Lesson 2: Yeshua (Jesus)
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain....... Exodus 20:7.
Modern day Israeli Jews refer to Jesus as Yeshu, but the name probably was Yehoshua, or a shortened version, Yeshua, during the time of Jesus. It means "salvation"
Tal llan, ranks Yeshua as the sixth most common male name in her Lexicon of Jewish Names at the time of Jesus. The name Yeshua is widely used by the Messianic Jewish community.
In Jewish thought, a name conveys the essence of the thing named. When Moses addressed the Almighty in the burning bush, Moses hoped to learn more about the essence of the Almighty and not just a name.
YHVH, is the personal name of G-d and his most frequent designation. It consists of the four Hebrew letters Yod, Hey, Vav, and Hey, though some substitute a "W" for the "V" (There is no "W" sound in Hebrew). Many Jews hold the name of God in high esteme and prefer to use a hypenated version (G-d) in order to show respect.
Abraham means "Father of the Mutltude", since he brought monotheism to the world and became a blessing to everyone. Hebrew reads from right to left (Backwards from English).