Jesus

noun

Je·​sus ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce Jesus (audio) -zəz How to pronounce Jesus (audio)
 also  -ˌzəs,
 and  -ˌzəz
1
: the Jewish religious teacher whose life, death, and resurrection as reported by the Evangelists are the basis of the Christian message of salvation

called also Jesus Christ

2
Christian Science : the highest human corporeal concept of the divine idea rebuking and destroying error and bringing to light man's immortality

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek Iēsous, from Hebrew Yēshūaʽ

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jesus was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Jesus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jesus. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Jesus

biographical name

Je·​sus ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce Jesus (audio)
-zəz
variants or Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus
circa 6 b.c.circa a.d. 30 Jesus of Nazareth; the Son of Mary source of the Christian religion and Savior in the Christian faith

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