The Name of the Son of God is YESHUA
MATTHEW 1:21; ' She will give birth to a son, and you are to
name him Yeshua, (which means "Y-H-V-H saves) because he will save his
people from their sins.'
The verse is an example of a "semitism" (an allusion to Hebrew or
Amamaic) bought over literally into the Greek text. It provides strong
evidence in favour that there was a Hebrew or Aramaic oral or written tradition
behind the extant Greek manuscripts, for only in Hebrew and Aramaic does
the explanation here of Yeshua's name make any sense; in Greek (or English)
it explains nothing.
The Hebrew word for "he will save" is "yoshia," which has the
same Hebrew root (yud-shin-'ayin) as the name Yeshua (yud-shin-vav-'ayin).
Thus the messiah's name is explained on the basis of what he will do.
Etymologically the name Ye-shu-a - is a contraction of the
Hebrew name "Y'hoshua" (Joshua).........In the Tanakh
nine persons and a city have the name Yeshua. In the Septuagint
and the New Testament the name was brought over into Greek as Iesous..........It
means "Y-H-V-H saves" (Matthew 1:21) and is also the masculine form
of yeshu'ah ("salvation"). In modern Hebrew Yeshua's name is pronounced
and written "Yeshu," which may have been the ancient pronunciation
in the Galil.
"Yeshua the messiah"
The KJV renders this verse, "..............and thou shalt call his
name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." But in English,
saving people from sins is no more reason for calling someone Jesus than
for calling him Bill or Frank. The Greek is no better; only in Hebrew
or Aramaic does the explanation explain.
"Yeshua the messiah" is rendered "Jesus Christ" in other English
versions, as if the man's first name were "Jesus" and his last name
"Christ." Neither is the case. "Yeshua" is Jesus' name
in Hebrew and Aramaic, the languages he spoke; in his thirty - some years
on earth people called him Yeshua. The word "Jesus" represents the
efforts of English speakers to pronounce the name of the Messiah as it
appears in Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. "Iesous" -
yee-soos in modern Greek, perhaps yay-soos in ancient Koine Greek,
which began to displace Aramaic as the lingua franca of the Near East after
Alexander's conquests (331 -323 B.C. E.) In turn the word "Iesous" represents
the Ancient Greek - speakers' attempts at pronouncing "Yeshua."
The Messiah. The Greek word here is "christos" which
means the same thing as Hebrew "mashiach," meaning, :annointed" or
"poured on". The significance of being known as "The Annointed One" is
that both kings and cohanim (priests) were invested with their authorrity
in a ceremony of annointing with olive oil. Thus, inherent in the
concept of "Messiah" is the truth of 'Yeshua' being given
God's kingly and priestly authority. The Greek word "christos" is
usually brought over into English as "christ"
Thus the Savoiur has a name and title and NOT a first and second
name....HE is YESHUA 'the' MESSIAH, in English
Jesus 'the' Christ. The "tanakh" or (scriptures)
tells of this for when the 'Messiah' read from the scroll of
"Yesha'yahu" (Isaiah.) at Luke 4:18; we read this,
'The spirit of Adonai Elohim is upon me, because Adonai has annointed me
to announce good news to the poor. He sent me to heal the brokenhearted;
to procalim freedom to the captives, to let out light to those in the dark;
to proclaim the year of favour of Adonai.' Isaiah 61:1,2