peter at qaya.org
Tue Apr 4 19:17:23 EDT 2006
On 04/04/2006 23:58, Baruj Diez wrote:
> (The so-called “Sacred Name” movement that
> purports that the “true name” of the Messiah is
> “YAHushua” or “YAHoshua” (or some variant
> thereof) is founded on faulty linguistics and
> esoteric doctrine. These people think that the
> sacred Name (YHVH) is best rendered as YAHWEH,
> and suppose that since Jesus said He came in His
> Father’s Name (John 5:34), YAH must somehow
> appear in the spelling of this name. ...
This is not entirely fallacious. I leave aside any question of
pronunciation, which to me is secondary. But it seems very clear that
Jesus' Hebrew name was יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yehoshu(a)/Yahoshu(a), or possibly the
contracted form of this name יֵשׁוּעַ Yeshua. And this name is recognised by
all to be a compound of the divine name יהוה YHWH and a verb, with the
final letter of the divine name, which is silent, dropped according to
regular Hebrew rules. So the divine name does indeed appear in Jesus'
name. Whether this is theologically significant I will leave to others.
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