(myCommunity.com) Is Yeshua Hamashiach the proper Hebrew name / title for Jesus Christ? Yeshua Hamashiach means "Jesus the Messiah" The name Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua, which is the abbreviated form of the name Yehoshua. From this Hebrew word we also get the name Joshua (Joshua 5: 15) or Hoshea (Numbers 13: 8; Deuteronomy 33: 44). The name means "salvation"And is found most often throughout the Old Testament. This is the name from which we get the Greek word Iesous, which is announced "yay-sus", Or as we say,"Jesus"
According to the messianic Jewish scholar Dr. Michael Brown, "The original Hebrew-Aramaic name of Jesus is Yeshua, which is the abbreviation of Yehōshua (Joshua), just as Mike is the abbreviation of Michael. The name yeshua appears 27 times in the Hebrew Scriptures, referring mainly to the high priest after the Babylonian exile, called yehōshua (see, for example, Zechariah 3: 3) and, more frequently, yeshua (see, for example, Ezra 3: 2 ). So, Yeshua's name was not unusual; in fact, up to five different men had that name in the Old Testament. And that's how that name came to be 'Jesus' in English"(Brown, Michael L.)"What is the original Hebrew name for Jesus? And is it true that the name Jesus is really a pagan corruption of the name Zeus?"Ask Dr. Brown, January 3 from 2013. Web. December 27 of 2016).
The Hebrew term Mashiach (or Messiah in English; Christos, or Christ, in Greek) means "anointed"And refers to a person who was set apart to serve Yahweh. In the Old Testament, God's mashiachs were anointed with oil to symbolize the presence and authority of the Holy Spirit (Leviticus 4: 3; 1 Samuel 12: 14; 2 Samuel 19: 21). God had promised Israel a final Mashiach, or Messiah, and gave more than 300 prophecies about this Anointed One so they would recognize him when he came (Isaiah 53: 1; Psalm 22: 27; 10: 1-4; Daniel 9: 25 7 : 13). Jesus fulfilled each one of them, thus deserving the title Yeshua Hamaschiach for the Jewish people.
However, Jesus came into the world to offer salvation and forgiveness to all who call on His name (John 3: 16-18; Acts 2: 21). There will be people of his throne for all eternity.every nation, tribe and language"(Apocalypse 7: 9). God is not offended by our languages or our differences. Throughout the Bible, Yahweh even identified himself with different names when dealing with people in different ways (Exodus 3: 14, Isaiah 48: 12, Revelation 1: 8). Jesus called himself the "Son of man"(Matthew 26: 24; Lucas 22: 22), and others called it"Maestro"(Matthew 8: 19) and"Rabbi"(Juan 1: 49). He never corrected anyone's pronunciation or the use of a messianic title, as long as the person came to Him with faith.
So, the name we use for the Son of God, when we come to Him with faith, does not seem to matter to Him. He hears our hearts, anyway, regardless of the words our mouths are speaking (Luke 9: 47). In the words of Dr. Brown, "Do not be ashamed to use the name JESUS! That is the correct way to say his name in English, just as Michael is the correct English way of saying the Hebrew name mi-kha-el and Moses is the correct English way of saying the Hebrew name mo-sheh. Pray in the name of Jesus, worship in the name of Jesus and witness in the name of Jesus. And for those who want to relate to the Jewish character of our Messiah, then refer to him by His original name Yeshua, not Yahshua and not Yahushua, remembering that the power of the name is not in its pronunciation, but in the person who is refers, our Lord and Redeemer and King"(Ibid.).