[b-hebrew] Mashiah (was: Yom Kippur)

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sun Aug 29 16:08:53 EDT 2004


Dear Yigal,

>I'm sure that everyone on this list knows that the literal meaning of Ma$iax
>in the Tanakh is "anointed" - someone who has had oil poured on his head.
>This can be either a king or a priest, and even a foreign king (such as
>Cyrus in Isaiah 44-45). "Christos" is simply the Greek translation of the
>same. "The Mashiah" in the sense that the word is used in Judaism (or in
>Christianity, for that matter) is a late Second Temple and later
>development, both linguistically and conceptually. I don't know of a single
>place in the Tanakh where I would read the word Ma$iax to LITERALLY mean
>"Messiah" in the later sense.
>Does anyone have any examples to the contrary?

HH: In my opinion, Dan 9:25 is such a case, but you probably disagree.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard




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