Jesus Christ

The name “Jesus Christ” comes from the Greek name Iēsous Christos, which means Jesus the Messiah. Jesus (Yeshua‘) was the long-awaited Messiah sent by God to save His people. The Jews expected the Messiah to come just for them; Jesus came to save the entire world. The fact that we remember this name of Jesus from its Greek form is appropriate because in those days Greek was a major language of the known world.

Jesus Christ pictured in the Greek text of Acts 3:6.

Jesus Christ in the Greek text of Acts 3:6.

Jesus Christ in Greek:

Iēsous Christos

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2424, 5547

Bible references: Only four times in the Gospels: Matt.1:1; Mark 1:1; John 1:17; 17:3 but 70 times in the rest of the New Testament.

The Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)

This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3)

“Jesus Christ” appears in several other names of Jesus including “Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul sometimes used the reverse title, “Christ Jesus,” though it is unclear why he did so. There are many names of Jesus formed from combinations of the name Jesus with “Christ” and “Lord.”

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