Christ is derived from the Greek christos, which means anointed one. The Hebrew is messiahJohn 1:41; 4:25

Anointing was the inauguration process by which kings, priests, and prophets were appointed to their offices. Oil was poured on his head and his appointment was formally announced.  1 Kings 19:16; Exodus 28:41; 1 Samuel 10:1

The Anointed One was prophesied and greatly anticipated by the Jews.  Psalm 2; Isaiah 61:1-3; Daniel 9:24-27

He would be King, Prophet, and High Priest.  Matthew 21:5; Acts 3:22; Hebrews 4:14

Jesus’ anointing occurred immediately after his baptism. He was anointed with the Holy Spirit rather than with oil, and the Father made the announcement.  Matthew 3:16-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:32-33; Acts 10:38

When Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3:16-17

~ SR

Ruhmann, Scott. “Word of the Week: Christ.” 27th Street Church of Christ. Access date: .