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Meaning of JESUS

Pronunciation:  'jeezus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a prophet of the first century; to Christians he was both God and man--the Messiah sent to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the Fall of Man (circa 8 BC - 29 AD)
 

JESUS is a 5 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: Christ, Deliverer, Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Redeemer, Savior, Saviour
 
 See Also: Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, Logos, prophet, Son, Word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Je"sus\, n. [L. Jesus, Gr. ?, from Heb. Y['e]sh?a';
Y[=a]h Jehovah + h?sh?a' to help.]
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. --Luke i.
31.

      Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his
      people from their sins.                  --Matt. i. 21.

Note: The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative.

            Jesu, do thou my soul receive.     --Keble.

{The Society of Jesus}. See {Jesuit}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing Jesus in your dream, foretells that your greatest desires and goals will be realized. This dream serves to console and strengthen you in your times of adversity, hardship and struggle. You will rise above any situation and circumstance and become victorious. Dreaming that Jesus speaks to you or that you are praying with Him means that you will be blessed with true peace of mind, joy and contentment.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(1.) Joshua, the son of Nun (Acts 7:45; Heb. 4:8; R.V., "Joshua").

(2.) A Jewish Christian surnamed Justus (Col. 4:11).

Je'sus, the proper, as Christ is the official, name of our Lord. To distinguish him from others so called, he is spoken of as "Jesus of Nazareth" (John 18:7), and "Jesus the son of Joseph" (John 6:42).

This is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, which was originally Hoshea (Num. 13:8, 16), but changed by Moses into Jehoshua (Num. 13:16; 1 Chr. 7:27), or Joshua. After the Exile it assumed the form Jeshua, whence the Greek form Jesus. It was given to our Lord to denote the object of his mission, to save (Matt. 1:21).

The life of Jesus on earth may be divided into two great periods, (1) that of his private life, till he was about thirty years of age; and (2) that of his public life, which lasted about three years.

In the "fulness of time" he was born at Bethlehem, in the reign of the emperor Augustus, of Mary, who was betrothed to Joseph, a carpenter (Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:23; comp. John 7:42). His birth was announced to the shepherds (Luke 2:8-20). Wise men from the east came to Bethlehem to see him who was born "King of the Jews," bringing gifts with them (Matt. 2:1-12). Herod's cruel jealousy led to Joseph's flight into Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus, where they tarried till the death of this king (Matt. 2:13-23), when they returned and settled in Nazareth, in Lower Galilee (2:23; comp. Luke 4:16; John 1:46, etc.). At the age of twelve years he went up to Jerusalem to the Passover with his parents. There, in the temple, "in the midst of the doctors," all that heard him were "astonished at his understanding and answers" (Luke 2:41, etc.).

Eighteen years pass, of which we have no record beyond this, that he returned to Nazareth and "increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man" (Luke 2:52).

He entered on his public ministry when he was about thirty years of age. It is generally reckoned to have extended to about three years. "Each of these years had peculiar features of its own. (1.) The first year may be called the year of obscurity, both because the records of it which we possess are very scanty, and because he seems during it to have been only slowly emerging into public notice. It was spent for the most part in Judea. (2.) The second year was the year of public favour, during which the country had become thoroughly aware of him; his activity was incessant, and his frame rang through the length and breadth of the land. It was almost wholly passed in Galilee. (3.) The third was the year of opposition, when the public favour ebbed away. His enemies multiplied and assailed him with more and more pertinacity, and at last he fell a victim to their hatred. The first six months of this final year were passed in Galilee, and the last six in other parts of the land.", Stalker's Life of Jesus Christ, p. 45.

The only reliable sources of information regarding the life of Christ on earth are the Gospels, which present in historical detail the words and the work of Christ in so many different aspects. (See CHIRST.)

 
Glossary
 
 Definition:  savior; deliverer
 

 

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