The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus

An astonishing realization has recently gripped the Christian world: "Jesus Christ" was not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Gentile. Yeshua of Nazareth was raised in an observant Jewish family in a culture where the Torah (five books of Moses) was the National Constitution.

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Yeshua's teachings, which supposedly form the basis for Western Christianity, are now filtered through 2000 years of traditions born in ignorance of the land, language, and culture of the Bible. The issues over which Yeshua wrestled with the Pharisees are simply not understood by modern Christians; nor are his most important instructions followed by those who claim to be his disciples.

Former Pharisee, Nehemia Gordon, a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar and Semitic language expert, explores the ancient Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew from manuscripts long hidden away in the archives of Jewish scribes. Gordon's research reveals that the more "modern" Greek text of Matthew, from which the Western world's versions were translated, depicts "another Jesus" from the Yeshua portrayed in the ancient Hebrew version of Matthew. Gordon explains the life-and-death conflict Yeshua had with the Pharisees as they schemed to grab the reins of Judaism in the first century, and brings that conflict into perspective for both Jew and Christian alike.

"Yeshua's brutally honest words in the Hebrew version of Matthew are nothing short of revolutionary for the believer. This is the revelation for which I have been waiting an entire lifetime!" - Michael Rood

"Gordon places Yeshua into his Hebraic context and allows Yeshua's own words to sparkle within their original Semitic setting!" - Avi Ben Mordechai

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12 thoughts on “The Hebrew Yeshua vs. the Greek Jesus

  1. Just because there are some haters who falsely call themselves Christians, do not think we all think like that. I dare to bet that all genuine believers in Yeshua aka Jesus greatly love and stand with Israel. Also know this, there is a lot of Satan’s worshipers who infiltrate among the congregation of the disciples to cause divisions, introduce false teachings and create hate. But the ones of us who read our Bibles and seek Elohim YeHoVaH with all our heart do not fall in that trap.

  2. I grew up evangelical protestant, and though I never read the entire bible in order until my late 20’s, it was always clear to me since my childhood by just reading random pages in the bible, that Yeshua aka Jesus was a jew, the apostles and first disciples were jews, the multitudes who believed in him were jews, we, the gentiles knew and believe in him because the jewish disciples taught us, and then we also continue to teach and passed the teaching of the gospel through out generations. It was clear to me that Yeshua died to pay the penalty of the sins of the world. As profesied in the book of Isaias chapter 53, and Daniel chapter 9 when it says Mashiaj the Prince will be cuttof in the midst of the week. And of course I grew up loving the Jews and the land of israel, and always knew they are the beloved of YeHoVaH.

  3. The other problem is some roman gentile who persecuted the early disciple of Yeshua, seeing that the more they killed the more the people was added to the body of believers, decided to create the catholic church which mean the universal church to unify the Roman empire. so they took their pagan idols and renamed them after Jesus and apostles names. and took their pagans festivals and started to say to celebrate it for Jesus. and invented false doctrine, prohibited to read the bible, and killed and persecuted who did or translated it into languages of the nations.

    And they did so cause they were greedy of money and power. They did not repent, were only interested in creating a world government. They created the antisemitism, and persecuted both jews and gentiles that were true disciple of Yeshua.

  4. His (Yeshua’s) lineage was Hebrew(mitochondrial DNA). His religion, language, culture all Hebrew, and we learn about Him from Hebrew scriptures. Among those scriptures is the Shem Tov or Hebrew Matthew. In his first book, Nehemia Gordon compares and contrasts a Hebraic Messiah named Yeshua, as opposed to the Jesus Christ of western Christianity that has been derived from Greek copies that were often mistranslated, misunderstood, and sometimes blatantly changed. “The Hebrew Yeshua vs. The Greek Jesus” is a ‘must read’ for the serious seeker of Biblical Truth.

    • The confused christians are confused for not reading the bible from the begining to the end. It is like in school you can’t expect to make a perfect exam if you do not study the complete material.

  5. Yahushua from the Paleo-Hebrew and modern day Hebrew should read Yahshua which brings in the meaning Yahweh is Salvation. Yeshua’s name translates to salvation, but whose salvation is not mentioned. Today’s Jews and Messianic congregations refuse to use the name of the creator in any format. Which explains why Yeshua is used instead of Yahshua or Yahushua. In fact, Jews is inaccurate it should be Yahdim.

  6. I think His name was Yahoshuah which in Aramaic was Yeshua. I could be mistaken but this is how I take it. During Yeshuas time there were three common languages, Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic plus Latin as well.

    • HE makes a strong argument for why Yeshuah probably spoke Hebrew and not Aramaic. His scholarly attributes and objective presentation make him a credible witness to his claims.

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