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Christ χριστός
(6,202 words)

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The masculine form of the adjective χριστός is only found in the LXX, in a few early Jewish documents and in the writings of the NT. In the LXX the term is used in connection with kings, priests and prophets (the Hebrew equivalent is māšîaḥ), in Pss. Sol.. 17.32; Pss. Sol. 18 superscr., Pss. Sol. 18.5, Pss. Sol. 7 particularly in connection with the expected ideal king of the future. In the writings of the NT christos is used of the coming anointed one of Jewish expectation, or of Jesus, believed to be this …

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M. de Jonge, “Christ χριστός”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Christ>

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