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Is Xmas a secular name for Christmas?

Word origin As stated in previous answers, the "X" in "Xmas" comes from the Greek word for Christ, Χριστός. However, since precision is important, I want to clarify when the ...
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What is the Biblical basis for using the names "Yeshua" and "Yehoshua" (Joshua) for Jesus?

This is, as noted, primarily a question about Semitic languages in the First Century. However, as it happens, there is a Biblical record of the relationship between the Semitic name yĕhôšūaʿ and the ...
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Is Xmas a secular name for Christmas?

Great Britain monks used "X" for "Christ" nearly a thousand years ago. They used "X" for "Christ" while transcribing manuscripts in Old English. They did so because the Greek word for Christ, ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ,...
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Why do we use the name "Jesus" if the apostles did not use it?

Your question seems to be referring to: And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. - Acts 4:12 ESV Which in context ...
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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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Is Xmas a secular name for Christmas?

The Greek letter Χ <"chi"> is the first letter in the word Χριστός < Christ >. It was often used in the past for easier transcription of scripture (from Greek to English). There is nothing ...
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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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What do non-trinitarians mean when they call Jesus the "Son of God"?

I agree with previous answers, but I would like to take a look at a different angle of the question. Asking about "non-Trinitarians" is extremely broad, since there are many groups from many ...
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Do Catholics consider saying "Jeez(e)!" to be a violation of the Second Commandment?

The term "using God's name in vain" comes from the Ten Commandments, which were given to Moses in the Old Testament: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" (Exodus 20:7, KJV). ...
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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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Does Jesus's name lose authority in other languages? (Catholic)

On June 29, 2008, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, wrote to the presidents of all conferences of bishops, prohibiting use ...
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What is the Biblical basis for using the names "Yeshua" and "Yehoshua" (Joshua) for Jesus?

In the Old Testament, the legendary military leader who led the conquest of the Promised Land was called Joshua, an English transliteration of the Hebrew יְהוֹשׁ֫וּעַ (Yĕhôshúʿa). In the Greek ...
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Is Jesus the real name of Jesus or is it some kind of translation?

Jesus is a translation of the Greek Ιησούς. It is the Greek version of the Hebrew ישוע (Yeshua). ישוע (Yeshua) comes from the Hebrew יהושע which is transliterated Yehoshu. This is translated as Joshua....
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What is the Biblical basis for using the names "Yeshua" and "Yehoshua" (Joshua) for Jesus?

"For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that."  Hebrews 4:8 "εἰ γὰρ αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς κατέπαυσεν, οὐκ ἂν περὶ ἄλλης ἐλάλει μετὰ ταῦτα ἡμέρας."  ...
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Why do biblical names vary in different languages?

Part of this, too, has to do with the language spoken by the first missionaries to visit a particular area. Different languages transliterate sounds form other languages in different ways, even within ...
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What do non-trinitarians mean when they call Jesus the "Son of God"?

I've come across a few different meanings. Here are three examples: Adoptionism: Jesus was born just a man, but was adopted as God's own Son. There are a few reasons that are given for this (simply ...
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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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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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Is the title of Jesus "Son of God" synonymous with "Messiah"?

The title of "Messiah" doesn't imply any divinity for the individual bearing that title, so it should be considered as distinct from the title "son of God". Messiah (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ‎; mashiach, "...
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What evidence is there that the New Testament was originally written in Aramaic?

The hypothesis of an Aramaic original for the New Testament holds that the original text of the New Testament was not written in Greek, as held by the majority of scholars, but in the Aramaic language,...
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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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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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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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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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