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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Nov 2011 01:48

    It's basically the same as Messiah as far as I know, so yeah, saviour.
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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby SadisticCynic » 11 Nov 2011 07:04

    Messiah/Christ literally means 'the anointed one', but I figure you probably already know that...
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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Nov 2011 11:23

    Since I'd never thought to check it before, I just searched my files for "Maud'Dib"; turned up 1 hit. :shock:

    "You do not beg the sun for mercy."
    —Maud'dib's Travail from The Stilgar Commentary

    That's the epigraph for Ch.12 of Messiah. Not sure whether it's a scan error, artifact of my processings of the files, or a typo in the original book that was scanned.

    Either way, corrected! :)
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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Nov 2011 04:34

    SadisticCynic wrote:Messiah/Christ literally means 'the anointed one', but I figure you probably already know that...


    Yup, but doesn't hurt to point it out! I actually didn't know Christ meant that, always wondered what his whacky last name was all about. :wink:
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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby SadisticCynic » 12 Nov 2011 13:10

    I think that Messiah is ma.shi'ach in Hebrew, and Christ is Kristos in Greek, and they are both equivalent. Used to confuse me that we could call Jesus 'The Christ'.
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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Nov 2011 16:36

    I'd figured out that it was a title, obviously something spiritual, but that was about as far as I got!

    The funny thing as I understand it that most people don't know about the Messiah, is that the Jews had several, and they were'nt really looking for a spiritual saviour at all - they wanted someone with a bloody army to come help, that's all.
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    Re: Hello, I'm new and have a question.

    Postby SadisticCynic » 13 Nov 2011 08:07

    Indeed, I think that the high priest was technically ma.shi'ach as well.
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