“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS."
Today we embark on a new series of blogs which centre around the Hebrew name of Jesus.
Both Jewish and non Jewish scholarship provide us with a sound foundation to the effect that the angel literally said to Mary: " (you) shall call His name Yeshua".
Yeshua in Hebrew means salvation and the word picture meaning is: work to destroy, to reveal experience of making secure.
This meaning is even more significant when considered in the context of 1 John 3:8:
...... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
The word yeshua occurs 77 times in the Old Testament and 45 of these occurrences are found in the Psalms.
So, I trust you will join me as we take this tour: Salvation in the Psalms.