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What are the names of Jesus and their meaning?

 What was Jesus called in the New Testament?

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Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

JESUS - Greek Ιησους Iesous; of Hebrew origin, Joshua or Jehoshua
Meaning "Jehovah is salvation"

CHRIST - Greek Χριστος Christos from χριω chrio – to anoint;
Meaning "anointed" (This is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew "Messiah")

These are the names. In addition Jesus is referred to by numerous titles:

EMMANUEL

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

ALPHA AND OMEGA and ALMIGHTY

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.

Almighty - Greek παντοκρατορ pantokrator - Meaning "all powerful"

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

SAVIOUR and LORD

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Saviour - Greek σωτηρ soter - Meaning "saviour", "deliverer", "preserver"

Lord - Greek κυριος kurios - Meaning "Lord"

LAMB OF GOD

John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

SON OF GOD

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

SON OF MAN

Matthew 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins,

SON OF DAVID, SON OF ABRAHAM

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

MEDIATOR

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

APOSTLE and HIGH PRIEST

Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Apostle - Greek αποστολος apostolos - Meaning "one sent"

ADVOCATE

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Advocate - Greek παρακλητος parakletos - Meaning "intercessor"

There are others which really need no explanation:

  • Appointed Judge (Acts 17:31)
  • Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)
  • Author of Eternal Salvation (Hebrews 5:9)
  • Bread of God (John 6:33)
  • Bread of Life (John 6:35)
  • Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15)
  • Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)
  • Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)
  • Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4)
  • Door of the Sheep (John 10:9)
  • Faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5)
  • Firstborn of every Creature (Colossians 1:15)
  • First begotten from the Dead (Revelation 1:5)
  • Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
  • Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)
  • Head of all Principality and Power (Colossians 2:10)
  • Heir, Lord of All (Galatians 4:1)
  • Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)
  • Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
  • Judge of the Living and the Dead (Acts 10:42)
  • King of Kings (Revelation 19:16)
  • King of the Jews (Matthew 27:11)
  • Light of the World (John 8:12)
  • Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5)
  • Living Bread (John 6:51)
  • Living Stone, Chosen of God (1 Peter 2:4)
  • Lord of Glory (1 Corinthians 2:8)
  • Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16)
  • Only Begotten Son (John 1:18)
  • Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7)
  • Power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
  • Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
  • Prophet of the Highest (Luke 1:76)
  • Propitiation for our Sins (1 John 2:2)
  • Rabboni/Rabbi/Master (John 20:16)
  • Ruler/Prince of the Kings of the Earth (Revelation 1:5)
  • The Way, The Truth, and The Life (John 14:6)

If I have missed one (or more) that you have particular trouble understanding please ask.

I hope you have found this helpful.

May God bless you,
Glenn,
thisisyourbible.com

 
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