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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Historical Jesus, Quest for the
Jesus, Historical, Quest for Overviews the scholarly pursuit to create the best reconstruction of Jesus’ life and teachings through the use of the best readings of the most recent historical data.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ (ca. 5/4 bcad 30/33). According to the New Testament, Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word of God, the Creator and Savior of the world, the founder of Christianity, and the sinless exemplar of its principles and practices. “Jesus”—His personal name—is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew “Jeshua” (or
Jesus in the Talmud
Jesus in the Talmud Discusses the debate over purported references to Jesus of Nazareth in classical rabbinic literature such as the Talmud.
Jesus, Canonical
Jesus, Canonical Approach to The portrayal of Jesus according to the accounts of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). These texts present the story of Jesus as the climax of salvation history, within the context of God’s dealings with Israel, and in support of the Christian Church’s
Qumran and Jesus
Qumran and Jesus Explores the parallels between Jesus and the Qumran community.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jesus (Person)
JESUS (PERSON) [Gk Iēsous (Ἰησους)]. Several persons mentioned in the Bible bear this name, which is a Greek form of Joshua (Heb yĕhôšûaʿ; cf. the Gk of Luke 3:29; Acts 7:45; Heb 4:8). One of these is the son of Sirach, who wrote the deuterocanonical book of Ecclesiasticus; see WISDOM OF BEN-SIRA.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST Messiah, Savior, and founder of the Christian church.In providing a biography of Jesus Christ it must be borne in mind that each of the Gospels has its own distinctive purpose. Matthew, for instance, presents Jesus as the messianic King, whereas the emphasis in Mark is more on Jesus as
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christjesus christ is the central figure of the nt: every book is written because of him and, in some sense, about him. Within the nt itself, he is spoken of in two distinct ways.(1) The nt describes and reflects upon a man named Jesus who lived in Galilee and was eventually crucified in Jerusalem;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST. Jesus Christ is unique in several respects, not the least of which is the fact that in Him alone centers the gospel of the grace of God. He has changed the face of history, for in Him eternity has invaded time, God has become man, and human life has achieved through His redemption a significance
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jesus Christ
Jesus ChristThe founder of what became the Christian movement. For greater specificity, in his lifetime he was called “Jesus son of Joseph” (Luke 4:22; John 1:45; 6:42), “Jesus of Nazareth” (Acts 10:38), or “Jesus the Nazarene” (Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19 [some translations do not distinguish “the Nazarene”
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Jesus
JESUS ἸησοῦςI. Iēsous is the Greek form of the Hebrew personal name yĕhōšūʿa stamped after its postexilic variant yēšūʿa. The votive name means “Yahweh is help (salvation)” as rightly interpreted by Philo, Mut. 121. It is derived from the root yšʿ, frequent in other Hebrew and Semitic personal
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Jesus
Jesus and paulThe relationship between Jesus and Paul poses a historical question with huge theological ramifications. Is Paul’s theology in harmony and continuity with the teaching and ministry of Jesus, or is there an unbridgeable gulf between them? It is generally held that, if it is to merit the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jesus Christ
JESUS CHRIST The divine Son of God who “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14) as a man; “Jesus of Nazareth,” the son of Mary (Mark 1:24, 6:3; Luke 24:19). The name “Jesus” is derived from the Greek version of the name Joshua (Hebrew Yĕhôšūaʿ; Yēšūaʿ), which means “Yahweh saves.” “Christ”
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jesus
Jesus. The Gk. form (Ἰησοῦς) of the Heb. Joshua (יֵשׁוּע; lit. ‘Yahweh saves’), who is thus referred to in the NT at Heb. 4:8 (AV). By Divine command (Lk. 1:31, Mt. 1:21) the name was bestowed on the Infant Christ, the Saviour of mankind.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ. Jesus of *Nazareth is called by His followers ‘*Christ’, χριστός, translating the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, i.e. (God’s) *Messiah or anointed one (Mt. 1:16). His historical existence was not doubted by early Roman sources (*Pliny, *Tacitus, *Suetonius), by *Josephus, or later by the *Talmud, and
Nazarene
Nazarene. The term has been applied in a Christian context in various senses. In several of these the form ‘Nasorean’ is also found.(1) In the NT Christ is called ‘Jesus the Nazarene’, which is usually understood as the equivalent of ‘from *Nazareth’, i.e. the place of his residence (cf. Mt. 21:11,
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