The Pronunciation History Of Yahshua to Jesus
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).
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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. The 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 for a little over 500 years, so we know that our Saviour being a Hebrew, did not originally bear the 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.
Jesus <G2424> (Root of Hebrew origin <H3091>
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 savior name was not these two words (Jesus, Ieous), at least not in Hebrew. We also know according to the 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 of 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 Saviour 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 1611 King James Bible did NOT use the letter “J” but the letter “I” to spell “Jesus”
Various Bibles, Dates & Their Evolution Into the Name Jesus
The New Testament Evolution of the Name Jesus
Greek Edition of the Textus Receptus (Beza 1598)ιησους G2424 δε πνευματος αγιου πληρης υπεστρεψεν απο του ιορδανου και ηγετο εν τω πνευματι εις την ερημον
King James Bible 1611And Iesus G2424 being full of the holy Ghost, returned from Iordane, and was led by the spirit into the wildernesse,
King James Bible 1769Luke 4:1 And G1161 Jesus G2424 being full G4134 of the Holy G40 Ghost G4151 returned G5290 from G575 Jordan, G2446 and G2532 was led G71 by G1722 the G3588 Spirit G4151 into G1519 the G3588 wilderness, G2048
Wycliffe Bible 1382And Petre seide to hem, Do ye penaunce, and eche of you be baptisid in the name of Jhesu Crist, in to remissioun of youre synnes; and ye schulen take the yifte of the Hooli Goost.
Tyndale Bible 1534Peter sayde vnto them: repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Iesus Christ for the remission of synnes and ye shall receave the gyfte of the holy goost.
Coverdale Bible 1535Peter sayde onto them: Amede youre selues, and let euery one of you be baptysed in the name of Iesus Christ, for the remyssion of synnes, and ye shal receaue the gifte of the holy goost.
Matthew's Bible 1537Peter sayde vnto them: repent and be baptysed euerye one of you in the name of Iesus Christe for the remission of sinnes, and ye shall receiue the gifte of the holye ghost.
The Great Bible 1539Peter sayde vnto them: repent of youre synnes, and be baptysed euery one of you in the name of Iesus Chryst for the remission of synnes, and ye shall receaue the gyfte of the holy goost.
Geneva Bible 1560Then Peter said vnto them, Amend your liues, and bee baptized euery one of you in the Name of Iesus Christ for the remission of sinnes: and ye shall receiue the gift of the holy Ghost.
Bishops Bible 1568Then Peter sayde vnto them: Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the name of Iesus Christe, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shall receaue the gyft of the holy ghost.
King James Bible 1611Then Peter said vnto them, Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the Name of Iesus Christ, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shal receiue the gift of the holy Ghost.
King James Bible 1769Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Webster's Bible 1833Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Young's Literal Translation 1862and Peter said unto them, `Reform, and be baptized each of you on the name of Jesus Christ, to remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,
Julia E. Smith Translation 1876And Peter said to them, Repent, and be each of you immersed in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Green's Literal Translation 1993And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, each of you on the name of Jesus Christ to remission of sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Revised Young's Literal NT 2000and Peter said unto them, 'Reform, and be baptized each of you on the name of Jesus Christ, to remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,
King James Bible 2016Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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, are 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 Do 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 of 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 though 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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|⇑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 of Jesus (Yahshua) coming in his Father’s name; Understanding The Phrase “In the Name of..” & In The Name of “Jesus”|
|⇑2||which stems from the Greek-Latin word Iesous, which is said to be a Greek god Zeus.|