Who is Jesus?
the Greek form for Hebrew "Jehoshua," contracted to "Joshua." This term means "Saviour." Matt 1:21. It occurs only in the N.T.; and though it is not exclusively applied to Christ, it should be, for in Acts 7:45, Col 4:11, and Heb 4:8, "Joshua," and not "Jesus," is the proper rendering, although the two names have originally the same meaning. In the evangelical history our Saviour is designated by the name of "Christ" alone in nearly 300 passages; by the name of "Jesus Christ," or "Christ Jesus," less than 100 times; and by the name of the "Lord Jesus Christ" less than 50. See Christ Jesus.