The meaning and significance of the word (Al-Masih) in the Old Testament

(המובן והמשמעות של מילת (המשיח) בתנ"ך)


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key words Savior, Bible, Jews



Every people or group, awaiting their Savior or Savior, has almost identical characteristics in form and differ in form. Where this collective mind is framed by the threads of myth, or based on it by different texts and different writings, the idea of ​​Christ the Savior is closely related to religious thought in general, and the Jew in particular. It is a thought deeply rooted in history, which expressed in various historical periods the impotence of the human being, although the idea of ​​waiting for Christ is as old as history, but she knew its maturity and its full growth with the ideas of a particular religion, Jewish thought.

It can be said that the word Christ, like all words of language, has acquired a new meaning in ages and cultures that clearly manifest itself in a person sent from God, who has special abilities that he enjoys without other people whose nature was able to combine the divine and human in the person of the “Son of Man” . This king of David's dynasty will return to restore the glory of the Kingdom of Israel, eliminate their enemies, rebuild the temple, rule the Sharia, and other concepts that this word has worn out due to successive events experienced by  Jews.


מקורות עבריים:

-דב שוורץ (1997) -הרעיון המשיחי בהגות היהודית בימי הביניים-הוצאת אוניברסיטת בר-אילן.

ספי רפל בסקי(1998)-חומרו של משיח-הוצ' ידיעות אחרונות-ישראל. -2

-צבי ברס (1983)-משיחיות ואסכטולוגיה- קובץ מאמרים, מרכז זלמן שזר- ירושלים.

-רוביק רוזנטל(2005)- מילון הסלנג המקיף-הוצ' כתר-ישראל.

-שגיב ד'(ח"ת) -מלון עברי - עברי לשפה העברית בת זמננו-תל אביב .

מקורות אנגליים:

-E. E. Urbach, (1987).”On Redemption,” in his The Sages: Their Concepts and Beliefs (vols2), 2nd edition, Jerusalem At The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, vol. 1.

-H. Suermann, (2010). “Early Islam in the Light of Christian and Jewish Sources”, Angelika Neuwirth, Nicolai Sinai and Michael Marx (eds.), The Qur’an in Context: Historical and Literary Investigations into the Qur’anic Milieu, Leiden and Boston: Brill.

- Haim Hillel Ben – Sasson. (Messianic Movement), Encyclopaidia Judica, VOL 14

- Hayytim J Cohen –Amnon Netzer) (2007)" Isfahan " Encyclopedia Judica, (Jerusalem , Vol, 10

-Ludwig, M. Theodore, (1987) “Monotheism,” Encyclopedia of Religion, Mircea Eliade (ed.), Macmillian Pub. vol. 10 .

-M. Gil, (1992) A History of Palestine, , Cambridge University Press.

-R. Kendall Soulen, 1996 The God of Israel and Christian Theology, Fortress, p3.

W. Baron, Social and Religious History of the Jew, Vol 5. -8

-William Gesnius)1979(:A Hebrew and English Lexcon of the old testament –a containg appendix the biblical Aramic-translate by :Edward Robinson:Clarendon press Oxford .

מקורות ערביים:

-توماس جيتس جيفرسون(ب.ت) - موسوعة اديان العالم-اعداد وترجمة دار دافينشي-المصرية للنشر والتوزيع.

- جعفر هادي حسن(ب، ت): الدونمه بين اليهودية والإسلام.

- رحلة بنيامين التطيلي( 2011) ترجمة عزرا حداد، تقديم عباس العزاوي(بيروت، دار الوراق للنشر المحدودة،

-قاسم عبدة قاسم(ب، ت): أهل الذمة في مصر من الفتح الإسلامي حتى العصر العثماني،.

- د.هرستن سميث(2007) -اديان العالم –ترجمة سعد رستم دار الجسور الثقافية-حلب.

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zaidan ِ. saleem. (2020). The meaning and significance of the word (Al-Masih) in the Old Testament: (המובן והמשמעות של מילת (המשיח) בתנ"ך). Lark, 12(4), 656-648.