the name: jesus christ

The words Jesus Christ are not a first and last name: they are actually a name and a title.

The name Jesus is derived from the Greek form of the name Jeshua or Joshua, meaning “Jehavah-Savior” or “the Lord saves.”

The title Christ is from the Greek word for Messiah (or the Hebrew Mashiach, see Daniel 9:26) and means “anointed one.”

Two offices, king and priest, are indicated in the use of the title Christ. The title affirms Jesus as the promised priest and king of Old Testament prophecies.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s