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Offline eagles

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The Name of Jesus
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:56:06 PM »
What is the Orthodox view on the actual name of Jesus , being Jeshua Ben Joseph ?

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Re: The Name of Jesus
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 08:58:59 PM »
What is the Orthodox view on the actual name of Jesus , being Jeshua Ben Joseph ?
His acctual name is Son of God. Jeshua ben Joseph would be how people arround Galilea knew Him.

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Re: The Name of Jesus
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 09:13:56 PM »
Of course he is the Son of God . I was asking if this name , was really his given name and accepted as such as accurate  by the Orthodox faith as legitimate. It appears your saying the name is accurate in that context then.  A friend used it and I was not sure what our Fathers have said on this name .Thank you

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 09:31:53 PM »
Of course he is the Son of God . I was asking if this name , was really his given name and accepted as such as accurate  by the Orthodox faith as legitimate. It appears your saying the name is accurate in that context then.  A friend used it and I was not sure what our Fathers have said on this name .Thank you

Hm just one clarification. No it is not legitimate by Orthodox Faith. By Orthodox Faith its legitimate to call Him God, Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of Man, Son of God, Saviour, Lamb of God... Orthodox Faith say He had not have Father on Earth. Jews, living arround Nazareth, tought Joseph to be His father, so they refered Him by Jewish naming customs. NT speaks about one such occasion.

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Re: The Name of Jesus
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 09:34:51 PM »
I don't have a problem using his Aramaic or Hebrew spelling/pronunciation, but there are certain "Christian" groups that claim that if you don't spell it or say it that way then you aren't really worshiping Him.  That is just utter bunk. God doesn't require us to speak Aramaic or Hebrew to come to Him.
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Re: The Name of Jesus
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 09:43:49 PM »
I always assumed that addressing him via  his title of Christ was appropriate.

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 10:23:28 PM »
Jews, living arround Nazareth, tought Joseph to be His father, so they refered Him by Jewish naming customs. NT speaks about one such occasion.

I think people stopped referring to Jesus as "son of Joseph" some time around when they saw him risen from the dead.
And FWIW, these are our Fathers too, you know.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 10:26:18 PM »
Jews, living arround Nazareth, tought Joseph to be His father, so they refered Him by Jewish naming customs. NT speaks about one such occasion.

I think people stopped referring to Jesus as "son of Joseph" some time around when they saw him risen from the dead.
Depends... Peter called Him Son of Living God, and on such faith, Church is built. :-)

Point is demons also called Him so.

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 10:42:27 PM »
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