland to them following the Babylonian Exile, he, too was understood as one who was ":anointed": by YHWH’s blessing as a (human) leader in the life of the Hebrew nation.
You should note that while ":Messiah": is the transliteration of the Hebrew term for ":anointed one,": the Greek term for ":anointed one": (both Hebrew and Greek terms having the same meaning) is ":christos.": From that term, of course, we have derived the English expression of ":Christ.":
Mainstream Christianity understands that, to refer to Jesus as ":the Messiah": is a recognition of his expected role of leadership among the Jews of his era, not an appellation that carries the idea of divinity. You observe rightly that Jesus was not the first, and certainly not the last man to be referred to as a ":Messiah.": That fact has never been in dispute. The term ":Christ": has, however, taken on the aspect of divinity, as it is used to distinguish between Jesus, the human who walked on earth during a very particular time period, and the eternally existent Cosmic ":Christ":, who became the (divine) Son of God and who reigns with God. (You should be aware that, in the New Testament, there are *four* different beliefs reflected in Scripture regarding exactly *when* Jesus became the Son of God.) The subject of Christology is certainly more complex than I have here presented, but these basics seem to address your issue.
":Trust is like a house built out of playing cards, it takes such effort to build, yet only a breeze to destroy": I created that when I was 14. So the breeze is totally up to the individual. What I look at as distrust may be worlds apart from what another person does. There are people who can very easily forgve a cheater. Other people never ever, ever trust again and it destroys any possibility of them trusting another person.
From the Hebrew root verb maВ·shachвЂІ, meaning вЂњsmear,вЂќ and so вЂњanoint.вЂќ (Ex 29:2,В 7) Messiah (maВ·shiвЂІach) means вЂњanointedвЂќ or вЂњanointed one.вЂќ The Greek equivalent is KhriВ·stosвЂІ, or Christ.вЂ”Mt 2:4,
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1) anointed, anointed one
1a) of the Messiah, Messianic prince
1b) of the king of Israel
1c) of the high priest of Israel
1d) of Cyrus
1e) of the patriarchs as anointed kings
Meaning Of Word Messiah
I always thought Messiah meant warrior as well. I really haven’t ever thought Messiah meant God, but that’s just me.
A Messiah is a shame. Savior or Visa?