Is it correct that when He was on earth, Jesus would have been known as Yeshua-ben-Yohosef?
Sorry spelling error should have been Yehosef, not Yohosef.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
His name would have been stated in Hebrew, not English. There wasn't even the letter 'J' in the English alphabet until the early 1500s! Ha-shem, the name of God, is in the name of Jesus, once you revert back to ancient Hebrew. When Jesus is written in Hebrew, it is Ye'shua and here's how it works. Jesus is a variant of Joshua. Joshua's original name was Hoshua which means salvation, but Moses changed his name. He prefixed Y' to Hoshua, making the new name, Y'hoshua, and thereby declaring that Yahweh is Salvation - Numbers 13:16.
Y'hoshua has been contracted to Ye'shua (the post-exilic form of the name.) And this is the name given to Mary's first-born son. She had married Joseph (Yehosef in Hebrew) who was Jesus' adoptive parent, not his biological one. The meaning of Ye'shua is the same as Y'hoshua - Yahweh is Salvation. The Y' in both names stands for Yah. Thus the short form of the Father's name is in the name of Ye'shua. That is the explanation given in this book - The Name Above All Names by Don E. Stanton (Maranatha Revival Crusade, 2008). I don't know if Hebrew linguists would agree.
- pattyLv 51 month ago
I think Mary was told by the angel Gabriel to call him Jesus
- RickLv 71 month ago
He was Yeshua-ben-Yehosef not just know as Yeshua-ben-Yehosef. The Bible says that Jesus is the son of Joseph.
Luke 3:23 (you may have to read about proper use of parentheses)
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Probably "bar" instead of "ben." The Jews spoke Aramaic more than Hebrew at the time.
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- TommyLv 51 month ago
Does that translate to Joshua?
- 1 month ago
Probably Yeshua Ben Yosef/Yehosef
- JoeLv 51 month ago
No, there is no indication for that in the Bible.
- 1 month ago
“Jesus son of Joseph”==Yeshua Ben Yohosef
He would have been called that before His ministry, not much after his ministry. His followers called Him Son of God, the messiah, Son of Man. Jesus son of Joseph would have been more like his legal name, not a fitting name after knowing His divinity.
- RicoLv 51 month ago
No, the romanised spelling of the name of the man thought to be his father, by his contemporaries is
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
That is a possibility
scholars are not in agreement.
So: we just don't know (for sure).