anointed, Messiah . In the Tanakh/Old Testament this word is usually translated in the English as "Anointed One" and occasionally transliterated as "Messiah". The Hebrew word משיח (mashiach/mah-shee-ahch - where the "ch" is pronounced hard as in the name Bach - Strongs #4899) is usually transliterated as Messiah.Let us first examine how this word is transliterated and translated. Hebrew words for messiah include משיח and מָשִׁיחַ. Messiah and New Creation When God first created the "generations" of the heavens and the earth, the word toldot (תולדות) is used (Gen. 2:4). The word Messiah, like its Greek counterpart Christ, is not really a name but an appellative or a title.It denotes a function (or rather: several functions) within the theocratic structure of Israel (see below). This refers to created order before the sin and fall of Adam and Eve. Under His rule the remnant of Israel will be regathered to the Land where they will live in peace and security. It appears transliterated in the New Testament only in John 1:41 and 4:25, spelled Μεσσιας.
Etymology of the name Messiah From mashach; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah -- anointed, Messiah.. see HEBREW mashach Messiah will be Israel's king, a righteous branch from the line of David. After the fall of Adam, however, the word is spelled differently in the Hebrew text, with a missing letter Vav (i.e., as תלדות). Find more Hebrew words at wordhippo.com!