posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 11:07 AM
reply to post by HeavenWolf
It is obvious that it is Hellenistic, Jesus name is not Jesus, It is Y-hshuah, which is a consecrated form of the Holy
Apparently I am not too "learned" since I have no idea what you mean by a consecrated form of the Holy Name.
Let's use a little bit of logic please.
Let's say for the sake of argument that there is a such thing as a consecrated form of the Holy Name. Now, tell me how many people would go around
using this consecrated form of the Holy Name for their mundane, vulgar name?
Only a small percentage of the people who were members of the group associated with the religious practice of Judaism in the time of Jesus actually
lived in Judea, including Jesus, who lived in a gentile province called Galilee. Most of these people who today people would consider as "Jews" spoke
a dialect of Aramaic and lived in the Persian Empire or more correctly, the former Persian Empire and would have been considered as Parthians in the
Roman world. The vast bulk of the remainder of them would have lived in the greater Roman sphere which basically inherited the western portion of the
former Greek Empire, so mainly spoke the common language, being Greek.
This is why you have something like the Septuagint which was not a book for gentiles to read, as a lot of people take it for but was the way most of
the Jews in the Greek Speaking West read the Bible, including inside Judea itself.
Within this Hellenized world, a lot of people adjusted names, like we have today with names from other languages being adjusted for use in the English
language, for use in the language in common usage, in this case being Greek. So there were plenty of people for a couple hundred years at least going
around using the Hellenized forms of names derived from past famous people formerly know from another language not in current common use, such as the
name, Jesus, where it comes from the same place where we also get, Joshua, in English. So just like you are likely to run into someone named, Josh, in
America, back in the Roman Empire, you were also likely to run into a lot of People named, Jesus.
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