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date: 19 November 2019

Christ 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture
Author(s):
Tom Devonshire JonesTom Devonshire Jones, Linda MurrayLinda Murray, Peter MurrayPeter Murray

Christos is a translation into Greek of the Hebrew word Messiah, ‘The Anointed One’, whose coming had been awaited by the Jews for centuries. It is a title of Jesus, not part of His name. When He asks ‘Whom do men say that I am?’, Peter replies ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’ (Matt. 16: 16), and this title was an essential part of the case against Him, as when the High Priest said ‘I put you under oath before the living God, tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven’ (Matt. 26: 63–5).... ...

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