What is messiah?

  • (noun): Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A messiah is a savior or liberator of a people in the Jewish, Christian, Islamic or other religions.

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Messiah - Other Traditions
... manifest sometime in the 21st century and who will be the Messiah expected by various religions ... Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia is regarded to be the Messiah by followers of the Rastafari movement ...
Messiah War - Collected Editions
... The storyline is being collected into a single volume X-Force/Cable Messiah War (collects The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #1-3, X-Force/Cable Messiah War one-shot, Cable #13-15, X-Force #14-16, and X-Men Future ...
Messiah (software) - Core Features - Rendering
... Messiah also allows for the output of.rib files for use with RenderMan and offers network rendering via the ButterflyNetRender(BNR) ... Features of messiah render include Nodal-based shader editor system for applying shaders and texture maps to models ... Animation control of parameters is available through messiah's expression system ...
Messiah War
... Crain Ariel Olivetti Colorist(s) Sonia Oback Collected editions Hardcover ISBN 0-7851-3157-4 "Messiah War" is a crossover storyline running through the issues of Cable and X-Force with cover dates of May through July ... Writer Craig Kyle describes it as being the follow-up to Messiah Complex and "the middle chapter of what I think will be a major three-part saga, which will continue to define and ...
Anachronisms In The Book Of Mormon - Linguistic Anachronisms - "Christ" and "Messiah"
... The words "Christ" and "Messiah" are used several hundred times throughout the Book of Mormon ... The first instance of the word "Messiah" dates to about 600 BC ... synonymous with the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Mashiaẖ Māšîăḥ) ...

More definitions of "messiah":

  • (noun): The awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.
  • (noun): Any expected deliverer.
    Synonyms: christ

Famous quotes containing the word messiah:

    Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 1:18,19.

    If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    The Old Testament teems with prophecies of the Messiah, but nowhere is it intimated that that Messiah is to stand as a God to be worshipped. He is to bring peace on earth, to build up the waste places—to comfort the broken-hearted, but nowhere is he spoken of as a deity.
    Olympia Brown (1835–1900)