The Name of Jesus Christ


The name “Jesus” in Hebrew literally means “God saves.” The name “Jesus” in Hebrew is “Yeshua.”

In the Old Testament, Yeshua was an alternative form of the name Yehoshua, Hebrew for Joshua (Numbers 13:16, 1 Chronicles 7:27).

Therefore, Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua.

The name Yeshua is related to the Hebrew verb root “rescue” and one of its noun forms, yesua, “deliverance.”

Yeshua in Greek is “lesous,” and in Latin is “lesus.” The name Jesus in English comes from lesous and lesus. 


In the New Testament, which was written in Greek, “Christ” in the Greek is the word “christos,” which means “anointed.”

In the Old Testament, which was written in Hebrew, the word for “Messiah” is “mashiach,” which also means “anointed.”

Therefore, the Greek word for Christ, “christos,” is the Greek equivalent for the Hebrew word for Messiah, “mashiach.”

Therefore, His name could properly be written and spoken as, “Jesus the Anointed One.”