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Messianic Age is a theological term referring to a future time of peace and brotherhood on the earth, without crime, war and poverty. Many religions believe that there will be such an age; some refer to it as the "Messianic Age". Theology is literally rational discourse concerning God (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, rational discourse). By extension, it also refers to the study of other religious topics. ... A peace dove, widely known as a symbol for peace, featuring an olive branch in the doves beak. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ...


Terminology: "messianic" and "eschatology"

In the context of "Messianic Age", the earliest meaning of the word "messianic" is derived from notion of Yemot HaMashiach meaning "The Days of the Messiah", that is, the Jewish Messiah, meaning "related to the Messiah" (See also Messiah). Messiah comes from a Hebrew word meaning "The Anointed One", i.e., a person who is "specially appointed and empowered". Originally this phrase--the "annointed one"--referred to a king who was annointed with oil as part of what might be understood to be his coronation ceremony. After the destruction of the Israelite kingship and Davidic line with the destruction of the First Temple in 586 B.C.E., Biblical figures began to write of a yearning for the "mashiach" to return. Originally, however, this only meant a yearning for a return to the Davidic kingship and the just rule and (Israelite) national independence that such a thing connoted. Over time, however, as a return to independent rule became increasingly distant-seeming, hopes for a new "annointed one" to come and liberate the people from their current, dismal conditions took on a decidedly more transcendent cast, eventually morphing into the "Messiah" (that word, an Anglicanization of "moshiach") known to Judaism and Christianity--that is to say, the Divine messenger who will come and herald God's world to come/future age. In Judaism and Jewish eschatology, the Messiah (Hebrew: משיח; Mashiah, Mashiach, or Moshiach, anointed [one]) is a term traditionally referring to a future Jewish king from the Davidic line who will be anointed (the meaning of the Hebrew word משיח) with holy anointing oil and inducted to rule the Jewish people during... In Judaism, the Messiah (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian  ; Arabic: ,  ; Aramaic:  ; the Anointed One) at first meant any person who was anointed with oil on rising to a certain position among the ancient Israelites, at first that of High priest, later that of King and also that of a prophet. ... This article is about the Biblical king of Israel. ... Solomons Temple was the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem which functioned as a religious focal point for worship and the sacrifices known as the korbanot in ancient Judaism. ...


Eschatology is an area of religious scholarship that deals with prophecies about "the end of the current age" of human civilization. For the book by Pope Benedict XVI, see Eschatology (book). ... This article refers to the topic of prophecy as the purported telling of future events or supernatural revelations. ...


Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahá'i

Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian and Islamic eschatology teach that there will be a "Messianic Age" when the Messiah will come and bring peace and prosperity to the earth. Although the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament, and the New Testament both describe such a period, the term "Messianic Age" does not appear in the Hebrew Bible or nor in the Apocrypha and is called the "Millennium" in the New Testament. The "Messianic Age" in Islam is described in the Hadith. In the Bahá'í Faith, the "Messianic Age" refers to a 1000-year period beginning with the Declaration of Bahá'u'lláh in 1863. Bahái's believe the period of peace and prosperity is gradually unfolding and will culminate in the appearance of 'The Most Great Peace'. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who... Zoroastrianism was adapted from an earlier, polytheistic faith by Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) in Persia very roughly around 1000 BC (although, in the absence of written records, some scholars estimates are as late as 600 BC). ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( â–¶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum Hebrew Bible is a term that refers to the common portions of the Jewish canon and the Christian canons. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh to refer to its canon, which corresponds to the Protestant Old Testament. ... This article is about the Christian scriptures. ... Apocrypha (from the Greek word , meaning those having been hidden away[1]) are texts of uncertain authenticity or writings where the authorship is questioned. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Seat of the Universal House of Justice, governing body of the Baháís, in Haifa, Israel The Baháí Faith is the religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th-century Persia (Iran). ... Shrine of Baháulláh Baháulláh (ba-haa-ol-laa Arabic: Glory of God) (November 12, 1817 - May 29, 1892), born Mírzá usayn-`Alí (Persian: ), was the founder of the Baháí Faith. ...


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