Also called Jesus Christ, Christ Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth .born 4? b.c., crucified a.d. 29?, the source of the Christian religion.
"the Son of Sirach", the author of the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus, who lived in the 3rd century b.c.
Christian Science. the supreme example of God's nature expressed through human beings.
Also Je·sús [Spanish he-soos]. /Spanish hɛˈsus/. a male given name.
Sometimes Offensive. (used as an oath or strong expression of disbelief, dismay, awe, disappointment, pain, etc.)
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How to use Jesus in a sentence
If City remains solid at the back, and if Agüero and Jesus can find their world-class form from a season ago, it may not be long before City is back at the top of the table.Liverpool And Manchester City Look Ordinary. Are They? | Terrence Doyle | November 12, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
His struggles with drinking and drugs ended when he found Jesus.
Jesus, the last thing I remember seeing before I went to bed Thursday night was some aviation enthusiast tweeting photos of a plane that supposedly controls the nuclear arsenal when all of the cities have been leveled — it’s the “Doomsday Plane.”Our misinformation problem is about to get much, much worse | Sean Illing | October 6, 2020 | Vox
When you have the two people, that Jesus tells a story where they got the talents and they went out to the world and risked them, gambled.
In the Book of Matthew, Jesus is quoted as saying, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”A Justification For Unrest? Look No Further Than The Bible And The Founding Fathers | LGBTQ-Editor | June 11, 2020 | No Straight News
At the end of the day, Black Jesus is likely to be noisy and controversial.‘Black Jesus’ Resurrected: Racial Stereotypes or Subversive Comedy? | Rawiya Kameir | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is subversion on the horizon or will Black Jesus sacrifice a historically political concept for the sake of a stoner comedy?‘Black Jesus’ Resurrected: Racial Stereotypes or Subversive Comedy? | Rawiya Kameir | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the witness stand, De Jesus downplayed the amount of cooperation his group ever received from Arambula.
By then De Jesus had already received orders to distance himself from Arambula.
De Jesus testified at trial that ICE management in El Paso was supportive of how he handled the investigation.
At the feet of Solomon Jesus also was sitting, and he certainly did not call himself personally greater than Solomon.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
In this action Dona Maria de Jesus distinguished herself; for the spirit of patriotism had not confined itself to the men.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
There is in Madrid a "Calle Jesus," and the sacred name, used as a common expletive, is heard on all sides.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Sweet Jesus—— and was proceeding in his prayer, when his head was severed from his body at one blow.The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2 | Camden Pelham
What a shock it must have been to the sensitive heart, what a trial to the faith, of the Man Christ Jesus!Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew | John Monro Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for Jesus
Also called: Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth ?4 bc –?29 ad, founder of Christianity, born in Bethlehem and brought up in Nazareth as a Jew. He is believed by Christians to be the Son of God and to have been miraculously conceived by the Virgin Mary, wife of Joseph. With 12 disciples, he undertook two missionary journeys through Galilee, performing miracles, teaching, and proclaiming the coming of the Kingdom of God. His revolutionary Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–8), which preaches love, humility, and charity, the essence of his teaching, aroused the hostility of the Pharisees. After the Last Supper with his disciples, he was betrayed by Judas and crucified. He is believed by Christians to have risen from his tomb after three days, appeared to his disciples several times, and ascended to Heaven after 40 days
Son of Sirach. 3rd century bc, author of the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus
taboo, slang used to express intense surprise, dismay, etc
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Cultural definitions for Jesus
A prophet of the first century of our era; to Christians (see also Christian), Jesus Christ, the son of God, a person who was both God and man, the Messiah sent by God to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the Fall of Man.
The story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem is called the Nativity. He was conceived by the Virgin Mary (see Mary, the mother of Jesus) through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, laid in a manger after his birth in Bethlehem, and raised by Mary and her husband, Joseph (see Joseph, the husband of Mary), in Nazareth. As a boy of twelve, he went to the Temple in Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem), where he astonished the teachers of the Mosaic law with his knowledge. As a man, he chose the Twelve Apostles, with whom he traveled throughout his native Palestine teaching the word of God (see Sermon on the Mount), healing the sick, and performing miracles (see loaves and fishes). He attracted many followers and also made many enemies for claiming to be the Messiah and for failing to observe all Jewish laws. He was eventually betrayed by Judas Iscariot, condemned by Pontius Pilate, and crucified by the Roman authorities who ruled his country. Christians believe that he rose again from the dead and that his Resurrection makes salvation (see also salvation) possible. Christians also expect a Second Coming of Jesus. (See Crucifixion, gospel, and Gospels.)
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