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What is the Etymology of the Name of Jesus?

1. Question Restatement : Is there textual / literary evidence that "Jesus" is a name derived from "Zeus"? What is the Etymology of the Name, "Jesus"? 2. Answer - The Names Jesus and Zeus are not ...
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When did the pronunciation of "Jesus" change?

The reason why Jesus is pronounced with the J sound we have in English today is because the letter I as a consonant in early Old French shifted to the J pronunciation we have in English today through ...
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When is mormon.org going to be updated?

I don't believe we know (yet). As soon as possible? President Nelson says: And some said it couldn’t be done, so why even try? ... It was the Savior Himself who said, “For thus shall my ...
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Why does the Catholic Church not celebrate the Feast of Naming of Jesus?

Why does the Catholic Church not celebrate the Feast of Naming of Jesus? Who says we do not? Those who follow the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, celebrate it under the title of the Feast of the ...
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When is mormon.org going to be updated?

March 5th, 2019, the church issued this: Websites: The Church’s official website will become ChurchofJesusChrist.org. This change is effective today, March 5, 2019, when the domain name ...
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Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies?

Yes, and you can read it in John's gospel account, in any translation, including the Douay-Rheims Bible: "Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read, 'JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE ...
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If Jehovah's Witnesses believe they should use Jehovah to be accurate why don't they use Jesus' real Hebrew name?

The actual pronunciation of the tetragrammaton is up for debate. If a person leaned toward "Yahweh" or "Yehovah," we wouldn't have a problem with that. But "Jehovah" is the most accepted version in ...
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What is the name given to Jesus?

Complementing Kris's and Nigel's answer, I'd like to add 2 resources; one is an answer to a similar question from gotquestions.org. Another is from an exegetical commentary on Philippians by Dr. Bob ...
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Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies?

Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies? Obviously Pilate referred to to Jesus by name on a couple of occasions. At the trial of Jesus, Pilate addressed the crowd in the ...
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How can God (Jesus) have a secret identity? (Protestant view, including Messianic Jewish, if possible)

This section of the Revelation gives spiritual insight into aspects of the risen Christ that all who love him and who long for his appearing (2 Timothy 4:1) will be keen to grasp. Much could be said ...
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Does Jesus have a second name?

Back then, people were identified either as being the son of their father, or by the name of the town where they grew up. In Luke's genealogy, chapter 3 verse 23 identifies Jesus like this: Now Jesus ...
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Greek- what's the difference between Ιησοῖ, Ιησούς, and Ιησού?

This is really a rather elemental question about language, there is nothing special about this name. I would caution you not to make too much of what you find in the Greek manuscripts without actually ...
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What is the name given to Jesus?

According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, the Greek word translated “name” can refer to “all that a name implies, of authority, character, rank, majesty, power, [and] ...
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What is the name given to Jesus?

It is Peter, the Chief Apostle, who first, publicly, declares that Jesus is 'Lord' and 'Christ'. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.Therefore being by the right hand of God ...
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If Jehovah's Witnesses believe they should use Jehovah to be accurate why don't they use Jesus' real Hebrew name?

The question is answered well in the 2013 edition of the New World Translation appendix: Much info on why Jehovah’s witnesses believe using the name Jehovah is important is found there. Specific to ...
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When is mormon.org going to be updated?

Mormon Newsroom issued the following statement on 16 October 2018: ...Church websites and materials will be updated in coming weeks and months. President Nelson and other Church leaders understand ...
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How do Protestants view the prophecy and birth of Jesus

Speaking as a Protestant: One of the core tenants of our faith is Sola Scriptura. As it says in the scripture: 2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ...
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Why use Yeshua instead of Jesus?

Why use Yeshua instead of Jesus? Besides the simplest and most obvious reason for doing so is because we can, I will give you the reason why I do this myself when I am alone and not hindered by being ...
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Why is it wrong to refer to "Jesus" by his given true name Yeshua?

The origin of the name is to be known if we are to make sense of this 'problem.' Firstly, ׳Jesus׳ comes to us in English from the Greek Ιησους (Iesous), which is the Greek transliteration of the ...
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Why did Clement of Alexandria say that the name of Jesus, Iesous, has a Greek origin, not a Hebrew one?

From the Wikipedia article in the original post: The English form of the name "Jesus" is derived from the Latin Iēsus, which in turn comes from the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs). The Greek is a Hellenized ...
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GOD/JESUS - Greek - Yahuwah/Yashuah - Hebrew

I don’t know if anyone will read this, but this is what I know about the names of God. YHWH is the unspoken Hebrew personal name of God in the Old Testament. There are many names of God, 8 of them ...
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GOD/JESUS - Greek - Yahuwah/Yashuah - Hebrew

Before dealing with the main subject, we must note that Jehovah is a flatly wrong English translation of the revealed divine Name. To support this statement, I must deal with two issues: the history ...
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GOD/JESUS - Greek - Yahuwah/Yashuah - Hebrew

Our Creator does have a name, and it is, "I am" (אהיה ehyeh), which is the first person masculine form of the verb, "to be," the third person nominal form of which is, יהוה (yeh-...
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What is the name given to Jesus?

The name that He is given of the Father is Jesus Christ. Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised ...
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Why use Yeshua instead of Jesus?

The "J" in Biblical names translated to English are usually "׳" (yod) in Hebrew, pronounced as "i". For example, Jesus - ישוע "yeshua" John - יוחנן "yokhanan" Joshua - יהושע "yohushua" Joseph - ...
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Why is it wrong to refer to "Jesus" by his given true name Yeshua?

All of the original manuscripts which document the angelic heralding and birth of the prophesied predecessor of Messiah, that is to say the record of John the Baptist, and all of the original ...
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What does Trinitarian Protestantism understand by salvation being in the name of 'Jesus Christ of Nazareth'?

As a Trinitarian Christian of the Protestant persuasion, I understand that the conflict between the High Priest, rulers, elders and teachers of the law, and Peter was that the former equated the power ...
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