messiah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Messiah an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
    • n Messiah the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
    • n Messiah Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
    • n messiah any expected deliverer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st performance of Handel's "Messiah" was on April 13, 1742 at the New Music rooms in Fishamble St., Dublin. Because of the demand for space, the men were asked not to wear their swords and the ladies not to wear hooped skirts.
    • n Messiah The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ. "And told them the Messiah now was born."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Messiah 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. This belief in a coming Messiah is still held as a doctrine by many Jews; and at various periods of the Christian era impostors have assumed the name and character, and have had many adherents. The title is also applied figuratively to historical characters who have been great deliverers. Sometimes written, after the Greek of the New Testament, Messias.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Messiah mes-sī′a the anointed One, the Christ—also Messī′as
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “If another Messiah was born he could hardly do so much good as the printing-press.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. māshīakh, anointed, fr. māshakh, to anoint. Cf. Messias
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. māshīach, anointed—māshach, to anoint.

Usage

In literature:

So Christ came for the good of man, and Christ was not the only Messiah who had appeared on earth.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
Hence their interest in the Messiah.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Since they did not know these, they did not know that the prophecy referred to the Messiah.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
To try to avoid the issue here is as fatal as to try to avoid the issue as to His being the Messiah.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
The Messiah spake: 'Lo, I come to do Thy will.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
THE CREATION, uniformly with "Messiah," also by JOHN BISHOP, 4s.
"Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853" by Various
History records the appearance of not less than twenty-five Anti-Christs, or persons who have claimed to be the Messiah of the Jews.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
Thus he came in time to be regarded as a divinity, a sort of Messiah.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
For this society he composed the "Messiah," the masterpiece of this great master.
"Sketch of Handel and Beethoven" by Thomas Hanly Ball
O that the Messiah would come!
"Christmas Light" by Ethel Calvert Phillips
To prove that the Messiah had already come, and that Jesus was that Messiah.
"A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education" by James Gall
Beria, dost know why the Messiah tarries to bring deliverance to men?
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Neither the Old Testament nor Jewish Theology really knew of a Suffering Messiah.
"Progress and History" by Various
For those who would receive him, he was indeed the Messiah.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
Painted on the red cloth were the head and shoulders of a bearded man, Jesus the Messiah, with huge, staring eyes.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
I enclose a picture of their Messiah Chapel and congregation.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
A German poet calls the "Messiah" "a Christian epic in musical sounds.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Perhaps you think you are the Messiah.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
This great change shall be accomplished by the Messiah, chaps.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
They arrive at the painting of an ideal of the way in which the Messiah shall come.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
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In poetry:

Behold the woman's promised Seed!
Behold the great Messiah come!
Behold the prophets all agreed
To give him the superior room!
"Hymn 135" by Isaac Watts
Oh wisely was it that He chose,—
Who the unwritten future reads,—
To teach the after-world, through thee,
What cherishers Messiah needs.
"To The Virgin Mary" by Mary Hannay Foott
For this love let rocks and mountains;
Purling streams and crystal fountains;
Roaring thunders, lightning blazes,
Shout the great Messiah's praises.
"The Ark" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Warn'd by a band of angels from the skies,
And fill'd with heart-felt pleasure and surprize,
To happy Bethle'm (with the sole intent
Of seeing the Messiah) glad they went.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
When Herod the unwelcome tidings heard,
That Christ, the true Messiah, had appear'd,
Whilst in his swathes as yet the Babe was drest,
He sought to slay Him at his mother's breast.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
"Did not our hearts burn within us," now they exclaimed,
"As he taught of himself what the prophets record?
We've seen him, we've heard him, and he is the same:
He is Israel's Messiah, our Savior and Lord!"
"The Travellers" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass

In news:

Messiah Singalong set for Dec 8.
Toccata performs Handel's Messiah in December.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif — The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus's seventh annual production of Handel's Messiah includes a new venue.
Messiah to be performed in Hillsboro.
LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus's seventh annual production of Handel's Messiah includes a new venue.
Tuscarawas Philharmonic to present " Messiah " Dec 9 in New Philadelphia.
Tis the season for ' Messiah .
University to begin holiday season with Handel's ' Messiah .
Messiah to be performed.
Fallbrook Music Society to present Handel's ' Messiah .
Q&A: Sandy Wells, Conductor Of Sing-Along ' Messiah ' Concerts by Clinch Valley Community Chorus & Orchestra.
A love for Handel's ' Messiah '.
JAMES CITY It's not that Ron Strong likes long drives so much, but his passion is for performing the Messiah .
Rockford Choral Union performs Handel's ' Messiah .
The Rockford Choral Union presents Handel's " Messiah " Saturday, Nov 24, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford.
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In science:

Optimum spectral modes for squeezed-light generation are found using the Bloch-Messiah reduction.
Pulsed squeezed-light generation in a waveguide with second-subharmonic generation and periodic corrugation
Also the relation between the Bloch-Messiah reduction and Schmidt decomposition of a two-photon spectral amplitude characterizing spontaneous parametric down-conversion has been found.
Pulsed squeezed-light generation in a waveguide with second-subharmonic generation and periodic corrugation
Messiah, Quantum Mechanics , Vol. I, North Holland, Amsterdam (1962).
Phase information revealed by interferences in the ionization of rotational wave packets
The former result, the so-called ‘Bloch-Messiah reduction’, can be derived through singular value decomposition, with A = U AD V † and B = U BD V T , a pair of unitary matrices U and V , and non-negative diagonal matrices D + 11 .
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
Messiah, A. M´ecanique quantique, Paris: Dunod.
The Algebraic Approach to the Phase Problem for Neutron Scattering
In the summer of 1964, I returned to Maryland from France where I had collaborated with Albert Messiah on a series of articles on parastatistics.
Color, from baryon spectroscopy to qcd
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