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Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Jesus?
The definition and outline of Jesus is as follows: According to the
New Testament Jesus of Nazareth was a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem. Also known as Jesus Christ,
he is the central figure of Christianity. The Messiah foretold in the
Old Testament and the Son of God. His life is told in the Gospels of
the New Testament.
Biography, Facts and
Information about Jesus
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Jesus 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 (Numbers
13:8,16), but changed by Moses into Jehoshua (Numbers 13:16; 1
Chronicles 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 (Matthew 1:21).
The Life of Jesus
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.
The Birth and Early Life of Jesus
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 (Matthew
1:1; Luke 3:23; Compare 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
(Matthew 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 (Matthew 2:13-23), when they returned and settled
in Nazareth, in Lower Galilee (2:23; Compare 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.).
The Life of Jesus inNazareth
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.
The Life of Jesus - His Ministry
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.
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.
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.
We have selected Jesus as the most important person from the Bible and provided a
short biography of His life.
Much of the information is taken from
the classic reference books including
Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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