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"Yeshua" / "Jesus"
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    Both of the above names in their respective languages, refer to the exact same person, the Saviour and Redeemer of men. The child born to Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. Most of the Internet knows Him as "Jesus", because this was the name as was recorded in the New Testament written in Greek, the dominant artistic cultural language of that time. Here is an example from the book of Matthew and that actual recorded name in Greek used;

Matt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Strong's # 2424 Iesous (ee-ay-sooce'); of Hebrew origin [3091]; Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: KJV-- Jesus. (DIC)

In Hebrew... "YESHUA"
    In the above Strong's reference, we see that Jesus was the Greek translation of an original Hebrew name. One general concensus held for the actual name by which the Messiah was called is "Yeshua", a name meaning salvation [1]. This then is how Messiah would have been addressed during the time He walked among us, and many today still do!

    Many of our Jewish brothers and sisters in the Saviour refer to Him now as Yeshua Ha Mashiach, and this is where the term originates. Shout "Hallelujah" the next time that you here it!

    In this realization, we can find a unity among the believers in the Saviour who gave His life for us all and rose again. The two names are used interchangably here at the Salvation Station, in an effort to promote such unity.

[1] See the actual Hebrew name "Yeshua" used in Ezra 3:2 where the word "Jeshua" (the "J" as opposed to "Y" by translators) is found.
Ezr 3:2 Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
3442 - Hebrew
3442 Yeshuwa` yay-shoo'-ah
for 3091; he will save;
Jeshua, the name of ten Israelites, also of a place in Palestine:--Jeshua.


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 Web Author:Michael Stevenson Updated: 12/16/2004 7:36PM