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Scriptural requirements concerning the Messiah (Judaism and Christianity)

The following is an example of a list of scriptural requirements in Judaism and Christianity concerning the Messiah: his actions, and his reign. Jewish and Christian sources both insist that the Messiah will fulfill all relevant prophecies outright.
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Messiah: Judaism

Belief in the eventual coming of a future messiah is a fundamental part of Judaism, and is one of Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Faith. The term Messiah is derived from the Hebrew “Mashiach”, which means “the anointed one,” and refers to the ancient practice of anointing future kings with oil. The Messiah is the one who will be anointed as king in the End of Days.
There are many references to the Mashiach and to the End of Days throughout the Tanakh, especially in the section of the Nevi’im (prophets).
The Talmud is replete with references and anecdotes about the Messiah and the Messianic era, and also provides exegesis of scriptural verses which illustrate the events that will occur at that time.
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Messiah

A messiah (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, Modern Mashiaẖ Tiberian Māšîăḥ Arabic language مسيح Masih “anointed”) is a redeemer figure expected or foretold in one form or another by a religion.
Slightly more widely, a messiah is any redeemer figure. Messianic beliefs or theories generally relate to eschatological improvement of the state of humanity or the world, in other words the World to Come.
Messiahs appear in many religions including Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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Messianic Age

Messianic Age is a theological term referring to a future time of universal 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 “Kingdom of God” or the “World to Come”.
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