Christ


Christ
The translation Christos is employed in the LXX for the Hebrew Messiah, meaning ‘anointed’; originally it applied to the king, who was anointed, as David by Samuel (1 Sam. 16:13), and his successors (Ps. 2:2; Dan. 9:25), and in the NT to Jesus as the one who fulfilled the OT expectations (Luke 2:11).
‘Christ’ was so often applied to Jesus, as the Messiah, that it virtually became a surname attached to Jesus (John 1:17). Those who came to believe that the life, death and resurrection of Christ was their guarantee of salvation were baptized into the Church, whose single reason for existing was its relation to Christ, and which shared his sense of urgency and expectation.

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  • christ — CHRIST. s. m. (On prononce l S et le T dans ce mot, quand il est seul: on ne les prononce pas dans Jésus Christ.) Christ, suivant sa propre signification, veut dire Oint, Celui qui a reçu quelque onction; mais on ne s en sert jamais que pour… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • christ — Christ. s. m. Suivant son etymologie signifie generalement celuy qui a receu l Onction, comme les Rois & les Prestres: & en ce sens David est quelquefois appellé Le Christ du Seigneur. Mais ce nom par excellence signifie le Messie, & il est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Christ — [krɪst], der; en, en: männliche Person, die sich als Getaufte zum Christentum bekennt; Anhänger des Christentums: evangelische, katholische Christen; er hat als Christ gehandelt. * * * Christ 〈[ krı̣st]〉 I 〈m.; ; unz.; volkstüml. für〉 Christus ●… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Christ|ly — «KRYST lee», adjective. 1. of Christ; Christlike. 2. of or having to do with Jesus Christ. –Christ´li|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary