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In Jesus Name


Question: Where did the name “Jesus” come from if his real name is Yeshua?

The Bible was not written in English. What we read in English today are translations from other languages. The “New Testament” was written in Greek. Hence, the name “Jesus” is found nowhere in the Scriptures, it is a translation of the Greek name “Iesous” (pronounced “[ee]yeh-sooce”). “Iesous” came over into the Latin “Jesu” (pronounced “yehsoo”) and finally into English as “Jesus.” So in the most technical sense, saying “Jesus” is saying a twice-removed translation of the name we find in the “New Testament” Scriptures.

When we move backwards, we also find that “Iesous” is itself a translation of another name. According to Matthew 1:21, we find the meaning of the name that is translated “Jesus” in English. It says, “he will save his people from their sins.” In the Hebrew, the name “Yehoshua” (translated “Joshua” in English) means “the Lord (Adonai) saves”. Also in Hebrew, the word for “salvation” is “yeshuah'”. Finally, we also find a contraction of “Yehoshua” in the Hebrew Scriptures in the form of “Yeshua,” which means, “he will save” (just like in Matthew 1:21). We find this name in the Chronicles as well as Ezra and Nehemiah, usually translated in English “Jeshua”.

So, here is the evolution of the name Yeshua:

Yeshua »
Iesous »
Jesu »

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  1. BBOyd

    My understanding in reading the Bible is that jesus is the only begotton son of God. Yeshua also pronouced Jehovah was removed from the Bible and everyone gives praise to Jesus. In scripture jesus himself says he does nothing on his own and give all credit to his father. Which begs the question who are we giving praise to the son of the creator or the creator?

    1. Heaven's Dew

      There wasn’t a “J” in the english language until the 16th century… God’s only son… and we call ourselves sons and daughters of god.

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