What does the name Yeshua mean?
Yeshua is commonly used among Jews who believe that Jesus is their Messiah. That is, they have accepted Jesus as their God, Savior, and Lord. They are often referred to as Hebrew Christians. A dear Jewish friend calls himself a “completed Jew.” But the word did not originate with them. It is a Hebrew word from ancient times.
Yeshua comes from the Hebrew word ישוע. The word actually means “salvation.” It is used throughout the Old Testament and has also been translated as Joshua (Joshua 1:1). However, when referring to Jesus, Hebrew Christians might say Y’shua or Yeshua and not Jesus.
When the angel announced Jesus’ birth to Joseph, he said,
And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins. (NASB) Matt. 1:21
The Greek word for Jesus is Ἰησοῦς. It has the same meaning as the Hebrew word Yeshua.
After the angel gave Jesus another name – “Immanuel.” It completes the painting and tells us that Jesus is God.
BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” (NASB) Matt. 1:23
Jesus is our Savior and our God.
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