very king (David, Solomon, etc.) and every priest (Aaron, Zadok, etc.) underwent this ritual to assume office. The same was true in a lot of other cultures as well: in India, the sacred oil is called ghee from the same root as English grease or Greek christos (it has that "weak liquid" L/R that I have mentioned before, here vanishing in the Sanskrit though preserved in English and Greek; Avestan should have a similar word, but I don't know offhand what it is); but aside from use in ritually anointing a new king or priest, it is also mentioned in the "Laws of Manu" as a nice thing for a wife to do for her husband after he has a bath (that is, in India too it could just be a "massage" rather than a "Messiah").
Do the aforesaid names fit the description of a Messiah in terms of the Jewish concept of the Messiah after the Babylonian Captivity?
Also wikipedia says that evidence of this post-exilic concept of the Messiah can be found between Isaiah 24-34, but I can't really see it.
I do see it in reference to Cyrus. I also see it in Daniel when the author mentions "the Son of man." Does anyone know what wikipedia is referring to?