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n. Abbr. Sir. or Si Bible
Je•sus(ˈdʒi zəs, -zəz)
1. Also called Je′sus Christ′, Je′sus of Naz′areth. born 4? B.C., crucified A.D. 29?, the source of the Christian religion.
2. ( “the Son of Sirach” ) the author of the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus, who lived in the 3rd century B.C.
3. Christian Science. the supreme example of God's nature expressed through human beings.interj.
4. Sometimes Offensive. Also, Jesus Christ. (used as an expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)
[1200–50; Middle English < Late Latin Iēsus < Greek Iēsoûs < Hebrew Yēshūa‘]
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|Noun||1.||Sirach - an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)|
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status