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Jesus influence is beyond question. Yet, people hold widely different ideas and beliefs about him. Hence, you may wonder, Who really is Jesus Christ The Bible alone tells us where Jesus came from, how he lived, and why he died. Knowing those truths about him can have a profound effect on your life now and in the future.
Jesus, the personal name of this prophet from Nazareth, means ?Jehovah Is Salvation. The word Christ is a title that means Anointed One, signifying that Jesus was anointed, or appointed by God to a special position.
'Jehoshua' is the full Hebrew name, which means: "Jehovah is salvation". 'Jeshua' is the name in its shortened form, and is commonly pronounced "Yeshua"- English- 'J' pronounced as a 'Y'. 'Jesus' is a common English pronunciation of the name. But he was actually referred to as: "Jehoshua the Nazarene." (Reference was made to him as being: "The Carpenter's son".) Note: "Christ" is a title, which means "Anointed One". Not his name.
We refer to Him as "Jesus" because, as English-speaking people, we know of Him through English translations of the Greek New Testament. Scripture does not value one language over another, and it gives no indication that we must resort to Hebrew when addressing the Lord. The command is to "call on the name of the Lord," with the promise that we "shall be saved" (Acts 2:21; Joel 2:32). Whether we call on Him in English, Korean, Hindi, or Hebrew, the result is the same; the Lord is salvation. http://www.gotquestions.org/Yeshua-Jesus.htm
His mother named him "Eesa". Isn't ironic that Jesus never heard the name Jesus in his life time nor did Jesus hear the word Christianity? Anyways, in his second coming, you better call him Eesa otherwise he's just gonna ignore you.