The Encyclopedia Judaica, Volume 12, page 805, gives us additional information, concerning the Hebrew spelling of Joshua, which is yod-heh-waw-shin-ayin.
This source also points out to us that this Name, correctly pronounced Yahshua, is a compound name constructed with the Tetragrammaton, which is the Name: YAHUAH,. The Name Yahshua follows the common practice among the true worshippers of YHWH, in forming and using compound names which brought glory to YAHUAH’s Name. Jesus was Jewish, born to a Jewish mother, then it stands to reason that the name given, is Jewish. (Hebrew).
What was His name and what did the apostles call Him?
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”
The further I delve the more serious the deception. Satan has certainly done his job, he has perverted the pure words of the bible, he even has us worshipping our Saviour by a fictitious name, so blatantly, in front of all to see and we have just followed it unquestioning. One of the greatest warnings in the New Testament is to test and prove everything. Do not follow traditions of men.
It matters not what nation I visit my name does not change, the language may differ, but I am still Glenda where ever I go, so what do other nations call our Saviour?
Just to see if there has been deception at play, I tried the same name translation for Zeus, the pagan god and oddly enough it was Zeus no matter what nation I searched for it. Why then does a pagan god keep and be known by the same name, throughout the world, but the Lord and Saviour have so many different versions?
Is Jesus name of pagan origin?
It appears the name Isus is too similar, to Isis, and that the name Jesus is in the same category as the name lesus, lisus, Gesu or zeus to be comfortable with this translation.
How can His name differ in the different languages?
The name given in the bible was originally Yahshua and it is the name in the original Hebrew. The name Jesus has no meaning. The name ‘Jesus’ did not yet exist during the time that Jesus was on Earth, approximately 4 BC to 29 or 34 AD. It did not come into existence until it was configured by Council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento (Trent) and Bologna, northern Italy, was one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils.
Hebrew names all have meaning to them.
Aaron = David = “Beloved.” Symbolically, the name Yahshua = God (YAHUAH) = “delivers or saves” (his people). Abram; means; Exalted father. Abraham; Means father of a multitude.
Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Yahshua, “Salvation - Will save His people.”
Yahshua meaning is shown in scripture above and therefore confirms that the name of the saviour is Yahshua. As Jesus, does not have that meaning and does not exist in the Hebraic language.
We see where YAHUAH changed Abraham’s name due to his now different role.
Genesis 17:5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
Proverbs 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
The author of Proverbs is questioning, what is His name and what is His son’s name, if thou canst tell.
Let us first realise that the Scriptures do not waste words. There is a very good reason for this question put forth in the Proverbs. Because most Born-Again Believers have not yet found these true names of the Father, and of the Son.
The purpose of the Proverb is to challenge us to seek, and to find, their true names!
Most of us have learned the popular names of the Creator, and of the Son, either from tradition, from a cursory reading of the Bible, or from popular sayings and teachings. The names we have learned, however, may not be the true names hidden in the Scriptures. This short writing will look at the true names of the Father and the Son that have been 'hidden in plain sight' within the Scriptures!
The true name of the Creator, and likewise the true name of His Son, are not readily apparent in the Bible. Both names are hidden to all but the seekers, but they can be easily found within the Scriptures. Let us then seek out these names, and see what the Scriptures reveal!
We may not establish doctrinal issues from only one verse of Scripture. Instead, every word or matter is to be confirmed by two or three witnesses (Matt 18:16; 2Cor 13:1; Deut 19:15).
There must be full agreement in 'all Scripture' regarding any matter. For any issue or matter to be true, there can be no contradictions throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation (Acts 17:11; 2Tim 3:16; 2Pet 3:1-2; Luke 24:25).
As an example of using the above principles, we look to the Believers in Berea:
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. (Acts 17:11-12) We notice in the above passage a remarkable event. Here the apostle Paul is teaching them the Good News of the Kingdom, and of Salvation by Grace. Yet the Bereans "searched the Scriptures daily" to see whether the New Covenant teachings of the apostle Paul were in agreement with the Scriptures. We recall that at that time, the only Scriptures anyone had was the Torah/Tanakh— the "Old Testament" Scriptures.
The men of Berea found agreement in the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings—the Old Testament—with all the New Covenant truths that Paul brought to them! It was for this reason, therefore, that many of them believed!
If we today would do the same for all the New Testament writings, we too would believe, and understand the Scriptures! Like the Bereans, if we would search for the Torah basis for everything we read in the New Testament, we too would gain understanding of many obscure and hidden truths of the New Covenant!
With these basics in mind, it will be easier to find the true names of the Father and the Son hidden in Scripture.
As we search the Scriptures, however, we see that most of the original writers of Scriptures were inspired by the Holy spirit to write, and to speak, the true name of the Father. Only the true sons will know who the Father is; all others will not know Him (Luke10:22)!
What is the Father's Name? What do these historical changes in the English and Hebrew languages tell us? First, looking at the Concordance under Strong's Number 03068, we see that the modern Hebrew spelling of Father's name, reading from right to left, is yod-hay-vav-hay. When we consider the evidence of the changes in the Hebrew and English languages, however, we see that the earlier Hebrew spelling of Father's name used the Hebrew letter 'waw' instead of the letter 'vav,' and had the Hebrew spelling yod-hay-waw-hay.
And so we can now see that the English phonetic spelling of Father's name is not 'Jeh-hov-ah,' but more closely resembles 'Yah-huw-ah' or 'Yah-huw-eh.’
What is not likely, however, is that our heavenly Father would adjust the pronunciation of His Name, just to keep up with the changes man has made to the Hebrew and English languages. Mankind may have made changes, but the Father has not changed the original spelling, nor the pronunciation of His own Name.
Let's now discover the hidden name of the Son.
Scriptures Reveal the Hidden Name of the Son Using the same approach as above, we will first look at several passages that give us some valuable clues:
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
In the above passage, we are told that the name of the Son translated into Greek, and then we are given reason for the Hebrew meaning of His name: "for he shall save his people from their sins." This meaning tells us that His name includes some form of the Hebrew word yasha, Strong's number <03467> meaning "save, saviour, salvation."
Here is another clue seen in Hebrews:
Let's look the next clue in the chapter of Hebrews:
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. (Hebrews 4:14)
In order to prove the passage in Hebrews, we should look for the Scripture passages in Torah, that reveal the name of the great High Priest in the heavens. Now notice the following:
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. (Zechariah 3:1) Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. (Zechariah 3:8) Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest 12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: (Zechariah 6:11-12)
The above passages tell us the name of the High Priest in the heavens is called Joshua, Strong's number <03091>, the Hebrew name Yahshua, pronounced "Yah-hu-shoo'-ah."
This Hebrew name Yahu-shua is a compound of two Hebrew words. The first word is the abbreviated name of the Father, Yahuwah, Strong's number <03068>. The second word is a form of the word yasha, Strong's number <03467>, meaning "save, saviour, salvation." Taken together, the name Yahu-shua means "Yahuwah is Saviour" is Salvation."
This brings us back to the first clue seen above in Matthew 1:21, where we are told the meaning of the Son's name was because "he shall save his people from their sins." This name Yahu-shua confirms the meaning, and reveals the purpose for his name.
The Bereans would have concluded from the above passages in Torah, that the Saviour's name is Yahushua, and that this same Yahushua is also the High Priest in the heavens, which confirmation we have in the New Testament writings.
Now, let's ask one final question in this study.
Who is the Son?
We have seen from Torah that the Son's Hebrew name is Yahushua, or some close variation in pronunciation of this name.
Our final question is this: "Whom do you say that I am?"
What did the Bereans say? Did the Bereans believe Yahushua is the Christ?
In order to answer this question, we will look at several passages, and then try to find out what the Bereans would have found, as to the Torah basis for who Yahushua is.
"Whom do you say that I am?" Here is Peter's answer:
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (Matthew 16:16)
In the above passage, Peter tells Yahushua that Yahushua is the Christ. Let's try to verify what this means.
"Whom do you say that I am?" Here is what the apostle Paul told the Believers in Thessalonica:
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. (Acts 17:2-3)
Immediately following Paul's visit to Thessalonica, Paul went to Berea, where the Believers likely heard the same message Paul had just given in Thessalonica.
The Bereans, who were more noble, must have then searched the scriptures to verify Paul's message. What would they have found, as to the identity of Yahshua?
"Whom do you say that I am?" Perhaps this question was asked of the Bereans—just as it is being asked of us today. The Bereans searched the Torah, in order to verify the truth of any claims made by the apostle Paul.
The Bereans were likely told, just as those in Thessalonica, "Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ."
Now, what could the Bereans do with this statement? The word christ does not appear anywhere in the Torah—so we need more clues. Here are passages that give us more clues:
He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias <3323>, which is,being interpreted, the Christ <5547>. (John 1:41) The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias <3323> cometh, which is called Christ <5547>: when he is come, he will tell us all things. (John 4:25)
These verses show that the word christ, from the Greek word christos, Strong's number <5547>, is interpreted from the Greek word messias, Strong's number <3323>; but we are told this word comes from the Hebrew word Messiah, Strong's number <04899>. We can thus see that how the Bereans were able to search the Scriptures to prove any doctrines.
The Bereans searched the only Scriptures they had—the Tanakh, or 'Old Testament' Scriptures. They would have concluded from their search that Paul's message, that Yahushua is the Messiah, is true. For it can be seen throughout the Torah, that Yahushua is indeed the High Priest in the heavens, the Son of David, and is the promised Messiah.
Conclusion We have discovered the true names of the Father and the Son, hidden in Scripture. We have also seen some examples of how Torah is to be used to verify every truth found within the New Testament writings.
We have found the answers to the questions, "What is his name, and what is his son's name, if you can tell?"
We have also seen how the Bereans might have answered the question Yahushua asked, "Whom do you say that I am?"
We have seen that if we are to be as the Bereans, we too must search the same Scriptures the Bereans searched. We must submit any notions of what we think the New Testament is saying, to the scrutiny of the Law (Torah), and the Prophets, and the Writings.
Only then may we be more noble as the Bereans. Only then may we understand the Good News of the King, of the Kingdom, and of the matchless mercy and Grace of the King.
Yahshua continues to ask each of us today, these two questions:
"Whom do you say that I am?"
"What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you can tell?"
Roman names examples; Acaciaus, Agaptus, Aeacus, Alebertus, Acculius, Adephusus. We see that the ending of names in Roman culture is common to end with the letters ‘us,’ as in Jes’us.’
Yerushalem became Jerusalem. Yahshua translated to English = Jashua/Joshua.
Yahshua knows we have been deceived and has always answered to the name of Jesus. However, once you know the truth, then you no longer have an excuse and are simply holding onto the traditions of men. Yahshua does not like us holding to traditions of men and will not accept our ignorance, once we know the truth. Roman's started many false traditions of Sunday worship, Christmas, Easter. All offensive, to our Mighty Saviour Yahshua. Just as we must honour our earthly father’s name, so must we honour our Heavenly fathers name. Yahshua Ha Mashiach is the correct biblical name and not Jesus Christ.
English Bible translators and publishers, has given the world a translation of Jesus for the name YahSHUA. Well, not only is it ridiculous for translators to do this, it is also unacceptable, because all names and titles, despite the cultures they emanate from, must remain the same everywhere on Earth. They must never be translated. They should only be transliterated. So then, why would English translators treat differently the name YAHSHUA?
The Hebrew title—Ha Mashiach—meaning “The Anointed One” is conferred on YAHSHUA by the Good Abba for mankind's recognition, eternally. Sadly, this Hebrew title has become corrupted to “Messiah” in English in disregard of the fact that everyone is annoyed when his or her name or title is miss spelt, written wrongly, twisted, or pronounced crudely! Well, we know “Ha Mashiach” means “The Anointed One” because Elohim tells us so; but what does “Messiah” mean? Man, may think the English word “Messiah” and the Greek “Christos” both mean “The Anointed One” in much the same way that “Ha Mashiach” in Hebrew does. But then, that would be, man telling himself so, and not Elohim! It is simply out of place for salvation seekers to use man-made words, such as “God”, “Jesus”, and “Messiah”, as they have been misled by so-called “church fathers” and bible-translators to do, in their search of Elohim's salvation. The Vatican replaced most of the names, so people wanting to connect with the Creator, would curse themselves unaware. Name changing began in Canaan, when Balaam was promised a fortune to curse Israel. He failed, so he bribed the priests of Levi to replace the two sacred names, YHWH and Elohim with two of the names of the Babylonian sun-god, they knew as Ba'al, exchanging for Lord and God.
Exodus 23:13 “and in all things that I have said unto you, be circumspect and make no mention the name of pagan gods, neither let it come out of your mouth.”
The priests used them in their liturgy and prayer, so Israel, not recognizing what they meant, would mimic them and use them to pray and worship. Which seems precisely what the entire Christian world have been doing for centuries.
Jeremiah 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
Abba asked why the people were praying to him in the name of a demon, but the priests lied and said they had a special dream telling them to do it. The people never repented of the blasphemy, so they were cursed in 604 B.C. and divorced, being called Lo Ami: ‘Not my people’ and ‘Lo Ruhama.’ Not having obtained the promise.
The devil saw the power of the trick, he had some hybrid priests of Levi replace the names, YHWH and Elohim in scripture in 300 B.C. Their descendants, the Pharisees enforced the Lord and God, rule, but Messiah taught the apostles the real name.
John 17:6 “I have explained your name unto the men which you gave me out of the world.”
The Pharisees were, like their ancestors, the priests of Levi and they could deceive the unwary. That's why, when the Master saw them, he called them sons of the devil. In the third century, the founder of Catholicism, Constantine was killing many of the believers for entertainment. He replaced the killing spree with a plan to pervert the believers from the inside, by claiming to have had a spiritual conversion, so he could claim he was the new leader of the Church and forced this onto the people. He began to play the Name Game immediately and in 321 A.D., he replaced the Sabbath, with the Sun-day, day of rest, which was really the Feast of Mithras/Ba'al, the sun-god's rebirth from death, which he had always celebrated as a pagan. In 325 A.D., his Council of Nicaea, replaced the names of their Babylonian occult ceremonies with names no one would recognize, so the people could be tricked to celebrate them as religious holidays. This was an embellishment of the Name Game, because everyone would bring a curse upon their own heads totally unaware of the risk! That trick is why Revelation described him as the one "who deceived the whole world." The Protestant churches continued the traditions and used the Catholic replacements. Holy Ghost, which really means the Sacred Ghoul of a corpse, a blasphemy, when the real name has always been The Sacred Breath. (Ruach HaKodesh). The continuation of the words, Christ and Christian, taken from the Greek title, Christus, of the occult anointing ceremony of demon idols, used as far back as 324 B.C., by the pagan Greeks. Again, the purpose of the Name Game is to bring a curse upon every believer unaware and people do not question their traditions!
Therefore, beware of names and titles that have been given and believed in your quest for salvation. There is ONLY one name into which Abba has vested all His wisdom, and will, by which sinners are enabled to secure redemption from Lucifer and from evil influences; and made eligible to enter Heaven!
This one and only name is YAHSHUA Ha Mashiach! Elohim of the Old Testament (YHWH,) is YAHSHUA Ha Mashiach of the New Testament.
Revelation 17:14 Victory for the Lamb They will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will triumph and conquer them, because He is Kingofkings, and those who are with Him and on His side, are the called and chosen (elect) and faithful.”
Revelation 19:16 And on His robe and on His thigh, He has a name inscribed, “KINGOFKINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”