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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: Hinduism

In Hinduism, Kalki is the tenth and final Maha Avatar (Messiah or Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu who will come to end the present age of darkness and destruction known as Kali Yuga. The name Kalki is often a metaphor for eternity or time. The origins of the name probably lie in the Sanskrit word “Kalka” which refers to mud, dirt, filth, or foulness and hence denotes the “destroyer of foulness,” “destroyer of confusion,” “destroyer of darkness,” or “annihilator of ignorance.” Other similar and divergent interpretations based on varying etymological derivations from Sanskrit – including one simply meaning “White Horse” – have been made.
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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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