Calling on the Name of the Lord in NT - 6

Subject:  Yeshua

Matthew 1:21 "She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 

When Jesus was born, his name was given by Yahweh God, not by Joseph.  Why did God choose this name for Jesus?  Jesus will save his people from their sins. 

The name of Jesus has to do with God's salvation Unfortunately, the meaning of the name does not come out in the English Translation.

"Jesus" is a transliteration from the Latin "Iesus", which comes from the Greek word  ησος  (Iēsoûs). 

In Jesus' time, the common language was Greek. But the Jews in Jesus' time understood Hebrew and spoke Aramaic. Aramaic is a Semitic language related to Hebrew and Arabic. Being brought up in a Jewish home in Nazareth, Jesus would have his roots in the Hebrew language.

So when the angel of Yahweh appeared in Joseph's dream, Joseph was to call his son  ישוע  "Yeshua".

ישוע  "Yeshua" is the Hebrew name for Jesus.
ישוע  "Yeshua" is a shortened form of the Hebrew name  יהושע  "Yehoshua".

יהושע "Yehoshua" is a compound name consisting of two parts:
  •  The first part   יה (Yahis the contracted form of the Tetragrammaton — God’s Four Letter Name: יהוח  YHWH.
  •  The second part is the Hebrew verb  שׁוּעַ (shua‘)  meaning to cry for help, to deliver, save, or rescue.

The entire name would then literally mean, "Crying out to YHWH to save" or simply "YHWH saves."

Our English names don't bear much meaning, but this is not so with Hebrew names as they have deep meanings in relation to the person.

"Yeshua" means crying out to Yahweh for deliverance.  Yahweh's Name is actually in the name "Yeshua".  

How remarkable this is!  

Everytime we mention Yeshua, we are proclaiming Yahweh. We are also calling out to Yahweh.

The name "Yeshua" indeed helps us to call on Yahweh.


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