Okay person, in the last Bible story you told me you said Moses climbed a mountain and died, and Joshua took over. But you weren’t going to tell me any stories about Joshua right now because there’s someone else you want to tell me about who has the same name, but different.
Okay, I’m waiting. Who is this person with the same name – but different?
His name is what? Yeshua? That’s a strange name. I’ve never heard of a name like that before.
And Joshua had a name like it? Wait a minute. Joshua’s name is Joshua.
Person, you are really confusing. Okay, I’ll listen.
Yeshua is a shortened version of Joshua’s Hebrew name Yehoshua? Joshua was sometimes called Yeshua. How come Joshua has so many names?
Because his Hebrew name is translated to his English name when the Bible is translated into English? Okay person, what would his name be in Doglish?
I am listening.
This story is about Yeshua, who was born in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph, and laid in a manger because there was no room at the inn.
Wait a minute person. You told me this story last year. But it was about Jesus. There can’t be two babies who hung out in mangers.
They were the same baby? Now I’m really confused.
Yeshua is Jesus’ Hebrew name. Then how come we don’t call him Joshua like that other guy.
Because Jesus’ name was translated into Greek first (part of the Bible was written in Greek?) and then into English, so it became Jesus instead of Joshua.
Oh dog, that’s all Greek to me. What would his name be if it was translated again into Doglish?
The name Yeshua means Salvation? I know what it would be in Doglish then.
December 16, 2012 at 11:58 am
I’ve said it before, but I just love the way you listen, sweet Bongo!!!
December 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Thanks Marina. I try really hard to listen, but sometimes I just get carried away.
December 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm
My hounds would agree with your Doglish definition of Yeshua/salvation!
December 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Roberta, thanks for reminding me. I think I need some salvation right now.
December 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm
A cool post Bongo. I didn’t know that Yeshua meant salvation.
December 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Thanks Rumpy. My person read several articles to make sure. Some said Salvation or God Saves, but Salvation seemed to be the winner.
December 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm
Bongo your mom said salvation, not salivation.
December 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Pablo, is there any difference?
Chancy and Mumsy (Mag)
December 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Very timely story sweet Bongo!!! We enjoyed it. Hugs and nose kisses
December 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. And Hugs and Nose Kisses back to you.
December 17, 2012 at 7:08 am
It’s very interesting to know that Jesus had the other names like Joshua or Yeshua. Oooohhh! Salvation means dinner! BOL!! You’re very right Bongo! 🙂
December 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm
Kevin, Jesus has many names in many different languages. For example in Spanish his name is spelled the same as in English, but it is pronounced very differently. But the dinner part is best.
December 18, 2012 at 6:57 am
I never knew that Bongo. Very interesting.
December 18, 2012 at 11:18 am
Bassa, my person is fascinated with the different languages of the Bible, but for some reason she doesn’t seem to be learning any of them.