n HTS : Theological Studies - Using 'messiah' as a title
The Messiah in Early Judaism and Christianity, Magnus Zetterholm : book review

Volume 67, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Christians, including Biblical scholars, almost automatically and without thinking, regard 'messiah' as a title that has a bearing upon Jesus Christ, the Saviour. Yet one should know better, for studies in Hebrew reveal that 'messiah' is derived from a Hebrew word that simply means 'anointed one'. , edited by Magnus Zetterholm, reminds the reader that 'messiah' is a term that has been appropriated throughout the history of Judaism and Christianity to various persons and in different ways.

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