messiah messiah  /mə ˈsaɪ ə/


  1. (n) any expected deliverer
  2. (n) Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
  3. (n) the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
  4. (n) an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742

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  1. A controversial relic suggests that the story of a messiah who died and rose after three days was extant three decades before the birth of Christ.
  2. But they're not the cartoonish images of clouds parting and shining light upon Obama that might be expected in an ad spoofing him as a messiah.


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    Thomas G. Lueth, 69, of Grand Island died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jack Eske will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Russell Brand Cancels Middle East Shows Over Extremist Threats

    Russell Brand has a Messiah Complex—not a martyr complex. The British comedian has canceled shows in Lebanon and Abu Dhabi after the venues where he was scheduled to perform...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. School to expand language programs

    When Messiah Montessori School began placing its youngest students in language immersion classes last year, parents questioned the curriculum.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Houma Courier

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  1. Hector Saldana of the San Antonio Express-News calls him "a show biz messiah."
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Antonio Source: openPR (press release)

  2. "The Kyrgyz people lost one of their finest sons, but that is not all," Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev said at the funeral in Bishkek. "The world lost a spiritual messiah whose words resounded in the hearts of millions of people on the...
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Kurmanbek Bakiyev Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Canterbury will no doubt pursue Williams to fulfil the terms of his contract, but the man Phil Gould called "the Messiah of Rugby League" has gone to union and won't be coming back, and many, many NRL players will pursue the French connection in...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Phil Gould Source: The Canberra Times

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