The Truth About The Name 'Jesus'

Did You know the letter J is only 500 years old?





Here is a copy of the 1581 and 1599 Geneva translation of the New Testament. You can see there is no letter 'J'



Five hundred years ago no-one had ever heard of the name Jesus. When researching the letter 'J' we find that it is a little over 500 years old. As you can see many early Bibles do not contain the letter 'J'. The letter 'J' doesn't exist in the Hebrew, Arabic, Greek and Latin languages

The Messiah's name could not begin with the letter 'J' as this letter did not exist some 2,000 years ago. Our Messiah was born in Israel and spoke Hebrew. He was from the tribe of Yahudah (Judah) and was given a Hebrew name.

 So is Jesus a Hebrew Name? No. Ask any Israeli or Hebrew linguist





So where does it come from? Jesus was derived from the Greek name 'Iesous'. Note here that this lexicon states that the Greek name Ieosus is of Hebrew origin. 'Ieosus' was erroneously transliterated from the Hebrew name of the Messiah, Yahushua as you can see from the table here

It is a well known fact that the Greeks worshipped the sun god Zeus, who in Greek Mythology is the "father of gods and men."
Zeus is one and the same as Jupiter in Roman Mythology which means "godfather” and is a pagan deity.

Is it just merely coincidence that 'Ieso' is the Greek goddess of healing, daughter of the Greek chief deity Zeus? The suffix used at the end of the name Jesus makes the noun masculine and refers to the Greek sun god Zeus. So, Jesus can refer to being born of Zeus.

Both Ieso and Zeus are Greek pagan deities! 

                             The dictionary of Christian Lore and legend by Prof. J.C. J Metford states:

'It is known that the Greek endings 'sus', 'seus', 'sous' were attached by the Greeks to names and geographical areas as means to give honour to their supreme deity Zeus. In Greek tradition they add ‘sus’ on the end of a name to show it is masculine. The 'sus' on the end means ‘from / born of Zeus’. For example : Ephesus means daughter of Zeus. Tarsus means 'sweat of Zeus'.

You may also remember that when Paul and Barnabas travelled to Lystra and apparently healed a lame man, they started to call Barnabas - Zeus (Jupiter) and Paul - Hermes (Mercurius), thinking their gods had come down in human form. 


Here is a copy of the 1611 KJV of  the gospel of Luke 4 verse 27

Instead of using the name for the prophet Elisha, the name 'Elizeus' has been used instead. The name Elisha means 'Elohim (The Almighty) is Salvation'. Elizeus means 'god is Zeus.' So, we clearly see how the Greeks inserted their pagan god's name into scripture. The 'zeus' or 'sus' ending which is also used in 'iesus / Jesus' refers to the Greek sun god Zeus, a pagan deity! Eli-zeus and Je'zeus are hybrid names which became infused into the 'New Testament' through the translators' Hellenistic associations with the contemporary paganism of their day.

Here’s the hard fact…The Name of the Messiah is NOT  Jesus

When we talk about the current Prime minister of Israel, Benyamin Netanyahu, we say His name exactly as it sounds in the Hebrew tongue. We don't transliterate his name to Greek and then to English. We write and say it in English as it sounds in Hebrew.



Think about it...If the Messiah was born a Hebrew, then He would have been given a Hebrew name, and His name should be left in the Hebrew tongue

So what is the Messiah’s true Hebrew Name? 



The Name given by the Father to His Son is actually:

       ‘YAHUSHUA’
meaning ‘YAH is salvation / delivers’

In Hebrew it is written as יהושוע (Yod, Hay, Waw, Shin, Waw, Ayin ) reading from right to left.

It is derived from strong's no: 3091 Yahoshua (the 'o' is pronounced as an oo sound) Yahushua (yah- hoo-shoo-a).

In Matthew 1 v 21 the Messenger (angel) Gabriel told Joseph/Yosef who was an Israelite and spoke Hebrew:

"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the Name ............... because He will save His people from their sins"


Was that name the Gabriel gave to Joseph the  Greek name 'Ieosus' honouring the Greek god Zeus? Was that name Jesus honouring the Greek god Zeus? (it couldn't be, the letter J didn't exist) or, was that Name the Hebrew Name 'Yahushua' meaning YaH is salvation, saves / delivers? His Name clearly depicts what Gabriel said He would do - SAVE people from their sins



The Name Yahushua in Paleo Pictograph Hebrew. The pictograph can also mean:

The hand that brings life through the nail the sharp nail that opens the eyes

How amazing is that!?

YaH is the shortened name of YaHuWaH – the Father’s Name

Can you see the Father’s Name in the Son’s Name?

It is a much more meaningful Name and conveys the true essence of who He is and why He came. Every time you declare the Name Yahushua you declare that YaHuWaH saves / delivers.
                                                                      How powerful is that!?

Here is a copy of the Hebrew manuscript of the book of Matthew



If you look at the right hand side of the page and the tenth line down you will see the Hebrew Name- Yod, Shin, Waw, Ayin which reads as 'Yshua' written at the end of the line reading from right to left of the 10th Line. We know that Y'shua was written as the shortened version of Yahushua


Here is a copy of a page from of the Aramaic Hebrew manuscript of Matthew from the British Museum. It shows Matthew 1:18-25 as preserved by Jewish scribes down through the Middle-Ages. It is the account of the naming of Yahushua as told in Matthew 1:18-25.

Verse 21 says:

'And she shall give birth to a son and you shall call His name Yahushua, for He shall save His people from their sins.'

YAHUSHUA means YaHuWaH is salvation / saves / delivers

It's simple really. His Name reveals why He came. The original shortened form of the Son's Hebrew Name "Y'shua" is easily identifiable on the picture even for those not familiar with old Hebrew writing. The last word on the bottom left of the image above is the Name of Yahushua written in Hebrew Aramaic script. The Jewish scribe who copied the Hebrew Matthew wrote the name Y'shua in large letters in recognition of its importance in the context of the naming of Messiah. The Name Y'shua was written without vowels points as was common in most ancient manuscripts and it was written in the shortened / Aramaic form. Y'shua being the shortened form of Yahushua.

The name Jesus is nowhere to be seen!

“And I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Set-apart Father, guard them in Your Name which You have given Me, so that they might be one, as We are" John 17:11

So think about it for a minute! Which one has the Father’s name? 'Yahushua' a Hebrew name meaning 'YaHuWaH is salvation' OR ‘Jesus’ a Greek name originating from and giving honour to pagan deities?

‘This is His Commandment that we should believe on the Name of His Son Yahushua Messiah’
1 John 3:23


Messiah warned us:

"I am come in my FATHER’S NAME (YaHuWaH is salvation), and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive" John 5:43


Which Name will you use? Will you receive a lie? or the truth?

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