Why “Jesus” means “under God”.

When names are first created, they all have some¬†meaning in the world in which they were created. Often the original meanings get lost over time. But by using language logic, we can usually¬†recreate the original meaning of a name. My name, Joseph, means God’s Book – the JO being a god word, and SEPH (SEPHER) is the Hebrew word for BOOK. So Jo-seph means “God’s Book”.

JESUS has a meaning too. This diagram explains it quite clearly.


The fusion of Hebrew, Arabic and English in a modern word may seem strange or even unlikely, but thousands of years ago there were far fewer humans on the planet, smaller vocabularies and our languages in the Western world were more closely connected.I consistently see how Germanic, Latin, Greek, Hindi, Arabic and Romance languages share common roots.