When was the name Jesus first used?
Its oldest recorded use is in an Amorite personal name from 2048 B.C. By the time the New Testament was written, the Septuagint had already transliterated ישוע (Yeshuaʿ) into Koine Greek as closely as possible in the 3rd-century BCE, the result being Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous).
Was Jesus a common name when Jesus was born?
Yes. It is the Greek transliteration (because the New Testament was written in Greek) of Joshua.
Did Jesus have a last name?
When Jesus was born, no last name was given. He was simply known as Jesus but not of Joseph, even though he recognized Joseph as his earthly father, he knew a greater father from which he was his loin. But since he was of his mother’s womb, he could be referred to as Jesus of Mary.
Where did the name Jesus originate?
The name Jesus is from the Greek form, Iesous, of Aramaic Yeshua, from Hebrew Yoshua, a byform of Yehoshuah (English Joshua) ‘may Jehovah help him’.
What were common names in Jesus time?
During the period 330 BCE — 200 CE, the most common male names in Palestine were:
- Jesus (Yeshua)
Did Jesus have a child?
Jacobovici and Pellegrino argue that Aramaic inscriptions reading “Judah, son of Jesus“, “Jesus, son of Joseph”, and “Mariamne”, a name they associate with Mary Magdalene, together preserve the record of a family group consisting of Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene and son Judah.