joel at stucki.ws
Thu Aug 31 02:07:08 EDT 2006
On 8/30/06, Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
> Excellent idea. So what DOES the Tanakh mean when it uses the word Mashiax.
> We have already established that the word derives from M$X, which in Aramaic
> is the regular word for "oil" - in Hebrew it seems to mean the act of
> smearing or pouring shemen (oil). This, as we know, was done as part of the
> "consecration" (I use the term lightly) of a high priest (cf. Leviticus 7-8
> etc.) and of a king. As such, the "mashiax", or "anointed one", is the
> acting high priest (Lev. 4:3, 5, 16 etc.) or the reigning king - including,
> as Liz has pointed out, Cyrus in Isaiah 45:1.
Also in at least one case it refers to the anointing of a prophet as
well 1 Kings 19:16.
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