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Religion and Theology
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The paper is about the Messiah and gives some explanations of the word "messiah". In the Septuagint Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures the word is translated as Χριστός (Christos) and this word was applied to Jesus right from the beginning of his ministry. …
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The paper describes some ideas of "messiah" that lived and live nowadays and different points of view by various nations. The idea of a saviour who was also a king is clearly shown in Isaiah, which begins “See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice.” So the idea of a restored kingship was strongly linked with the restoration of the nation.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church the Spirit of God was at work preparing for the coming of the promised Messiah, during the time covered by the Old Testament period. This it says means that when the church reads the Old Testament Scriptures it should search through it to see what the Spirit is telling us about Christ, who will be “The consolation of Israel” and the “Redemption of Jerusalem”.It is believed that these ideas are based upon passages such as Isaiah “The Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”
Isaiah describes the kind of person this messiah would be, one with the Spirit of the Lord resting upon him. Jesus would later echo this when he stated “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me”. It is claimed that God speaks in “the language of promise”. Early Christians see him as priest. This idea is perpetuated in Catholic thought and practice in the idea of the priests as being ‘in persona Christi’. This is said to mean that at ordination, in some mystical way, an ordinary person becomes empowered to do what Christ did , that is to change ordinary bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. ...
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