Anointed One
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Anoint, Anointed
Anoint, Anointed. To pour oil or ointment onto a person or object in a ritualistic fashion.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Anointed One, Anointed Ones
ANOINTED ONE, ANOINTED ONES In the NT, Jesus Christ is portrayed as fulfilling the three offices of prophet, priest, and king. He is, supremely, God’s Anointed One. “Messiah” is the term for “anointed one” derived directly from the Hebrew word for anointed; “Christ” is the same title derived from the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Anointing, Anointed
ANOINTING, ANOINTED. Persons and things were anointed, in the OT, to signify holiness, or separation unto God: pillars (cf. Gn. 28:18); the tabernacle and its furniture (Ex. 30:22ff.); shields (2 Sa. 1:21; Is. 21:5: probably to consecrate them for the ‘holy war’, see Dt. 23:9ff.); kings (Jdg. 9:8; 2
Key passages
1 Sa 24:5–6

And then afterward David felt guilty, because he had cut the hem of Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “Far be it from me in Yahweh, that I do this thing to my lord, to Yahweh’s anointed one, by stretching out my hand against him! For he is the anointed one of Yahweh.”

1 Sa 24:10

Look, this day your eyes have seen that Yahweh gave you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you. But I took pity on you and said, ‘I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, because he is Yahweh’s anointed one.’

2 Sa 23:1

These are the last words of David, the declaration of David the son of Jesse, and the declaration of the man exalted by the Most High, the anointed one of the God of Jacob and the darling of the songs of Israel.

Ps 18:50

the one who makes great victories for his king, and who shows loyal love for his anointed, to David and to his descendants forever.

Ps 20:6

Now I know that Yahweh will help his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven with the victorious power of his right hand.

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