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Jesus ... the Son of God

Reader comment on item: Salman Rushdie and British Backbone
in response to reader comment: To brother Oliver

Submitted by Oliver (United States), Jul 10, 2007 at 00:04


You wrote to John, "If you have the opportunity to scan through the hebrew scripture of Bible you will find Jesus is refered as "Isa" not "Jesus"."

I took this statement to mean that a casual look at the Jewish OT would easily show references to the personage of Jesus (Christ), may I say that if it were so easy to point to the personage of Jesus (Christ) in the Jewish OT every Jew from Christ's time on earth onward would be a Christian as it would be easy to prove that Jesus (Christ) is the Jewish Messiah. But, as it stands the only personage with a name close to ‘Jesus' in the Jewish OT is Joshua so let's see if I can explain this silly matter of ‘name calling'.

Jesus is English for the Greek Iesous.

Joshua is English for the Hebrew Yehoshua.

Iesous is Greek for the Hebrew Yehoshua.

Sooooo …

Jesus is English for the Hebrew Yehoshua.

Now it may well be that Isa is Arabic for Jesus or Joshua or Yehoshua, and that's fine with me – because no matter how hard you try you won't find Jesus or Joshua or Yehoshua referred to as Isa in the Jewish OT. (Maybe in an Arabic OT, if one exists, which I doubt)

You wrote to me, "Surely his (Jesus) disciple did not called him "Jesus"."

While Jesus was on earth and with His disciples, they called Him: Master or Rabbi or Teacher and on occasion they called Him Lord. After He (Jesus) was crucified, died and was resurrected, they referred to Him (in the Gospels and the Letters) as the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

May the true and living God enlighten you – Raqib.


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