1. a popular preacher. 2. an angel or attendant spirit which appears to righteous and worthy scholars (especially in dreams or meditations) to convey knowledge.
Angel; a term used to designate any archangel or angel; also a term for a master who is disincarnate.
Usually, a popular, roving preacher, a teller of stories.
a public speaker who tells stories and exhorts people to raise their standards of belief and behavior
a spiritual teacher who appears to the person who is worthy in order to teach him a path in Torah
(lit., "recite"): the portion of the *Seder in which the story of the Exodus from Egypt is retold
Maggid (×žÖ·×’Ö´Ö¼×™×“) is an itinerant preacher, skilled as a narrator of stories. A preacher of the more scholarly sort was called "darshan" and usually occupied the official position of rabbi. The title of "maggid mesharim" (= "a preacher of uprightness"; abbreviated) probably dates from the sixteenth century.