Was it ‘Jesus’ or ‘Yahoshua’?

To determine the meaning and appropriateness of any word or name, one has to break it down to its base in the original language and constituent parts.

Let us now therefore seek to know the main figure of Christianity by examining names associated with him as the signposts towards the Truth.


The name “Jesus” is an English translation of Greek “Iesous”. – Strong’s Concordance #G2424.

Early Christian theologians, Ignatius of Antioch (1-108 CE) who was a disciple of John the Apostle, Polycarp (80-167 CE) who was a 2nd century Christian bishop of Smyrna, Justin Martyr (100-165 CE) and Clement of Alexandria (150-215 CE), all wrote in Greek and even used the name “Iesous.” – www.hebrew4christians.com

“Iesous” became “Jesus” because the letter “J” came into usage only after 1520.

In Latin there was no distinct lettering to distinguish “Y” from “J”, or “W” from “V”.

“There was no J or V in Hebrew. This came from the Greek. When the Greek letter called IOTA, or our I was used at the beginning of a sentence, they added a tail making a j out of it, and they had no Y in Greek.

“The letter V in European languages has the W sound. In Hebrew the letter WAW has the oo sound as in HalleluYah. Even our W is named double-U, giving us the European double V or W.”

‘Whats In A Name?’ by Yahshua Messiah Sabbath Day Ministry

“The name Jesus comes from the Greek word IE-SOUS, highly probable that it has no meaning in Hebrew. IE in Greek has the sound YEH (not Yah) indicating “son of.” YESU (pronounced ‘Yeh-zoo’) in Hebrew means a curse upon. Greek names ending in SOUS, SUS, SEUS, are the phonetic for Zeus, the chief Greek (cosmic power). These endings were attached to names and geographical locations to give honour to Zeus.

Examples are ParnasSUS, a Greek sacred mountain; DionySUS, the Greek (cosmic power) of Wine Adventure, Travel, Pleasures, Farming and Civilization; OdysSEUS, a Greek hero of the Trojan War.” – “Whats in a Name?” by YahshuaMessiahí Sabbath Day Ministry.

“Iesous” was the masculine counterpart of Ieso/Iasius/Iasus, a Greek feminine cosmic power of healing.

Iaso/Iasius/Iasus is a name close to Isis, the ancient Egyptian feminine cosmic power and mother of Horus, the solar deity. “J” is the gothic writing format of “I’ so that “Ie-sous” became ‘Je-sous’ to further confirm the current name ‘Jesus’ from around 1520.

The name “Jesus comes from the Greek name “Iesous” and Latin “Iesus.” “Iesous” is adapted from the name of the Greek goddess of healing “Iesos/Iaso,” the daughter of Apollo, the sun-deity.” –http://assemblyoftrueisrael.com/Documents/Sunworship.htm.

From around the 1500s, the letter ‘J’ replaced all male names that began with ‘I’ or ‘Y’ because it sounded so masculine.

Names like ‘Iames’ became “James,” ‘Iakob’ became Jacob, and ‘Yohan’ became “John.” During the time the letter J was starting to gain acceptance, John Wycliff (c. 1330–84), English religious reformer who criticized the wealth and power of the Catholic Church. His followers were known as Lollards whose ideas influenced the thought of John Huss, who in turn influenced Martin Luther.

Wycliff instituted the first English translation of the complete Bible from Latin in 1384.

He preserved the Latin spelling and pronunciation of “Iesus” but his translation was unread by the common man because only a few hand-written copies of his Bible were produced and were quickly banned by the Catholic Church.

By the year 1611 the letter “J” was officially part of the English language and the King James Bible was printed along with pronunciation guides for all proper names like Jesus, Jeremiah, Jerusalem, Judah, John, Yehowseph shortened to Yoseph/Joseph, Yehonatan (Jonathan), Yehoyaqim (Jehoiakim), Yehoshafat (Jehoshaphat), Yehoram (Jehoram). The name “Jesus” has been in use ever since. – www.jesus8880.com/chapters/gematria/yehoshua.htm


The Hebrew name “Yahoshua” (Strong’s Concordance #H3091) is formed through a combination of the Tetragrammaton reference to the Divine, YHVH, and “yasha” (Strong’s Concordance #H3467) which means “saves” to render “Yahoshua” as “YHVH saves.”

Yahoshua is Hebrew and the five Hebrew letters are spelt as YHShVH and this is the phonetic spelling of YaHShuWaH. The Hebrew schema is“Yod-Hey-Shin-Vav-Hey.” Two teeth in Hebrew pictorial language represent the “Shin” in the middle or heart of YHVH. The ‘Shin’ is a figurative of the Cosmic Fire or the Fiery Breath, the Spirit (Breath) of YHVH to be YHShVH. “This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased. Hear ye Him!”

Yahoshua said, “came in the name of YHVH” (Matthew 21:9) “Blessed is he who comes in the name of YHVH.” – Psalms 118:25. Therefore, Yahoshua is the visible, manifest and present aspect of the hidden, non-manifested and transcendent YHVH (the Divine, the sexless, infinite and impersonal Life Force or Cosmic Energy).

“Shin” is the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet and its numerical value is 300 and is symbolism of Spirit (Breath) of the Divine, fire and passion. Therefore, there is fire and passion in the middle of the Divine, whose Hebrew name is YHVH (Masculine Principle, ‘Y’ and Feminine Principle, ‘HVH’).

Are you convinced that “Yahoshua” and “Iesous” are not the same names? Who first abandoned the Hebrew name, “Yahoshua”? Who changed it to a Greek name, “Iesous,”as translated to English as “Jesus”? Is this not detaching him from his Hebrew background?

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