Definitions for messiahmɪˈsaɪ ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Mes•si•ahmɪˈsaɪ ə(n.)

  1. the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.

    Category: Judaism

  2. Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26.

    Category: Religion

  3. (l.c.) any expected deliverer or savior.

Origin of Messiah:

< LL < Gk < Heb māshīaḥ lit., anointed

Mes•si•a•nismˈmɛs i əˌnɪz əm, məˈsaɪ ə-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. messiah, christ(noun)

    any expected deliverer

  2. Messiah(noun)

    Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer

  3. Messiah(noun)

    the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people

  4. Messiah(noun)

    an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742

Wiktionary

  1. messiah(Noun)

    The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ.

  2. messiah(Noun)

    An extremely powerful divine figure.

  3. Messiah(ProperNoun)

    Jesus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Messiah(noun)

    the expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ

Freebase

  1. Messiah

    A messiah is a saviour or liberator of a group of people, most commonly in the Abrahamic religions. In the Tanakh a messiah is a king or High Priest traditionally anointed with holy anointing oil. However, messiahs were not exclusively Jewish, as the Hebrew Bible refers to Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, as a messiah for his decree to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple. The Jewish messiah is a leader anointed by God, physically descended from the Davidic line, who will rule the united tribes of Israel and herald the Messianic Age of global peace also known as the World to Come. The translation of the Hebrew word Mašíaḥ as Χριστός in the Greek Septuagint became the accepted Christian designation and title of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe that prophecies in the Hebrew Bible refer to a spiritual savior and believe Jesus to be that Messiah. Islamic tradition holds that Jesus, the son of Mary, was the promised Prophet and Masih sent to the Israelites, and that he will again return to Earth at the end of times, along with the Mahdi, and they will defeat Masih ad-Dajjal, the "false Messiah" or Antichrist.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Messiah

    one consecrated of God, who the Jewish prophets predicted would one day appear to emancipate the Jewish people from bondage and exalt them in the eyes of all the other nations of the earth as His elect nation, and for the glory of His name.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Messiah(noun)

(with the ) Jesus Christ.

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