A-Z: General definitions: Jesus


The name given to the man believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Also given the title Christ which means Messiah. His life is recorded most fully in the four Gospels but he is also mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus (c.37-c.100) and the Roman historian Tacitus (c.110). (Luke 4:1; John 20:16)


Greek form of Hebrew: Joshua, 'Yahweh [God] is salvation'.

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