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The Consolation of Israel was a name for the Messiah in common use among the Jews in the Old Testament, probably suggested by Isaiah 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.

This article incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897), a publication now in the public domain.

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