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->''"For {{God}} so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."''
-->--'''[[Literature/TheFourGospels John 3:16]]''' (KJV)

Yeshua, supposed son of a carpenter (or joiner) named Youssef and a young woman (possibly a virgin) named Miriam, born in Nazareth (or Bethlehem) in Roman Judea, some time between 8 BC/BCE and 6 AD/CE. He evidently excelled in Torah study, became a rabbi, and began preaching in Palestine aged around thirty. His message was mainly of love, peace, mercy, kindness, charity, forgiveness and compassion (all of which were considered signs of weakness in Ancient Rome, to one degree or another). He also made some rather trenchant criticisms of the religious Powers that Be, and he is said to have performed several miracles. Accused of defying Mosaic law, he was executed by crucifixion in Jerusalem around 30 AD/CE.

In addition to being the founder of UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, and second-biggest prophet in UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, Christians believe that Jesus Christ (from ''Christos'', "anointed", from the Hebrew word ''Mashiach'' [[MessianicArchetype (Messiah)]]) is no less than the Son of {{God}} as well as being [[GodInHumanForm an aspect of God Himself]] (not ALL Christians do, although more than one council tried to get everybody in line about it; there are still traces of Jesus either being completely divine or completely human in smaller Christian denominations) . The New Testament of the Christian Bible says He was crucified by Roman procurator Pontius Pilatus after being betrayed by Judas Iscariot (Yehudah of Kerioth/Yehudah the Sicarius), but returned from the dead 3 days later. Muslims dismiss the idea that any human can be the Son of God or an aspect of God, but do believe that Jesus (whose name they translate as Isa) was born of a virgin mother and will someday [[SecondComing return to Earth]]. They also believe that Jesus did not die on the cross, as God intervened to prevent it, carrying Jesus's physical body to Heaven. The New Testament is mostly about Him, His life, His sayings, and His deeds, and is the second part of [[Literature/TheBible the Bible]] ... unless you're [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jewish]]. But then you would not have the Bible, but the ''Tanakh.''

TropeNamer for:

* BiggerThanJesus
* CrystalDragonJesus
* CloneJesus
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory
* HijackedByJesus
* HippieJesus
* IfJesusThenAliens
* JesusTaboo
* JesusTheEarlyYears
* JesusWasCrazy
* JesusWasWayCool
* KungFuJesus
* LooksLikeJesus
* NoSuchThingAsSpaceJesus
* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus
* PalsWithJesus
* RealMenLoveJesus

Also directly inspired the following tropes:

* AllLovingHero
* AwayInAManger
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* GoAndSinNoMore
* GoodShepherd
* AHouseDivided
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* LastSupperSteal
* MessianicArchetype
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown
* TheParagon
* PassionPlay
* PietaPlagiarism
* SecondComing
* TurnTheOtherCheek
* WalkOnWater

And, indirectly:

* TheAntichrist
* AntiAntiChrist
* WhatWouldXDo

Many books, movies and so on were made about Him, among them:

* Literature/TheBible, of course.
** In particular Literature/TheFourGospels, which are specifically about Jesus' life.
** And Literature/TheBookOfRevelation, which predicts Jesus' SecondComing.
* Literature/TheQuran. Jesus is considered a great prophet of Islam and his life and teachings constitute a significant part of the Qu'ran.
* Literature/TheBookOfMormon, climaxing with his post-resurrection visit to the American continent.
* ''Literature/BenHur'', the novel and films.
* Some episodes of Creator/TheHistoryChannel's ''[[Series/TheBible2013 The Bible]]''.
* ''Film/FromTheMangerToTheCross'' (1912), one of the first feature films ever made.
* ''{{Theatre/Godspell}}''
* ''Film/TheGospelOfJohn''
* ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold''
* ''Music/{{Hero}}''
* ''[[Film/{{Jesus1979}} Jesus]]'' (1979)
* ''[[Series/{{Jesus1999}} Jesus]]'' (1999)
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter''
* ''Series/JesusOfNazareth''
* ''Film/TheKingOfKings''
* ''Film/KingOfKings''
* ''[[Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal]]'', a very AffectionateParody.
* ''TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', the novel and film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMiracleMaker''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' gives him a bit part in the beginning, and features a man whose life parallels his to an extent.
* ''Film/TheNativityStory''
* ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''
* ''Manga/SaintYoungMen'', [[PalsWithJesus pals with Buddha]]
* ''Film/SonOfGod'', a CompilationMovie adapted from the History Channel's ''The Bible''.
* ''[[Film/TheVisualBibleMatthew The Visual Bible: Matthew]]''

For more tropes that describe Jesus, try the character page for Characters/TheFourGospels.

See also the UsefulNotes pages for UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}, UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, and UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}.

Not to be confused with the manga ''Manga/{{Jesus}}'', about a hitman-turned-teacher.
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