[ What Is the Name of His Son ]
 

In the previous article, What is His Name?, evidence was presented that proved the Name of our Heavenly Father to be Yahweh. Armed with the knowledge of this important truth, we will now consider the final question asked in Proverbs 30:4:

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow
of His hands?
Who has wrapped up the waters in His cloak?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His Name, and the Name of his Son?
Tell me if you know!

Proverbs 30:4 - NIV

Our Saviour Has A Hebrew Name

It should be noted here in the beginning that our Savior was a Jew and as such He has a Hebrew name. When asked the question “What is the Name of His Son? the average English speaking person would answer "Jesus". However, this is incorrect. Jesus is the English rendering of the Latin transliteration of the Greek word, Iesous (pronounced as ee-ay-sooce). As we look into the origin and meaning of the Savior's Name we learn that the name Jesus has no connection to His true Hebrew Name.

Consider the following definitions of our Savior's Name. The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, says concerning the origin of the name Jesus: Greek Iesous> Hebrew Yeshua. In Vines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, we read: JESUS, iesous is a transliteration of the Heb. "Joshua," meaning "[Yahweh] is salvation." The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon states the following: Joshua or Jehoshua = Yahweh is salvation as a proper noun, masculine. Each of these definitions brings us closer to the truth. Jesus in English or Iesous in Greek are supposed attempts at transliterating the Savior's Hebrew name. If that is the case they are at best poor transliterations. These attempted transliterations in no way reflect the true meaning of the Savior's Name.

His Name is Yahshua

It is important that we realize that our Savior has only one Name. That name was the same name as the Israelite general who took the children of Israel into the Promised Land. In the English translations of the Bible, that name is rendered as Joshua.

This can easily be proven by reading Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8 in the King James Version of the Bible. In both of these verses the name of Joshua the Israelite general is translated as Jesus. This proves that they both had the same name. In both of these instances the Greek text uses Iesous for Joshua.

In order to get to the Hebrew origin of this word there are several things that we must realize. First, there is no letter "J" or its vocalized sound equivalent in the Hebrew language. What is rendered as a "J" sound is actually a "Y" sound. Secondly, the Savior's Name is a combination of two Hebrew words. They are the abbreviated form of the Name Yahweh (which is Yah as in HalleluYah), and the Hebrew word for salvation which is a variation of Yahsha, or shua. When properly combined together and transliterated they result in the word Yahshua.”

The Meaning of His Hebrew Name

In the Hebrew language all names have a meaning. We have learned thus far from dictionaries and lexicons that the Messiah's Name means Yahweh is salvation. The meaning of the Name Yahshua is also defined in the pages of the sacred Scriptures. Consider what was spoken by the angel to Joseph-- the betrothed husband of Miriam the mother of our Savior. Notice what Joseph is told in Matthew 1:21: She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Yahshua, because He will save His people from their sins. Yahshua's Name literally means "Yahweh is salvation."

Knowing and using the correct Name of the Messiah is important to our salvation since there is only one name which means Yahweh is salvation. Notice what the Apostle Peter tells us in Acts 4:12: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other Name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Peter says name(singular and not names(plural). That is because the Savior has only one name and not many names.

Only One Name

This point can be further verified with several other scriptures. To the Philadelphia congregation in Revelation 3:8 the Messiah says, "I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my Name."

Concerning the 144,000, Revelation 14:1 says: Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had His Name and his Father's Name written on their foreheads.

Concerning our Savior's Name, the Apostle Paul said in Philippians 2:10-11: That at the Name of Yahshua every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Yahshua Messiah is Sovereign, to the glory of Yahweh the Father.

Each of these examples refers to the Messiah's "name" not "names". The internal evidence of the sacred Scriptures bears out the fact that the Messiah has only one name and not many names as you may have been lead to believe. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Savior has more than one name.

Consider also the prophetic implications of Yahshua's Name. The Philadelphia congregation is an end-time assembly (Revelation 3:10). They have not denied His Name. Also, the 144,000 are end-time saints. They have His Name in their foreheads (the seat of knowledge). These scriptures put great emphasis on the importance of Yahshua's Name at the end of the age.

Why is This Important?

If we are to know our Savior for who He is, we must know Him by His one true Name, the Name that means Yahweh is salvation. The name Jesus in no way reflects that meaning. Yahshua said that He came in His Father's Name in John 5:43. That Name is Yahweh, and the abbreviated form of that Name, "Yah" is found in our Savior's Name, "Yah"shua.

According to the Apostle Peter, our very salvation is dependent on the Name Yahshua. Consider what he tells us in Acts 2:37-38. When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the Name of Yahshua Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

All through the book of Acts new converts to the faith are being baptized in the Name of Yahshua. This is the only name that is able to fulfill the Great Commission given by our Savior. As Yahshua said in Matthew 28:19-20: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

There is only one Name that fulfills this scripture. That Name is Yahshua! He came in His Father's Name, John 5:43. He came in His own Name. And, the Father sent the Holy Spirit in Yahshua's Name, John 14:26.

Now we can answer the final question posed in Proverbs 30:4. His Son's Name is Yahshua. By knowing and using Yahshua's Name you have been given the key to salvation. Through Yahshua's Name you can now gain access to Almighty Yahweh our Father in heaven. Remember the sacred promise made by our Savior in regard to his Name, "And I will do whatever you ask in my Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father," John 14:13. Why not use Yahshua's Name and let Him bring glory to Yahweh our Father.