[b-hebrew] Mashiax/Christos

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Aug 30 19:16:41 EDT 2006

Yigal Levin wrote:

>However NOWHERE in the Tanakh (with the possible exception of Daniel 
>9:25-26), is the term "mashiax" used when clearly speaking of a FUTURE 
>savior - Davidic, divine or otherwise. The prophets often speak of a future 
>Davidic king, the "branch" of Jesse etc., but NOWHERE is this figure called 
>"mashiax". The attachment of the title "mashiax" to the future savior is a 
>late Second Temple concept, which was picked up on by the early followers of 
>the "Teacher of Righteousness", of Jesus, of Bar-Kokhba and of others.

HH: The future savior of Israel is clearly the Davidic king and the 
servant. The person has many different names. Of course the Davidic king 
can be called Mashiach, and one verse is all you need to make the 
identification plain. Prophecy is somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle.

Harold Holmyard

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