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Why The Name Jesus

Where did we get the "J" in Jesus?

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 ---aka on 9/10/14
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"so, josef, that would apply to all bible names like Joseph and Jeremiah?
---aka on 9/15/14"

If the quote is a revelation of truth, yes, of course.
---Josef on 9/16/14


so, josef, that would apply to all bible names like Joseph and Jeremiah?
---aka on 9/15/14


From the same place we get the J in Jacob and John--spelling conventions.

Many Hebrew names ending in IAH or YAH became IAS when written in Greek: Zephaniah/Sophanias, Zachariah/Zacharias, Messiah/Messias, Elijah/Elias.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/15/14


"Where did we get the "J" in Jesus?" "The English name Jesus, is a derivation from Greek Iesous and the Latin Iesus", from the Hebrew "Yahshua." "This name Jesus commonly used in Christianity today did not exist and would not be spelled with the letter J until about 500 years ago. Jewish Masoretic priests, around the 6th century A.D., created the name Jesus by changing the vowel point from the letter a to e in the Tetragrammaton YHWH." According to this quoted source "There was no letter J in any language prior to the 14th century in England, and the letter did not become widely used until the 17th century." Source, Dr. Lee Warren, B.A., D.D.
---Josef on 9/15/14


Ramon Marti
---aka on 9/12/14




In different sources, i read where Ramus was a Catholic turned Calvinist.

In reading, I came across another name from that time period...Ramn Mart.
---aka on 9/12/14


Petrus Ramus (French: Pierre de la Rame, Anglicized to Peter Ramus...was an influential French HUMANIST, logician, and educational reformer. A Protestant convert, he was killed during the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. (Source: Wikipedia)
---Leon on 9/11/14

HUMANISM: is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) OVER established doctrine or FAITH (fideism).
---Leon on 9/12/14


What did he convert from?
---aka on 9/11/14


Petrus Ramus (French: Pierre de la Rame, Anglicized to Peter Ramus...was an influential French humanist, logician, and educational reformer. A Protestant convert, he was killed during the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. (Source: Wikipedia)
---Leon on 9/11/14


thanks, Leon.

who was Pierre Ramus??
---aka on 9/10/14




"Modern English Jesus derives from Early Middle English Iesu (attested from the 12th century). The name participated in the Great Vowel Shift in late Middle English (15th century). The letter J was first distinguished from 'I' by the Frenchman Pierre Ramus in the 16th century, but did not become common in Modern English until the 17th century, so that early 17th century works such as the first edition of the King James Version of the Bible (1611) continued to print the name with an I... (Source: Wikipedia)
---Leon on 9/10/14


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