Posted on 06/02/2012 by __socrates

AL-MASIH المسيح
An evident corruption of the Hebrew which anawers to the of the New Testament, and our English Christ. It occurs seven times in the Qur’an as the surname of Jesus. Al-Baizawi the commentator says, “It is originally a Hebrew word, signifying ‘the blessed one, although some have erroneously as he thinks) held it to come from Masah, to anoint, either because Jesus healed people with his touch or because he had been anointed by Gabriel as a prophet.. [JESUS.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam