Son of God, Messiah
TS2009 - Matthew 1:21
she shall give birth to a Son
, and you shall call His Name YHWSO
for He shall save His people from their sins
The Son of God was born as a Jew to Jewish parents in
. He lived in the area of
most of His life. He spoke
which is closely related to
where He grew up He read from the
Scroll of Isaiah
which is originally written in Hebrew (
). When He was impaled there was an inscription written above Him "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS" in Greek, Roman and Hebrew (
). There can be no doubt that He had an Aramaic or Hebrew Name. The Scriptures teach that the Name of the Son of God stands for salvation.
His Name is most likely similar to the Scriptural name
which comes from
) which means 'God is salvation'. According to Strong's Concordance the name
comes from God's Name
and the verb '
' which means 'to save' or 'salvation'. So most likely the Hebrew Name of the Son of
consists of the Hebrew letters
. Transliterated from Hebrew to English it is
. See also
Immanuel, God with us
TS2009 - Isaiah 7:14
Himself gives you a sign: Look, the '
' conceives and gives birth to a son, and shall call His Name
ESV - Matthew 1:23
virgin shall conceive and bear a son
, and they shall call his name
" (which means,
The name of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, or
in Hebrew, consists of the word
, which means 'to save' or 'salvation', and
, the short form of the Name of God. So his name means '
salvation of Yah
' and he
prophecied the coming of the Messiah
whose Name means '
with us'. The oldest
dates to well before the coming of the Messiah.
I found no conclusive evidence for the correct pronunciation of the Name YHWSO. If the correct pronunciation were important God would have preserved it. More important than the pronunciation is to know that He represents God and brings salvation. The Greek texts of the New Testament have the
name Jesus written. But it's practically certain that He had a Hebrew Name. Therefore I make use of the transliteration YHWSO on this website. In the end I believe it's not so much about how the Name is written or pronounced, but more about what the Name stands for. The message of the New Testament is of course not exclusively for the Hebrew speaking world, but for the entire world (