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LINKS -- some you will like and some you will not, but all are worth your time:
This link, Bible researcher, starts out slow and then grows and grows. You will find a lot here. Decide where you want to go and stay on track for whatever you are researching
This next site has connected the name Jesus with the name Zeus. The reasoning used and the facts presented are worth a look.
This next site is a Hebrew/Jewish research and study on the language and of origins. Great site for research on name origins, but can be confusing and hard to understand. A challenge to the Christian faith having its origns in the Hebrew or Jewish Church founded by the Apostles. Enter with caution.
The next site is great for researching various groups, and cults as defined by Modern Christian based beliefs. Ever wonder about a particular group or individual, then this is the place to go.
The Following Site is a well rounded Bible Study site -- for the younger adults, they say -- but also a very good site for those young in the Messiah, young in the faith. While this site does not emphasize our Savior's True Identity (Not yet, anyway), it is a sincere Bible study Site worth a look -- with your Bible open.
This is a Jewish side to Messianic Jewishness. It helps to know a little about the Jewish side and this is certainly a good place to start. Lots of info. They prefer to us the name Yeshua or Y'shua -- they are in the habit of dropping the H
The following link is a great site and has a tremendous amount of resources. You will find the usually free non-copyright material -- bibles, commentaries, etc., but you will also find some valuable copyright material, like the NIV bible and the NLT translation and some others.
This next link is to a site that will allow you to access many different translations. Easy to use.
This site is all about how the Christian Church has always been and extension of the Pagan Babylonian religions started by Nimrod. Pagan Christianity --
YAHUSHUA, alt. YAHOSHUA, YAHUSHA ?
The above site has lots of information. But, as with every site, enter at your own risk. I do not agree with every thing this site is teaching. I do not agree with his acceptance of the Name as YESHAU, for example -- dropping the H is a big mistake, one that many in the Messianic movement have fallen into. The reason is simple, by dropping the "H" from ths Name (The Shem) it is literally dropping half of the Name of our Creator, YaH (Ps 68:4, is an example). When it is written as Y'shua, given the benefit of doubt, this is a method used, in most cases, indicating a missing letter which the reader is expected to supply when reading -- this approach I was told about from and Ultra Orthodox Jewish student saying that this was out of respect for His Name, and that is suspicious in it self -- how many Jewish students want to show respect for our Savior's Name? Still, I suppose this may be true, not in our Savior's name as a whole but where His Name bears the Name of His Father, YaH -- seeing this form, Y'shua, may truly be a form of respect in avoiding the use of His Name.
One other thing, the use and finding, in the Hebrew, that YaHusha, or YaHoshua, is found and, as some are anxious to point out, the form, YaHshua, especially with the missing "o" or "U" is not found at all in the Hebrew Scripture. This is true only if you go by what the Jewish translators say? For one thing,m the missing letters were never a part of His Name, they added them. I have given an example below to put this in the right light.
It should be understood that the Hebrew, everyone is working with, as found in the Tanak and other Jewish Publication Society translations, is MODERN Herbrew, not Ancient Hebrew, and thus, it is a "best guess" of what the Jewish forefathers, during YaHshua's time and before used. In it visual form, modern Hebrew it is completely different from what little remains of anceint Hebrew. And, for the most part, no one would even have a clue concerning the ancient Hebrew Moses wrote in and the Prophets wrote in if it were not for our Creator's NAME. Scrolls found at Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls, were found to contain the Name YHWH in the text of the writings of the scribe, but not in the Hebrew/Aramaic dialect used in that period of time -- the Holy Name being rendered in Paleo Hebrew. Everytime the scribe would come to HIS NAME the scribe would print it out in the ancient Paleo lettering, the true original Hebrew, the same lettering Moses would have written in.
Not Semitic, not Aramaic, and not Arabic, but Hebrew, a lost language. Modern Hebrew, as they call it, and then Biblical Hebrew, as they call it, is only a shadow of the original. Paleo is a lost language, but down through the ages His Holy Name has been preserved and what was found at Qumran proves this truth. Also, the accuracy from today back to the actually copy of the Word, of what we call Scripture, is proven and demonstrated in a scroll known as the Isaiah (Isa YaH) scroll, a near complete scroll record of the Book of Isaiah. Compared to the modern translations very little differences are found, other than the modern translations replacing His Holy Name, the wording is correct.
Because His Name has been preserved in this manner the Hebrew linguist have a pretty good idea about the phonetic value of each letter and these four letters of the Creator's Name which were used as vowels in pronunciation of the old language and used as well as consonants. Keeping this in mind and then consider the following concerning the "O" or "U" that some insist is part of His Name --
Some pretty bright people, Teachers of Biblical Hebrew, a couple who have communicated wth me, insist YaHshua is not found in the Hebrew Scriptures, while YaHoShua is, or is it YaHuShua -- they really prefer the spelling, Yehoshua.Why should anyone be so concerned in their denial when their argument or their denial rests on one or maybe two letters, letters that are not part of His Name at all, but are vowels that have been added by the Biblical scribes, by the very people making the denial? The question is, then, do they know it? Tell anyone making this argument, that the missing vowel, the o or u means that the name not using these vowels is wrong or not found in the Bible? If you look at His Name in the Hebrew, as it was originally written, without the vowels added, it is YHsha -- In the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia The Name for JOSHUA is only 6 letters, while the name the modern translators want us to say makes that name or the name YahShua wrong, that is, Yehoshua, there are 8 letters. Okay, so, let's take the vowel out of YaHshua as well, and what do we have? YHshua. Because the experts have added vowels does mean they are right, that makes it a one sided game with only their rules making thing right and they can change those rule anytime they want? - Original: יהושׁעThis is beyond crazy, vowels do not make the name. For example, the transliteration of His Holy Name from the Hebrew to the English is YHWH. Look in the NIV preface, for example, and there you will find the name of the God of Israel reprented as only 4 letters, These Four letters, are called the Tetragrammaton -- a name for a name? - Original: הושׁוּע
American Heritage Dictionary:Tet-ra-gram-ma-ton (tetr-gram-ton)n. The four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH or JHVH (Yahweh or Jehovah), used as a biblical proper name for God.[Middle English Tetragramaton, from Greek tetragrammaton, four-letter word, from neuter of tetragrammatos, four-lettered : tetra-, tetra- + gramma, grammat-, letter. See gerbh-.]__________________________Yah-weh (yawa, -we) also Yah-veh (-va, -ve) or Jah-veh (yava, -ve) or Jah-weh (yawa, -we)n. A name for God assumed by modern scholars to be a rendering of the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.[Hebrew.]---------------------------------------Excerpted from American HeritageCopyright © 1997 The Learning Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
When you look at the Hebrew for YaHshua (old english Joshua) we discover something -- the "O" not the "U" is found in the spelling. In other words, the experts telling us the name YaHshua (Joshua) is not in the Torah, or any of the Hebrew writing are themselves supplying the "O" or the "u" even though neither are in the orgininal, nor in the Modern Hebrew ethier.YaH - shua -- the Hebrew characters read from right to lef -- First letter = Y, Second letter = H, Third letter = sh, Forth letter = ah. There is no "U" and no "O" and no "e" either. These letters, one or the other, has to be supplied by the read --which is the Hebrew expert bias. That's right, it is added by the Hebrew Scribes when presented in the English. If we remove this bias we have -- YaHshua._____________________________
[Middle English, from Late Latin Iesus, from Greek Iesous, from Hebrew Yesua', from Yehosua', Joshua.]
---------------------------------------------Excerpted from American HeritageCopyright © 1997 The Learning Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.What? Latin? The Name JESUS is Latin? Remember, the J letter used to be the I letter in the older languages. Then we are told that Yeshua is Hebrew but is from Yehosua, or Joshua. Crazy, right? A double revelation. JESUS is not Hebrew but Latin and Yeshua and Yehosua and Joshua are all the same, and not one of these choices are even close to the Latin JESUS. What about the Greek? Well, the Greek, Iesous is nothing like the Latin as a finished word and nothing like the Hebrew either. And maybe the Latin was derived from the Greek, at least in part but it certainly is not the finished product, Joshua, or YaHshua. If YaHshua is not or cannot be found in the Hebrew then neither can Joshua, at least the way the experts tell it, but in the reference works and dictionaries the name Joshua is always connected up with two or three variation of Yehoshua or other similar pronunciations, not one of which is even close to the Latin JESUS which is pronounced, when you hear it in Laten as ISIS, or very close. Unbelievable stuff, right? Just remember, most of the experts use circular thinking, that is, they quote each other and when they do that if one of the theories or assumptions is wrong then they all quote and support the wrong thing. This is why the Theory of Evolution is still around and defended by some pretty smart people. IQ is no gauge for being correct. If it were, well, then, the Beast to come would be right about everything, wouldn't he? But he is destined for the Lake of Fire.Send questions or comments to: Dan@servantsofyahshua.com