Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Consolation of Israel

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Consolation of Israel

  • Consolation of Israel A name for the Messiah in common use among the Jews, probably suggested by Isa. 12:1; 49:13. The Greek word thus rendered (Luke 2:25, paraklesis) is kindred to that translated "Comforter" in John 14:16, etc., parakletos.