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Appellations of Jesus
In the Writings of various Religions, Jesus is referred to in many ways. The most common ones are listed below. You may have clicked on one of His appellations which are linked to this glossary entry.
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Appellations Native Script Language Religion Meaning Ref
יהושע   Hebrew Christianity Joshua 1
ישוע‎   Hebrew Christianity Jesus 1
מָשִׁיחַ   Hebrew Christianity Meshiakh, anointed, "Messiah" 1
A Branch         2
A chief cornerstone         2
A great high priest         2
A high priest of good things to come         2
A high priest over the house of God         2
A light to lighten the Gentiles         2
A living stone         2
A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief         2
A merciful and faithful high priest         2
A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle         2
A plant of renown         2
A priest upon his throne         2
A rock of offense [to the unbeliever]         2
A rod out of the stem of Jesse         2
A Scepter         2
A son over his own house [the Church is His house]         2
A Star out of Jacob         2
Ἰησοῦς    Greek Christianity Jesus 1
Advocate with the Father         2
anointed מָשִׁיחַ Hebrew Christianity Meshiakh, Messiah 1
Apostle and High Priest of our profession         2
Author and finisher of our faith         2
Author of eternal salvation         2
Beginning of the creation of God         2
Bread of God         2
Bread of life         2
Captain of their salvation         2
Christ         1
Christ Jesus         2
Christ the King of Israel         2
Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God         2
Christos Χριστός Greek Christianity Christ 1
Consolation of Israel         2
Covenant of the people         2
Dayspring from on high         2
Desire of all nations         2
First-begotten of the dead         2
Firstborn among many brethren         2
Firstborn of every creature         2
God's righteous servant         2
God's servant         2
Great shepherd of the sheep         2
He that cometh from above         2
He that cometh from heaven         2
He that cometh in the name of the Lord         2
He that hath the key of David         2
He that liveth and was dead         2
He that shall come         2
He that shall have dominion         2
He that washed us from our sins         2
He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost         2
He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead         2
He who hath builded the house         2
He whom God hath sent         2
Head of the body, the church         2
Heir of all things         2
High priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek         2
His Anointed         2
His dear Son         2
His Son from heaven         2
His unspeakable gift         2
Hope of Israel         2
I AM         2
I am alive for evermore         2
I am Alpha and Omega         2
I am from above         2
I am he that liveth, and was dead         2
I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts         2
I am meek and lowly in heart         2
I am the bread of life         2
I am the door         2
I am the door of the sheep         2
I am the good shepherd         2
I am the light of the world         2
I am the living bread         2
I am the resurrection, and the life         2
I am the root and offspring of David         2
I am the Son of God         2
I am the vine         2
I am the way, the truth, and the life         2
I am with you always         2
Χριστός   Greek Christianity Christos 1
Iesous   Greek Christianity Jesus 1
Iesus   Latin Christianity Jesus 1
Image of the invisible God         2
Immanuel [God with us]         2
Jesus         2
Jesus Christ         2
Jesus Christ our Lord         2
Jesus Christ the righteous         2
Jesus of Nazareth         2
Jesus of Nazareth         1
Jesus the mediator of the new covenant         2
Jesus, thou Son of God most high         2
Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come         2
Judge of quick and dead         2
King of the Jews         2
Lamb of God         2
Light of the Gentiles         2
Lion of the tribe of Judah         2
Lord and Christ         2
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ         2
Lord Jesus         2
Lord of all         2
Massiah         1
Mediator of a better covenant         2
Mediator of the new testament         2
Meshiakh מָשִׁיחַ Hebrew Christianity anointed, "Messiah" 1
Messiah מָשִׁיחַ Hebrew Christianity Meshiakh, anointed 1
Mine elect         2
My [God's] firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth         2
My [God's] servant         2
My [God's] servant David         2
My beloved Son         2
One mediator between God and men         2
Only begotten of the Father         2
Only begotten Son of God         2
Prince of life         2
Prince of Peace         2
Righteous Branch         2
Root of David         2
Root of Jesse         2
Rúḥu'lláh     Bahá'í Spirit of God 3
Salvation of God         2
Savior of the world         2
Seed of Abraham         2
Shiloh         2
Son of David         2
Son of God         1
Son of God         2
Son of man         2
Son of the Blessed         2
Son of the Father         2
Son of the Highest         2
Son of the living God         2
Son, the     Bahá'í   3
Spirit of God     Bahá'í Rúḥu'lláh 3
Spirit, the     Bahá'í   3
Sun of Reality         [FWU]
Sun of righteousness         2
That eternal life         2
That man whom he hath ordained         2
The beginning, the firstborn from the dead         2
The Branch of righteousness         2
The bridegroom         2
The brightness of his glory         2
The chief corner stone         2
The chief Shepherd         2
The Christ         2
The Christ of God         2
The Deliverer         2
The express image of his person         2
The first-begotten         2
The Head         2
The head of the corner         2
The Holy One and the Just         2
The Holy One of God         2
The Lamb         2
The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world         2
The Lamb that was slain         2
The last Adam         2
The light of the world         2
The living bread which came down from heaven         2
The Lord from heaven         2
The Lord's Christ         2
The Messiah         2
The Messiah the Prince         2
The Most Holy         2
The Prophet         2
The propitiation for our sins         2
The resurrection, and the life         2
The root and the offspring of David         2
The Son         2
The stone which the builders disallowed         2
The true bread from heaven         2
The true light         2
The true vine         2
The way, the truth, and the life         2
The Word         2
The Word of God         2
The Word of life         2
Thy holy child Jesus         2
Yahweh is salvation     Christianity   1
Yehoshua יהושע Hebrew Christianity Joshua 1
Yeshua ישוע‎ Hebrew Christianity Jesus 1
See also:  Jesus
1. Wikipedia - Jesus
2. Character Building for Families
3. A Basic Bahá'í Dictionary, p. 214
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