by Faith Lenders

We are told by most teachers that the name " Jesus " is the modern equivalent of the original Hebrew/Aramaic birth name. This is not correct, the modern equivalent would still be " Yahusha ". The name " Joshua " with a " Y " sound is the equivalent in the Old Testament portion of the Bible.

Some say Yeshua is from the Hebrew Scriptures, but the name " Yeshua " is actually the Aramaic ( Jesuits ) form meaning " May his name be blotted out ". Most, if not all, Biblical scholars today recognized the Savior's birth Name as Yahusha (with some minor variations like Yahsha , which comes from the sacred name movement of the 1930's and Yeshua the Aramaic form), Even thought these names are close to the true name, they are no where near the counterfeit name Jesus . but this is not what they teach from the pulpit.  It is admitted in many bible dictionaries that the counterfeit name " Jesus " should be YAHUSHA . " Yeshua " also is the name used by today's Jews and messianic believers when referring to the Messiah. The " Yeh " was a replacement of " Yah " to avoid pronouncing the Father's name even in its shortened, poetic form (a traditional Jewish restriction that began at the time of the Babylonian exile).

By pronouncing Yahusha , we state that Yahuah is salvation.

Yahusha , though similar to Yeshua , differs in a few ways. Foremost among a large part of Messianic Judaism's scholars, it is believed to be the more correct rendering as it maintains Yah which is found at the beginning of the Creators Name. YESHU is an orthodox Jewish (or rabbinical Jewish) acronym meaning " May his name be blotted out ", which would seem to have no place among Messianic nor Christians.

It is to be expected that people would have slightly different pronunciations, but the " Yah " portion of the name is well documented. An honest attempt to pronounce this Hebrew name from the Hebrew letters shows respect to the Messiah and to Yahuah , even if we may not be saying it quite correctly. This is more respectful than replacing the name with a different name that is a Mis-Transliteration of a Greek Mis-Transliteration of a Hebrew name.

To learn the real name of your Savior or Messiah, go look at the Hebrew letters for the spelling of ( Y ) Joshua : yod-hay-waw-shin-ayin, Both had the Hebrew name: S pelled twice in the TaNaK (Old Testament) as YAHUSHA )


216 times found: Yahusha - YOD-HAY-WAW-SHIN-AYIN = YOD-HAY-UAU- SHIN-AYIN, this spelling is found 216 times, rendered in the KJV as “JOSHUA” 1 time found: Y’shua ( Nehemiah 8:17 ) YOD-SHIN-UAU-AYIN

YahuSHA - SHA contains the Hebrew root, yaSHA, meaning deliverance (salvation). so “ Yahusha ” is the acceptable transliteration.

The Savior is in fact the Being that revealed His Name as Yahuah, there's no argument there in the least (He is the "Alef the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and the Tau the last"). We use the spelling Yahusha because it states the Name and function or role the messenger Gabri'el provided. We find that Scripture records the practice of giving names, and commonly the chosen name will provide a description or attribute of the individual . Because Gabriel included the phrase, "for he shall save his people from their sins" , it is obvious that there was a distinctive meaning in the Name carrying the idea of salvation . Also, the Name chosen aligns with the meaning of the name of the man that brought Isra el into the promised land (called ( Y ) Joshua.

The Greek texts Hebrews 4 and Acts 7 both indicate the spelling to be identical for both the Mashiach (Messiah) and the successor of Mosheh (Moses):

Therefore, all we have to do is go to the Hebrew texts , find the spelling of the name of the man that succeeded Mosheh (Moses), and we have found the Savior's Name perfectly preserved and based on the texts of Shemoth ( Exodus ). The Name " Yahusha " describes the FUNCTION or ROLE that our Creator has become. To ignore this function/role, we have to overlook the phrase included by Gabriel when the Name was given:

"But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of ( Yahuah ) appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Yoseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto you Miryam your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the ( Ruach ha Kodesh ) . And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His Name Yahusha : for he shall save (DELIVER) his people from their sins . Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of Yahuah by the prophet, saying, 'Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Im manu el ', which being interpreted is, Elohim with us.

Then Yoseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of Yahweh had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Yahusha ." Matt 1:20-25

The Hebrew form of the Name Yahusha (or Y'SHUAH ) is often used in the Tanach (Old Testament) as well as in the official Jewish daily and festival Prayer Books, where it is generally translated as " Salvation " or Yahuah Saves.

For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahuah , to serve him in one accord. Zephaniah 3:9

The Son of YHWH , has His father’s name with a Shin and an Ayin added to the end. Shin means Tooth and Ayin means Eye . So in the death of the son, the law of an “ Eye for an Eye , and a Tooth for a Tooth ” is fulfilled.

Making the true name of the Messiah, in Hebrew, his own language is Yahusha : pronounced ( Yah Hoo Shah ).

י Yod - Produces a "Y" or "I" sound. is in the shape of a hand reaching down, The actual Hebrew word “ yod ” means: “arm or hand, Work, Throw, Worship

ה Heh - A Hebrew vowel letter that produces the "Ah" or "Oh" sound, and is in the shape of a window (in Heaven). Means: Look, Reveal, Breath

ו Waw - Also called " Vav ". As a Hebrew vowel letter it produces an "oo" (u) or "oh" sound (like in #7307 Ruach ). Shaped like an arm that reaches down through the window and means "nail", Add, Secure, Hook. The Vav is also the number 6 , the number of man. Yahusha came as the Son of Man ( Yahuah in the flesh).

ש Shin - Produces the "sh" sound. The following "oo" sound is indicated by a vowel pointing but Deuteronomy 3:21 and Judges 2:7 actually gives us another " waw " after this letter, proving the "shu" pronunciation as valid. This is why Strong's 3091 gives 2 possible spellings. Shin means Tooth , Sharp, Press, Eat, Two

ע Ayin - Silent without a vowel point but indicates an "ah" sound at the end of " Yahusha ". Ayin means Eye , Watch, Know, Shade

Hebrew names can be translated; they make a statement, such as Yahusha = " Yahuah is salvation". The word " Jesus " does not deliver the message that Yahuah is salvation. " Jesus " was never actually his name. The name " Jesus " is the result of a series of changes from Hebrew to a Latinized Greek. The word is not a transliteration, and it cannot be translated, since it is a hybrid word. “ JESUS ” seems to convey “ hail Zeus” in Greek, and “ the horse” in Hebrew (he-soos).

The pronunciation of Yahusha varies among different groups. Since the Hebrew spelling is exactly the same as "( Y ) Joshua ", the son of Nun, some people pronounce it as "( Y ) Joshua " with a "Y" sound - Yahusha ; the " Y " would be the correct sound since the " J " sound does not exist in Hebrew.