Sunday, April 26, 2009

The concept of Masshia

A lot of muslims ask me who is the Masshia for the jews or Why jews don't believe Jesus is the Masshia?

I think that before asking Who is the Masshia we should understand What is Masshia.

The literal meaning of this word:

Masshia is from the Hebrew root of words : M.SH.H Which mean to anoint(to rub something with liquid/cream).

This word is also used in Aramaic(see here the words in Aramaic to Oil and anoint are from M.SH.KH root)

The words is commonly used with oil and it's a part of jewish rituals:

1.For the high priest:

And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water.And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the tunic, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod.And thou shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
(Exodus 29:4-7)

if the anointed priest shall sin so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin-offering.
(Leviticus 4:3)

So after the priest anointed he name is the the anointed priest - In Hebrew it will be the Masshia Priest.

2.For Kings:

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them...
(Jotham allegory in Judges 9:8)

Which means that king coronation is by anoint oil on the king head.

The first Israeli King was is the description of his coronation:

Then Samuel took the vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said: 'Is it not that the LORD hath anointed thee to be prince over His inheritance?
(Samuel1 10:1)

When David talked about Saul he said:
And he said unto his men: 'The LORD forbid it me, that I should do this thing unto my lord, the LORD'S anointed, to put forth my hand against him, seeing he is the LORD'S anointed.'
(Samuel1 24:6)

In Hebrew David calles Saul - Massiah!

After that David became King,here is the description of his coronation:

So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel.
(Samuel2 5:3)

David,before he died ordered that his son - Solomon will be the next king:

And the king said unto them: 'Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon.And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel; and blow ye with the horn, and say: Long live king Solomon.
(Kings1 1:33-34)

and this is the description of Solomon coronation:

And Zadok the priest took the horn of oil out of the Tent, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the ram's horn; and all the people said: 'Long live king Solomon.'
(Kings1 1:39)

So In Hebrew Massiha - The anointed became to be synonym for Israel King!

The highlight moment in Israel History was the Israeli Kindom under David House.

So after Assyrian,Babylonian & Roman empires took over the rule in Israel and most of the jew were exhiled the jewish hope was to return to this point - to David Kindom era.

To this hope they called - Massiha!

see here the essence of this hope:

The anointed King(Massiha) is destined to stand up and restore the Davidic Kingdom to its antiquity, to the first sovereignty. He will build the Temple in Jerusalem and gather the strayed ones of Israel together. All laws will return in his days as they were before: Sacrificial offerings are offered and the Sabbatical years and Jubilees are kept, according to all its precepts that are mentioned in the Torah.

(Maimonides Kings 11:1)

If this is what jews hope for Massiha , did Jesus fullfilled any of those hopes?


  1. I CANT GET YOU. SO u are not believing that he's the SON OF THE HOLY ONE

  2. id Jesus fullfilled any of those hopes?

    No He didn't yet. But, shabtay we believe it clearly He is going to come again and fulfill all that is promised. BTW, the first time Yeshua came he came to fulfill Isaiah it and comment...