(Answered) RELI 448N Week 6 Discussion: The Role and Identity of the Messiah

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source 

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:

  1. What was the Jewish conception of the Messiah and how does the Christian understanding of the Messiah differ? What were the Jewish people expecting from their Messiah? How did Jesus’ teachings challenge these views?
  2. What are some of the issues facing Christianity in 21st century America? How is American Christianity responding to these challenges (adapting/resisting)?


“Some first-century CE Jews and Christians – perhaps even evangelist and/or some of his audience – were aware that the designation “the holy one” derived from one’s being anointed ‘messiah’.” (Botner, 2017).

The word “Messiah” is an English rendering of the Hebrew word “Mashiach”, which translates to “anointed”. It is usually referred to a person initiated into God’s service by being anointed with oil. There are many Messiahs in the Bible. One of the central themes of Biblical prophecy is the promise of a future age of perfection characterized by universal peace and recognition of God…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5