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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jesus  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Jesus 
  n  :  a  prophet  of  the  first  century  (circa  8  BC  -  29  AD);  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  [syn:  {Jesus},  {Jesus  of  Nazareth},  {Jesus 
  Christ},  {Christ},  {Savior},  {Saviour},  {Good  Shepherd}, 
  {Redeemer}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jesus 
  (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}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jesus,  savior;  deliverer 
 




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