Posted Jan 03, 2013 by Michael L. Brown

I am continually amazed by how many people write to our ministry and ask us questions like this one, which came in last week: “Some Christians say we have to use the Hebrew name, Yashua. They say calling on the name of Jesus is calling on Zeus. That Jesus is a disguise name for Satan. What answers do you have for this? Where can we prove the name of Jesus is correct to use in its English translation and pronunciation?”

As bizarre as these questions are, the fact that they keep coming up means that they need to be addressed, so here are some simple responses (for more details, see 60 Questions Christians Ask About Jewish Beliefs and Practices, question #38).

The original Hebrew-Aramaic name of Jesus is yeshu‘a, which is short for yehōshu‘a (Joshua), just as Mike is short for Michael. The name yeshu‘a occurs 27 times in the Hebrew Scriptures, primarily referring to the high priest after the Babylonian exile, called both yehōshu‘a (see, e.g., Zechariah 3:3) and, more frequently, yeshu‘a (see, e.g., Ezra 3:2). So, Yeshua’s name was not unusual; in fact, as many as five different men had that name in the Old Testament. And this is how that name came to be “Jesus” in English: Simply stated, this is the etymological history of the name Jesus: Hebrew/Aramaic yeshu‘a became Greek Iēsous, then Latin Iesus, passing into German and then, ultimately, into English, as Jesus.

Why then do some people refer to Jesus as Yahshua? There is absolutely no support for this pronunciation—none at all—and I say this as someone holding a Ph.D. in Semitic languages. My educated guess is that some zealous but linguistically ignorant people thought that Yahweh’s name must have been a more overt part of our Savior’s name, hence YAHshua rather than Yeshua—but again, there is no support of any kind for this theory.

The Hebrew Bible has yeshu‘a; when the Septuagint authors rendered this name in Greek, they rendered it as Іησους (I­­ēsous, with no hint of yah at the beginning of the name); and the same can be said of the Peshitta translators when they rendered Yeshua’s name into Syriac (part of the Aramaic language family). All this is consistent and clear: The original form of the name Jesus is yeshu‘a, and there is no such name as yahshu‘a (or,yahushua or the like).

What about the alleged connection between the name Jesus (Greek I­­ēsous) and Zeus? This is one of the most ridiculous claims that has ever been made, but it has received more circulation in recent years (the Internet is an amazing tool of misinformation), and there are some believers who feel that it is not only preferable to use the original Hebrew/Aramaic name, Yeshua, but that it is wrong to use the name Jesus. Because of this, we will briefly examine this claim and expose the fallacies that underlie it.

According to the late A. B. Traina in his Holy Name Bible, “The name of the Son, Yahshua, has been substituted by Jesus, Iesus, and Ea-Zeus (Healing Zeus).”

In this one short sentence, two complete myths are stated as fact: First, there is no such name as Yahshua (as we have just explained), and second, there is no connection of any kind between the Greek name I­­ēsous (or the English name Jesus) and the name Zeus. Absolutely none! You might as well argue that Tiger Woods is the name of a tiger-infested jungle in India as try to connect the name Jesus to the pagan god Zeus. It is that absurd, and it is based on serious linguistic ignorance.

Here is another, equally absurd statement:
Basically, to keep it simple, “Jesus” is a very poor Roman translation from Latin, that was also poorly translated from the Greek, which IN NO WAY resembles His Hebrew name, “Yahushua.” Whew! Get all that? Moreover, according to the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, the name Ieusus (Jesus) is a combination of 2 mythical deities, IEU and SUS (ZEUS, a Greek god). In Gnostic and Greek mythologies they are actually one and the same pagan deity. So, it appears the name “Jesus” has some documented pagan origins. That’s not good! In fairness, some Messianic believers disagree and state that there is no definitive evidence to connect “Jesus” to “Zeus.” However, I disagree with them.

The response to this statement (which has as much support as the latest Elvis sightings) is quite simple: We know where the name I­­ēsous came from: the Jewish Septuagint! In other words, this was not some later, pagan corruption of the Savior’s name; rather, it was the natural Greek way of rendering the Hebrew/Aramaic name Yeshua at least two centuries before His birth, and it is the form of the name found in more than 5,000 Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. This is saying something! The name I­­ēsous is also found in Greek writings outside the New Testament and dating to that same general time frame.

Although it is claimed that the Encyclopedia Britannica says that “the name Ieusus (Jesus) is a combination of 2 mythical deities, IEU and SUS (ZEUS, a Greek god)” it actually says no such thing. This is a complete fabrication, intentional or not. In short, as one Jewish believer once stated, “Jesus is as much related to Zeus as Moses is to mice.”

Unfortunately, some popular teachers continue to espouse the Jesus-Zeus connection, and many believers follow the pseudo-scholarship in these fringe, “new revelation” teachings. Not only are these teachings and practices filled with error, but they do not profit in the least. So, to every English-speaking believer I say: Do not be ashamed to use the name JESUS! That is the proper way to say his name in English—just as Michael is the correct English way to say the Hebrew name mi-kha-el and Moses is the correct English way to say the Hebrew name mo-sheh. Pray in Jesus’ name, worship in Jesus’ name, and witness in Jesus’ name. And for those who want to relate to our Messiah’s Jewishness, then refer to him by His original name Yeshua—not Yahshua and not Yahushua—remembering that the power of the name is not in its pronunciation but in the person to whom it refers, our Lord and Redeemer and King.

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Iggy posted a comment · Nov 14, 2019
Jesus and Jehovah pronounced 'G'sus and 'G'hovah Here is some proof... "He said that HIS Name is JE as in Jesus, JE with us, GOD with us. JE is short for Jesus. In fact, many early New Testaments even abbreviated Jesus as "JE"." "EHJEH ASHER EHJEH". (Pronounced I-JE Asher I-JE)" Proof #1 Proof #2
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sylvierosanwo posted a comment · Nov 09, 2019
Thank you for clarifying his original Hebrew name was Yeshua and not all the many other names I have been coming across. Now on the question of translating his name I am just flabbergasted that everyone thinks it should be translated and I agree with the Spanish translator comment from 2016 that explain that when translating a text you keep people's name what they are. My name is Sylvie, which is a french spelling. Now that I live in the UK, what do they call me, still Sylvie!! Not Sylvia! In fact often people when they hear my name the first time think it is 'Sylvia' and I have to correct them. There is a difference between having a short version of your name like 'Michael' -> 'Mike' and having your name changed to 'Miguel' because you've travelled to a hispanic country (!!). If I go live in Russia, should people call me 'Sylvana' or something like that?? NO it will always be 'Sylvie' no matter the language of the people around me, right? Now do I think Yeshua is highly bothered about His name being changed? I don't know but I would be inclined to say, probably not - but He might be, I DON'T KNOW. However let's stop pretending is makes sense to have translated someone's name, it does not and it is again one of those aberration us humans do and then pretend it's normal when it is not.
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Iggy posted a comment · Oct 12, 2019
I don't think it matters how you pronounce His Name. It matters that you keep a place in your heart for Him and listen to Him. And try to emulate your higher self in all that you do. I know in my heart Jesus lived and that he died for our sins and was resurrected. There is proof of that in His blood at Golgotha and the Shroud of Turin. He only had his mother's chromosomes and one Y chromosome to make Him a male. Because God was both Male and Female, united. I read the Bible all the way through 4 times when I was very young and I guess that gave me some different views of it’s interpretations than the chuch teachers and the pastors at my own church. But, I have researched for the real Name of God and of Jesus for most of my adult life. At one point, even believing that Jesus might be said as Jehoshua. I never believed the Y sound for the beginning, as you're saying. I think that was Satan’s deception. And, I doubt He is worried about the pronunciation. I doubt it gives anyone extra credit. But I think the biggest proof besides ‘I am’ being pronounced ‘Gee’ or ‘Je’ in Ancient Aramaic or Ancient Hebrew, is the Native Americans oral traditions. All the different tribes believe that He came to the Americas. To some tribes, He didn’t give His Name, He told them to call Him whatever they wanted to. There was 2 tribes, though, who wouldn’t accept that, they said the elders passed the story on that He told them His name was Jee-zooos. No not blaspheme they never even heard of Zeus. Gee Zeus. He took 12 disciples from each tribe and left with them to teach them. And, then He brought them back months later to teach the others, what they had learned. Another thing that convinced me, ‘Jesus’ was the right pronunciation, was when Jesus would say I am this and I am that, and people got so offended. Gee, Jesus, You were accused of blasphemy just for saying, "I am Jesus." You HAD to be the Saint of all Saints to stay so humble. Thank You, Jesus for giving your life for all us sinners. Thank You for never giving up on us. Praise your Precious Name and guide those who will listen, and I, to the Truth. Thank You, Jesus. Amen
StephenGLO posted a comment · Dec 25, 2018
IF YOU DON'T SAY GOD'S OR THE MESSIAH’s NAME LIKE I DO YOU ARE CURSED! sigh... It's funny because many scholars, believing and secular, who have PhDs in ancient Semitic languages, specifically Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, all say that no one knows with 100% certainty on how to say the Creator's name. Many of these people have spent their entire lives studying and knowing biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, etc. So here is my question to those who say one is cursed if you don't pronounce the name of God as they do... What about those who have speech impediments, or those who are deaf and mute (those that cannot speak at all)? Are these people are doomed to an eternal curse by no fault of their own? Did God set them up for failure with no chance of salvation? Hmmm... So what did the Messiah teach in how we should pray to God (YHWH)? Consider the following... "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our FATHER in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." Matthew 6:9-13 BTW Yeshua (Jesus) used the title "Father" many times when referring to YHWH in the gospels... Matthew - Matt 5:16, 5:45, 48, Matt 6:1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 18, 26, 32, Matt 7:11, 21, Matt 8:21, Matt 10:20, 29, 32 and 33. Mark - Mark 8:38, 11:25, 26, Mark 13:32, Mark 14:36. Luke - Luke 2;49, Luke 6:36, Luke 9:26, Luke 10:21, 22, Luke 11:2, 13. John - John 1:14, 18, John 2:16, John 3:35, John 4:21, 23, 53, John 5:17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 30, 36, 37, 43, 45, John 6:27, 32. So we see Yeshua refers to YHWH as “Father” 53 times in the gospels when teaching and praying. So maybe we should follow His lead and do the same? Yea I think that would be a good idea. Now there are numerous other examples where “Father” is used to refer to YHWH in the rest of the New Testament/Epistles so don’t forget those (they are numerous). Here are those results… Acts - 1:4, 7, 2:33. Romans - 1:7, 6:4, 11:28, 15:6. 1 Corinthians - 1:3, 8:6, 15:24. 2 Corinthians - 1:2, 3, 6:18, 11:31. Galatians - 1:1, 3, 4, 4:2, 4:6. Ephesians - 1:2, 3, 17, 2:18, 3:14, 4:6, 5:20, 6:23. Philippians - 1:2, 2:11, 4:20. Colossians - 1:2, 3, 12, 19, 2:2, 3:17. 1 Thessalonians - 1:1, 3, 3:11 and 13. 2 Thessalonians - 1:1, 2, 2:16. 1 Timothy - 1:2. 2 Timothy - 1:2. Titus - 1:4. Philemon - 1:3. Hebrews - 1:5. James - 1:17, 27, 3:9. 1 Peter - 1:2, 3, 17. 2 Peter - 1:17. 1 John - 1:2, 3, 2:1, 13, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 3:1, 4:14, 5:7. 2 John - 1:3, 4, 9. Jude - 1:1. Revelation - 1:6, 2:27, 3:5, 21, 14:1. So we see 76 times that YHWH was referred to and or called “Father”. If we add the 53 times from the gospels to the 76 times in the other Apostolic writings we see “Father” was used 129 times. What we do not see are any teachings on how to say the sacred name, YHWH? We also don’t see that one’s salvation is in danger by not saying the Name of God in a specific way or that our understanding of scriptural truths or our prayers are rendered useless because we don’t pronounce His name as some teach as the only way. Some say if you don't pronounce His name correctly your prayers are not heard but scripture says the following... "One that turns his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer is an abomination" Proverbs 28:9 "... For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:34 & Luke 6:45 Hebrews 4:11-13 shows that the word of God judges and discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart. So when one claims that God will not listen to your prayers or that you are praying to a false god because you are not using the correct name, remember what Yeshua taught and what the Bible teaches - that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and that YHWH judges our hearts. So instead arguing how to say the Name or claiming there is only one way to say it, seems to fall flat in that we are told by the Messiah that YHWH is our Father and we should pray to Him using that word “Father” (Abba in Hebrew, pater in Greek which both mean father/parent). "But what about the scriptures? Does the Old Testament have any references to God being called "Father"? OT verses with the word “Father” being used of YHWH.

... 1. Deuteronomy 32:5-7 “They have corrupted themselves; They are not His children, Because of their blemish: A perverse and crooked generation. 6 Do you thus deal with the Lord, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you? Has He not made you and established you? 7 “Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; Your elders, and they will tell you:

 2. Psalm 68:5 “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.” 3. Psalm 89:26 “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’” 4. Isaiah 9:5-7 “ For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. 6 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 God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 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 forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” 5. Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand” 6. Jeremiah 3:4 “Will you not from this time cry to Me,
‘My Father, You are the guide of my youth?” 7. Malachi 1:6 “A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father,
Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts
To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, ‘In what way have we despised Your name?’” 8. Malachi 2:10 “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another By profaning the covenant of the fathers?” So we see Moses and David calling God "Father" and they were not rebuked. Then we see God referring to Himself as "Father" as He talks to the people through the prophets. Now it's true if we don't give esteem and honor to His name that is bad. This is a phrase indicating that one's heart is far from God and His word, it's not about how we pronounce His name. If the pronouncing His name was so important we would have seen Yeshua, Paul and other writers of the New Testament teaching extensively on this but we do not, rather we see them teaching to address God as "Father". If you take into consideration all the times we see God referred to as "Father" in the bible, it numbers 137 times. But still, people argue about the name. Those that harp on pronouncing the Name correctly have flawed logic. Its as if you say the name correctly then it doesn't matter what your daily life is like. It's almost like God is a slot machine and will give you whatever you want because you said His name correctly, but that is not what is taught in scripture. The one thing I ask when I meet Sacred Namers is this "If a person is deaf, mute, cannot speak and or has a speech impediment so they cannot say the Name correctly are they doomed to hell through no fault of their own? Does God just curse them?" Of course not. So far no Sacred Namer has ever answered this question with in-context scripture and logic. So with that being said, pray to the "Father" just as the Messiah taught and be the light to the world.
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RLee posted a comment · Nov 30, 2018
Wow. Does anyone actually thing God cares about college degrees? Was/is the Messiah Hebrew or Greek? What does the name Jesus mean when translated into English? It doesn't mean anything. What does the name Yahushua mean when translated into English? It means "Yah(Yahweh) is salvation". It isn't complicated. The basic stuff never is.
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The Bluesman posted a comment · Aug 28, 2018
Who cares ? God made it clear in Ezekiel 18:20 ,Psalm 49:7, Jeremiah 31:30 when speaking of the new covenant that No One can die for your sins and Numbers 23:19 tells us God is NOT a man that he should lie and not the aon of man that he should change his mind so christianity blatantly calls God a liar by saying jesus died for our sins they commit caniBAALism by eating the flesh and drinking the blood of jesus in communion which is an abomination , God does NOT accept human sacrifice or blemished sacrifices for that matter ... and the passover lamb wasnt even for sins ! The 1611 KJV says it all when it changes Eliyahu aka Elijahs name which means My God Is YHWH to Elizues which means my god is zues ! Its all in plain english christianity is a pagan religion and thats why the pagan holidays are deeply embedded into te religion ! God made it clear not to keep the way of the heathen ... not to bring the tree of asheroth into your homes and deck it with silver and gold and God made it clear in isaiah 43:10-11 and Hosea 11:1 that there were NO GODS formed before or after him and that he alone is our saviour ! NONE BEFORE OR AFTER HIM IS KEY WORDS !
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SolveigM posted a comment · Nov 30, 2017
It seems like some of the readers are not used to being called different names when they travel to other countries. Maybe it's because they've got names that are common and easilly pronounced in the countries the go to? Or maybe they have English names that people all over the world know how to pronounce? I don't know. But as a language teacher that happen to have a name almost no other country is able to pronounce correctly (Solveig), and even with dialect variations within my own country, Norway, I would like to suggest that expecting people to call you by your "right" name is either a lack of knowledge or simply an arrogant attitude – and I hope no one would suggest God himself to hold any of these attitudes. The reason why different languages historically have pronounce the "same" name differently, wether it be Jesus or for example the name of the mother of Jesus: Μαρία (greek), Mary (English), Maria (Norwegian) or Mǎlì (Chinese), is because different languages have different rules and sounds. You don't have an "r" in Chinese, so they use an "l" instead. So if your English name is Mary, it would be rude of you to insist on being called that in China - many of them actually can't say that! Wouldn't you think that God – of all beings – understands that? Jesus' name will never be pronounced correctly by all people in all countries. Jesus is similar with the Greek version of his Aramaic name (no matter if the scholars don't agree on the exact pronunciation of his birth name). It's not a completely different name to his original name. Did you know that the historical figure William the Conquerer is called Wilhelm in German (and Vilhelm in Norwegian)? That's the normal thing to do in history! It's the same name! I am often called Silvi in England - and never ever Solveig - because an English person can't say Solveig the right way. The sounds don't belong to his/her language. So to expect that all the world are to call Jesus "Yeshua" or similar is a bit absurd. Actually the Norwegian pronunciation of Jesus is more similar to Yeshua that to the English pronunciation of Jesus! So maybe the English should learn a bit Norwegian to come closer to the "real" Jesus-pronunciation;)
Crysxal75 posted a comment · Oct 10, 2017
Dr. Brown is 100% correct when he stated("The original Hebrew-Aramaic name of Jesus is Yeshua, which is short for Yehoshua"). In Israel to this day they use the name Yeshua, and will correct you if you use the name of Jesus. I believe his full name is the correct name to call on, just my opinion because if you called me Crys or Chystyne I would correct you and say that is not my name but I wouldn't love you or not help you because you were wrong. I do not believe we are any less saved or love, I do however believe it is hidden due to how many blaspheme the name of Jesus...I cringe at the thought of the consequences for blaspheming his true name. I do Believe it is easy to see how the Greeks used their Fairytale name to replace His, so all would call on zues it's like saying yayzues which is the name of the main Greek mythological character we are taught about in school...but just like Judas betrayed Yahoshua it was the will of God seeing he makes what the Devil curses a blessing in our favor! Because Like I said I would cringe at the thought of the consequences of using his name in vain. All is God's will and you will only find the truth when you seek the kingdom of God first! P.S. Our Father has no name Remember Hollowed be thy name Hollowed means it is not there it is a mystery and we can not limit Our Father with a name. Only the son of man had a Name and that name is Yahoshua.
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Messianic Believer posted a comment · Aug 14, 2017
Here's the thing I'm really nobody big or special or credible but here's the thing with your PhD and somatic languages and all whatnot... Yeshua means Salvation... Iesous.. doesn't... doesn't mean Jack squat... When the anti Messiah comes through all the delusion of our mistranslations ..They're going to be calling him Jesus not Salvation... Jesus the anti salvation... I know that the Lord has a heart for this and those of us that have called him Jesus.. what's his name is Emmanuel Yeshua wonderful counselor the only begotten son of the father... not Jesus Jack squat!.. my name is Andrae., which means all kinds of things... not Andrew which means all kinds of different things derived from a different name... that's the only problem I have and I don't see how any of the Christians can get this!..
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Me posted a comment · Apr 09, 2017
I agree with abc123's post lower.....all the confusing stops when we realize the Messiah's name was Immanuel. Ask Yahweh to show you my friends and he will. I found my answers in Isayah 7 verse 14 and in Mathew 1 verse 23. Yahweh's word isnt confusing, men made it confusing when they translated it but Yahweh didnt permit them to change everything, he is great, he left us some verses untouched so that he who seeks him will find him.
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Me posted a comment · Apr 09, 2017
I agree with abc123's post lower.....all the confusing stops when we realize the Messiah's name was Immanuel. Ask Yahweh to show you my friends and he will. I found my answers in Isayah 7 verse 14 and in Mathew 1 verse 23. Yahweh's word isnt confusing, men made it confusing when they translated it but Yahweh didnt permit them to change everything, he is great, he left us some verses untouched so that he who seeks him will find him.
Mihály Jurás posted a comment · Apr 09, 2017
Right off the bat my inclination for the mix up with Zues perhaps stems from a French, Latin, and perhaps English misinterpretation of the words lesous, le, Zues, and the understanding that even though there are many deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons, Zeus was to be considered the supreme being. Just as even in Catholicism we have the supreme god and the patron saints that now repsent the demi or lesser gods. Scientifically whenever an entity is met or observed, it should be known that, that entity is made up of many smaller entities or bodies. Such as atoms making up cells, cells making up organs, that make up our bodies, so on and so forth. The idea of 'god' I believe is ultimately an answer to our understanding of a whole entire universal being. That which we may all make up. I could elaborate on that, but I think you'll get the gist. Vishwarupa or the Simorg are also good examples from other mystic sects. I personally find them all to be relative. Perhaps it was due to ignorance of linguistics or etymology, but I don't think scholars concentrated on that as much in the moments of discoveries from the past. They did have to learn to translate to spread their ideas, but they were not so pompous to be a precise perspective upon sciences and ideologies being experienced and written thousands of years ago. That is something modern anthropologists, linguists, and historians do to understand the origins of ideas we still discuss today. The ideas are more important to me than the origins or who said what and when.
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billy posted a comment · Apr 01, 2017
I've never had peace in my spirit about the name "Jesus". However, I am not dogmatic about it. I don't go around proclaiming people are going to hell if they use that name. It's just something that is an inner witness to me personally. I use both Jesus and Yeshua in conversation depending on the situation, but in private I have started praying in Yeshua's name exclusively. Admittedly I am no linguist, but contrary to Dr Brown's rather dismissive assertion, there is plenty of historic evidence for even the lay-linguist to suspect a nexus between the word Jesus and the name Zeus of Greek mythology. For those interested in a much more in depth examination of this topic than presented by Dr Brown, take a look at this article - - It is quite long and occasionally goes out on a limb, but thankfully does not beat you over the head with a bunch of dogma requiring you to use one name or the other. And on this point I concur with Dr Brown when he says feel free to use the name Jesus. If you don't have a check in your spirit about it and are at peace with using that name in prayer and witnessing, then by all means do so. God sees the intent of our heart and the Holy Spirit hears the groans of our spirit. For me personally, it became an issue of spiritual accuracy, which I believe will become more significant with regard to our witness as the time draws very near for Yeshua's second coming.
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Logsee posted a comment · Mar 24, 2017
It seems everyone has a name and answers to their name when they are called. Everyone wants to be called by their correct name and not by a translated name. Even someone from a different part of the world would not try to change our name, neither would they want anyone to change their name. From before the beginning of time The Father of Creation had a name, who told us that He wished us to change it? It seems that we are applying one set of rules to our own names but to God' name, well we can use what we chose because He is a loving God. I actually dont believe that, but what's more worrying is that I am sure that a huge proportion of people do not even realise that the real names of God and his son do not appear in most modern translated Bibles. Jesus is not the name of the son of God and actually God is not the name of Our Creator. The pronunciations from the original Hebrew writings is what I believe we should be using regardless of where we are from and what language we speak! Therefore Yahweh Elohim and Yeshua (Yahushua). I know that there can be variations in the spelling but the pronunciations is what is important here. One other point is that the modern Bible refers to Yahweh and Yeshua as Lord as do the vast majority of us. I have to say that this is concerning because I dont believe that the original writings use the term Lord in reference to Yahweh and Yeshua, so why has that custom developed over the years? One final point is that the name Baal occurs in the Bible many times and we all know who Baal is. This name is in the original writings and remains unchanged today. Furthermore the meaning of the name Baal is Lord! So my question here is, why is Baal's name unchanged while Yahweh's name is substituted more than 7000 times throughout His own Bible?
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peter uwakwe posted a comment · Mar 19, 2017
if the savior of the world is a jew, and is called YESHUA or what ever in jewish language (HEBREW) the greek., english or whatsoever language or tongue has no right changing the name, the spelling for the entire world. YOU can only refer to the meaning when ever the name is mension and not completely giving it a different name it looks suspicious & blasphemous. If the jewish hebrew name where he is from is Yeshua that is what to be called him all over no addition no subtraction. You only need to interprete its meaning in your own language or tongue.
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abc123 posted a comment · Mar 17, 2017
I am wondering about the translation of names. I can follow your reasoning that a name may be translated into a different language, though I would expect people to address me by the same name in every language. You referenced Zechariah 3:3 and the name Yeshu'a. This name is translated in that passage as Joshua. Why is the same name treated differently for "Jesus"? Why was it not simply translated Joshua for both people, if that is what it translates to in English? Many names are translated in the bible. However, the bible also does not stress the importance of those other names. So if we are going to translate this name, I would like to know why it isn't translated the same throughout the bible. Why is it Joshua for some people and not the son of God? There must be further reasoning as to why it was translated differently. The simple reasoning that is given doesn't seem so simple when it is not constant. There must be other variables.
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Jsantos posted a comment · Mar 16, 2017
YAH is chaldean for the moon God.. Anybody claiming the tetragrammaton kabbalah infested mystical YHWH is the name Moses was given.. Run the other way.. Anything having to do with the Y name such as those is fraud. The infested gematrian belief needs to be confronted with facts that. GOD DID NOT WRITE YHWH.. Come on man. Look it up. Don't believe me. Read it up yourself. Either follow the blind or come to the truth.
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avanzyl posted a comment · Feb 16, 2017
Please do not bite my head of! I am also just interest in finding the correct pronunciation for the true name of "Jesus". I have found this on what looks like a very reliable site "V and W developed into their modern sounds within the last 700 years from the Hebrew UAU and Greek UPSILON, both shaped Y. The main confusion over these letters is caused by their modern shapes. What we read today as a “V” used to sound like our modern “U”. Please verify this using several online encyclopedias and other sources, because even the sources are in conflict on some of the details. The Tetragrammaton is therefore more accurately rendered as YHUH, standing for the 4 letters YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY. When we spell the Creator’s Name with English letters as YAHUWAH, then we are tripling the third letter of His Name, because the “W” is literally two U’s: YOD-HAY-UAU-UAU-UAU-HAY (only one “U” is really needed, YAHUAH). Many words used to have two U's in them, such as the term "lituus". It's a Latin thing that was brought over into our English."
Roy posted a comment · Feb 05, 2017
I have to disagree with you, the name of the messiah is found to be יהושוע as its seen that he has the same name as "Joshua" of the Tanak. Also the name meaning of the messiah is said to be "יה is salvation" or "יה saves" in which "יה" is shortened from "יהוה" and saves come from "ישע" which just means salvation. In which "ישע" is pronounced Yeshua so that cant be the name of the messiah. Its "יהושוע" which is pronounced "Yĕhowshuwa" or "Yahushua" meaning "Yah is salvation" the same name given to other people in the Tanak.
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Christina889 posted a comment · Jan 30, 2017
As long as your heart, your spirit knows which name of The Lord you're calling, that name is The correct name. Jesus or Yeshua should be used since we don't want to make fun of the name of The Lord, into Yahshua etc. I pray /talk to The Lord in 4 languages (not referring to "speaking in tongues" here) and His Name is referred to in different sounds. Revere His Name by calling Him Jesus, Yeshua or in your own language. I agree that no "Yahshua" or such if that name carries no weight. The Lord's Name is powerful so why speak out meaningless name, unless one thought that is His real Name. At the end of the day, God looks at our heart/our intention.
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nolimendez80 posted a comment · Jan 30, 2017
As the Bible says " If my people which are called by my name....". I think our creator wants him to be called by his name his true name. The name that was called by the prophets of the old testament that when he hear he answers and he even talked to them. If your name is Michael and someone called you Michelle will you answer? Just a simple logic isn't it?
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tack67 posted a comment · Jan 02, 2017
His real name Iesus which changed to Ihesus . Spanish is a direct offspring of latin. The term hijo de Zeus = son of Zeus = Ihesus was not a name but a title that most Caesars claimed.
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tack67 posted a comment · Jan 02, 2017
His real name Iesus which changed to Ihesus . Spanish is a direct offspring of latin. The term hijo de Zeus = son of Zeus +Ihesus was not a name but a title that most Caesars claimed.
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Elena posted a comment · Dec 28, 2016
I came across your site after watching a video on YouTube last evening. After going to another site recommended by someone there, that linked to site after site espousing this idea that God and Jesus' names are false pagan ones and that the conspiracy hearkened back to the periods the Bible was written. Talk about a rabbit hole! And the thing is, not all of the sites agreed on the correct spelling or pronunciation of the names of God and Jesus. The site that struck me as most odd said that God's real name is only Yahuah and Jesus' real name is Yahosha (Yah because he's Yah's son and 'sha' because it means 'saves' while 'shua' means something like 'cry out'). I was reading along when I came across even more radical ideas and the judgment against those who don't agree with them was strong. The site even implied this was a salvational issue. I mean, if this idea is so radical and so deliberately hidden, then why would most Christians even know about it? The people who promote this idea also seem to forget that the Holy Spirit Intercedes for us during prayer. It was suggested on some of these websites that God might not even know us if we get his name wrong. At one point, my children may not have been able to pronounce my name exactly right, however, I didn't love them any less!
TheWarriorOfTruth posted a comment · Aug 14, 2016
No offense and I'm just asking, but did you read his post? His concrete explanation why it's not "Yahshua"? He has a Ph.d in Semitic Language, he is Armanian (which is a plus as well), and he studied Hebrew and made various Hebraic research for many years. I also asked some Jewish rabbis, and other people who have formal schooling and are experts on ancient Hebrew language; with illustrating to me through the original historic text, they all say the same thing; Yeshua, it is. I think if we try to technically evaluate, in the real world, they are more credible and reliable than what you seem to claim. However, I'm currently watching the classes that you said. Are these people from Israel, or are they Jew or Aramaic? Do they have a Ph.d degree in Semitic language? How are you so sure that they have the physical and original evidence backing up their claim? Are their any researched based formal books about Yahshua? If you can, please share it to me. Again, I'm not here to offend, I'm just asking and I want to be enlightened too. English is my secondary language by the way; hence, if my English sounds aggressive it just means I am limited by the words I know; thus, affects my grammar construction. :)
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Yahgirl3 posted a comment · Aug 14, 2016 The true name is Yahweh Elohim Yahshua..If you need proof check out this link or just go on YouTube IDMR u could either watch arkport class or Lansing class spring field class or gatesclass. Anything you need so you could learn the truth. Yahshua bless
TheWarriorOfTruth posted a comment · Aug 13, 2016
Hi Dr. Brown. I hope you will answer my question. Some people claim that the Messiah's name is not "Yeshua", it's "Yahuah", since there's no letter "J" in the Hebrew language and also because Yeshua is Joshua, an English name. I honestly find this nonsensible and kind of annoying already for the fact that these "Yahuah" followers tend to claim that everyone who acknowledge the Messiah as Jesus is a follower of Babylon. I bet they bought the concept from a Pseudo article or blog. But I just want to know if you can still examine this claim?
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Roberto Beruffi posted a comment · Jul 18, 2016
hnava My name may be Roberto, but my parents could have called me Robert. Dr Brown's name is Michael, but had he been born in Spain to Spanish speaking Jewish parents, then I dare say that his parents might have called him Miguel because the Spanish name for Michael is Miguel. The Hebrew name for Jesus is Yeshua, just as in Italian it is Gesù or Jezusi in Albanian. You do not need to translate the name Roberto into Robert, and I wouldn't want anyone to call me Robert, but it isn't wrong on improper for any English speaking parents to call their sons Robert, if they were to choose to do so.
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hnava posted a comment · May 21, 2016
Hello Dr. Brown: As a Spanish translator with 15 years of experience (Im a Linguist as well), I have to disagree with you. You don't translate the name of person named Mike, as Miguel in a Spanish translation, he would still be Mike, unless it is only for adaptation for illustrution purposes, or maybe in fiction for a novel. Proper names in translations of real texts are hardly ever translated, because it would mean ripping the person of its identity. In translation words are not interchangeable, every word you choose for a translation has a profound meaning and impact on the person reading it. I believe the true name of God and his Son are very important, this is not a meaningless discussion as you seem to believe. For many people like myself, it has profound implications. So, I think the debate will continue and increase more and more. Thank you and God bless you.