Definitions for messiah
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word messiah.
any expected deliverer
Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ.
An extremely powerful divine figure.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The Anointed; the Christ; the Saviour of the world; the Prince of peace.
Etymology: from the Hebrew.
Great and publick opposition the magistrates made against Jesus the man of Nazareth, when he appeared as the Messiah. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
the expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ
Etymology: [Heb. mshakh anointed, fr. mshakh to anoint. Cf. Messias.]
A messiah is a saviour or liberator of a group of people, most commonly in the Abrahamic religions. In the Tanakh a messiah is a king or High Priest traditionally anointed with holy anointing oil. However, messiahs were not exclusively Jewish, as the Hebrew Bible refers to Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, as a messiah for his decree to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple. The Jewish messiah is a leader anointed by God, physically descended from the Davidic line, who will rule the united tribes of Israel and herald the Messianic Age of global peace also known as the World to Come. The translation of the Hebrew word Mašíaḥ as Χριστός in the Greek Septuagint became the accepted Christian designation and title of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe that prophecies in the Hebrew Bible refer to a spiritual savior and believe Jesus to be that Messiah. Islamic tradition holds that Jesus, the son of Mary, was the promised Prophet and Masih sent to the Israelites, and that he will again return to Earth at the end of times, along with the Mahdi, and they will defeat Masih ad-Dajjal, the "false Messiah" or Antichrist.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mes-sī′a, n. the anointed One, the Christ—also Messī′as.—n. Messī′ahship, the character and work of Christ as the Saviour of the world.—adj. Messian′ic, relating to the Messiah. [Heb. māshīach, anointed—māshach, to anoint.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one consecrated of God, who the Jewish prophets predicted would one day appear to emancipate the Jewish people from bondage and exalt them in the eyes of all the other nations of the earth as His elect nation, and for the glory of His name.
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The numerical value of messiah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of messiah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but that mark of a fake messiah.
Moses is such an intense character that you need to have a little break from him, so we'd always 'look on the bright side of life', thinking 'He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy'. It just helped me.
We can't leave all the responsibility just in the hands of a leader, a messiah.
Putin is really not messiah, but really anti-Christ of our current time, you think he's the anti-Christ of your time?
They are anti-Zionist because they believe that -- according to their religious belief -- there is a prohibition to obey a government which is secular, and a prohibition against establishing a Jewish state before the coming of the Messiah. Only the Messiah can establish Jewish sovereignty and therefore they are really not just suspicious of, but hostile towards, The Israeli government.
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