Jesus definition

jēzəs
Jewish religious leader who was crucified in Jerusalem after his teaching and reported miracle-working incurred the disfavor of the Roman government of Palestine. In Christianity, Jesus is seen as Christ and as the Son of God.
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Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom many Christians consider the son of God and call Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah, and whom Muslims believe to be a prophet.
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A Christian savior.
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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.

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A male given name in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.
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An artistic representation of a Christian savior.
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An expletive, the use of which is considered blasphemous among some Christians.

Jesus that was close!

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(bio, person) Fl. early 2d cent. b.c.; author of Ecclesiasticus, a book of the O.T. apocrypha.
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name.
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C. 8-4 b.c.-a.d. 29? (see Christian Era); founder of the Christian religion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jesus
Plural:
jesuses

Origin of jesus

  • Middle English from Late Latin Iēsus from Greek Iēsous from Hebrew yēšûă‘ from yəhôšûa‘ Joshua Joshua1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), from Hebrew ישוע (yeshúa). The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous). The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosue.

    From Wiktionary