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Essay sample - Choose one of the following aspects of Old Testament thought: CONVENANT, KINGSHIP OR MESSIAH. Sumarise its development in the Ol
Religion and Theology
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Messiah When Jesus was on earth many people were puzzled by him. Luke 9 v 18 tells us that Jesus asked “Who do the crowds say that I am” and then gives us the response:- Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others that one of the prophets from long ago has come back to life ( Luke 9 v 19)…
The Jews that the Messiah would be in the line of Abraham, as promised in Genesis 22 v 18, and in particular be descended from Isaac, that is Jewish, when God tells Abraham:- Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him ( Genesis 17 v 19, N.I.V.). Although such passages do no explicitly use the word ‘messiah’ its meaning is definitely implied. In the Septuagint Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures the word is translated as ??????? ( Christos) and this word was applied to Jesus right from the beginning of his ministry. Modern day Jews use the word “moshiach” to describe the same idea, but in older Hebrew it was “Mashiach” ( Price, 2013). The word is normally used only of an expected future king who will deliver the Jews from oppression and bring back the glory of the reign of David. It expresses the idea of someone set apart by God for a particular task, as in I Samuel 24 v 5,6, where David describes Saul as “The anointed of the Lord.” ( Bible ,New International Version). In Psalm 105 v 15 prophets are also described as ‘my anointed ones.”. ...
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