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A variant of the Hebrew name, Joshua, literally means "salvation" in Hebrew. Often claimed to be the original name of the fictional character "Jesus", who members of the various Christian sects revere as their man-god or Messiah, "Christ" being a literal Greek translation of the Hebrew "mashiaH", meaning the "annointed one" (literally--smeared with with oil). In the present day, some of those same Christian sects use the Hebrew variant of the name Yeshua, often in a deliberate attempt to mislead, cozen and convert Jews who don't know any better away from their ancestral faith and culture by portraying the fictional Yeshua (aka "Jesus")as a legitimate Jewish messiah and/or "god". This is a distortion of Jewish beliefs and practices.

The "Jews for Jesus" claim a Jew ain't complete until he finds "Yeshua" --although educated Jews know better.
by YehudiTsiyyoni December 04, 2006
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simply a jewish form of joshua
by rs crew January 01, 2004
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The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords The Messiah and The Creator The. The creator of Love and peace, the beginning and the End. Jeahova, Abraham the King of Glory and your Father up In heaven!
Man1: Who is that man that loves you so much?
Man2: He is Yeshua!
by ILuvMatthew November 21, 2016
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