But what does “Iesous” mean in Greek. It has no meaning in Hebrew; as it is not a Hebrew word. In Greek, “Iesous” literally translated means “Hail Zeus”. The name “Jesus” didn’t even exist until the 4th Century and was a later derivative of the late Latin Isus.
According to the "Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend" Greek names that end in sus, seus, and sous were attached at the end in order to give honor to their supreme deity...Zeus.
Iesou and Iesous existed in the LXX (Septuagint). Joshua or Jeshua (Yeshua) YHWH saves or saved from YHWH. That is why I don't use Joshua or Jeshua (Yeshua) because it means YHWH saves/saved. There was no W in Hebrew and no J in english.
Yâsha' in Hebrew means Saviour. “My Saviour” would be Yâshayah. In our Saviour's word, His Father's Name was given to Him. The Father's Name is Ahâyâh.
see Jesus King of Edessa by Ralph Ellis
“…Behold, the LYING pen of the SCRIBES has certainly worked deceit and WRITTEN them WRONG. The wise are ashamed; they are terrified and are captured.” Jeremiah 8:8
Tyndale translated the New Testament into the English language of the common people and was the first to use the letter (j) in the spelling of Christ’s Name, rendering it “Jesus.” And about the same time, Spanish-speaking people took this same English spelling and pronounced it “Hay-soos”(which is an accurate pronunciation of the Greek spelling).
Now realize that hey-soos is a legitimate Hebrew word! The name Jesus transliterated into Hebrew is “hey-soos.”
There is only ONE word for “horse” in Hebrew, which in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance is Hebrew word #5483 “soos.” It is used a total of 34 times in the Old Testament. ”Hey” in Hebrew means “the,” “Soos” in Hebrew means “horse,” so Hey-soos literally means: “THE HORSE!”
Hebrew is the language of the Father and all the heavenly host, with the Savior’s Name coming from AHYH’s throne in heaven. And the Hebrew-speaking Apostles NEVER called their Messiah (Jesus) “Hey-soos” – the HORSE! So, just so we are all aware, Hey-soos does not mean Savior, nor salvation, nor deliverance – it means: the HORSE.
CHRISTIANS PRAY TO THE HORSES OF WAR! Unger’s Bible Dictionary, p.500 shows:
“Horse, figurative. On account of the strength of the horse, he has become the symbol of war (Deut.32:13; Psa.66:12; Isa.58:14; Zech.9:10, 10:3); of conquest…The war horse rushing into battle is figurative of the impetuosity of the wicked in sin (Jer.8:6). In Zecharyah 6:2-7 the prophet mentions horses that were red, black, white, and speckled…”
So, to recap, “Jesus” is derived from Strong’s Greek #2424 Iesous, pronounced hey-soos, which is the Hebrew word for “the horse.” And remember that the Apostle Paul heard the heavenly messenger of the Messiah say in Hebrew “hey-soos” each time one of the horses was mentioned of we hear in the book of Revelation.
All churches right now are making things worse calling out the wrong name of the messiah, they are calling for war!Two factors contributed greatly to the substitution and the distortion of our Saviour's Name. The first was the superstitious teaching of the Jews that the Father's Name is not to be uttered and that the Name must be "disguised" outside of the temple of Jerusalem. The second factor was the strong anti-Judaism feeling that prevailed amongst the Gentiles. They wanted a saviour, but not a Jewish one.
According to Wörterbuch der Antike, the substitute name can be traced back to the Latin Iesus and the Greek Iesous. Then, it can be traced back to an adaptation of the name of the Greek healing goddess Ieso. The Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott, confirm this. To Greeks who venerated a healing goddess Ieso, a saviour Iesous must have been most acceptable, suggests a writer in Philologische Wochenschrift. In spite of attempts to justify the "translating" of the Father's Name and His Son's Name, it cannot be done. A person's name remains the same in all languages.
The father of the Greek goddess Ieso was Asclepius, the deity of healing. The father of Asclepius was Apollo, the great sun-deity. Thus, the name Iesous can be traced back to sun-worship. There is also a relationship to the Egyptian goddess Isis and her son Isu. According to Reallexikon der Agpyptischen Religionsgeschichte, the name of Isis appears in hieroglyphic inscriptions as ESU or ES. Isu and Esu sound exactly like "Jesu" that the Saviour is called in the translated Scriptures of many languages.
Esus was a Gallic deity comparable to the Scandanavian Odin. The Greek abbreviation for Iesous is IHS, which is found on many inscriptions made by the Church during the middle Ages. IHS was the mystery name of Bacchus (Tammuz), another sun-deity. These are a few examples only.
The YABS bible uses Yasha for the Messiah's name