from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The anticipated savior of the Jews.
- n. Christianity Jesus.
- n. One who is anticipated as, regarded as, or professes to be a savior or liberator.
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- proper n. Jesus
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A designation of Jesus as the Saviour of the world; the Hebrew equivalent of Christ, the Anointed, but used more frequently as a descriptive title (the Messiah) than as a name: from prophetic passages in the Hebrew Scriptures (where, except in two instances in Daniel, it is translated Anointed, often as a noun) interpreted by Jesus and by Christians as referring to him and universal in scope, but regarded by the Jews as promising a divinely sent deliverer for their own race.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
- n. any expected deliverer
- n. Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
- n. the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
•Messiah 71, Alvernia 60: At Grantham, Messiah closed the second half with a 20-10 run to knock off Alvernia in a Commonwealth Conference game.
The word Messiah isnt in the Old Testamentjust the Hebrew word for anointed.
Herein Messiah is represented a just Judge and Ruler (De 1: 16, 17). reprove -- "decide," as the parallelism shows. after ... ears -- by mere plausible hearsays, but by the true merits of each case (Joh 6: 64; Re 2: 23).
But while the term Messiah is specific to only a few religions, prophecies that a leader will come and accomplish such a mission are nearly universal.
When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.
If you're Jewish, the Messiah is here ... and He's living in Colorado Springs.
I repeat, Jesus never rejected the title Messiah, or Christ.
-- The construction of this sentence implies that in regard to the question "whether the Messiah is a suffering one, and whether, rising first from the dead, he should show light to the (Jewish) people and to the Gentiles," he had only said what the prophets and Moses said should come.
The kingdom of the Messiah is the kingdom of God, for it advances his glory; this kingdom was yet a mystery, and people were generally in the dark, and under mistakes, about it.
Messiah is called David (Isa 55: 3, 4; Jer 30: 9; Eze fear the Lord and his goodness -- that is, tremblingly flee to the Lord, to escape from the wrath to come; and to His goodness, as manifested in Messiah, which attracts them to Him (Jer 31: 12).