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Jesus Line breaks: Jesus
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒiːzəs/
(also Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth)

Definition of Jesus in English:

1The central figure of the Christian religion.

Jesus conducted a mission of preaching and healing (with reported miracles) in Palestine in about ad 28-30, which is described in the Gospels, as are his arrest, death by crucifixion, and Resurrection from the dead. His followers considered him to be the Christ or Messiah and the Son of God, and belief in his Resurrection became a central tenet of Christianity

1.1 [as exclamation] An oath used to express irritation, dismay, or surprise.


From Christian Latin Iesus, from Greek Iēsous, from a late Hebrew or Aramaic analogous formation based on Yĕhōšûă‘ 'Joshua'.

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