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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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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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