Yeshua or YaHushua?
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Yeshua, YaHushua, YaHshua -- Why so confusing?
Q: Yeshua is in the Bible, YaHshua is not? How do you explain that?
A: I have written on this a lot and while it may seem confusing, especially to those recently intorduced to this turth concerning our savior's true identity, it really is not and I will give a simple illustration and the definition followed by how this name is to be pronounced.
(Ezr 3:2) Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
There is the name fo the Priest working with Zerubbabel to rebuild the Altar and the Temple. Later Zerubbabel would crown Jeshua as King and Priest, an obvious prophetic reference to our Lord YaHshua. The names appear different but are pronounced the same. This has fool many people but if we go to the Hebrew Dictionary we will see this and we can correct it without resorting to all of the ins and outs and the twists and turns sometimes used while trying to unravel the path to the False name and names used for our Savior. Yes, it is important -- read Acts 4:12, for one and ask yourself, "What name was Peter using?" The name JESUS never existed until around 400 years ago. Here, then, is the Strong's Hebrew Dictionary definition and pronunciatiion --
ישׁוּעyêshûa‛yah-shoo'-ahFor H3091; he will save; Jeshua, the name of two Israelites, also of a place in Palestine: - Jeshua.
How do people pronounce the word, "yeshua" today? How does the Hebrew Dictionary say it is to be pronounced? YaH - shoo - ah, which is the exact same as YaHshua. You could say YaHshuah and be correct, but does it sound different? No, it does not. Translators in their bias have dropped letters and added vowels and told lies to support "traditions of the fathers" as some say in their defense.
There you have it, simple, easy, straight forward. It is not about the letters so much as it is about the sound, the phonetic value of the letters should, however, provide the proper sound for the reader and the listener but sadly, in so many cases, it does not and thus becomes one of the greatest deceptions of all time. HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE YESHUA? Small still voice -- It is pronounced as YaH shoo-ah, or YaHshua.