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What does Jesus' name mean?


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The name Jesus is a transliteration of the Hebrew "Joshua" (which is why you find Him occasionally referred to as Yeshua by people of Jewish background who have become Christians).

The Hebrew word Joshua means 'Jehovah is salvation', hence the meaning of Jesus name savior.

Matthew 1:21 (King James Version)

21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The meaning of His name is also clear from the purpose for which He came,

the purpose of which He was Himself aware and which He carried out on the cross of Calvary and sealed with the glorious resurrection.

Jesus is the anglicised form of Jeshua, 'The Lord is salvation.'

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The name Jesus is meaningless because it is a transliteration and not an actual translation. To translate a meaning into Greek from the original Hebrew name of the Messiah, Yahshua, it would translate to Theosateria, meaning god (theos) is salvation (sateria). The problem with transliterations are the fact that they are a letter for letter and sound for sound conversion from one language to another. Because the original Hebrew Name Yahshua has a specific meaning tied to His purpose, the Greek transliteration has no meaning what so ever. A true meaning for meaning translation of the Hebrew born, Hebrew named, Hebrew raised, Hebrew buried Messiah Yahshua would be Theosateria in the Greek/English. Since people don't change their name depending on the country they travel to, there is no reason to change the name of the Messiah. If Jesus is the translation of Joshua, then the book of Joshua that appears in the Bible should also be called Jesus.
It means in Jesus name...Hmm.. i dont know how to explain it. Its like when someone is praying or calling on the name of Jesus,they say in Jesus name. Its like a form of concluding a prayer .(ect.) Anyway thats the best i know how to explain it. If u have more questions just let me know :)