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Catholic Word of the Day: MESSIAH, 12-17-11
CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-17-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 12/17/2011 1:08:52 PM PST by Salvation

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MESSIAH

The Hebrew word for "Anointed One." The equivalent word in Greek is Christos. In the Old Testament it was sometimes applied in a general sense to prophets or priests (Exodus 30:30), but more specifically it referred to the coming of one who would usher in a period of righteousness and conquer sin and evil (Daniel 9:26). In the New Testament the Evangelists made it clear that they knew Jesus was the long-anticipated Messiah (Acts 2:36; Matthew 16:17; Galatians 3:24-29). Those who refused to accept Jesus interpreted the promised kingdom to be a worldly domain and looked forward to a messiah who would be a military leader to help Israel triumph over her enemies.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; jesuschrist
In the New Testament the Evangelists made it clear that they knew Jesus was the long-anticipated Messiah (Acts 2:36; Matthew 16:17; Galatians 3:24-29).
1 posted on 12/17/2011 1:08:56 PM PST by Salvation
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All-Powerful

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In Synodo Episcopali

Universal Bishop

Presence

Myth

Approbation

Easter

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Salome

Precious Blood

Ampullae

Transitional Diaconate

Transcendence

Winged Lion

Society of Precious Blood

St. Michael Scapular

Restored Nature

Benedictus

Maniple

Messiah

 

 

 

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2 posted on 12/17/2011 1:12:27 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
The Hebrew word for "Anointed One."

Hello?

The Hebrew word is mah-shi-ach.

ML/NJ

3 posted on 12/17/2011 1:29:33 PM PST by ml/nj
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