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Cyrus the Persian is called "Messiah" in Isaiah 45:1.

Isaiah 45:1: Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut.

The meaning of the Hebrew word "Messiah" is "God's anointed.” In Isaiah 45 , when it refers to Cyrus, they translated the Hebrew word "Messiah" with "God's anointed" but  in places where the Bible is talking about Jesus, when the term "Messiah" appears, instead of translating it as "anointed", they simply transliterate so that it reads "Messiah".  Interestingly this word "Messiah" is in the Greek equivalent written as "Christ". Thus there seems to be a conspiracy to give us the impression that there is only one Messiah, one Christ and no other. Ancient kings and priests were "anointed" or appointed, into office. It does not mean that the person so named and termed is God at all.

 
 



 

 

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