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Hebrew: גָּאַל —transliteration: gaal (“to redeem;” “redeemer” )

A redeemer is one charged with the duty of paying a ransom, restoring the rights of another and avenging his wrongs (Numbers 5:8; Ruth 4:1; Job 19:25; etc.).

“Now if the means of a stranger or of a sojourner with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes so poor with regard to him as to sell himself to a stranger who is sojourning with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family, then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him, or his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem him; or if he prospers, he may redeem himself.” —Leviticus 25:47-49 NASB

Jehovah as Redeemer

“…O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.” —Psalm 19:14b NASB

“And they remembered that God was their rock,
And the Most High God their Redeemer.” —Psalm 78:35 NASB

Christ as Redeemer

This title is specifically applied to Christ, because He redeems us from all evil by the payment of a ransom in full payment of our debt to the laws of God we have broken.

…Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! —John 1:29b NASB

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Article Version: September 29, 2017