It was foretold that a virgin shall give birth and the new born will be named Emmanuel then why was Jesus named "Yeshua". Please explain...
Let me use the verses from Old Testament and New Testament.
Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) - Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."
Matthew 1:23 (NIV) - “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)."
In Aramaic, it must be noted that Immanuel is written as "Ammanueil" (Aramaic form of Hebrew name "Immanuel").
In Matthew 1:25, we see the naming of the child which is "Yeshua" in Aramaic (in English "Jesus").
I believe Aramaic name "Yeshua" can mean "YA has equated." YA (in Aramaic OT and Aramaic NT) is the Aramaic form of Hebrew "YH" in "YHWH." Because of this, Hebrew name "Yehochanan" is "Yochanan" in Aramaic. Another example is Hebrew name "Yehonathan" is "Yonathan" in Aramaic. For Respect, "YA" is addressed as "MarYA" (Master YA) in Aramaic OT and Aramaic NT.
From what I learned, YA has equated (Yeshua) the mankind by becoming a human being. Through this, God is with us.
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Jesus Christ is the Word of God, who himself is God, who became flesh and made his dwelling among us, hence, the meaning, "God with us".
Notice here that Isaiah simply gave the name but Matthew gave us the meaning of the name Immanuel as "God with us". Isaiah also gave other names for the Messiah.
Since Immanuel was not the only name predicted by Isaiah, it has to do with the attributes of the Messiah. Literally, Jesus Christ is the meaning of Immanuel, God who dwelled among us, who became human, hence the title "Son of Man".
Yehoshu’a not yeshua. Yeshu'a is just a contracted form of Yehoshu'a and Yehoshu’a is Joshua in English, not Jesus. Jesus Christ is a name made up by the church and written into the bible. Jesus Christ has no significant meaning at all for the time period that Yehoshu’a Immanuel lived (Jesus Christ has no Hebrew meaning). Yehoshu'a Immanuel now there is a name. Yehoshu'a means Yahweh (the name of God) is salvation. Immanuel means Yahweh/Elohim is with us. God is salvation and God is with us. Also it says and he will be called Immanuel and he was called Immanuel. Yehoshu'a Immanuel of Nazareth. Research how many people were known by two names and the place they were from back then.