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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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513 words

Hebrew for ‘anointed one’, who will be a saviour of the people, and used in OT of both kings and

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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88 words

(Heb. ‘anointed’)

Saviour or redeemer. Specifically, the Messiah was the descendant of King David expected by the Jews of ancient

MESSIAH

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
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Religion
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1,445 words

The verbmshh. (anoint [with oil]) is used in biblical Hebrew in connection with material objects as well as persons. The noun ...

Messiahs

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Current Version:
2008

Some thirty texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls speak of anointed personages—the literal definition of messiah—and although only about half

Messiah

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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309 words

(adaptation of Heb., ha-mashiaḥ, ‘the anointed one’, also transliterated haMashiach).

Judaism

Anointed descendant of the Jewish king David who

Messiah

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
877 words

The term denotes an expected or longed‐for savior, especially in Jewish tradition, where some applied it to the revolutionary Simon

Messiah

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
633 words

The term denotes an expected or longed-for savior, especially in Jewish tradition, where some applied it to the revolutionary

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
308 words

‘The anointed one’, the person believed to be sent by God to usher in a new era in which all

Messiah, the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the promised deliverer of the Jewish nation prophesied in the Hebrew Bible; Jesus regarded by Christians as the Messiah of the Hebrew prophecies and the saviour of humankind....

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