Christ is our One Word
1. Understanding the Word, Christ
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Understanding the Word
53.82 Χριστόςa, οῦ m; Μεσσίας, ου m: (literally ‘one who has been anointed’) in the NT, titles for Jesus as the Messiah—‘Christ, Messiah’ (but in many contexts, and especially without an article, Χριστός becomes a part of the name of Jesus; see 93.387).
Χριστόςa: ἐπυνθάνετο παῤ αυ’τῶν ποῦ ὁ Χριστὸς γεννᾶται ‘he inquired where the Messiah was to be born’ Mt 2:4.
Μεσσίας: οἶδα ὅτι Μεσσίας ἔρχεται, ὁ λεγόμενος Χριστός ‘I know that the Messiah, the one called Christ, will come’ Jn 4:25.
In a number of languages Χριστός (or Μεσσίας) as a reference to the Messiah occurs in a transliterated form based either on Χριστός in Greek or on Messiah in Hebrew. However, in some languages an attempt is made to represent the significance of the terms Χριστός and Μεσσίας by translating ‘God’s appointed one’ or ‘God’s specially chosen one’ or ‘the expected one,’ in the sense of one to whom everyone was looking for help and deliverance.