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WHY DO WE USE THE NAME YESHUA

(Phil 2:10 [KJV])

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
 

Many people are not familiar with the word Yeshua. Here we describe how it came about and why it is the true pronunciation of the name of our Lord and Savior; the Massiah for all mankind.

 

WHY DO WE CALL HIM YESHUA?

 

Yeshua (Jesus) is a name which means ‘Salvation’ in Hebrew.

 

Who is Yeshua?  Yeshua is the same as Jesus of the New Testament Bible.

 

GOING DEEPER:

 

Why do people call Yeshua ‘Jesus’?

 

The name “Jesus” comes from the Latin Iesus, which comes from an Anglicized form of the Greek name Iesous. What this means is that the Greek name Iesous was altered as it was adopted by the English language.  In the 1st century the Greek name Iesous represented the Hebrew name Yeshua, which was a shortened form of the Hebrew name Yehoshua. The name ‘Jesus’ did not yet exist during the time that Jesus Christ was on Earth, approximately 4 BC to 29 or 34 AD.

 

From Wikipedia:

Yeshua (ישוע, with vowel pointing יֵשׁוּעַyēšūă‘ in Hebrew) was a common alternative form of the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ ("Yehoshua" – Joshua) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which, through the Latin Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus.

 

The name of Jesus in Strong’s concordance: G2424 Ἰησοῦς Iesous (yee-sous') n/p.

1. (meaning) He is Salvation, Yahweh saves (i.e. the Savior).

 

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Every name in the Hebrew Bible has a specific meaning; we choose to call our Lord by the name He was known by, while He was on earth. What about calling Him by the name Jesus? We personally think based on clear evidence, God will still respond at the name of Jesus. However for us, when we found out how the name “Jesus” came about, we reverted to the original pronunciation of His name.

 

Question:

A Chinese guy with a Chinese name comes to live next door and you found out what he is called in his language (Chinese). Let us say you wanted to mention something to him, what would you call him?     

 

 

 

Be Blessed as His Spirit helps you to understand His word..

 

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The Greatest Love of all (John 3:16) 

"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"

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