from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who redeems.
- n. Christianity Jesus.
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- n. One who redeems; who provides redemption
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who redeems.
- n. Specifically, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who redeems, ransoms, or atones for another. See redemption.
- n. Specifically The Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who redeems or buys back (promissory notes or merchandise or commercial paper etc.)
- n. a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
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The idea in "redeemer" with Job is Vindicator (Job 16: 19; Nu 35: 27), redressing his wrongs; also including at least with us, and probably with him, the idea of the predicted Bruiser of the serpent's head.
Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his creator, and plead the merits of his redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer.
She did not ask to be the redeemer, is not even being paid to be the redeemer.
When we get to the part where the redeemer is born, that is truly “Good News.”
The redeemer is the eternal Word and wisdom, the Logos.
10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: 11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
This is EFM part II, and like Job said, “I believe my redeemer cometh” a redeemer was the person who would set things right.
To the office of a redeemer, that is, of one that payeth the ransom of sin, which ransom is death, it appertaineth that he was sacrificed, and thereby bore upon his own head and carried away from us our iniquities, in such sort as God had required.
And in v. 6 that teaching of theirs is opposed, according to which the man who suffered on the cross was not really the redeemer, that is to say, the Christ, who had come down from heaven.
Throughout the play Parsifal is referred to as a redeemer, and in the third act scenes in which he plays as the central figure are borrowed from the life of Christ.