Jesus

noun Je·sus \ ˈjē-zəs , -zəz also -ˌzəs and -ˌzəz \

Definition of Jesus

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

Origin and Etymology of jesus

Late Latin, from Greek Iēsous, from Hebrew Yēshūaʽ


Jesus

biographical name Je·sus \ ˈjē-zəs , -zəz \
variants: or Jesus Christ play \ˈkrīst\ or Christ Jesus

Definition of 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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noun Je·sus \ ˈjē-zəs \

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