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Are Scriptures Literal or Deeper Lessons?
Take a moment and ask yourself, "how is this any different than anything else that promotes hatred and violence?"
"of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end, you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him. but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. "
Now, ask yourself WHY the religious scriptures of nearly 4 billion people worldwide promote violence? Rape, murder, mayhem ... without any regard to life whatsoever?
The answer is simple. The Truth contained within the stories is masked/veiled. These scriptures are allegorical and metaphorical. They are an outward representation of an inward teaching.
These scriptures were never meant to be historical or literal. Every civilization had their versions. Murdering evil is to destroy dark thoughts. Keeping virgins is to retain the creative principle of mind ... to bring forth the child of thought. Boats, arks, vessels are the body in which we are bound. Water and air is Life Source. Adam and Eve are all of us ... masculine (thought) and feminine (form).
Take the time to read BETWEEN the lines. It's what is being said BEHIND the stories that we are to use to ascend to a higher level of consciousness ... the Mind of the Divine ... to bring Heaven (thought/Spirit) on Earth (form/matter). THIS is "The Father" and "The Mother" ... Heaven and Earth ... thought and form/manifestation.
The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life!
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM.
Jesus and Joshua are the same word. One is transliterated from the Greek/Latin, the other from Hebrew. It is more of a title than a name. "Jesus The Christ" is derived in English from many things.
First, know that the Hebrew word for GOD is symbolic. The Hebrew alphabet is also symbols. Each letter actually has a meaning beyond being just a letter. The letters are YHVH (in English) and this combination is called the Tetragrammaton (meaning 'four-letters' in Greek).
In Biblical times, all names had meanings. Hebrew linguists believe YHVH is a form of the verb havah, meaning "to be or become." A form of the "I AM" given to Moses.
So, YHVH ... (also represented as Yehuda, Yehovah, Ya, Yehoshua, Jehovah, etc.) is symbolic of God. By adding the Hebrew letter "S (shinn) we now have YHSVH which literally means "God Saves" or God is Saviour.
Therefore YHSVH (Yeshua, Joshua, Iesous, Jesus) literally means "God Is Saviour." The word Christ is Greek (Christos) meaning "anointed", derived from Greek χριω (chrio) "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed."
Though somewhat complicated, the title/name of Jesus Christ has the meaning kind of like "the anointing of God saves."
The Old Testament story of Joshua and the New Testament story of Jesus are nearly identical it their message. Even the names are the same.
Remember also that the English letter "J" was not developed until after the 1400's. Even in the original King James it is written as Iesus and Yoshua (Joshua) ... since the "I" and "Y" were used prior to the letter "J". Technically, the names Jesus and Joshua were never known until much later when the "J" was added to the English alphabet.
So ... the original question of "what is the Hebrew name for Jesus" can be summed up as "Joshua." But there is much more to the meaning than just words or names.