The title "Christ" comes from the Greek word Christos which is a translation of the Hebrew word Messiah meaning "The Anointed One." During the time of the Old Testament, the term "messiah" (the anointed-one)was meant to apply to Kings and High Priests who were "christened" with oil at the time of their inauguration ceremony or when they were given their "powers" of office. During this time, the word "Messiah" never meant or even implied that a person was actually divine. The famous seventy-sevens (weeks) riddle in the Book of Daniel (Dan 9:24-27) mentions three different anointed-ones, the Jewish Temple (Dan 9:24), King Cyrus, the King of Babylon (Dan 9:25, Is 45:1), and the Hebrew High Priest Onias III (Dan 9:26).
During the time the Hebrew nation was occupied by the Greeks and then the Romans, the title "Christ" gradually took on the added meaning of a deliverer or a savior. The famous seventy-sevens (weeks) riddle in the Book of Daniel (Dan 9:24-27) mentions three different anointed-ones, the Jewish Temple (Dan 9:24), Cyrus the Great, the King of Babylon (Dan 9:25, Is 45:1), and the Hebrew High Priest Onias III (Dan 9:26). It was at this time that the Jews fervently began to pray that God would metaphorically "anoint" a future king to free them from their pagan lords.
At the time the first Christian literature appeared in the early 1st century AD, the definition of the word "Christ" changed again and took on a religious meaning. The epistles of Paul (50-60 AD) turned the name "Christ" into a proper name and cosmic title. By the time of the gospels (80-130AD) Jesus was seen as a real man who lived on earth. In the gospels, the earthly "Christ" fled from crowds who wanted to make him an earthly "king" because it was a secular position that was beneath him. The gospel's thinly vieled message of calling Jesus "Christ" was to imply that he was a heavenly king "anointed" by God to save mankind. Jesus earned his title of the Christ (the anointed one) when he was baptised in the Jordan River, which was also known as "The River of the Rising Sun" (Joshua 12:1).
To gnostic Christians, the "Word" and Sign of "Christ" took on a mythical meaning because of the isopsephia value of the name. The "number" of the Greek name "Christ" is 1480 units and six circles with that circumference fit exactly inside the raised Jesus (8880)! The name "Christ" was now transformed into a Christian mystery, a name that signified divine, magical, cosmic powers. The early Christians believed they could become like Christ if they were "anointed" with water and the "holy spirit" through the ritual sacrament of baptism.
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