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

First Known Use of Jesus

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

History and Etymology for Jesus

Late Latin, from Greek Iēsous, from Hebrew Yēshūaʽ

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“Jesus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of Jesus

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

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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