What about Jesus Christ? Every language has a different name for him, a different pronunciation. But does he have one true and proper name? Yeshua Hamashiach means Jesus the Messiah. Does he only go by the name Yeshua Hamashiach? To say the Bible and Ancient Greek culture rubbed each other the wrong way is an understatement. After all, they wrote the New Testament in Greek , and so not all names will translate using the same letters across alphabets of different languages. In Spanish, my first name is Esperanza translation. Alphabets and letters can differ a lot from nation to nation. However, we can use different names of God in prayer and should consider Yeshua Hamashiach as one of them.
How Jesus is known and what he is called in Israel
What Does "Yeshua" Mean?
Do we need to say the name of the Son of God in Hebrew? Yes, I am talking about groups of gentile believers who affirm basic tenets of Christianity, gather together into churches, but yet emphasize specific dates of the Hebrew calendar, celebrate Jewish feasts, and prefer to refer to Jesus Christ as Yeshua , the Messiah. This last issue is what I want to address in this article. If the incarnate Son of God was Jewish, and his name was Yeshua, and he was known by and called Yeshua, then why would we not call him Yeshua? Some have gone so far as to say that in order to be saved , we must call upon the name of Yeshua HaMashiach, and to call upon any other is to call upon a false god though this extreme seems to be rare amongst the most influential proponents of these ideas on a broader scale. So, this issue has the potential to be massively erroneous.
Yeshua & The Hebrew Roots Movement
Once for Joshua the son of Nun, and 28 times for Joshua the High Priest and other priests called Jeshua — although these same priests are also given the spelling Joshua in 11 further instances in the books of Haggai and Zechariah. In English, the name Yeshua is extensively used by followers of Messianic Judaism ,  whereas East Syriac Christian denominations use the name Isho in order to preserve the Aramaic name of Jesus. Yeshua in Hebrew is a verbal derivative from "to rescue", "to deliver".
Mighty one of the Lord. It sounds nothing like Yeshua! And does it really matter what we call him? It makes him all the less recognisable to his Jewish brethren. Jesus just sounds so… gentile! But when Jewish people hear his name in Hebrew, quite often the lights go on. The name Yeshua was known and used in Jewish history — you can find men called Yeshua in the roll calls of teams serving in the temple 1 Chronicles , 2 Chronicles , Ezra ,6, This makes much more sense to Jewish ears. So much suffering and persecution has been inflicted upon Jewish people in the name of Yeshua that his very name has become a stumbling block and offense, and now he is often considered one of the enemies of the Jewish people.