reply to post by Yissachar1
Okay, I know a bit about this...but it's complicated and I've been up for a LONG time, so I'll have to simplify it a tad...
Basically what you are addressing is a 'lost in translation' sort of deal. Keep in mind that Yeshua (and, yeah, I agree that's his most
name) spoke little Hebrew and Aramaic compared to the Greek and Latin that was used commonly around him - remember, Yeshua's people
were controlled by the Romans at this time.
Now, also consider that a couple centuries before Yeshua there was a translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, called the Septuagint. And a few
centuries after Yeshua, there was a translation of the mishmash of languages that make up the Old and New testaments into Latin, called the
Once you play around from language to language you lose local, regional, national, etc. connotations, slang, euphemisms, etc...so, the whole 'son of
zeus' thing, consider that was meant to be taken figuratively. Taken down to its core meaning it then means something like 'son of the highest
god,' which would be close enough to 'son of god' considering the cross-cultural conversion going on there.
Okey dokey. Now, as for his name, Yeshua is Hebrew, which would make it more traditional, but Jesus is the Latin equivalent to Hebrew, just like
Joshua is the English equivalent to it. Oh, and by the way, 'geezus' would be the mostly English way of pronouncing it, just like 'heyzeus' would
be the Spanish, and 'yayshush' is from.....crap, now I can't remember.
My point is - IT ALL MEANS THE SAME THING!
Get over it, there's no conspiracy. What you are doing is mincing traditions and then complaining about having done so.
Look - if you're truly concerned about salvation and all that, just remember that it's all in the state of your heart. If you believe in Yeshua then
that's wonderful, but I really doubt he's going to care what you call him.
Hmmmm....that gives me an idea...
perhaps I'll begin praying to Susan
maybe I'll start up a thread in a while to tell ya'll how that's working out for me.
Love and Light, all.