Just as "Christ" is a translation of "messiah", someone the Jews believed would come and save them, "Anti-Christ" was originally coined by pre-Christian Jews to mean an evil dictator who oppressed the Jewish people.
Moreover, it was originally a pun on the name of the original "Anti-Christ", a guy called "Antiochus Epiphanes", who persecuted the Jews during the Maccabean period (2nd Century BC).
The term was later borrowed by Christians to refer to Satan.
Adolf Hitler was quite literally an Anti-Christ - an evil dictator who oppressed the Jewish people.
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