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The Name of Salvation

What is the Name of salvation, and what name did the Messiah come in?

    “I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive. (John 5:43)

Who came in the Fathers name and was not received, and who was the one who came in his own name and was received by many?

There are many names that are said to have been given to the Messiah at birth. Common Hebrew names such as Y’Shua, Yeshua, and Yehoshua, and then the most popular of all, a Latin hybrid name called “Jesus”. What we will do in this study is show through biblical and secular sources the true name of the messiah, the one given by the set-apart Spirit Gabriel to Mary.
    And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved. (Acts 4:12)

In the New Testament, the name “Jesus” appears over 900 times. It is the name the majority of the population has come to know as the name of Salvation, the "son of God". During are study on the “Name of Salvation” we will reveal some surprising facts regarding the name of the Messiah, and uncover the truth behind his true name.

  1. We will uncover the true name of the Messiah, starting with prophetic writings and then transition to the New Testament.
  2. We will show how the Messiah actually came in the name of his Father, as well as how he glorified Him in all that he did.
  3. We will analyse the name “Jesus” in depth. From its origins, through its visible expression in our bibles today.
  4. We will show the Messiah and his name was prophesied in the Old Testament and see if what the world calls him today agrees.
  5. We will show through scripture and secular history how the Messiah’s name was removed from the New Testament, in an effort to conform to a Hellenistic society.
    But I am YAH your Elohim since the land of Mitsrayim, and an Elohim besides Me you shall not know, for there is no Saviour besides Me. (Hosea 13:4) 

    I am YAH, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols. (Isaiah 42:8)

The Messiah himself said:

    And whatever you ask in My Name, that I shall do, in order that the Father might be esteemed in the Son. (John 14:13) 

    And in that day you shall ask Me none at all. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the FATHER IN MY NAME He shall give you. (John 16:23)

Scriptures show us that regardless of who is doing the work, the glory must always be given to YAH. One thing we will see in scripture, is that anytime man is given a mandate to save YAH’s people, their name was aligned with their mandate - Which was bringing salvation through YAH or YAH is salvation. Lets take a look at an example below:

    These are the names of the men whom Mosheh sent to spy out the land. And Mosheh called Oshea (Salvation) the son of Nun, Joshua (YAH is Salvation). (Numbers 13:16)

Lets see why his name was changed:

    And YAH said to Mosheh, Take Joshua son of Nun with you, a man in whom is the Spirit. And you shall lay your hand on him, and shall put some of your esteem upon him, so that all the congregation of the children of Yisrael obey him. 

    and laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as YAH commanded by the hand of Mosheh. (Numbers 27:18, 20, 23)
    And it came to be, after the death of Mosheh the servant of YAH, that YAH spoke to Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Mosheh, saying, Mosheh My servant is dead, so now, arise, pass over this Yarden, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the children of Yisrael. (Joshua 1:1-2)

What happened here was Joshua would be the one that finally delivered the children of Israel into the Promised Land. His name was changed from Oshea to Joshua to reflect his mandate – Bringing salvation through YAH, hence the name Joshua means “YAH is salvation”.

Lets look at some secular information concerning the name “Joshua”. We will use the name "Joshua" for are research then show how it roots back to its correct Hebrew spelling and pronunciation, so you can see and understand its etymology: Strongs # 3091 Johshua
Transliterated from
yehoshua
Pronunciation
yeh-ho-shoo'-ah

Joshua - Jehovah (YAH) is salvation

Source: The Hebrew lexicon Brown, Driver, Briggs; this is key to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." This information is considered public domain and can be accessed on the web at crosswalk.com

The above secular information correlates our scriptural references, in that the name Joshua means, “YAH is salvation”. His name perfectly aligns with his mandate. He was the deliverer and, “savior” of the Israelites by the commandment of YAH. As previously quoted, in Numbers 27:23 it states that Joshua was given the mandate by Moses, but it was commanded by YAH. One consistency we find all through scripture is YAH will always receive the glory! Under YAH’s authority Joshua was given his mandate and under his leadership the children of Israel were finally allowed to enter the Promised Land.

We’ve identified one “Joshua” in scripture that actually fulfilled his mandate as deliverer of YAH’s people. Yet, if we search scripture, we will find prophetic writings in reference to another Joshua.

The Prophecy - Joshua the High Priest

    And he showed me Yehoshua the high priest standing before the messenger of YAH, and Satan standing at his right hand to be an adversary to him. (Zechariah 3:1) 

    Now listen, Yehoshua the high priest, you and your companions who sit before you, for they are men of symbol. For look, I am bringing forth My Servant – the Branch. (Zechariah 3:8)
    And you shall take the silver and gold, make a crown, and set it on the head of Yehoshua the son of Yehotsadaq, the high priest, and shall speak to him, saying, Thus said YAH of hosts, saying, “See, the Man whose name is the Branch! And from His place He shall branch out, and He shall build the Hekal [Temple] of YAH. “It is He who is going to build the Hekal [Temple] of YAH. It is He who is going to bear the splendour. And He shall sit and rule on His throne, and shall be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between Them both,” (Zechariah 6:11-13)

Now at what time in the history of Israel has there been a “Joshua” who was both High Priest, King, and who is the BRANCH? We know that Melchisedec, King of Salem, was both High Priest and King. But what about this individual named “Joshua” - or in Hebrew “Yahshua”.

Lets refer to the scriptures to find our answer. So we are looking for a Joshua, which has to fulfill the position of, High Priest, King, and Judge.

Lets start in the book of Isaiah:

The Branch “Joshua” as a Judge:

    And a Rod shall come forth from the stump of Yishai, and a Sprout from his roots shall bear fruit. The Spirit of YAH shall rest upon Him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YAH, and shall make Him breathe in the fear of YAH. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears. But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and shall decide with straightness for the meek ones of the earth, and shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and slay the wrong with the breath of His lips. And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and trustworthiness the girdle of His waist. (Isaiah 11:1-5)

“The spirit of YAH shall rest upon him”, “he shall judge with righteousness” - this sounds like the Messiah, the “so-called Jesus”. But his name isn’t Joshua, which means “YAH is Salvation”. Lets go further to figure out who this Joshua is:


The Branch “Joshua” as High Priest:
    So also the Messiah did not extol Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him, “You are My Son, today I have brought You forth. ”As He also says in another place, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Malkitsedeq,” (Hebrews 5:5-6)

“Messiah” and “the Son of YAH”; lets investigate further:


The Branch “Joshua” as King:
    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty Elohim, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the Throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of YAH of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

This is certainly referring to the Messiah. He is the only one in biblical history that is prophesied to judge his people, serve as high priest (intercessor for man replacing the Levitical Priesthood), and rule over a righteous kingdom (during his 1000 year reign).

But the masses call the Messiah “Jesus”, not Joshua (in Hebrew Yahshua) as prophesied. More profoundly, Isaiah states that the Messiah will be called The mighty Elohim, The everlasting Father and The Prince of Peace. How can his name be called both the Father and the Prince of Peace - the Prince that would save all mankind by being an intercessor for their iniquity [lawlessness]?

If we look to the scriptures as our source, the answer is obvious. We have already shown that all the glory must go back to YAH. His name would be called “The mighty Elohim and The everlasting Father" because he carried the name of the Father within his name.

YAH - The name of the Father.
SHUA - Salvation.
Yahshua -YAH is Salvation

Yahshua is the name of the Messiah! He is the “Joshua” who would serve as High Priest, King and Judge. But how did the Messiahs name get from Yahshua to Joshua to Jeshua to Iesous to Iesus and finally to Jesus?

is the authentic name of the Messiah. Before any translation, transliteration or hybrid creation, () these are the characters that represented and articulated the Messiah’s name. One thing you will immediately notice is the first three characters of the Messiah’s name are the same first three characters of the Father’s name, , pronounced YAH. Remember Hebrew is read from right to left. Lets take a moment to see how we derived the name of the father as YAH.

The Fathers Name – Revealed to Moses

    And Moses said unto Elohim, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The Elohim of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? (Exodus 3:13)

When Moses was given the charge to deliver the children of Israel out of bondage, one of his first questions was "what is your name, what shall I tell the children of Israel?" This is where the Most High Elohim’s name was revealed to Moses.

    And Elohim said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, YAH (most translations "the LORD") Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3:14-15)

So the name that was to be used forever, as a memorial is "I AM"? No! We must realize in the days of antiquity, our forefathers spoke the Canaanite language (a Phoenician dialect), and that language is improperly called Hebrew, simply because the main characters of the bible were Hebrew. We see that beginning with the patriarch Abraham, those of the Shemitic race – the descendents of Shem – were called "Hebrews" (Gen 14:13). Hebrew was not only the race [a group descended from a common ancestor] of the children of Israel, but also their spoken language. To get the true meaning of Exodus 3:14-15, the name must be read in Hebrew. Lets read this again, this time with the revealed name expressed in Hebrew.

    And Elohim said unto Moses, EhYeh Asher EhYeh: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, EhYeh hath sent me unto you. And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, YAH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3:14-15)

EhYeh is the current rendering in the Hebrew bible which is incorrect. The proper rendering is HaYAH Asher HaYAH as it can be clearly seen throughout the usage of the name, and contextual citations, which renders the Most High's name as YAH.

    From All Scripture Inspired of God and Beneficial reads: ”I SHALL PROVE TO BE [ Hebrew: Eh-yeh, from the Hebrew verb ha-yah’] has sent me to you” (1963, 1990 Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society Of Pennsylvania)

YAH that is my name. The name revealed! "HA" or "Eh", which precedes YAH in this text, is a definite article used to emphasize and express the solidarity and oneness of the One True Elohim. A "definite article" is a word such as "an" or "the" used with a noun to limit or give definiteness to its application, (Copyright 1997 by Merriam Webster Dictionary). Secular sources in various religious institutions also confirm the same truth:

    "...In many places in Scriptures Elohim is also found preceded by the definite article ha. (Ge 5:22). Concerning the use of ha’ Elohim, F. Zorell said: " In the Holy Scriptures especially the true one, God, Jahve, is designated by this word;’Jahve is the [one true] God’" Lexicon Hebrai***** Veteris Testamenti, Rome, 1984, pp 54.

So you see, YAH is his name. This is His name forever, and is a memorial to all generations.

If you look in a Strong’s Concordance, you will see the following for "I AM", which, when appropriately read in Hebrew as originally intended, was revealed as "HAYAH". Strongs# 01961 hayah {haw-yaw}

Jeremiah Another Witness to the True Pronunciation of the Father’s Name

    Thy name, O YAH, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O YAH, throughout all generations. (Psalms 135:13)

There is a lot of debate regarding the proper pronunciation of the tetragrammaton, YHWH. But to put this issue to rest we must go back to the scriptures, and let them testify to one another to find the truth in YAH’s word. Lets use the book of Jeremiah to establish a second witness for the name YAH.

    Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O YAH Elohim of hosts. (Jeremiah 15:16)

Jeremiah said that he is called by the Most High’s name. Now, let’s examine Jeremiah’s name as written in Hebrew. Please reference Strong’s entry 3414 for the name Jeremiah: Yirm@yah {yir-meh-yaw'} or Yirm@yahuw {yir-meh-yaw'-hoo}. Jeremiah means, "whom YAH has appointed"

We can immediately see that YIRMEYAHU possessed the name of YAH. His name is not JeremiYahweh, JeremiLord or JeremiJevohah – but JeremiYAH. We can also see that YIRMEYAHU is derived from the root word of Strong’s entry# 3050. Well let’s see what reference 3050 states:

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yahh yaw
Contracted for #3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name: - Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Cp. names in “-iah,” “-jah.” to produce the Yah sound.

Once again, it goes directly back to the name of "YAH". There is no other name that can be confirmed scripturally. An intelligent person removes themselves from "what they think" or "what they feel", and defers to what can be proven by way of scripture. We could continue to bear withness of the True name of almighty Elohim, but for the purpose of this study two solid witnesses to confirm the fathers name as YAH is sufficient.

From our analysis of the name of the Father, we found  to be pronounced as YAH. Not YAHowah, YAHweh or YAHovah – but YAH. If you support the pronunciation of the Fathers name with sound doctrine – the Holy Scriptures, the only name you will be able to validate boldly is “YAH”. Below you will find the pronunciation of the Messiahs name, the English equivalent for each Hebrew letter has been provided from left to right:

  1. Y H W S H A - “YAH is SALVATION”
  2. YH - Pronounced YAH
  3. W - Silent
  4. SHA - Pronounced “Shua”

How Can the Name Yahshua be Validated?

    And she shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His Name Yahshua for He shall save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)

We know immediately, from the scripture above that the Messiahs name carried a meaning. His name had to be indicative of his mandate, to save his people from their sins. If it weren't intended that his name should carry a meaning, it would not have been necessary for a specific name to be required or an action that would follow the announcement of his name.

    And the messenger said to her, Do not be afraid, Miryam, for you have found favour with Elohim. And see, you shall conceive in your womb, and shall give birth to a Son, and call His Name Yahshua. (Luke 1:30-31)

You are going to see two basic facts about the name of the Messiah:

  1. His name had to carry the name of the Father, YAH.
  2. His name had to mean savior, save or salvation.

It is obvious that YAH will be the prefix of the Messiahs name – the glory has to go back to YAH. But what is the suffix? What Hebrew word or ending is equivalent to savior or salvation? Lets look at our scholarly reference: t@shuw`ah {tesh-oo-aw'} or tashu`ah {tesh-oo-aw'} meaning:

  1. salvation,
  2. deliverance, deliverance (usually by God through human agency),
  3. salvation (spiritual in sense)

A commonly asked question is “what about the ‘ta’ that precedes ‘shua’ in the Hebrew word tashuah”. Lets look at another secular source to get the answer to that question:

    Rabbi Michael L. Munk, The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet . . . “A definite article is expressed in Hebrew by prefixing the letter T to a word. Often, for extra emphasis, the word ta, (or tae) is employed” . . .(p. 34).

If we take the Fathers name, YAH, and suffix it with the Hebrew word for “salvation” which is shua or sha, the only name you will be able to confirm is “Yahshua”! YAH will always leave enough truth so his name can be glorified.

Where Did Joshua, Jeshua, Iesous, Iesus and Finally Jesus Originate?

Encyclopedia Britannica (15th ed.) "Jesus Christ --...The same is true of the name Jesus. In the Septuagint it is the customary Greek form for the common Hebrew name Joshua;" (Vol. 10 p.149) Word studies in the New Testament, by Marvin R. Vincent: "Jesus. The Greek form of a Hebrew name, which had been borne by two illustrious individuals in former periods of the Jewish History --- Joshua, the successor of Moses, and Jeshua, the high priest, who with Zerubbabel took so active a part in the re- establishment of the civil and religious polity of the Jews in their return from Babylon. Its original and full form is Jehoshua, becoming by contraction Joshua or Jeshua."

The Acts of the Apostles, by Jackson and Lake: "Jesus - This is the regular Greek translation of the Hebrew Joshua." Catholic Encyclopedia: "The Sacred Name - The word Jesus is the Latin form of the Greek "Iesous" which in turn is the transliteration of the Hebrew Jeshua, or Joshua, or again Jehoshua, meaning 'Jehovah is Salvation' " Vol. 8, p. 374

Matthew Henry’s Commentary: (on Matthew 1:21) “Jesus is the same name with Joshua, the termination only being changed, for the sake of conforming it to the Greeks.” What does conforming it to the Greeks mean? Let's see:

In order to see what was written in Greek, We will reference the Septuagint, which was written in Greek to see how the Messiah's name was spelled and or pronounced. Lets look at the Joshua of the Old Testament for insight into the New Testament Messianic pronunciation (Jesus/Yahshua).

    From the tribe of Ephrayim: Oshea, son of Nun. (Numbers 13:8)

The name of Yahshua (Joshua) before Moses changed his name was Oshea which means save. Now notice what is written from the Greek Septuagint also called the LXX version.

Numbers 13:8,16 – (8) From the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea  the son of Nun.
    These are the names of the men whom Mosheh sent to spy out the land. And Mosheh called Hoshea the son of Nun, Yehoshua. (Numbers 13:16)

Now lets look at the prophets:

    And the wagon came into the field of Yahoshua of Beyth Shemesh and stood there, and there was a great stone. So they split the wood of the wagon and offered the cows as a burnt offering to YAH and the gold rats, by the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five princes, both walled cities and country villages, even as far as the great meadow on which they placed the ark of YAH, remain to this day in the field of Yehoshua  of Beyth Shemesh. (1 Samuel 6:14, 18)

The name for Oshea as it was written in the Greek Septuagint was pronounced as AUSE. In the book of Samuel the name of Joshua was pronounced OSEE, which still carries the same pronunciation (Oh-SEE) Savior.

The name Iesous was also used in these scriptures and became the prominent and dominant name, but why the variable spelling of the name Joshua or Yahshua? This is what has been alleged:

When transliterating the Hebrew  to Greek:
  1. (yod – “yah”) becomes Ih (iota-eta – “ye” or “ee-ay,” Koine or Attic dialect)
  2. (shin – “sh”) becomes s (sigma – “s” [there is no “sh” sound in Greek])
  3. (vav – “u”) becomes ou (omicron-upsilon – “oo”)
  4. It is necessary for a final sigma  to be placed at the end of the word to distinguish that the name is masculine.
  5. Greek grammar rules require that the (ayin – “ah”)  sound be dropped.

Hence, we get the name “Iesous” (Ihsouß), pronounced either Ye-sooce or Ee-ay-sooce, which neither means nor sounds like the Hebrew name Yahshua.

If you looked closely you will notice that something major is missing. There is no Hey  in the translation or transliteration of the name! The Yod and the Hey  make up the power of the name. So there is no way we can accurately make a translation or in this case a transliteration to Iesous when the letters that make up the name of Yahshua are omitted! In other words they have created a completely different name! But how and why? One of the reasons is that the name Yahshua changed during and after the Babylonian period to Yeshua, removing the Hey from the name, which also extracts the fathers name!
    Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua , Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel: (Ezra 2:2)

Notice the difference between the two names. One means YAH SAVES  and the other means Save  pronounced  ooshua, oshua, osha or sha and  pronounced shuah or sha which all means save, salvation. Look at Elisha, which means Elohim is my salvation . Salvation in Hebrew has variable spellings based upon the region of the redactors [one who edits text, one who revises written material] spoken dialect, however they carry the same meaning. The name of the father has been removed in the Babylonian derivation of Yahshua's name. So what was mutilated [altered radically] from Hebrew into Greek and the Greek was Jeshua or Yeshua to produce this strange name that is being discussed.

So where did the name Jesus come from? How did Yahshua become Iesous, which became Iesus, and then - when the letter J came into existence, Iesus become Jesus, as it is found in our bibles today?

There are problems with the Greek transliteration Iesous, because it is not consistent with the termination in Greek for salvation as used in the books of Numbers and Samuel  which corrupts the original suffix ascribed by the Greeks. In addition, the prefix became corrupt when Yahshua was replaced with Yeshua, removing the Father's name. So we end up with a non glorified prefix, and what appears to be a pagan suffix, all for the sake of the Greek culture.

  1. The Father, YAH, receives no glory as YAH should be present.
  2. The suffix is not associated with the meaning “salvation”. (The Latin translation for savior is Salvare and the Greek translation for savior is Soter from the root word Sozo; which, if you were trying to retain the meaning you would have Iasalvare, Iasoter, Iasozo or Iaosozo in the practical sense, but if the true translation were the motive in Koine Greek, then the name would have been written as Iaosee to translate and join the fathers name (Iao, Iah or Yah) with save (osee or ause). Academic references state that "the evidence of the Greek Church fathers shows the forms Iabe and Iâo to be traditional, as well as the shortened Hebrew forms of the words Jah and Jahu" (Encarta desk encyclopedia). The creation of Iesous is therefore a hybrid creation, one of mixed origin and composition; it cannot be rooted back to Yahshua, which acknowledged the father nor did it show his purpose which is to save. The conclusion is the name was changed to appease the Greeks.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary: (on Matthew 1:21) “Jesus is the same name as Joshua, the termination only being changed, for the sake of conforming it to the Greeks.”

Quick Review

Yahshua was transliterated in Greek as “Iesous” from Osee. “Iesous was then transliterated in Latin as “Iesus”. When the letter “J” was finally added to the English alphabet around 500 years ago, the name “JESUS” came about. There is no possible way the name Jesus, as we know it today, could have been in existence more than 500 years ago.

Keeping in mind what we just learned, since the letter “J” and the “J” sound just came along around 500 years ago, that also eliminates Joshua, Joshoshua (Yahshua or Yahoshua) or any other name that has a “J” or "J" sound in it as the Messiahs Hebrew name. Both have proven to be translations of Yahshua into the English tongue. Few can argue the virtue of Joshua or Johoshua (Yahshua or Yahoshua) since both can be translated, as “YAH is salvation”. When translating from one language to another language, the original meaning must be retained.

We start to see major inconsistencies when the name of Yahshua, the Messiah was transliterated. When there is not a Hebrew equivalent for a non- Hebrew word, you must transliterate it. Translation is by meaning, transliteration is by determining which letter, (in this case Greek), is the appropriate substitute for each Hebrew letter (consonant) of a word. The translator brings the sound from Hebrew into English.

What was taking place and how could we have so many different spellings of Joshua the English pronunciation of Yahshua? The change of the Messiahs’ name, as well as the name of Joshua, the son of Nun, took place during a period of Hellenism [a time when many were conforming to the Greek culture, thought and language], which occurred during the 3rd and 4th century AD. As a matter of fact, the children of Israel did not speak the Greek tongue in the masses until around the time Solomons temple was destroyed by the Romans, which was about 40 years after the death of Yahshua. Lets look at this excerpt from the writing of Josephus, a Hebrew and Jewish historian during the time of Yahshua the Messiah and the Apostles:

"I have also taken a great deal of pains to obtain the learning of the Greeks, and understand the elements of the Greek language, although I have so long accustomed myself to speak our own tongue, that I cannot pronounce Greek with sufficient exactness" (Antiquities, Book XX, Chapter XI).

Now this statement was written at least 40 years after the death of the Messiah! This is just another validation that the name given to Hebrew parents (Joseph and Mary) by an Angel to give to a Hebrew child (Yahshua) was of Hebrew origin. If a Hebrew scholar and historian during that time period could barely articulate the language, it is foolish for us to think that the Messiah, Yahshua, was ever called by a Greek and/or Latin name. The Latin hybrid name, Jesus, which exists today, was created to appease the Greco-Roman converts who were in ruler ship during the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. It continued throughout the New Covenant age and was promoted and propagated by the Greco-Roman Gnostic's, the Catholics and now the Protestants.

But who gave man permission to do this? We know it was not by the authority of YAH, the Most High Elohim. He did not say use Yahshua until Ptolemy commands you to write a Greek version of the bible, (The Septuagint), and then you are free to use Iesous. Actually, due to the corruption of the Septuagint, the Hebrews set aside a national day of lamentations, and were misguided in other areas because of its many errors and inconsistencies.

Here is an excerpt of the 1611 King James using Iesus instead of Jesus. The "J" had not been incorporated into scripture in this translation.

    And Iesus being full of the holy Ghost, returned from Iordane, and was led by the spirit into the wilderness, (Luke 4:1)

Joshua replaced with Jesus in the NT

The name Joshua can be found over 200 times in the Old Testament, but in the New Testament it does not exist. This is quite obvious when we read the book of Acts using the KJV:
    Which also our father that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, who God drove out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; (Acts 7:45 KJV)

In this verse there are two errors. The first is that the Ark never came into possession of the Gentiles - it was the Philistines. And secondly, Stephen could not have possibly been referring to anyone else but the leader Joshua (Yahshua) who led the children of Israel into the promise land after Moses death not Jesus:

Remember what we read earlier:
    Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. (Joshua 1:2)

It couldn't have been Jesus who led the children of Israel into the promise land. It had to be Joshua (Yahshua) of the Old Testament, then why the confusion in names? It’s because wherever the name Joshua (Yahshua) was placed in New Testament scripture, it was replaced with Iesous, Iesus and then the hybrid creation Jesus instead. Look at how the suffix of Elisha was changed in the 1611 Kings James Bible to Zeus, which is using the same rule as Yahshua to Jesus.

    And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elizeus the Prophet: and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. (Luke 4:27 KJV- 1611)

Lets look at what a secular source says in regards to the transliteration of the name of Jesus:

“It is known that the Greek name endings of sus, seus, and sous are phonetic pronunciations for Zeus which were attached by the Greeks to names to give honor to their supreme deity Zeus. Examples are Parnassus, a sacred mountain in Greece; the Greek deity of wine and son of Zeus, Dionysus, the Greek hero of the Trojan War was Odysseus, AND THE GREEK DEITY OF HEALING WAS IEUSUS, which is a variant spelling of Iesous or the Latin Iesus /Jesus. They also changed the names of the prophet Elisha whose name means “mighty one saves”; to my mighty one is Zeus. This was done so often that it later was the basis for their rules of written grammar which followed the common spoken language” (Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend by J.C.J Medford page 126).

Let’s see if this secular source holds true in the scriptures, that adding sus, seus and sous was a popular rule in adding to people's names to venerate Zeus.

Romans

    16:23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole assembly, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. 

    16:22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in YAH.
    16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and
    16:15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
    16:14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
    16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in YAH, and his mother and mine.
    16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in YAH.
    16:10 Salute Apelles approved in the Messiah. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
    16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my
    16:5 Likewise greet the assembly that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the first fruits of Achaia unto the Messiah.
    16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Messiah Jesus:

These people resided in Rome, and many of them were pagan converts to the Hebraic culture carrying the names of their venerated Zeus from childhood. From are list, you can see there are 14 names of Roman converts whose names were given to venerate the GOD Zeus found amongst the Roman assembly.

Another reason that we should have concerns about the Messiah's name terminating in SUS (Zeus) are for the following reasons:
  1. "ESUS" -pronounced Ee-SOOCE also known as "HESUS" pronounced He or Hey –SOOCE, a Celtic demon. This god was worship by the ancient Druids (Dictionary of Pagan Religions page 117 and page 152)
  2. (CELTIC SCOTLAND page 24) "Esus" - A Gaulish god,prob.originally a god of vegetation. He is equated with Mars or sometimes Mercury. (Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary)
  3. The Norse "Odinn",who on account of his ritual hanging of himself, is sometimes called God of the Rope or The Hanged. This would seem to give him kinship with "ESUS" in whose honor sacrificial victims were hanged and,(hung in trees), in addition, there is an equation often made between "Odinn" and "Mercury". (The Druids & Their Heritage page 97)
  4. SWINE [ME fr.OE swin; akin to OHG swin swine LATIN -SUS--more at SOW] any of various stout- bodied short legged omnivorous mammals (family Suidae) with a thick bristly skin and long mobile snout; esp: a domesticated member of the species (Sus Scrofa) that includes the European wild boar- usu.used collectively 2: a contemptible person (Webster's Seventh New Collegate Dictionary)
  5. sus, suis swine; hog, pig, sow; (Latin-English- Latin Java Dictionary with Whitaker's Wordlist)

The Hebrews had an identical rule in the naming of their children in order to give honor to the one whom they worshipped and praised, YAH!

    And Ezra the scribe stood on a platform of wood which they had made for the purpose. And beside him on his right stood Mattithyah, and Shema, and Anayah, and Uriyah, and Hilqiyah, and Maaseyah. And on his left stood Pedayah, and Mishael, and Malkiyah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zekaryah, Meshullam. (Nehemiah 8:4) 

    And Yeshua, and Bani, and Sherebyah, Yamin, Aqqub, Shabbethai, Hodiyah, Maaseyah, Qelita, Azaryah, Yozabad, Hanan, Pelayah, and the Lewites, caused the people to understand the Torah while the people were in their place. (Nehemiah 8:7)
    And Nehemyah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest, the scribe, and the Lewites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is set-apart to YAH your Elohim. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept when they heard the words of the Torah. (Nehemiah 8:9)

Yeshua (Yahshua) in verse seven should have been the 15th name to glorify YAH, but as we clearly see it was changed so YAH wouldn't receive the glory he is due.

The excuse commonly used is that Aramaic and Greek was the spoken language of that day. But the following scripture is very clear:
    “And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Shaul, Shaul, why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the prods.’ “And I said, ‘Who are You, Master?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus (Yahshua), whom you persecute. (Acts 26:14- 15)

If "J" is a recent addition to the English alphabet and Iesous is Greek, then how could he have said Jesus or Iesus in Hebrew? You can't! What did Paul hear? "And he said, I am Yahshua whom thou persecutest". Yahshua is possible in the Hebrew not Jesus or Iesus!

The Only Name of Salvation
    This is ‘the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be saved.” (Acts 4:11- 12)

The name, which we need to be saved by, is “Yahshua”. We have proven this with both biblical and secular history. No other name can be validated by scripture. His name had to carry the meaning YAH is Salvation.

Once again, the Adversary has attempted to misrepresent, disguise and do away with truth, but YAH’s holy name must be glorified in all things and his word will continue to endure.
    I have revealed Your Name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have guarded Your Word. Now they have come to know that all You gave to Me, is from You. (John 17:6-7)

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines revealed as “to make evident by showing or displaying”. How was YAH’s name revealed? YAH’s name was revealed when the Messiah took on His name and, in the flesh, carried His mandate and did the works in the name of the Father, YAH, so that the glory may go to the Most High. It is the name of Yahshua, and His name only that we should be baptizing in, praying in and believing in, because as scripture states, “there is no salvation in any other name”.

YAH gave us the name of the Messiah, so that his Holy Name is glorified and through his name, salvation is received. Man gave us the name “Jesus”, and through that name the Father is blasphemed as he receives no glory, honor or praise.

Yahshua is our High Priest, by him we have an opportunity to atone for our lawlessness, and have a suitable intercessor on our behalf. YAH never leaves us in the dark; he gave us the name of our High Priest in the book of Zechariah. His name is Yahshua, which means YAH IS SALVATION.

    And she shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His Name Yahshua for He shall save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

The angel was very specific regarding what to call the Messiah at his birth. If you are not calling upon the Messiahs true Hebrew name are you receiving atonement? Are your prayers considered acceptable? Will YAH accept that you have reduced the Messiahs name, which was given by Him and gives Him glory, to a Latin hybrid man ordained creation?

    Elohim, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name. (Philippians 2:9)

The Messiahs name has been exalted and is above every name because his name is inclusive of the Fathers name, YAH. So, if you refuse to call on the true name of the Messiah, just whom are you rejecting?

    My people have perished for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being priest for Me. Since you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I also forget your children. (Hosea 4:6)

You now have the knowledge and know the origin of the name Jesus, which was instituted by man. But more importantly you know YAH’s truth regarding the true name of our Messiah. Approximately 70% of the world is following man, by calling on “Jesus” – a name that was never given to him by YAH. What does Yahshua himself say about that?

    But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men. (Matthew 15:9)

In closing, there are a couple of things to think about.

    Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness! (Matthew 7:22-23)
  1. Is the Messiahs name LAW?
  2. Did the Angel Gabriel keep the commandment of YAH, to deliver unto Mary the prophesied name of Yahshua English (Joshua) found in Zechariah?
  3. Is it lawful to baptize in the commanded name given by the father, (Yahshua) or a name created by the early Greeks and propagated by the Roman Catholic Church Fathers, (Jesus)?
Closing Comments

What we have to ask ourselves, Is it really that important to use the correct Name of the Messiah? There should be know doubts, scripture plainly states that His Name is of utmost importance to us! What Shepherd are you following?

We are to be baptized in His Name:

    And Kepha said to them, “Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of Yahshua Messiah for the forgiveness of sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit. (Acts 2:38 The Scriptures)

We are to be forgiven in His Name:

    “To this One all the prophets bear witness, that through His Name (Yahshua), everyone believing in Him does receive forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 10:43 The Scriptures)

We are to be justified in His Name:

    And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were set apart, but you were declared right in the Name of the Master Yahshua and by the Spirit of our Elohim. (1 Corinthians 6:11 The Scriptures)

We are to gather in His Name:

    “For where two or three are gathered together in My Name (Yahshua), there I am in their midst.” (Matthew 18:20 The Scriptures)

We are to drive out demons in His Name:

    And Yohanan said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone, who does not follow us, casting out demons in Your Name (Yahshua), and we forbade him because he does not follow us.” (Mark 9:38 The Scriptures)

We receive life in His Name:

    but these have been written so that you believe that Yahshua is the Messiah, the Son of Elohim, and that, believing, you might possess life in His Name. (John 20:31 The Scriptures)

We pray to the Father in His Name:

    “And whatever you ask in My Name (Yahshua), that I shall do, in order that the Father might be esteemed in the Son. (John 14:13 The Scriptures)

We do everything in His Name:

    And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Master Yahshua, giving thanks to Elohim the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17 The Scriptures)

There is power, authority and meaning in His Name! Isn't this enough reason for us to make absolutely sure that we honor Yahshua Messiah using the name that has been revealed to us clearly and precisely? If your not using His real name:

  • Who are you giving the glory?
  • Who is answering your prayers?
  • Who is driving out the demons?
  • Who are you worshiping?
    “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no-one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My Name (Yahshua)” (Rev. 3:8).

 

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