How did we get the name Jesus when the Letter “J” didn’t exist in Jesus’ time?


After extensive research into this subject, I compiled the shortest, most complete summary I could muster, and it goes as follows:

In the original 1611 version of the King James Bible the letter “J” didn’t exist in Hebrew. The original Hebrew name of Jesus is “Yhwshua.” And no, that’s not a typo, Hebrew didn’t use many vowels. This Hebrew spelling, translated from language to language, filters down into the name we know today as Jesus. The filter is as follows per Matthew Phillips (source link provided below).

“Four step process to erase the official or Orthodox Hebrew YHW’shua: Is a process that took nearly 1600 years to evolve…
1) The Hebrew YHW’shua was abbreviated (remove HW) in Aramaic: Y’shua
2) The Hebrew/Aramaic Names were transliterated into Greek: Iesous,
3) The Greek was transliterated into Latin: Iesus [1611 KJV has Latin spelling]
4) The Latin was transliterated into the English: Jesus”

To clarify, the consonant form of J was not known in the 14thcentury, therefore, both J and I used the Y sound, as in the word “yes”. So in Greek, Iesous would be pronounced Yesous, and the Latin Iesus would pronounce to Yesus. In the 18thCentury, the letter’s J and I were split into a consonant and a vowel, and J was adopted as the consonant letter. Now, since this new consonant J was closer to the sound of the modern Y, the letter J was chosen in the translation to Jesus.

Source: Matthew Phillips

In any case, the Lord God has many names: Holy One, Good Father, Lord, Messiah, etc. and it doesn’t matter which we call the Creator of the Universe as long as we know he is the one true God; The King of kings, and the Lord of lords.

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  1. Jesus comes from the Greek word Iesu (iesus) and it means, “Savior.” It is not derived from the Hebrew name of Yheshua. If that were true, it would be closer to Joshua.
    What degree do you have in linguistics?


  2. I have a masters plus in ancient religions. I think that your full of it !!! There is no JESUS ! That is a modern day euphemism, the letter “J” did not appear until the 16th century. It is accredited to Giovanni Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) He invented the glyph which was a combination of the “I” & “i” with an elongated extension to encompass the “Ja” sound which had been unwritten but was spoken. Giving the last letter added to the modern day alphabet! It was then adopted in to English then French and Spanish ! The name of Christ is Yeshua, that is what was spoken in that time. There is no J in the Hebrew language nor any other till the 16th century. I have a library in my home which has 15,000 volumes. With several incunabula to refer to ! When you speak the name JESUS you are being tricked. That is the combination of Jupiter & Zeus, you are therefore putting worship on false roman and Greek gods !! You are creating an abomination of God ! I have an original 1611 KJV in my library. The letter “J” does not appear in it !!! If you use the internet to do your research then you truly are a fool ! Books Books Books ! How do you think Satan deceives in this modern day? By simply letting people believe all the nonsense that is written on it !
    Wake up and know the true name of Christ !


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