Since the New Testament (NT) was written in Greek, and according to Strong’s Concordance of the Bible (2424), “the name” of Christianity’s man-god was Jehoshua; let us take a closer look. How did the name Jesus come about? By the way, Jesus’ last name was not “Christ” − that was simply a title given by Christianity’s authors! To say “Jesus Christ” is the same as saying Frankie “bartender,” Jim “chef” or Jerome “garbage man.”
In Hebrew there is no “J” sound, therefore the “J,” is written as “Y” when transliterated from Hebrew. Therefore the proper birth name of Jesus would have been Yehoshua ben Yosef ― Jehoshua son of Joseph. Some Christians have shortened Yehoshua to Yeshua.
In English, the name of Joseph’s son would have been Joshua (Jehoshua). If there were birth certificates 2,000 years ago, the one for Jesus, in English, would have read: “Joshua” – father Joseph – mother Mary. So how did the NT veer off from “Joshua” to the name of Jesus?
“And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” Luke 2:21 (King James Version (KJV))
Let us go back about 2,000 years ― think of the scene at this Jewish home ― the Jewish Mary (Mir'yam) and the Jewish Joseph (Yosef) have the Jewish baby circumcised. According to the NT what did they do? The Jewish mother and father gave the baby a "Greek" name ― Jesus! WHAT?!! That is not logical! Miriam (Mary) and Yosef (Joseph) would have named him Yehoshua (Joshua), not the Greek name of Jesus. But, coming back reality; this is a merely a Greek/Christian story and not a Hebrew story.
Christianity follows the teachings of Paul and, like Paul, the clergy, missionaries and apologetics use every trick possible to convert gullible targets. Using Paul’s tactic:
“And unto the Jew I became as a Jew, that I may gain the Jews; to them that are under the law” (l Corinthians 9:20-22 KJV)
Missionaries targeting Jews, know the word Jesus has an extremely negative connotation for Jews; so they simply change the man god’s [Jesus] name to the Jewish sounding Yeshua. Christians try to have it both ways; depending on who they are talking to. They will call Jesus Yeshua to Jews ― trying to make him appear Jewish; and Jesus to everyone else ― by his Greek name, as appears in the Christian bible, the NT.
How conveniently these Christian missionaries forget that the Gospel of John tried to separate the pagan Jesus from those Jews and Judaism. On the lighter side, all this is really very simply explained, like most of the Christian bible discrepancies.
Someone jokingly said Christians came up with the name Jesus (sp. he-soos) as a way to compromise with pagans so they could call on the name Zeus. They claim the name Jesus was an attempt by the early church to incorporate the name of God ― Invisible Man in the Sky ―represented by the yod-key name with the name Zeus; thus forming Y’Zeus, or Jesus. These ideas originate from religiholic “sacred name messianic sects” of Christianity. These sects believe that one can only be “saved” only by calling on the Hebrew names of God which they believe include the Tetragrammaton for “the Father” and Yeshua ― or Y’shua or Yahshua ― for Jesus.
According to Christians, who love to quote Isaiah, Jesus’ name was supposed to be “Immanuel” as it was a prophecy recorded in the Old testament:
“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7.14)
All we know is that somewhere along the line it got all mixed up. Just like the totality of the Christian story told in the NT. It is all fiction; even the reported history did not happen or was conveniently changed to fit NT stories. This didn’t matter 2,000 years ago. People were uneducated and totally dependent on what those in authority told them to believe and when/what to celebrate. Does Christmas and Easter ring a bell?
By the way, a final note. I heard that when it came to naming Christianity’s man-god, Mary and Joe got confused with a Hispanic mother’s newborn (in the same maternity ward) whose name was Jesus ― just like my gardener. Go figure; somewhere in the world there was a Hispanic kid with the official moniker “Immanuel” whose mother kept calling “him” Jesus.
"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs" -Unknown
Citation of Hebrew scripture and sources in articles or analyses is not in any way an acceptance, approval or validation of the Jewish religion, its works or scriptures. The Hebrew bible, like the Christian New Testament, is fictitious; From a 6-day creation of the universe; a cunning, walking, talking snake; big fish tales; world flood and an "Invisible Man in the Sky" ― it is all fiction, a bold sham perpetrated on mankind.