God called Cyrus the great His messiah.

Anyone else got that title?

  • 1) We've told you to use Jewish translations before. 2) The examples in the answer below are mentioned already in that article. – Double AA Sep 23 '13 at 14:06
  • @DoubleAA -- sorry. I didn't read the linked article. I had the verse handy so I just quoted it. – rosends Sep 23 '13 at 14:40
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    Saul, David, Solomon, Jehu... – Seth J Sep 23 '13 at 14:51
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    Finding and quoting an actual verse would probably take you most (or all) of the way to the answer. – WAF Sep 23 '13 at 16:03
  • Mosiach can also mean king not just messiah, Cyrus was king not the messiah – user8730 Jan 15 '15 at 11:26

Saul, in Shmuel 1, 24:7 And he [David] said to his men, "The Lord forbid it for me, that I should do this thing to my lord, to the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth my hand upon him, for he is the Lord's anointed."

ז. וַיֹּאמֶר לַאֲנָשָׁיו חָלִילָה לִּי מֵיהֹוָה אִם אֶעֱשֶׂה אֶת הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה לַאדֹנִי לִמְשִׁיחַ יְהֹוָה לִשְׁלֹחַ יָדִי בּוֹ כִּי מְשִׁיחַ יְהֹוָה הוּא:

  • Also David, in Sh'mu'el Alef 28, and David again in T'hilim 2. And again in Divrei Hayamim. . . to name a few. – WAF Sep 23 '13 at 16:01
  • the cohen in Vayikra 4, 6 – Menachem Sep 23 '13 at 17:08
  • Also, "the Lord's anointed, was captured in their pits" in Eikhah 4:20. (One would think it's referring to Tzidqiyahu, but Rhashi on the verse says it's Yoshiyahu.) – Tamir Evan Jul 31 '14 at 18:17
  • So the word mosiach show up a lot of time on tanach. It's not really special isn't it? – user4951 Jan 15 '15 at 18:49

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