SAM wrote:Jesus, son of Eliezer
SAM deleted his own post, and I wonder if he cares to tell us why. In it he mentioned a line from Luke's genealogy of Jesus, presumably wondering why "Joshua, son of Eliezer" is not also called "Jesus". The simple answer is, yes he was called just that, you can check here:
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but later translators of his text did not, and instead referred back to the Hebrew to avoid confusion.
"Jeshua"is more modern version of the name "Joshua", and both mean the same thing.The proper name is יְהוֹשֻׁעַ
The connection to the HB Joshua and the name of Jesus was not lost on the early Christians who saw in Jesus a much more profound "saviour" than the Israelites.... Jesus brings salvation and redemption from sin, Joshua delivered the promised land to the Israelites. There are parallels and differences which appeared in sermons of he old church.
And the reason why Yeshua, the name of Jesus, was rendered as "Jesus" is because the Septuagint, the oldest Greek translation of the HB, also rendered both Yehoshu'a and Yeshua as "Jesus".