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Jesus Christus

The name Jesus is the Latin form of the Greek Jesous.  Jesous comes from the Hebrew Jehoshua or Jehovah is Salvation.  We know that God, Himself named Jesus. "Then the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.'" (Luke 1:30-31)

The name Christus is Latin for the Greek Christos which is the equivalent for the Hebrew word for Messiah meaning anointed.  The Jews for many centuries referred to their anticipated savior as "the anointed".  The word Christ, therefore was originally a title for Jesus who was referred to as Jesus the Christ or Christ Jesus.  Over time the word Christ became part of His proper name as the early Christians came to identify Jesus as the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. 

 

 
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