Let’s talk very briefly about the Name of our Master, Savior and Redeemer.

You might have heard there are people who use the Name of Jesus, Yeshua, Yashua, Yahusha in different ways. 

Let’s talk very briefly about the Name of our Master, Savior and Redeemer.

Why do we do this?

Before we look at that, I think it is very important to understand that a name according to the Hebrew way of thinking involves your character and authority.

So your name actually says who you are and what you can do.

That is why it is also very important to know what our names mean and how we should use our names.

You will see many people say that the name Jesus is wrong, that we should not use it, that the name Jesus comes from Isus. However, that is not true. The name Jesus is directly translated from Jesus which is Greek and because they don’t have certain letters they rewrote him as Jesus. They wanted to transliterate the Name of Yeshua from Hebrew to Greek and were missing certain letters, therefore the Name Jesus arose.

At the end of the day it is about: What is the character of Jesus?

Is He the Son of God? Is He the Sent One, the Anointed One? Is He the Messiah? Did He come to do what He had to do on Earth?

Did He deliver the teachings that He was meant to give? Did He rise from the dead? 

If you believe in that Jesus and you don’t change His teachings, so you don’t change His character and you don’t change His authority, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with the Name Jesus.

That is why I personally prefer to use the Name Jesus Christ of Nazareth, because there is only one of them.

But to look at the other passages from either the Aramaic or the Hebrew, you will see some people use the Name Yeshua, which means “to rescue or to deliver” and that is exactly what Yeshua came to do. He came to save mankind. He came to deliver us from the works of the evil one. That’s why His Name is Yeshua, or Yashua.

Because, we remember, in the Hebrew language until very recently there were no vowels, so whether you say the Name Yeshua or Yashua or Yoshua, you spell it exactly the same. Yoshua was the man who succeeded Moses. You spell those names exactly the same in Hebrew. So the name Yeshua, Yashua and Yoshua are spelled exactly the same.

Now that vowels have been introduced to Hebrew, there are different pronunciations, but the meaning of the name remains the same, because the root, the core word, remains the same. Therefore the different pronunciations of the Name comes down to preference.

It will also depend on how you pronounce the Almighty’s Name. 

Do you just call Him הוה (yod-heh-vav-heh)  or do you say Yahovah or Yehovah? If you say Yehovah, you will possibly say Yeshua. If you say Yahovah, you will possibly say Yashua. 

If you were to pronounce His Name Yahweh you would say Yashua, if you were to pronounce His Name as Yehveh you would say Yeshua. Because it is the Son of our Father and therefore He bears His Name and also His character and authority.

I hope this gives some clarity as to why the Name is used differently and is used differently. It’s not saying one guy is wrong and the other is right, I think it’s just about personal preference.

I trust that this makes sense to you and will give you peace of mind.

Peace to you.