Jesus Christ (ca. 5/4 bc–ad 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, 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
Jesus, Trial of
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.
Qumran and Jesus
Qumran and Jesus Explores the parallels between Jesus and the Qumran community.
Author of Life
Author of Life (ὁ ἀρχηγός τῆς ζωῆς, ho archēgos tēs zōēs). A title for Jesus that appears only once in Scripture (Acts 3:15).
Lamb of God
Lion of the Tribe of Judah
Messiah (מָשִׁיַח, mashiyach; “anointed” or “an anointed one”; “messiah”). Rendered into Greek as Χριστός (Christos), cognate to the verb χρίω (chriō, “to anoint”). In this sense, it is essentially the same to say that Jesus is the “Messiah,” or the “Christ.” In contemporary Bible translations, the former
Messiah, Critical Issues
Messiah, Critical Issues (מָשִׁיַח, mashiyach, Χριστός, Christos). Explores the notion of the Messiah in Christian and Jewish communities after the rise of Christianity.
Root of David
Root of David A phrase used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus Christ (Rev 5:5; 22:16). In Rev 22:16, the pairing of “descendant of David” with “root of David” indicates that “root” refers not to the ancestor of David, but to his offspring. Because David was Yahweh’s anointed king, this phrase associates
Son of God, Critical Issues
Son of Man
Son of Man (ὁ ὑιὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, ho huios tou anthrōpou). A phrase frequently used by Jesus to describe Himself and His ministry.
Trinity A description of the God of Christian Scripture, revealed and understood as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; a fundamental doctrine of Christian theology.