Names Of God In The Bible – Jesus Christ


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Names of God – Jesus christ

Name Of God – Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ in the Bible, is the central figure in Christianity, whom a majority of Christian denominations believe to be the Son of God.

Christians believe Jesus to be the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament, referring to him as Jesus Christ or simply as Christ. Christians believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles, founded the Church, died sacrificially by crucifixion to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return. The majority of Christians worship Jesus as the physical incarnation of God the Son, and the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. A few Christian groups reject Trinitarianism, wholly or partly, as non-Biblical.

Jesus (Iesus, Yeshua, Joshua, or Yehoshûa) is a Hebraic personal name meaning “Yahweh saves/helps/is salvation”. Christ means “the anointed” in Greek. Khristos is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah.

Jesus in the Bible New Testament is referred to by a number of other names:

  • Christ
  • Lord
  • Logos (the Word)
  • Shepherd
  • Son of God
  • Son of Man
  • Lamb of God
  • New Adam
  • Second Adam
  • Last Adam
  • Light of the World
  • King of the Jews
  • Rabboni
  • Rabbi
  • True Vine
  • Branch
Jesus in the Bible Old Testament if also referred to as:
  • Anointed One (Messiah)
  • Branch
  • Child
  • Everlasting Father
  • Foundation Stone
  • Fountain
  • Messenger of the Covenant
  • Mighty God
  • Redeemer
  • Ruler
  • Servant
  • Shepherd
  • Wonderful Counselor

In Old English the term hæland (“healer”, “Saviour”) was used, as was the word Heiland (“Saviour”) in German and Dutch.

The Nicene Creed refers to Jesus as “Lord”, “Jesus Christ”, “the only Son of God”, “God from God”, “Light from Light”, and “true God from true God”.

The Apostles’ Creed refers to Jesus as “Jesus Christ” and “our Lord”.

In Islam, Jesus is commonly transliterated as Isa, and is considered one of God’s important prophets. He is seen as a bringer of scripture, and the product of a virgin birth, however not the victim of crucifixion.

Judaism rejects the belief that Jesus was the awaited Messiah, arguing that he did not fulfill the Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh.

Bahá’í scripture hardly refers to Jesus as the Messiah, but calls him a Manifestation of God.

 

Further Reading:

(The Many Biblical Names Of God In The Bible and Their Meanings - Jesus Christ Messiah)

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