Meaning & History
English form of Ἰησοῦς (Iesous), which was the Greek form of the Aramaic name יֵשׁוּעַ (Yeshu'a). Yeshu'a is itself a contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see Joshua). Yeshua ben Yoseph, better known as Jesus Christ, was the central figure of the New Testament and the source of the Christian religion. The four gospels state that he was the son of God and the Virgin Mary who fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah. He preached for three years before being crucified in Jerusalem.
Other Languages & CulturesIsa(Albanian) Yeshua(Ancient Aramaic) Eesa, Essa, Isa, Issa, Yasu, Yusha(Arabic) İsa(Azerbaijani) Josu(Basque) Iesous(Biblical Greek) Yehoshua, Yeshua(Biblical Hebrew) Iesus, Iosue(Biblical Latin) Jesús(Catalan) Joshua(English) Josué(French) Xesús(Galician) Iokua(Hawaiian) Yehoshua(Hebrew) Giosuè(Italian) Isa(Persian) Jesús, Josué, Chucho, Chus, Chuy(Spanish) İsa(Turkish)
Detail of The Transfiguration by Raphael (1520)
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Entry updated May 29, 2020