• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Nazarene of or relating to the town of Nazareth or its inhabitants
    • adj Nazarene of or relating to the Nazarenes or their religion
    • n Nazarene an inhabitant of Nazareth
    • n Nazarene an early name for any Christian
    • n Nazarene a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nazarene A native or inhabitant of Nazareth; -- a term of contempt applied to Christ and the early Christians.
    • Nazarene (Eccl. Hist) One of a sect of Judaizing Christians in the first and second centuries, who observed the laws of Moses, and held to certain heresies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Nazarene An inhabitant of Nazareth, a town in Galilee, Palestine: a name given (in contempt) to Christ, and to the early converts to Christianity (Acts xxiv. 5); hence, a Christian.
    • n Nazarene A member of a sect of Jewish Christians which continued to the fourth century. They observed the Mosaic ritual, and looked for a millennium on earth. Unlike the Ebionites, they believed in the divinity of Christ. See Ebionite.
    • n Nazarene plural The name given to a coterie of painters in Germany in the early nineteenth eontury who were especially opposed to the classicism of Winckelmann and endeavored to return to the religious intensity of the middle ages and early Renaissance. They formed themselves especially on the Italian primitives, the painters before Raphael, and to a certain extent corresponded to the pre-Raphaelites of England. The leading painters were Overbeck (1789–1869), Schnorr (1794–1872), and Führich (1800–1876).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nazarene naz′ar-ēn an inhabitant of Nazareth, in Galilee: a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, originally used of Christians in contempt: one belonging to the early Christian sect of the Nazarenes, which existed from the 1st to the 4th cent. A.D
    • Nazarene Also Nazarē′an
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Nazarenus, Gr. , fr. Nazareth


In literature:

The Nazarene was taken before Annas, Caiaphas, Pilate and Herod.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Nazarene, who was crucified.
"The New Testament" by Various
This was a high claim on the part of the Nazarene.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Ye are seeking Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
Hast thou thought of the great sacrifice thou wilt make if perchance thou dost embrace the faith of the despised Nazarene?
"Saronia" by Richard Short
The acknowledged followers of the Nazarene had to face confiscation of property, persecution, death.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Brooklyn, W. H. M. U., of Nazarene C., 1.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
The Nazarene women are generally good looking, and free and dignified in their bearing.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
The blood of the murdered Nazarene obliterates the infamy of his acts over her dishonored grave.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
THE NAZARENE; or, the Last of the Washingtons.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
The women sing a short chorus full of Oriental color anticipating the approach of the beautiful Nazarene.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
The religion of the gentle Nazarene has cut the fighting sinews of the Indians.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
This Judas was put to death; and it shall be the same with this young Nazarene if he thinks of exciting rebellion.
"The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth" by Eugène Sue
What is it to thee what the thoughts of a forward Nazarene lad are?
"My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave" by Henry M. Stanley
He tried to model his own life after that of the humble Nazarene.
"John Marsh's Millions" by Charles Klein
Did not nature obey the Nazarene, and the winds and mountainous waves lie gently down at His bidding?
"The Arena" by Various
The dramatic sadness of the Nazarene stumbling against the stones and bent beneath the weight of the cross seemed to console the poor wife.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
These were the blessed of the Nazarene; these a Christian world breaks on the wheel.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Was not their chief, "James, the brother of the Lord," reverenced alike by Sadducee, Pharisee, and Nazarene?
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
What does it matter if Deity is symbolized by Buddah, Mohammed or a Nazarene?
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey

In poetry:

The veil is raised; who runs may read,
By its own light the truth is seen,
And soon the Israelite indeed
Bows down t' adore the Nazarene.
"St. Bartholomew" by John Keble
They knew not Rome, before its sign,
Bending her brow bound with the nations' threne,
Would sweep all lands from Nile to Rhine
In servitude unto the Nazarene.
"The Empty Cross" by Cale Young Rice
With echoes soft, the sea replies,
This is a Judge, and Orator;
A Judge, beyond all judges wise,
And eloquent, as none before;
A Judge, majestic, calm, serene;
And yet, an humble Nazarene.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
This dead God here against my face
Hath help for no man; who hath seen
The good works of it, or such grace
As thy grace in it, Nazarene,
As that from thy live lips which ran
For man's sake, O thou son of man?
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Then from the purple dark I saw arise,
Silent, the pale form of the Nazarene,
With deathless light of message in His eyes,
And that vast human pity in His mien,
Purer than purest depths of summer skies,
Not less unfathomed and not less serene.
"A Vision Of Christ" by George Essex Evans

In news:

The tower of the former Adirondack Church of the Nazarene on Main Street in Lake Placid comes crashing down Wednesday as crews completed demolition of the building.
A new women's Bible study is planned at Morenci's Church of the Nazarene beginning at 7 pm today (Wednesday).
Shelbyville Church of the Nazarene North 3rd & Will Greg Breeden, Pastor Sunday — 8 am, Men's prayer around the altar.
Eastern Nazarene has a gift for S. The Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union has an early Christmas gift for the community.
SAGU loses 56-47 to Southern Nazarene .
Campbellsville Church of the Nazarene will host its 100th anniversary homecoming Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4-5.
Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene 16001 Glen Road Mount Vernon, OH 43050 740-397-1105.
Lemont's First Church of the Nazarene is hosting a "Polar Express Movie Night" next weekend.
A revival event will be held at Centerville Church of the Nazarene Sept 9-12.
Naples First Church of the Nazarene Live Nativity 2011.
PLATTSBURGH Team Bible Quizzing has been an important aspect of the Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene 's teen program for many years.
A traveling activist group wants Southern Nazarene University to reassess its LGBT policies.
Trevecca Nazarene gets Owls' Bennett.
Andie Adams travels to beautiful Grand Junction from the sunny beaches of San Diego, where she got her Bachelor's Degree in broadcast journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University.
The next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools Program sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will be Jan 29-30 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Charleston.