Names of God including the word “redeemer”
Three names include the word “redeemer.” For more information, click on the name.
Redeemer (see below)
“Redeemer” translates a Hebrew word that is used in three ways. It is a word that is also translated “kinsman” (a near relative). A kinsman was responsible to “redeem” family property or a kin from slavery.1 It was also the kinsman’s duty to be the “avenger of blood” when a kin was murdered.2 The Greek word lytroō was used to translate the verb “to redeem.” Lytroō is a term rooted in slavery. It was the price required to buy freedom for a slave.3
Redeemer in Hebrew:
Strong’s Concordance number: 1350
Bible references: Job 19:25; Pss. 19:14; 78:35; Prov. 23:11 (Defender in NIV, Advocate in Msg); Isa. 41:14; 43:14; 44:6, 24; 47:4; 48:17; 49:26; 54:5, 8; 59:20; 60:16; Jer. 50:34.
The words of Job have been immortalized in Handel’s Messiah:
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. (Job 19:25 KJV)
Similar names for God are: Our Redeemer from of old, Redeemer of Israel, and Deliverer. Six times the name “Redeemer” is linked to the Holy One of Israel (Isa. 41:14; 43:14; 47:4; 48:17; 49:7; 54:5).