What was Jesus’s Real Name?

From Origin Of Everything.

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Jesus’ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua. So how did we get the name “Jesus”? And is “Christ” a last name? Watch the episode to find out!

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Works Cited



“Jesus, n.”. OED Online. March 2018. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/101162?redirectedFrom=jesus.

“Christ, n.”. OED Online. March 2018. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/32427?redirectedFrom=christ

Liddell, Henry George. Scott, Robert. 1811-1898. A Greek-English Lexicon. 8th ed., rev. throughout. Oxford: The Clarendon press; [etc.], 1929.



Special thanks to: Bart Ehrman, Luke Timothy Johnson, Russ Spittler and Grant Wacker who provided insights during the fact checking process for this episode.