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  1. a prophet of the first century; to Christians he was both God and man--the Messiah sent to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the Fall of Man (circa 8 BC - 29 AD) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any expected deliverer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The Anointed; an appellation given to Jesus, the Savior. It is synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The Anointed, the Messiah. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. The anointed One; the Messiah. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. An appellation given to the Saviour, synonymous with the Hebrew MESSIAH, and signifying THE ANOINTED ONE. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. anointed, the Greek translation of the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (q.v.), the official title of our Lord, occurring five hundred and fourteen times in the New Testament. It denotes that he was anointed or consecrated to his great redemptive work as Prophet, Priest, and King of his people. He is Jesus the Christ ( Acts 17:3 ; 18:5 ; Matthew 22:42 ), the Anointed One. He is thus spoken of by ( Isaiah 61:1 ), and by ( Daniel 9:24-26 ), who styles him "Messiah the Prince." The Messiah is the same person as "the seed of the woman" ( Genesis 3:15 ), "the seed of Abraham" ( Genesis 22:18 ), the "Prophet like unto Moses" ( Deuteronomy 18:15 ), "the priest after the order of Melchizedek" ( Psalms 110:4 ), "the rod out of the stem of Jesse" ( Isaiah 11:1 Isaiah 11:10 ), the "Immanuel," the virgin's son ( Isaiah 7:14 ), "the branch of Jehovah" ( Isaiah 4:2 ), and "the messenger of the covenant" ( Malachi 3:1 ). This is he "of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write." The Old Testament Scripture is full of prophetic declarations regarding the Great Deliverer and the work he was to accomplish. Jesus the Christ is Jesus the Great Deliverer, the Anointed One, the Saviour of men. This name denotes that Jesus was divinely appointed, commissioned, and accredited as the Saviour of men ( Hebrews 5:4 ; Isaiah 11:2-4 ; 49:6 ; John 5:37 ; Acts 2:22 ). To believe that "Jesus is the Christ" is to believe that he is the Anointed, the Messiah of the prophets, the Saviour sent of God, that he was, in a word, what he claimed to be. This is to believe the gospel, by the faith of which alone men can be brought unto God. That Jesus is the Christ is the testimony of God, and the faith of this constitutes a Christian ( 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; 1 John 5:1 ). biblestudytools.com
  9. kr[=i]st, n. the Anointed, the Messiah.--ns. CHRIST-CROSS-ROW (kris'-kros-r[=o]), the alphabet, from the use in horn-books of having a cross at the beginning; CHR[=I]ST'S-THORN, a kind of prickly shrub common in Palestine and south of Europe, so called because supposed to have been the plant from which the crown of thorns was made.--v.t. CHRISTEN (kris'n), to baptise in the name of Christ: to give a name to.--ns. CHRIS'TENDOM, that part of the world in which Christianity is the received religion: the whole body of Christians; CHRIS'TENING, the ceremony of baptism; CHR[=I]ST'HOOD, the condition of being the Christ or Messiah; CHRIST'IAN, a follower of Christ: (coll.) a human being.--adj. relating to Christ or His religion: being in the spirit of Christ.--v.t. CHRIST'IANISE, to make Christian: to convert to Christianity.--ns. CHRIST'IANISM, CHRISTIAN'ITY, the religion of Christ: the spirit of this religion.--adjs. CHRIST'IAN-LIKE, CHRIST'IANLY.--ns. CHRIST'IANNESS, CHRIST'LINESS.--adjs. CHRIST'LESS, CHRIST'LY.--CHRISTIAN ERA, the era counted from the birth of Christ; CHRISTIAN NAME, the name given when christened, as distinguished from the surname. [A.S. crist--Gr. Christos--and chriein, chrisein, to anoint.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Messiah or Lord\'s anointed of Jewish prophecy; (title, now treated as name, given to) Jesus as fulfilling this; divine ruler, saviour, inspirer, (esp. the or a C.). Hence Christhood n., Christless, Christlike, Christly, aa., Christlessness, Christ-likeness, nn., Christward (S) adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. the C.-child, C. as a child. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [Greek] The Anointed —an appellation given to the Saviour of the world, and synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah. Cabinet Dictionary

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