Jesus's name

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  1. Meatros

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    Alright this is probably in the wrong forum, so Mods, please move this if I'm correct.

    I was wondering, what's Jesus's real name? IIRC Jesus Christ means 'teacher of the Christ' (Lord) or something to that effect.

    Am I totally off here, or does Jesus have a different name??
     
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    Simply put, Jesus is the personal name whilst The Christ or Messiah" is the office. Properly, the full name is given as Jesus the Christ. He is, as the name says, The Anointed One. Messiah is the Hebrew; whilst The Christ is the Greek.

    Cheers,

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    I heard somewhere that it might be 'emmanuel' (sp?).
     
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    I call HIm Jesus. But some say we do not call Him by the right name, because that is not what it said in the Original language. Obviously I'm not a linguist. I don't even think I spelled that right. ;) I would be interested to hear the thoughts of someone who has studied this more.
     
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    (Matthew 1:21 NIV) She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

    "Jesus" came through the Greek from His Hebrew Name Yahshua/Yeshua/Y'shua (or any one of who knows how many variations..)

    Yah/Ye/Y' is the short form of God's Name. Jesus Name means "God saves" or "God's salvation" or similar.

    Pete
     
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    OK naive Q does it matter what we call HIM? I mean am I wrong to call HIM Jesus? Can't remember what religion it is, but some make a real big deal about those who know Him call Him by name. And they say Jesus is not it. What do you think? :confused:
     
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    i think your safe with Jesus [​IMG]
     
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    I was wondering, what's Jesus's real name?

    His real name was Yeshua bar Yowceph (anglicised, Joshua bar Joseph).
     
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    I think it's alright to call him Jesus, I'm only curious though. As for the religion that can't mention God's name, I think that's what the Hebrew's believed...possibly also the muslims..
     
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    AprilDawn, I agree with ezrider, I think we are safe calling Him Jesus [​IMG]

    ...I think "Kermit" would be right out though... :eek: :rolleyes: sorry [​IMG]

    Pete
     
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    As for the religion that can't mention God's name, I think that's what the Hebrew's believed...possibly also the muslims..

    Muslims and Jews believe God has no name, so they simply refer to him as "God". We Christians follow the Jewish example when it comes to the Father (who has no name), but we call Jesus "Jesus", because it's the Greek form of his Hebrew name, and the NT was written in Greek.
     
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    John as I understand it, it isn't that God has no name, but that his name is so powerful, it is not for us to know.

    Someone said earlier Jesus' name was Immanuel? Immanuel means God with Us. It was prophesied that his name would be Immanuel, but an Angel told Mary and Joseph that they would call him Jesus. Sorry, If I'm translating it into English...but that is the language I speak, and the language that my Bible has been translated into.

    The Bible also says somewhere that whatsoever you ask in my name (Jesus name) will be answered or given to you. So whenever you pray, remember to add In Jesus Name at the end.

    I would also like to add that the triune being of the Godhead has many names. Whether you call God, Father, Creator, Saviour, Redeemer, Immanuel, Jesus, Prince of Peace, Spotless Lamb.... whatever you call God...I believe God will know you are speaking to Him.

    In Christ,
    Laurenda ;)
     
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    wisdom seeker, you said...."The Bible also says somewhere that whatsoever you ask in my name (Jesus name) will be answered or given to you. So whenever you pray, remember to add In Jesus Name at the end".
    Not trying to pick on ya but He was trying to get something else across , not just adding His name to the end of a prayer. Remember when He was talking to the disciples about being in Him & He in them? In His Name...In Him. Just food for thought! [​IMG]
     
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    Preacher, you are right. It is much more than just adding the words at the end of a prayer as though they were magic words in and of themselves. (Not that you were saying that Wisdom Seeker) We use the expression nowadays too. A policeman yells, "Stop, in the name of the law" because he represents the law and can speak for it as long as he is following the law. We can speak for and ask things "in the name of Jesus" as long as we are following Him. We have been given the authority to speak for Him. Not as we take a notion but as Jesus spoke what he was given by the Father, we can speak what we have been given by Him.
     
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    Preacher and Artimaeus... you're preaching to the choir.
     
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    John as I understand it, it isn't that God has no name, but that his name is so powerful, it is not for us to know.
    I'm actually thinking about when Moses was at the burning bush and asked God what his name was, and the reply was an OT sort of "I don't do business cards" kind of response. If that makes any sense.

    A policeman yells, "Stop, in the name of the law" because he represents
    More often, though, it's "Police! Freeze!", or "Police! Stop or I'll shoot!" [​IMG]
     
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    I belive it was "Stop in the name of Love" and it was sung by Diana Ross and the Supremes. :D
     
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    God's name of YHWH is translated throughout the OT as LORD (All caps). The name was considered so sacred by the Jews, they refused to speak it, for fear that they would profane the name. They instead addressed Him as Adonai, translated as Lord (no caps).

    Love in Christ,
    Larry
     
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    I know a Jesus Santos. Pardon the pun [​IMG]
     

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