Why Yeshua?

“She will give birth to a son, you will call his name Yeshua, for he will save his people from their sins”  Matthew 1:21

Jesus is Jewish. He was, is, and is coming back as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Yeshua is the real Hebrew/Aramaic name of Jesus. It is the masculine form of the Hebrew word for salvation yeshu’ah. It is also closely related to Y’hoshua (Joshua) which means “YHVH is salvation” or “YHVH saves”. The name Yeshua and it’s meaning makes Matthew 1:21 make sense. There is power in the name! The name Jesus is the English transliteration of the Greek Iesous (pronounced ee-ay-sus) which was transliterated from the Hebrew/Aramaic Yeshua. I use the name Jesus interchangeably with Yeshua. Yeshua was the name he was given at birth and is the name he was know by while here on earth. It’s the name we prefer to use in Messianic Judaism, given the fact that the Jewish people have been persecuted in the name of Jesus for two thousand years. I personally do not believe there is anything inherently wrong or pagan in using the name Jesus, though I do think there is much learning for the body of Messiah in the overall Hebrew/Jewish context of our faith. For most of the world, Jesus is the only name they know our Messiah by, and I believe it is more important to know Who He is and What He has done (that is the function of His name verses the form of His name). Once that weighty truth is understood, then we can move on to additional revelation. I do think His name being restored in these last days is prophetic and in concurrence with what the Prophet Zephaniah spoke “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.” Zephaniah 3:8


2 responses to “Why Yeshua?



  • Di Wang

    “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise Him on the heel.”

    Genesis 3:15

    Yeshua is seed of woman. Maria was a virgin when Yeshua was born in the world.

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