YaHshua or YaHushua?
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YaHshua or YaHushua?
Q: Which is more correct between Yahshua and Yahushua?
A: Neither -- both are correct but seen from different points of view some will argue for one or the other.
If one goes by the way the Hebrew is translated and transliterated
into English you will find the Hebrew translators present the Name
for our Savior as Yehoshua, as we see in the Book of Joshua which
would read, "The Book of Yehoshua".
Technically those who want to insist the only correct writing of His Name
is Yahushua are not correct because of the fact the Hebrew scholars
use Yehoshua in the transliteration of the Old English transliteration, JOSHUA.
In speech both sound very similar unless someone forces the pronunciation of
the "u" and it you do this also with the "o" it all becomes kind of senseless.
The fact remains the "u" ad the "o" are added vowels, added by translators
and are not part of His Name. If you check our the actual Hebrew characters
you will see neither of these vowels are present and are additions to His Name
just as vowels are added to the Name YaHWeH, the "a" and the "e" are not in His
Name, YHWH, but are added to help in pronouncing His Name as the translator
understand it. This is the same with the Name YaHshua, YaHoshua, or YaHushua.
You will notice the common denominator -- YaH -- is common to all of the variations
This is the Name, YaH, the latter part of the Name is a definition of what YaH is doing or
going to to do or has done.
For example: YaHWeH is saying, YaH Causes to be -- thus, YaH is identified as Creator.
This is also seen in our Savior's Name -- YaH shua is to say, YaH is savior, or YaH is salvation
or any other variation that says YaH is our Savior, our salvation, our creator. This demonstrates
the argument over the last part of the Name is a useless exercise -- while many argue over the
definitive part of His Name not seeing the true meaning or the Name that actually united all of
these variations. Remember, YaH U or O Shua said that He came in His Father's Name?
The true and One Name is staring everyone in the face while everyone argues over the definition
of His purpose.
Thanks for the questions, your servant Dan