Deliverance


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Deliverance

See also Freedom.
Aphesius
epithet of Zeus, meaning ‘releaser.’ [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 292–293]
Bolivar, Simón
(1783–1830) the great liberator of South America. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 325]
Bon’, Brian
freed Ireland from the Danes. [Irish Myth.: Walsh Classical, 61–62]
Brown, John
(1800–1859) abolitionist; attempted to liberate slaves. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 64]
Ehud
freed Israelites from Moabites by murdering king. [O.T.: Judges 3:15]
Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln’s declaration freeing the slaves (1863). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 161]
Gideon
with 300 men, saved Israel from Midianites. [O.T.: Judges 6:14, 7:19–21]
Jephthah
routed the Ammonites to save Israelites. [O.T.: Judges 11:32]
Lincoln, Abraham
(1809–1865) 16th U.S. president; the Great Emancipator. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 286–287]
Messiah
expected leader sent by God to exalt Israel. [Judaism: Brewer Dictionary]
Moses
led his people out of bondage. [O.T.: Exodus]
Othniel
freed Israelites from bondage of Cushan-rishathaim. [O.T.: Judges 3:9]
Parsifal
deliverer of Amfortas and the Grail knights. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Parsifal, Westerman, 250]
Passover
festival commemorating Exodus. [Judaism: Wigoder, 472; O.T.: Exodus 12]
Purim
Jewish festival commemorating salvation from Haman’s destruction. [O.T.: Esther 9:20–28]
References in classic literature ?
He leaves all his deliverance to God, contenting himself with this, that spite of all his pains and pangs, he will still look towards His holy temple.
and how signal have been his deliverance and preservation in the midst of a nation of pitiless enemies!
Now that this was changed, and he knew himself to be invested through that old trial with forces to which they both looked for Charles's ultimate safety and deliverance, he became so far exalted by the change, that he took the lead and direction, and required them as the weak, to trust to him as the strong.
No description I could give of her would do justice to my recollection of her, or to her entire deliverance of herself to her anger.
I was in mortal terror of the young man who wanted my heart and liver; I was in mortal terror of my interlocutor with the ironed leg; I was in mortal terror of myself, from whom an awful promise had been extracted; I had no hope of deliverance through my all-powerful sister, who repulsed me at every turn; I am afraid to think of what I might have done, on requirement, in the secrecy of my terror.
The longer the interval, the more chance there was of deliverance from some, at least, of the hateful consequences to which he had sold himself; the more opportunities remained for him to snatch the strange gratification of seeing Nancy, and gathering some faint indications of her lingering regard.
Go therfore mighty powers, Terror of Heav'n, though fall'n; intend at home, While here shall be our home, what best may ease The present misery, and render Hell More tollerable; if there be cure or charm To respite or deceive, or slack the pain Of this ill Mansion: intermit no watch Against a wakeful Foe, while I abroad Through all the coasts of dark destruction seek Deliverance for us all: this enterprize None shall partake with me.
Unwilling to be found engaged in his hellish occupation, the savage Baron gave the slaves a signal to restore Isaac's garment, and, quitting the dungeon with his attendants, he left the Jew to thank God for his own deliverance, or to lament over his daughter's captivity, and probable fate, as his personal or parental feelings might prove strongest.
But my deliverance came sooner than I expected, and in a manner not very common; the whole story and circumstances of which I shall faithfully relate.
As for the fisherman, as he was the first cause of the deliverance of the young prince, the Sultan gave him much money, and made him and his family happy for the rest of their days.
We indulged a melancholy pleasure in reflecting what that great man had achieved for the deliverance of Abyssinia, from the yoke and tyranny of the Moors; the voyages he had undertaken; the battles he had fought; the victories he had won; and the cruel and tragical death he had suffered.
Men on cycles, lean-faced, unkempt, scorched along every country lane shouting of unhoped deliverance, shouting to gaunt, staring figures of despair.