From: Mark O'Brien (Mark_O'Brien@dts.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 11 1995 - 11:32:19 EDT
Original message sent on Sun, Sep 10 6:35 PM by
firstname.lastname@example.org (David Moore) :
> Although most dictionaries define "Christ" as "Messiah", in most
> contexts and for most contemporary readers, "Christ" lacks the Old
> Testament connotations that "Messiah" legitimately brings with it.
> Part of this problem stems from "Christ" having come into English
> from Greek as a transliterated word. The problem is that the
> meaning which XRISTOS had for 1st-century readers of Greek is not
> necessarily that which the word "Christ" has for us.
You raise an interesting point. Don't we also run into the same sort of
problems with a term like "baptism" as well?
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