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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Christ  \Christ\,  n.  [L.  Christus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  anointed,  fr 
  chri`ein  to  anoint.  See  {Chrism}.] 
  The  Anointed;  an  appellation  given  to  Jesus,  the  Savior.  It 
  is  synonymous  with  the  Hebrew  {Messiah}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Christ 
  n  1:  a  prophet  of  the  first  century  (circa  8  BC  -  29  AD);  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  [syn:  {Jesus},  {Jesus  of  Nazareth},  {Jesus 
  Christ},  {Christ},  {Savior},  {Saviour},  {Good  Shepherd}, 
  {Redeemer}] 
  2:  any  expected  deliverer  [syn:  {messiah}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Christ 
  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;  Matt.  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" 
  (Gen.  3:15),  "the  seed  of  Abraham"  (Gen.  22:18),  the  "Prophet 
  like  unto  Moses"  (Deut.  18:15),  "the  priest  after  the  order  of 
  Melchizedek"  (Ps.  110:4),  "the  rod  out  of  the  stem  of  Jesse" 
  (Isa.  11:1,  10),  the  "Immanuel,"  the  virgin's  son  (Isa.  7:14), 
  "the  branch  of  Jehovah"  (Isa.  4:2),  and  "the  messenger  of  the 
  covenant"  (Mal.  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  (Heb.  5:4;  Isa.  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  Cor.  12:3; 
  1  John  5:1). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Christ,  anointed 
 




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