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ˈdʒi zəs, -zəzje·sus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverernoun

    a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

Wiktionary

  1. Jesusnoun

    A Christian savior.

  2. Jesusnoun

    An artistic representation of a Christian savior.

  3. Jesusnoun

    Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom Christians name Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah.

  4. Jesusnoun

    in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.

  5. Jesusinterjection

    An expletive, whose use is considered blasphemous in some Christian sects.

  6. Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

Wikipedia

  1. Jesus

    Jesus (c. 4 BC – AD 30 or 33), also referred to as Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth (among other names and titles), was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader; he is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah (the Christ) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed historically. Research into the historical Jesus has yielded some uncertainty on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the Jesus portrayed in the New Testament reflects the historical Jesus, as the only detailed records of Jesus' life are contained in the Gospels. Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was circumcised, was baptized by John the Baptist, began his own ministry, and was often referred to as "rabbi". Jesus debated with fellow Jews on how to best follow God, engaged in healings, taught in parables, and gathered followers. He was arrested and tried by the Jewish authorities, turned over to the Roman government, and crucified on the order of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Jerusalem. After his death, his followers believed he rose from the dead, and the community they formed eventually became the early Christian Church. Accounts of his teachings and life were initially conserved by oral transmission, which was the source of the written Gospels.Christian theology includes the beliefs that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin named Mary, performed miracles, founded the Christian Church, died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to achieve atonement for sin, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, from where he will return. Commonly, Christians believe Jesus enables people to be reconciled to God. The Nicene Creed asserts that Jesus will judge the living and the dead, either before or after their bodily resurrection, an event tied to the Second Coming of Jesus in Christian eschatology. The great majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, the second of three persons of the Trinity; there is a small minority of Christian denominations that reject trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as non-scriptural. The birth of Jesus is celebrated annually on 25 December as Christmas. His crucifixion is honored on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The world's most widely used calendar era—in which the current year is AD 2023 (or 2023 CE)—is based on the approximate birthdate of Jesus.Jesus is also revered in other religions. In Islam, Jesus (often referred to by his Quranic name ʿĪsā) is considered the penultimate prophet of God and the messiah, who will return before the Day of Judgement. Muslims believe Jesus was born of the virgin Mary (another figure revered in Islam) but was neither God nor a son of God; the Quran states that Jesus never claimed to be divine. Most Muslims do not believe that he was killed or crucified but that God raised him into Heaven while he was still alive. In contrast, Judaism rejects the belief that Jesus was the awaited messiah, arguing that he did not fulfill messianic prophecies, and was neither divine nor resurrected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesusnoun

    the Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation

  2. Etymology: [L. Jesus, Gr. , from Heb. Ysha'; Yh Jehovah + hsha' to help.]

Freebase

  1. Jesus

    "Jesus" is a song by alternative rock band Brand New. It is the second single from their 2006 album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. The single was released on 7" vinyl and CD in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2007. In the US, the single reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. A music video was directed by Moh Azima, but was never released. It surfaced on the internet in late 2009, but was quickly taken down at the request of Interscope and Brand New, although it can still be found on various websites

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jesus

    jē′zus, n. the Saviour of mankind.—n. Jésus, a size of paper, super-royal.—Company, or Society, of Jesus, the Jesuit order.—Grand jésus, imperial. [Gr. Iēsous—Heb. Yēshū‛a, contr. of Yehōshū‛a, help of Jehovah, the Saviour—yāsha‛, to save.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Jesus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2199

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Jesus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #815

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Jesus in a Sentence

  1. Russell Moore:

    I think the death of Franklin Graham is a time for all of us to reflect on the hope that Franklin Graham preached – forgiveness of sins and peace with God through Jesus Christ, i hope there’s a great deal of reflection, not just on what Franklin Graham did, but why.

  2. Liberty University:

    The Christian faith has lost The Christian faith greatest orator of the last century who gave hope to billions that, even [ though ] we are all sinners, there is hope eternal life thru faith in Jesus Christ.

  3. Travis Lowe:

    I struggle to see the way that people can wave a banner of Christianity and still employ the language of violence, and even a lot of the imagery that I've seen used will reference Jesus as being a lion, a lion of the tribe of Judah, but one of the things that I recognize in the New Testament is that every time that we expect Jesus to show up as a lion, he shows up as a lamb.

  4. Teo Yoo:

    For them, it's like me playing Jesus.

  5. Chad Carswell:

    I'm a firm believer in God and in Jesus Christ. My faith has a lot to do with how I've been able to stand up against [the negative people] out there, i get hundreds of [negative] messages a day.

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  • Alalo Grace
    Alalo Grace
    the language withGod give Gabrile that hebrew is greek or english that lauguage brough by satan with his name is called jesus,yesu iesus christ,
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  • Alalo Grace
    Alalo Grace
    jesus is name os satan
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  • Alalo Grace
    Alalo Grace
    JESUS IS THE NAME THAT GREEK NAME BY NOT SON GOD.
    HOW DID THIS ABBRAVIATION PUT ON CROSS SPELLING OWNER OF NAME INRL.EXAMPLE LIKE ME,I AM ALALO IN UGANDA IF CHANGE OTHER COUNTRY THAT NAME WILL BE. THAT IS THE OUR LORD BECAUSE DID CHANGE. ONLY 
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