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What is the correct pronunciation for Jesus? – warsong




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What is the correct pronunciation for Jesus?

For example you say the word BOOK as
B=as in Bat
OO= cOOk
K=Call


So what is the original pronunciation for Jesus in how the apostles called him? Lets see I anyone knows.

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jestermax

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isn't it pronounced "Yesh-oo-ah" or something like that?
i actually have no idea, i just remember reading that somewhere



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Well the apostles called Christ Lord (I don't know the actaul word)but maybe I should change the point to what did others Christians call Christ.

I'll give you a hint; it was pointed out in Indiana Jones.
I would guess Brandon, Jari, or Simon_templar know.

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"The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery." George Bernard Shaw (Hence christian sects)"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones"
"Matthew 7 21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;... depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Orthodoxy=best kept secret in the US. 2nd largest Christian communion in the world

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jestermax

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hahaha, thats funny. it must be true if it was in Indiana Jones, lol
buddboy

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ROFL!!

dunno, does it really make a difference?

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I thought someone would have figured it out by now :|
ok here is another hint the the first letter is and "I" but sound like "E" for example

E=as in Eternal, sEE, Economy

And another clue is that you have all you need in this post to say it.

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"The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery." George Bernard Shaw (Hence christian sects)"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones"
"Matthew 7 21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;... depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Orthodoxy=best kept secret in the US. 2nd largest Christian communion in the world

jestermax

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OHHHHH, lol emanuel.

i didn't actually give any effort into figuring it out and i was about to make a whitty comment about it anyways lol




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Well it seems this is a tough one to answer
Well as Indiana said it's not
"Jesus" it's
"Iesues"

"Often in early texts of the time, Jesus or Jerusalem would be spelled Iesus or Ierusalem."
http://www.thenazareneway.com/yeshua_jesus_real_name.htm

It is odd how I look online and I get mixed answers. Makes me wonder if they are intentionally trying to confuse people.

But some did say that it is as you said first Yeshua.

But I would guess that the Original NT has it Iesus.

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Whoa, hold on - in Indiana Jones, it's not Iesus he's trying to spell, it's Iehovah.

Matthew 1:25 says, "...kai ekalesen to onoma autou isoun" (and they gave him the name Jesus)

An issue you run into, though, with the "correct" pronunciation, is that in Greek, the ending changes based on the noun's case - subject, object, etc. (I think these are called declensions). My Greek is pretty rusty, and it was never that good to start with, but skimming over Matthew 26 (http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~fisher/cgi-bin/gnt?id=0126) shows that it can be pronounced Iesou, Iesous, or Iesoun. I don't know if Hebrew/Aramaic is as highly inflected (the linguistic term for that type of grammar). English certainly isn't.

The N.T., AFAIK, never talks about Jesus' name in Aramaic, although it does talk about another guy in Acts named "Bar-Jesus" which is an Aramaic name transliterated in the Greek as "bar-Y`". So I wonder whether it would be Yesu or Yeshua, or something else. There is an interesting article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeshua

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Well the apostles called Christ Lord (I don't know the actaul word)but maybe I should change the point to what did others Christians call Christ.

It's "kurios".

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Interesting info Tonnyx

Are you sure about Indiana Jones, I was pretty sure he was trying the spell Jesus in the 3rd Indiana Jones film while he was walking on those tiles, also that Greek was the official language back then just like English is now.

Here is a site that seems to have different versions of the bible.
http://bible.cc/revelation/1-1.htm

If you select Greek and go to the second word it will pop up and says Iesus.

Also people that are named Chris came from the name Christ.

PS. Nice avatar, looks cheerful.

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"The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery." George Bernard Shaw (Hence christian sects)"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones"
"Matthew 7 21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;... depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Orthodoxy=best kept secret in the US. 2nd largest Christian communion in the world

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Originally posted by warsong:
Are you sure about Indiana Jones, I was pretty sure he was trying the spell Jesus in the 3rd Indiana Jones film while he was walking on those tiles, also that Greek was the official language back then just like English is now.

Google has the answer! (1,160 results for 'iehovah "indiana jones" "last crusade"')

Compared to searching for 'iesus "indiana jones" "last crusade"' which gives a paltry 19 results. If you search instead for 'iesus "indiana jones"' it impressively puts CCN right near the top of the list among only 369 others.

And please correct me if I'm wrong, but in the Last Crusade, aren't they dealing with Latin? (since Greek was no longer the common tongue, and the Latin Vulgate was more frequently used in the church)

--clint

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Maybe

Also interesting use of the search engine lol

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"The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity to savagery." George Bernard Shaw (Hence christian sects)"Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones"
"Matthew 7 21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;... depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Orthodoxy=best kept secret in the US. 2nd largest Christian communion in the world