The word designates a deliverer or rescuer from a root word in Greek that means "to save." After the Samaritan woman met Jesus at the well she told the whole town about him and they entreated him to stay on with them. At the end of two days many more people believed in him. John 4:42 tells us; "Then they said to the woman, 'Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." It is usually in the understanding that one needs the Savior that one finds the Savior.