[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 45, Issue 16, The Name

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Sep 12 01:59:22 EDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <thebodyofjesusthenazoraion at juno.com>
> Why is this not Yehshua? instead  Iesous?
> Eva Ritsema

Are you asking why Yeshua is rendered Iesus in Greek and Latin, thus "Jesus"
in English etc.?

Because Greek does not have the letters to represent the Y, Sh and (Ayin
sounds, and used the closest Greek equivalents. This is also how "Xawah"
became "Eve" and "Moshe" became "Moses".

Yigal Levin

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