Jesus

noun
Je·​sus | \ ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce Jesus (audio) , -zəz How to pronounce Jesus (audio) also -ˌzəs and -ˌzəz \

Definition of Jesus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Jesus

biographical name
Je·​sus | \ ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce Jesus (audio) , -zəz \
variants: or Jesus Christ \ ˈkrīst How to pronounce Jesus (audio) \ or Christ Jesus

Definition of Jesus (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Jesus

Noun

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

History and Etymology for Jesus

Noun

Late Latin, from Greek Iēsous, from Hebrew Yēshūaʽ

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“Jesus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jesus. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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Jesus

noun
Je·​sus | \ ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce Jesus (audio) \

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