Originally Posted by Sojourn
Anointed, in the strictly biblical sense of the Israeli people, does mean to be Anointed with holy oil on the forehead
what is interesting is that in Islamic prophcy about his return, it mentions the following:
Abû Hurayrah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The Prophets are brothers of the same father with different mothers, and their religion is one. I am the closest in relationship to Jesus, the son of Mary, because there was no prophet between him and me.
Jesus will descend. If you see him, then know him. He is a man of a moderately ruddy complexion. He will be wearing two faintly yellow garments. His hair will seem to have drops of water upon it, even though it will not be wet.
He will strive with the people for Islam. He will break the cross, kill the swine, and abolish the poll-tax. Allah will make all sects to come to an end during his time except Islam, and Allah will cause the Antichrist to perish.
Jesus will live for forty years, and then he shall die. The Muslims will conduct his (funeral) prayer and bury him. [Sunan Abî Dâwûd (4324) and Musnad Ahmad (8902)]
What do you make of that?