No Iesous / Jesus in oldest Greek New Testament

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No Iesous / Jesus in oldest Greek New Testament

Postby Guest » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:29 pm

Codex Sinaiticus shows us that the form of the son's name is never "iesous" in the year 300. YAHUshua is his name! www.codexsinaiticus.org
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Re: No Iesous / Jesus in oldest Greek New Testament

Postby admin » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:42 pm

The Codex Sinaticus (Σιναϊτικός Κώδικας) uses the "nomina sacra" (sacred abbreviation) "ΙΣ" for Iesous (Iota Sigma). The Sinaticus actually is a manuscript collection (codex) probably written in Rome dating from the 4th century AD... Bruce Metzger's book Manuscripts of the Greek Bible lists several nomina sacra (i.e., abbreviations) used in the earliest Greek texts, including " ΘΣ", (Θεός, God), "ΙΣ" (Jesus), "ΧΣ" (Χριστός - "Christ") "ΣΗΡ" (Savior), "ΚΣ" ( Κύριος - Lord), "ΥΣ" (Υἱός - Son), "ΣΤΣ" (Σταυρός - cross), etc. The Codex Sinaticus is actually relatively late for New Testment MSS (manuscripts), since we have thousands of earlier extant mss, some of which date from the 1st century. For instance the John Rylands Papyri dates the Gospel of John to the 1st century AD itself... Moreover, by the time the New Testament was being written, the Septuagint (3rd century BC) had already transliterated ישוע [Yeshua] into Koine Greek as Ἰησοῦς [Iēsous]. Since Koine Greek had no linguistic equivalent to the letter ש shin [sh], it was replaced with σ sigma [s], and a masculine singular ending [-s] was added in the nominative case to allow the name to be logically inflected. The early "church fathers" attested the name Iesous (Ιησους). For instance Justin Martyr (AD 100–ca.165) wrote in Koine Greek and used the name "Iesous."

Some people want to impugn (and malign) the name “Jesus” as being of pagan origin, ignorantly claiming that it is related to “Zeus” (Ζεύς), even though Zeus comes from the Phoenician idol called Baal Tzephon (בַּעַל צְפן), but it is clear that Jesus (or rather Ἰησοῦς) was derived from the Hebrew name Yehoshua (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ), and that this fact is irrefutably attested by the Greek Septuagint (i.e., the ancient Greek translation of the Torah dating from the 3rd century BC). But as for the name YAHshua, on the other hand, there is simply no manuscript evidence whatsoever. Moreover, from the name Yehoshua (and Yeshua) no linguistic connection can be made to the theomorphic name YAH.
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