A question to experts about MESITES and MESSIAH

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Giuseppe
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A question to experts about MESITES and MESSIAH

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:51 am

The Greek mesites translates mediator, the Logos in Philo.

According to various dialects, mesites comes from Mesos or Messos.

In Gal 3:19-20 and in Hebrew 8:6, 9:15 and 12:24 Christ is descibed as mesites.

It is curious that the term "Messiah" doesn't appear in the our Gospels, but only in John (1:41 and 4:25), just the gospel where Jesus is identified with the Logos.

Can the term Messiah, as meant by "John" (author) in this case, be meant as synonimous of mesites (an universal mediator), even if apparently the official traduction is the hebrew Mashiah (the Jewish liberator)?

Was the confusion between Mesites and Messiah easy?

If the answer is yes, then the possibility is open that Jesus was originally conceived as the Mediator, and only after identified as the Messiah.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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