Although the tag "Messiah" here itself says that it means "anointed one", What does "Messiah" literally mean in the bible and where does its definition occur in the Bible?
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The Word messiah is only used a couple of times in the King James version of the Old Testament both are in daniel. The word for messiah however is the same as the word anointed and many people are called anointed. The office of Prophet, Priest and King were anointed.
You can see that in the New Testament the word Christ is synonymous with messiah, anointed and Jesus Himself.
Finally in case you are unsure what to anoint means:
The Hebrew form of the word does, in fact, literally mean "anointed one". It was used in reference to those that were ceremonially anointed for special purpose. David was anointed to be king.
However, there is a distinct difference between an anointed one and the anointed one. The Old Testament predicted the coming of a specific anointed one in many places. In other places, it speaks of one to come, but does not specifically refer to Him as the anointed one. However, the New Testament clearly reveals that all of these prophecies come together in the eternal Person of Jesus Christ. The prophecies foretold that this Messiah would be God, who exists eternally (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7).
In the same way that there is a distinction between a son or daughter of God and the Son of God. While men and women may become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ, Jesus Himself is the Son of God in a wholly unique manner. He existed in eternity past as God the Son and only received the name Jesus when He entered into His own creation as a Man, born of the virgin Mary. (God the Father is spirit and, as such, could not have any physical relationship with her.) Jesus' Sonship is eternal and spiritual--not temporal and physical. It is not biological either, but a description of how the Father and Son relate. The Father sends the Son, and the Son sends the Spirit.
Christ is the transliteration of the Greek word for Messiah, so Christ and Messiah are exactly the same thing.