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Meaning and etymology of the name Jesus

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There are five separate individuals named Jesus in the Bible, which is not such a wonder since Jesus is the Greek version of the Hebrew name Joshua (please revert to that name for etymology).

The most famous Jesus, of course, is the semi-biological son of Mary, son-by-law of Joseph and monogenes Son of God (see our article on John 3:16).
Other men named Jesus in the NT are an ancestor of Christ (Luke 3:29), Joshua (Acts 7:45 and Heb 4:8), a fellow worker of Paul named Jesus Justus (Col 4:11) and a Jewish magician who Paul and Barnabas meet on Cyprus, named Bar-Jesus (a Greek transliteration of the Aramaic for Son Of Joshua).

The name Jesus is the Greek transliteration of either the name Joshua or its shortened form Jesuha.

Jeshua meaning

The name Jesus means Yah Will Save.

Related names are Abishua, Bathshua, Elisha, Hosea, Hoshaiah, Isaiah, Ishi, Jeshaiah, Mesha and Shoa / Shua(h). And also related is the word Hosanna.

Also of interest are the epithets Christ and Messiah.



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