The Crucified Messiah and the Endangered Promises

Nils A. Dahl

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1983

Issue: The Old Testament and the New (Vol. 3, No 3, Summer, 1983)

For the purposes of this article, the most important fact is that both parts of the formula include the phrase “in accordance with the scriptures” and that “Christ” is the common grammatical subject. To most Christians at Corinth, Christos may simply have been a second name or an honorific designation of Jesus, but both Paul and those who formulated the tradition certainly knew that the word meant “the Anointed One,” i.e., the Messiah. It is remarkable, however, that neither Paul nor the formula which he quotes states that Jesus is the Messiah.

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