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ID: 901000087
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000087
Record Type: Character/Person

Jesus Christ (Christian character)

Note: Central character of Christianity, the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament, Son of God made flesh on earth, teacher who was crucified and died for mankind's sins. His mother is the Virgin Mary and his stepfather is Joseph. He is a prophet in Islam and other faiths. Most modern scholars agree that Jesus was a historical figure, a Jewish rabbi and Galilean. The elaborate legends, iconography, and symbolic depictions surrounding Jesus derive from the synoptic gospels and various other sources and traditions that grew up over time.

Names:
Jesus Christ (Christian character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Jesus of Nazareth (Christian character) (English,U,N)
Jesus (Christian character) (English,U,N)
Christ (Christian character) (English,U,N)
Gesù Cristo (Christian character) (Italian-P,D,N)
Jesus, de Nazaré (Christian character) (Portuguese-P,D,N)
Iēsous Christos (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Iesous (Christian character) (Greek (transliterated)-P,D,N)
Ἰησοῦς (Christian character) (Greek-P,D,N)
Jeshua (Christian character) (Hebrew (transliterated),U,N)
Jehoshua (Christian character) (Hebrew (transliterated),U,N)
Joshua (Christian character) (Hebrew (transliterated),U,N)
Christos (Christian character) (Greek (transliterated),U,N)
Khristos (Christian character) (English,U,N)
Jezus Chrystus (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Yeh-su (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Masih, Isa Al- (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Yeh-su Chi-tu (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Iēsous, ho Nazōraios (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Yeshuʻa ben Yosef (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Jeschua ben Joseph (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
ישו הנוצרי (Christian character) (Hebrew,U,N)
ישוע בן יוסף (Christian character) (Hebrew,U,N)
يسوع المسيح (Christian character) (Arabic,U,N)
耶稣基督 (Christian character) (Chinese,U,N)
예수그리스도 (Christian character) (Korean,U,N)
Jíizis (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
Khrist Iėsu̇s (Christian character) (undetermined,U,N)
عيسىٰ (Christian character) (Arabic,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Christian iconography> (P)
........<Christian characters> (P)
............Jesus Christ (Christian character) (I)
Related Iconography:
is actor for .... Adoration of the Magi
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Legend of the Nativity of Christ (New Testament narratives), Adoration of the Magi (New Testament narrative)) [901000083]
is actor for .... Salvator Mundi
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Salvator Mundi (Christian theme)) [901000584]
is actor for .... Ascension of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Ascension of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000342]
is actor for .... Supper at Emmaus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Supper at Emmaus (New Testament narrative)) [901000439]
is actor for .... Baptism of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Baptism of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901001066]
is actor for .... Descent into Hell
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Descent into Hell (New Testament narrative)) [901001155]
is actor for .... Christ and the Adulteress
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ and the Adulteress (New Testament narrative)) [901000481]
is actor for .... Christ Calling the Apostles
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ Calling the Apostles (New Testament narrative)) [901000607]
is actor for .... Christ Preaching
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ Preaching (New Testament narrative)) [901000522]
is actor for .... Childhood of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Childhood of Christ (New Testament cycle)) [901000125]
is actor for .... Noli me tangere
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Noli me tangere (New Testament narrative)) [901001169]
is actor for .... Life of Jesus Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000084]
is actor for .... Descent from the Cross
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Descent from the Cross (New Testament narrative)) [901000462]
is actor for .... Entombment of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Entombment of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901001053]
is actor for .... Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Other Christian narratives, Life of Saint Catherine of Siena (Christian iconography), Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena (Christian iconography)) [901001259]
is actor for .... Incredulity of Saint Thomas
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Other Christian narratives, Life of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Christian iconography), Incredulity of Saint Thomas (Christian iconography)) [901001263]
is actor for .... Christ Washing the Feet of the Disciples
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ Washing the Feet of the Disciples (New Testament narrative)) [901001907]
is actor for .... Visitation of the Virgin Mary
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of the Virgin Mary (Christian iconography), Visitation of the Virgin Mary (Christian iconography)) [901000359]
is actor for .... Madonna and Child
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding the Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child (Christian theme)) [901000052]
is actor for .... Dispute in the Temple
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Childhood of Christ (New Testament cycle), Dispute in the Temple (New Testament narrative)) [901000562]
is actor for .... Last Judgment
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Last Judgment (New Testament narrative)) [901001027]
is actor for .... Christ the Redeemer
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Christ the Redeemer (Christian theme)) [901000480]
is actor for .... Holy Family
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Holy Family (Christian theme)) [901001175]
is actor for .... Man of Sorrows
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Man of Sorrows (Christian theme)) [901001049]
is actor for .... Transfiguration of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Transfiguration of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901001157]
is actor for .... Sermon on the Mount
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ Preaching (New Testament narrative), Sermon on the Mount (New Testament narrative)) [901000660]
is actor for .... Miracles of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Miracles of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000370]
is actor for .... Legend of the Nativity of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Legend of the Nativity of Christ (New Testament narratives)) [901001148]
is actor for .... Circumcision of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Legend of the Nativity of Christ (New Testament narratives), Circumcision of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901001054]
is actor for .... Presentation in the Temple
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Legend of the Nativity of Christ (New Testament narratives), Presentation in the Temple (New Testament narrative)) [901001156]
is actor for .... Agony in the Garden
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Agony in the Garden (New Testament narrative)) [901000503]
is actor for .... Betrayal of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Betrayal of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000504]
is actor for .... Christ Bearing the Cross
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ Bearing the Cross (New Testament narrative)) [901001193]
is actor for .... Christ before Caiaphas
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ before Caiaphas (New Testament narrative)) [901000555]
is actor for .... Christ before Pilate
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ before Pilate (New Testament narrative)) [901000505]
is actor for .... Christ Crowned with Thorns
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ Crowned with Thorns (New Testament narrative)) [901000271]
is actor for .... Arrest of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Arrest of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000568]
is actor for .... Christ's Entry into Jerusalem
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Christ's Entry into Jerusalem (New Testament narrative)) [901000550]
is actor for .... Ecce Homo
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Ecce Homo (New Testament narrative)) [901000270]
is actor for .... Crucifixion of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Crucifixion of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000242]
is actor for .... Flagellation of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Flagellation of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901001194]
is actor for .... Resurrection of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Resurrection of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000347]
is actor for .... Lamentation of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Lamentation of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901001196]
is actor for .... Mocking of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Mocking of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000506]
is actor for .... Pietà
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Pietà (Christian iconography)) [901001044]
is actor for .... Temptation of Christ
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Temptation of Christ (New Testament narrative)) [901000333]
is actor for .... Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Other Christian narratives, Life of Saint Peter (Christian iconography), Christ Presenting the Keys to Saint Peter (Christian narrative)) [901001191]
is actor for .... Wedding at Cana
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Miracles of Christ (New Testament narrative), Wedding at Cana (miracle, Christian iconography)) [901001201]
is actor for .... Christ the Judge
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Christ the Judge (Christian theme)) [901002107]
is actor for .... Raising of Lazarus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Miracles of Christ (New Testament narrative), Raising of Lazarus (miracle, Christian iconography)) [901002110]
is actor for .... Raising of the Cross
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Raising of the Cross (Christian iconography)) [901002141]
is actor for .... Hodegetria
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding the Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child (Christian theme), Hodegetria (Christian theme)) [901001973]
associated with .... Dhalion
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Dhalion (Greco-Roman character)) [901000621]
associated with .... Tree of Jesse
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Tree of Jesse (Christian theme)) [901000411]
meaning/usage overlaps with .... God the Son
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian characters, God the Son (Christian character)) [901001177]
focus of .... Saint Veronica's Veil
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Saint Veronica's Veil (Christian theme)) [901000529]
focus of .... Vita Christi
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Named written and performed works, Literary works: History, Biographies, Vita Christi (biography, Ludolph of Saxony, 1374)) [901000797]
child of .... Joseph, Saint
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian characters, Joseph, Saint (Christian character)) [901000953]
child of .... Blessed Virgin Mary
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian characters, Blessed Virgin Mary (Christian character)) [901000032]
sibling of .... James the Less, Saint
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian characters, James the Less, Saint (Christian character)) [901000050]
has as manifestation .... Christ Child
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Christ Child (Christian theme)) [901001162]
has as manifestation .... Christ in Majesty
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Christ in Majesty (Christian theme)) [901001149]
has as manifestation .... Lamb of God
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Lamb of God (Christian theme)) [901001026]
source is .... Bible, New Testament
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Named written and performed works, Literary works: Philosophy, Religion, Bible (sacred literature, Judeo-Christian), Bible, New Testament (Biblical books, sacred texts)) [901000254]
represented in allegory .... Pelican feeding her young
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Christian allegory, symbolism, theme, Themes surrounding Jesus Christ, Pelican feeding her young (Christian allegory)) [901002041]
is protagonist for .... Last Supper
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, New Testament narratives, Life of Jesus Christ (New Testament narrative), Passion of Christ (New Testament narrative), Last Supper (New Testament narrative)) [901000357]
creator of .... Return of the Prodigal Son
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Christian iconography, Other Christian narratives, Story of the Prodigal Son (parable, Christian iconography), Return of the Prodigal Son (Christian iconography)) [901000358]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... deity
.....(people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... saint
.....(people by state or condition, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Christianity
.....(Abrahamic religions, religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
identified as .... Jesus Christ (founder of Christianity, ca. 6/4 BCE-ca. 30 CE)
.....(Non-Artists) (ULAN)

Sources:
Jesus Christ (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 79084784
Jesus of Nazareth (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Jesus (Christian character)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Christ (Christian character)
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-)
Gesù Cristo (Christian character)
................ICCD database (1988-)
Jesus, de Nazaré (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iēsous Christos (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iesous (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Ἰησοῦς (Christian character)
................Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Jeshua (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Jehoshua (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Joshua (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
Christos (Christian character)
................Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-) title meaning "annointed one"
Khristos (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Jezus Chrystus (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Yeh-su (Christian character)
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Masih, Isa Al- (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Yeh-su Chi-tu (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iēsous, ho Nazōraios (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Yeshuʻa ben Yosef (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Jeschua ben Joseph (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
ישו הנוצרי (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
ישוע בן יוסף (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
يسوع المسيح (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
耶稣基督 (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
예수그리스도 (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Jíizis (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Khrist Iėsu̇s (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
عيسىٰ (Christian character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 11D Christ
................ Catholic Encyclopedia [online], republished from 1913 edition (2003-)
................ J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/3013/unknown-maker-the-feeding-of-the-five-thousand-jesus-walking-on-the-water-armenian-1386/
................ Source for image https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meister_des_Mausoleums_der_Galla_Placidia_in_Ravenna_002.jpg
................ Musée du Louvre [online] (2000-) http://rembrandt.louvre.fr/en/html/r18.html

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