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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]