Matthew 1:21 indicates the salvific implications of the name Jesus when the angel instructs Joseph: “you shall call his name Jesus , for he will save his people from their sins”. It is the only place in the New Testament where “saves his people” appears with “sins”.
When, in turn, the Bible was translated into Latin from the original Greek, the translators rendered the name as “Iesus.” Since Latin was the preferred language of the Catholic Church, the Latin version of “ Yeshua ” was the name for Christ throughout Europe.
Jesus does not have a last name . Last names were not common in those times. Christ is not a name , but a title. Christ means “anointed” or “Messiah”, so Jesus became the “ Christ ” or “Messiah” when he got baptized at the age of 30.
The spelling “Iesus,” representing the Latin nominative form, was rarely used in Middle English but became the regular English spelling in the 16th century, according to Oxford. As we mentioned above, “ Jesus ” wasn’t originally spelled with a “j” because the letter didn’t exist at the time.
Mary is almost always decked out in blue , while Jesus typically wears red. Throughout history, blue has been considered a sacred and valuable hue.
Jesus’ name in Hebrew was “ Yeshua ” which translates to English as Joshua . So how did we get the name “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.
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 Christian numerology, the number 888 represents Jesus , or sometimes more specifically Christ the Redeemer.
According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Mary was the daughter of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne. Before Mary’s conception, Anne had been barren and was far advanced in years.
His full name was Joseph bar Jacob . He was the son of Jacob , the Patriarch of Jerusalem and former envoy to Egypt at the request of Julius Caesar. Jacob was the son of Matthan, who was the grandfather to both Joseph and Mary making them first cousins once removed.
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34. Today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43. Woman, behold, thy son! Behold, thy mother! My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? I thirst. It is finished. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
By the fourth century, however, we find references to two dates that were widely recognized — and now also celebrated — as Jesus’ birthday: December 25 in the western Roman Empire and January 6 in the East (especially in Egypt and Asia Minor).
“My grace is sufficient for you.” It is right now. Not that it will be some day but right now, at this moment, His grace is sufficient. “My grace is sufficient for you.” I’m so glad God didn’t say, “My grace is sufficient for Paul the Apostle.” YOU can be the “you” in for you. God’s grace is sufficient for you!
God’s name in the Hebrew Bible is sometimes elohim , “God.” But in the vast majority of cases, God has another name: YHWH .