1. One who redeems.
2. Specifically, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
n 1: 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) [syn: Jesus, Jesus
of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ,
Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Deliverer]
2: someone who redeems or buys back (promissory notes or
merchandise or commercial paper etc.)
Heb. goel; i.e., one charged with the duty of restoring the
rights of another and avenging his wrongs (Lev. 25:48, 49; Num.
5:8; Ruth 4:1; Job 19:25; Ps. 19:14; 78:35, etc.). This title is
peculiarly applied to Christ. He redeems us from all evil by the
payment of a ransom (q.v.). (See REDEMPTION.)