- Jesus was a teacher and the founder of the Christian religion, or a male name.
An example of Jesus is the person that Christians believe to be the son of God.
A depiction of Jesus delivering the Sermon on the Mount.
Jesus definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin Iesus ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Iēsous ; from Classical Hebrew (language) yēshūʼa, contr. of yehōshūʼa ( Joshua), help of Jehovah ; from yāh, Jehovah plush hōshīa, to help
- Bible the author of Ecclesiasticus, a book of the O.T. apocrypha
Jesus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
4? B.C.-A.D. 29?
Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin Iēsus, from Greek Iēsous, from Hebrew yēšûă‘, from yəhôšûa‘, Joshua; see Joshua1.
Called “son of Sirach.” fl. third century B.C.
Jesus - Cultural Definition
A prophet of the first century of our era; to Christians (see also Christian), Jesus Christ, the son of God, a person who was both God and man, the Messiah sent by God to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the Fall of Man.
The story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem is called the Nativity. He was conceived by the Virgin Mary (see Mary, the mother of Jesus) through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, laid in a manger after his birth in Bethlehem, and raised by Mary and her husband, Joseph (see Joseph, the husband of Mary), in Nazareth. As a boy of twelve, he went to the Temple in Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem), where he astonished the teachers of the Mosaic law with his knowledge. As a man, he chose the Twelve Apostles, with whom he traveled throughout his native Palestine teaching the word of God (see Sermon on the Mount), healing the sick, and performing miracles (see loaves and fishes). He attracted many followers and also made many enemies for claiming to be the Messiah and for failing to observe all Jewish laws. He was eventually betrayed by Judas Iscariot, condemned by Pontius Pilate, and crucified by the Roman authorities who ruled his country. Christians believe that he rose again from the dead and that his Resurrection makes salvation (see also salvation) possible. Christians also expect a Second Coming of Jesus. (See Crucifixion, gospel, and Gospels.)