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Scriptsיֵשׁוּעַ Ancient Hebrew

Meaning & History

Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
VariantYehoshua Biblical Hebrew
Other Languages & CulturesEssa, Isa, Issa, Yushua Arabic Josu Basque Jesus, Joshua Biblical Iesous Biblical Greek Iesus, Iosue Biblical Latin Jozua Dutch Joshua, Josh English Josué French Xesús Galician Iokua Hawaiian Yehoshua Hebrew Józsua Hungarian Giosuè Italian Josué Portuguese Jesús, Josué, Chucho, Chus, Chuy Spanish Jesus Theology İsa Turkish
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute