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The Proper Name of Jesus

To understand many names of the Bible and their significance, you must learn about the languages the Bible was originally written in. The best tool to aid in your study from this perspective is the lexicon. One of the easiest ways to consult this resource is to use an online lexicon like Blueletterbible.org.


"And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." (Matt 1:21, LSB)

1. Search for "Matt 1" using the Legacy Standard Bible (LSB).

2. Locate "Matt 1:21" and click "Tools."

3. In the blue outlined Interlinear box, locate "Jesus" and click "G2424."

A transliteration is the closest corresponding English letters to the alphabet of a different language. What is the transliterated Greek word translated in English as "Jesus?"



4. Locate "Root Word (Etymology) of Hebrew origin" and click H3091.

What is the transliterated Hebrew word?



What does it mean?




And Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. (Matt 1:16, LSB)

1. Search for "Matt 1" using the Legacy Standard Bible (LSB).

2. Locate "Matt 1:16" and click "Tools."

3. In the blue outlined Interlinear box, locate "the Messiah" and click "G5547."

What is the transliterated Greek word translated in English as "the Messiah?"



4. While this Greek word was not a translation of a Hebrew term, what does it mean?




The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when He comes, He will declare all things to us." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He." (John 4:25-26, LSB)

1. Search for "John 4" using the Legacy Standard Bible (LSB).

2. Locate "John 4:25" and click "Tools."

3. In the blue outlined Interlinear box, locate "Messiah" and click "G3323."

What is the transliterated Greek word translated in English as "Messiah?"



4. Locate "Root Word (Etymology) of Hebrew origin" and click H4899.

What is the transliterated Hebrew word?



What does it mean?




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