The Pronunciation History Of Yahshua to Jesus
The Bible tells us that our Saviour (the Son of God) will come to save His people from their sin (Matt. 1:21).
According to the genealogy of Jesus (Mat 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38), Jesus was from the tribe of Judah, which was Hebrew.
Jacob’s descendants included 12 sons, who became the heads of the 12 tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:23-26; Exodus 1:1–4; 1 Chronicles 2:1–2).
The Twelve Sons of Jacob
Judah (Jesus would come from this son)
Naphtali, Joseph, Benjamin
When Jesus spoke to Paul (Saul) He spoke in his Hebrew tongue according to (Acts 26:14).
(See also: Sermon Notes)
Just as Yahweh is a Hebrew Name, His Son our Saviour, came bearing a Hebrew Name, that means salvation. The Name Yahshua means “Yah Saves” (Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible). The name Jesus, is not Hebrew, but Latin and Greek, which does not mean saviour.
The Greek word for saviour is “soter” and the Latin word for saviour is “salvare”, which no part of these Greek-Latin words, soter or salvare, are found in Jesus. This name Jesus is equivalent to the Greek word Iesous.
The Letter “J“
Is Not Part Of His Name
There is no equivalent to the letter “J” in either Hebrew or Greek. (See also: The Pronunciation History Of Yahweh to Jehovah )
We know that the letter ( j) has only been in the English alphabet a little over 500 years, so we know that our Saviour being a Hebrew, did not originally bear this name Jesus, which comes from the Greek word Iesous, which does not mean salvation.
The Messiah’s Hebrew name transliterated
The name “Yehoshua” literally means God-saves. The name Yehoshua was then shortened for everyday use the same way a name like Johnathon is often shortened to John, and the four syllable name Yehoshua was shortened to three syllables, Yeshua.
The Messiah’s Hebrew name translated
Hebrew names always carry a meaning, and one way is to translate the name, which is bringing across the meaning of the name. The other method is the most common and is called transliteration, which is the bringing across of the sound of the name. *(It is this translation-transliteration issue some argue)
Seeing these facts we know for certain that the saviour name was not these two words (Jesus, Ieous), at least not in Hebrew. We also know according to scriptures, our Saviour had to come with the authority of Yahweh, His Name would mean salvation, and Yahweh with us, which the name Yahshua does. (Yah is the abbreviation of Yahweh that is in Yahshua, and shua carries the meaning of salvation. The Hebrew-English Lexicon of the Old Testament, by Brown, Driver, and Briggs, page 221, tells us that the Name Yahshua means Yahweh is salvation.).
Also Yahweh sent His angel to tell Miriam (Mary) who was a Hebrew, that she would bear a son, and what to call His Name (Matt. 1:21). Yahshua is the sign that Yahweh is with us and will save His people, which is what IMMANUYAH means (Immanuel NKJV) (Matt. 1:23 NKJV). Our Saviour said He comes in the Father’s Name (John 5:43, Matt. 23:39, John 10:25 ). Yahweh’s Word lets us know that Yahweh has given His Son our Saviour a Name above every Name, every tongue shall confess that Yahshua is our King (Phil. 2:9-11). There is no other name that mankind can be saved by, other than Yahshua (Acts 4:12, Acts 2:38).
Note: God is just Isa 45:21 and no one is going to Hell over unintentional pronunciation technicalities. It is however very important that you understand the significance behind Jesus (Yahshua) coming in his Father’s name; Understanding The Phrase “In the Name of..” & In The Name of “Jesus”
It is understandable why Satan would want to keep the True Name of Yahshua hidden, because he knows that through Yahshua’s name, which is the only Name Yahweh has given, that mankind can be saved <1>Note: God is just Isa 45:21 and no one is going to Hell over unintentional pronunciation technicalities. However, it is very important that you understand the significance behind Jesus (Yahshua) coming in his Father’s name; Understanding The Phrase “In the Name of..” & In The Name of “Jesus”, even the demons hear His Name and are afraid (Luke 8:27-28; Luke 10:17; Matt. 17:14, 18; Mark 1:32-34). Here are a few scriptures letting one see the importance of Yahshua’s name: ( Matt. 1:21,23,25, 7:22, 18:5,20, 21:9,42, 23:39, 24:5,9, Luke 19:38, John 1:12, 2:23, 3:18, 10:25, 14:13-15, 16:26, 20:31; Acts 4:7, 12, 17-18, 30, 5:40-41, 8:16, 9:14-16, 21, 27-28, 10:43, 48; Romans 1:5-6; 1Cor. 1:10, Eph. 1:20-21; Phil. 2:9-10; 2 Timothy 2:19, James 5:14, 1John 2:12, 5:13, 3 John 1:7, Rev. 2:3, 14:1).
The Name that most of the world is calling our Savoiur today, which is Jesus, is not the Son’s Hebrew Name; Jesus does not have the Father’s Name in it, Yahshua’s Name which means “YahSaves” tells what Yahweh will do through Yahshua, which is to save the world from their sins, through Yahshua’s blood.
Many believe when Yahshua said in the scriptures He comes in His Father’s Name Yah, it not only means He comes in the authority of Yahweh, but that He in fact “literally” bears His Father’s Name (Yah) as part of His name. ***(This is the primary justification supporting this translation)
The original language of Yahweh’s people is Hebrew and the Hebrew name for our Saviour is Yahshua, but being translated from Hebrew to Greek-Latin to English we end up with what we have the world calling our Saviour today Jesus,[<2>which stems from the Greek Latin word Iesous, which is said to be a Greek god Zeus.]
The name Jesus is a fairly new name. In fact the 1611 King James Bible (a book many of us rely on) initially transliterated the name of the Son of God as “Iesus” instead of Jesus. The Strong’s Concordance tells us that it was pronounced “ee-ay-sooce” not Jesus.
The Greek influence slowly changed the Hebrew Name of our savior to a variant Greek name. In fact even now many Greek names end in ‘us’. Examples, Marcus, Julius, Augustus, Zeus, and of course Jesus. In fact, in Spanish, the name Jesus is spelled the same as the English however it is pronounced “HE-ZEUS”.
Why So Many People Continue To Use The Incorrect Name
Many people refuse to use the real name of our savior because of the emotional attachment they have to the name Jesus. However, the Bible commands us to worship God in Spirit and truth (John 4:23-24).
Over the years God [Yahweh] has blessed us and allowed us to grow spiritually even through people have come to know His Son by various names. Names such as Yeshua, Iesus, Iesous and now Jesus have been a blessing to those of us who used them because we have been ignorant of his real name. We have all had the experience of calling someone we met by a different name until they told us what their real name is. Once they have introduced their real name to us we no longer go about calling them a false name and we don’t get upset or offended that they correct us. When someone calls you by a name that is not yours, you politely tell them that your name is such and such. You don’t get mad at them because they simply didn’t know. Our Father shows us His mercy when we are in ignorance (when we don’t know).
(Acts 17:30-31 NIV) 30 In the past God [Yahweh] overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man [Yahshua] he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”
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