Names of God: Jesus


Yeshua (Hebrew), Iesous (Greek)

Scripture Reading: John 14:12-14Acts 4:5-12Romans 10:8-13Philippians 2:5-11Revelation 1:4-8


The Hebrew name Yeshua, or “Jesus,” means “Yahweh saves.” It is a shortened version of the Hebrew name Yehoshu’a, or “Joshua.” Jesus, a common name in the first century AD, was the human name the Lord was given on earth. Mary and Joseph obediently gave the child this name because an angel of the Lord visited Joseph in a dream and told him, “you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21). 

Scripture often combines the name Jesus with the Greek word for messiah, Christos, or “Christ.” The name “Jesus Christ” joins the two names in order to recognize Jesus as the anointed Savior. The New Testament keeps Jesus’s human name and His designation as the Christ linked after the resurrection, emphasizing that He remains fully man and fully God with all authority in heaven and on earth. 


The name of the incarnate Son of God


What does this name teach me about God?


*This devotional was taken from the He Reads Truth website