[b-hebrew] PS Re: Daniel 11:22

Yonah Mishael yonahmishael at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 14:09:25 EDT 2006

> HH: The idea of national redemption for Israel is not lost in the term
> Christ. Nor is the idea of Davidic kingship.

YM: More specifically, the Davidic kingship about which I am
commenting refers to the national king who reigns from Jerusalem.

Christ connotes a world savior rather than the Messiah who gathers
Israel in from exile.

> HH: Christ is the English translation of the Greek word CRISTOS, which
> was the translation for the Hebrew word MESHIACH. You are arguing about
> what you think each word connotes, but the translations are obvious. The
> content of the English word Christ comes from the revelation in the
> Bible given about this figure. Any other connotations the word may have
> are irrelevant to a Bible-believing person.

YM: Christ is an English *transliteration* (not translation). The
English translation of both משיח and χριστος is "anointed."

I am saying that the ideas associated with the two terms are
different, and this would be apparent to anyone with no theological
axe to grind.

Yonah Mishael ben Avraham
Joplin, MO
yonahmishael at gmail.com

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