The Name Above All Others

A couple of years ago, I researched why we English-speaking-folk say, “Jesus” instead of “Yeshua”. Does it make sense that we translate His name – the veryname that will cause every knee to bow and every tongue confess His lordship??

My research revealed that some English-speaking people still do call Him “Yeshua”; they say that doing so is beautifully intimate. They also say, that although they wish all Christians would experience this level of intimacy with the God-man, they are thankful for the translation since the word “Jesus” is so often profaned.

Perhaps the use of “Jesus” is like a protection of that which is truly sacred… His true name: Yeshua.






3 responses to “The Name Above All Others”

  1. Rebecca Avatar

    An intriguing post…thank you! I’ve lately discovered that His disciples never once directly addressed Jesus, or Yeshua, by his name, and they were the human beings who enjoyed the most intimate relationships with Him in the history of the world. That “discovery” affected me deeply as well.

  2. Janelle@GraceTags Avatar

    This is very interesting. I do wonder why we felt the need to translate His Glorious name. I know when I come before Him, using the name Yeshua, I feel the most vulnerable and connected, there is a deeper level of intimacy. And so maybe you’re right, that is why I don’t say it as much as Jesus.

  3. In His Grace Avatar
    In His Grace

    This has recently been brought to my attention by a friend of mine whose father is from Israel and who can read the original Hebrew. May I also recommend this video? Very eye-opening for this Americanized female. Praising GOD for His revelation!!

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