What does Jesus mean?

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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, Deliverer(noun)

    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. Jesus(Noun)

    A Christian savior.

    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.

  2. Jesus(Noun)

    An artistic representation of a Christian savior.

    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.

  3. Jesus(ProperNoun)

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

    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.

  4. Jesus(ProperNoun)

    in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.

    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.

  5. Jesus(Interjection)

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

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesus(noun)

    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

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce Jesus?

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How to say Jesus in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Arthur Brooks:

    Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew, didn't say 'tolerate your enemies.' He said 'love your enemies,'.

  2. Jeremiah Wright:

    The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried back to the 19th century…when the original people, the Palestinians – and please remember, Jesus was a Palestinian – the Palestinian people had the Europeans come and take their country.

  3. Reggy McDaniel:

    Wow, what a horrible message. How about we build a wall around your store ? Only supported because you are a small business but since you are political and on the wrong side of your customers... You got ta be dumbest most out if touch owners on earth... A few people, however, did express their support for the business and its right to free speech. Looks like I need to start shopping at Macs. He has my support. Freedom of speech people. Stand strong !! Wish I lived closer I would absolutely shop there ! God bless the USA !! FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Macs Fresh Market owner, Reggy McDaniel, told KALB the message was meant to share Fresh Market owner faith with others. If I used a political message, and Im very aware its political, to highlight Jesus Christ, then Im guilty of it, thats my meaning of the whole thing is are people prepared to go to heaven or are they not. I thought it was a perfect time because everybody is talking about the border, some people want it, some dont want us to have one. The only thing I was shocked about was that its racist. I have never in my life been accused of being a racist, Im 70 years old ; I havent evolved into one.

  4. David Havard:

    Most of us have been taught about the need to appropriate by faith what is already ours through grace. We all desire to have more joy in our Christian life. The keys to experiencing joy are available to all of us. We need to understand the gospel of the grace of God as revealed to the Apostle Paul. Then as we put Paul's instructions into practice, we will come to know God experientially. This will cause us to know Him better which will cause us to want to obey more, and on and on it goes. Then as we learn and obey God and become focused on spiritual things instead of earthly things, we will become thankful for everything that God has provided for us in Christ. Knowledge, obedience, and thankfulness will then lead to abundant joy in our everyday life In the words of the old hymn Trust and obey, For there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Self-sacrifice is an obvious proof of true love and true leadership. That is to say, giving up one’s own life, interests or comfort just to help others or to advance a cause. Now, that is exactly what Jesus Christ gave up for us (humans) on the cross of Calvary (over 2,000 years ago). Yes! he (Jesus Christ) gave up his own precious life, well-being, comfort and interest so that humanity can be saved through his one and only sacrifice. Nevertheless, what have you given up for him (Jesus Christ) in return? Anyway, I guess that is worth thinking about (individually), isn't it? ~Emeasoba George

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