The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua /Y’shua, which is based on the Semitic root y-š-ʕ (Hebrew: ישע), meaning “to deliver; to rescue.”
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel , which being interpreted is, God with us. The gospel of Matthew was written by an author who believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah, “God with us”.
In its earliest written form, the name didn’t end in “s” and didn’t begin with “ j ” (the letter “ j ” didn’t exist at the time). The name was spelled “iesu” (names weren’t capitalized then). Before getting any further into how the spelling developed in English, let’s take a little detour into the etymology of “ Jesus .”
Yahweh is the name of the God of the Bible. He is the God to whom Jesus prayed. Similarly, Jesus is an Anglicised version of a Greek version of the name Ιησούς, which, itself, in Hebrew is יהושע, commonly Joshua in English. So Jesus and Joshua are effectively the same name.
In the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 3:14), Yahweh , the personal name of God, is revealed directly to Moses .
Names Jesus. Emmanuel. Christ. Lord. Master. Logos (the Word) Son of God. Son of man .
We worship Jesus because of his humanity. And we worship Jesus because of his humility. mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship .” Echoing the words of Paul, I urge you to give your all to Him who gave his all for you!
Bethlehem lies 10 kilometres south of the city of Jerusalem, in the fertile limestone hill country of the Holy Land. Since at least the 2nd century AD people have believed that the place where the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem , now stands is where Jesus was born.
Even in modern languages, there are differences in the pronunciation of Jesus . In English, the name is pronounced with a hard “J” while in Spanish, even though the spelling is the same, the name is pronounced with what would be an “H” in English.
The Virgin Mary, pregnant with the son of God, would hence have given birth to Jesus nine months later on the winter solstice. From Rome, the Christ’s Nativity celebration spread to other Christian churches to the west and east, and soon most Christians were celebrating Christ’s birth on December 25 .
The letter ‘O’ is unchanged in shape since its adoption in the Phoenician alphabet c. 1300BC. Information from Archives (e.e. 1996).
For Jewish people YHWH is the most holy name of God, as written in the ancient Hebrew language. The written language showed no vowels, so the pronunciation is not agreed on. Traditionally, religious Jews today do not often say this name aloud. This is because it is believed to be too holy to be spoken.
In ancient Egyptian Atenism, possibly the earliest recorded monotheistic religion, this deity was called Aten and proclaimed to be the one “true” Supreme Being and creator of the universe. In the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, the names of God include Elohim, Adonai, YHWH (Hebrew: יהוה) and others.
The word possibly was “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh Asher” meaning ” I am That I am That”. Moses in his ecstasy and bliss wanted to share this state with the people of Israel and so it was a need to give a name to this experience, to this state, hence he gave a name to “That” and “Ehyeh” became ” Yahweh “.