The name Jesus is derived from the Greek word for salvation, so it’s no surprise that it’s used in the New Testament. But there are many other names for Jesus in the New Testament as well.
Here are some of them:
Jesus Christ: Used most often by the apostles, this name refers to Jesus as the Messiah (Christ) who came to save us from our sins.
Lord: Used by all Christians, this name speaks to Jesus’ role as Savior and Lord of all creation.
Christ: This term means “anointed one,” and is used only by Christians who understand what it means to be anointed by God.
Redeemer: This term was used in Old Testament times to refer to a person who paid a debt they did not owe; Christians believe that Jesus paid our debt of sin when He died on the cross and rose again three days later.
Studying the Bible is essential because of how important God is.
We should give our full attention to the Bible since it contains God’s message to humanity. We need to get in touch with him. Since we aim to take his words to heart, we will be giving them our full and undivided attention.
What a priceless piece of advice! A biblical passage describes them as “more to be desired than gold, even much fine gold; also sweeter than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10). More than the biggest joys that our world wants—money and food—the Bible satisfies us.
Paul told young pastor Timothy that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). As you speak, God “breathes out” each individual word in the Bible. It is absolutely original in this respect. That statement is true of the Bible but not of any other literature.
Reading the Bible is not the same as studying it.
The Bible is just another document, therefore we read it as quickly as possible. In contrast, we don’t rush through Bible study. We search for answers to the world’s mysteries as we attempt to make sense of it. What they say is given serious consideration.
Ephesians 1:1-14 can be read in 30 seconds, yet the lessons it contains will last you a lifetime. The Gospel of John can be read in its entirety in roughly two hours. But its complexity ensures that you’ll never get bored exploring it.
The reward of maturing in God’s word will be ours for as long as we live.
It’s important to devote a lot of time to Bible study and have faith in what you’re reading.
We put in the time and effort necessary since we value education highly. However, relying on God also calls for us to ask for wisdom.
Paul urged Timothy to “think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything” (2 Timothy 2:7). God endows us with wit, but we have to put it to use.
The evangelist George Whitefield began devoting himself to reading the Bible on a regular basis once he became a Christian. Author says, “I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books and praying over, if possible, every line and word… I daily received fresh life, light, and power from above.” Take note of how modest he is.1
Whether or not we choose to get on our knees to study, that’s where our focus ought to be.
Another Name For Jesus In Hebrew
Jesus is so powerful and loving that we can’t fully understand him. Yet the Bible includes names for Jesus to help us understand more of who he is and what he’s like. Each name in the New Testament describes a different aspect of his character and role, and studying them together gives us a deeper understanding of his wonderful nature.
Alpha and Omega
The name Jesus is a transliteration of the Hebrew word YHWH (or JHVH), which is considered to be the most sacred name of God in Judaism. This same name is found repeatedly throughout the Bible and has been translated as “the eternal one” (Genesis 21:33); “the everlasting father” (Isaiah 9:6); “the everlasting rock” (1 Corinthians 10:4); and many other names that describe God’s enduring nature.
You should know that this same name can be translated into English as Jehovah or Yahweh depending on how you want to pronounce it, but all three are essentially saying the same thing—that Jesus’ name means “God Himself.”
In the Gospel of Matthew, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will give birth to a son whom she must name “Emmanuel,” or “God with us.” The name, which means “God is with us,” was chosen by God to show that Jesus would be present on Earth and support his followers even when they were at their weakest.
Emmanuel also refers to the man who was considered to be the first Messiah, since he lived many years before Christ’s birth and was given this same name. This ancient prophet predicted much of what would later happen in Jesus’ life, including how he would die for all people’s sins—and then rise again!
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and you are one of His sheep.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for the sheep.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who knows his sheep and calls them by name.
Because Jesus is your good shepherd, you can rest in Him knowing that He will provide everything you need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). And because He has saved us from our sins, we know that we will never perish (John 10:27).
King of Kings
- Jesus is the King of Kings.
- Jesus is also King of the Jews.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which means “House of Bread.” He grew up as a carpenter and became a preacher who taught about God’s love for people. He raised people from the dead and healed many sick people with his touch. The Bible says that he died on a cross to pay for our sins so we could be forgiven if we ask him to forgive us (Romans 10:9-10). After he died, he rose again three days later so we would know that what he said was true–whether it is about God or himself in his life on earth (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Then Jesus went back up into heaven where he sits at God’s right hand today waiting for his enemies to be defeated one day soon (Acts 1:11).
Lamb of God
Lamb of God is another title from the New Testament, referring to Jesus Christ. It’s a metaphor for his sacrifice, innocence and purity. The phrase itself can be found in John 1:29 and Revelations 5:6-8.
Messiah and the Christ
Messiah is a Hebrew word that means “anointed one.” It was used to describe someone who had been chosen by God to lead His people. When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, God told him that he was His beloved son and that He would give him the Spirit of God (John 3:17). Later on, after his crucifixion and resurrection, Christians referred to Jesus as the Messiah because they believed he fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies about this figure (Luke 24:44-47; Acts 2:22).
Christ is from Greek word for “anointed one,” which comes from a Hebrew root word meaning “to smear over with oil.” The term Christ was first used by Paul in his letters written shortly after Jesus’ death on earth (1 Corinthians 1:18). After his resurrection from death, many different people started calling him Christ—including Paul himself!
Prince of Peace
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. This is because he’s the Prince of Peace.
Jesus has been crowned with a crown that represents his peaceful nature, which is why he’s called the “Prince of Peace.”
The Way, The Truth, and The Life
In the New Testament, Jesus is referred to in many ways. He is known as The Way, The Truth and The Life. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus said that he was the only means by which a person could have access to God (John 14:6). This means that all other religions are false, because they don’t offer this path to God. They’re not allowed into heaven!
Jesus also said that he was “the truth” (John 14:6) meaning that whatever else you might believe about him isn’t true, but what he says is 100% accurate. Some people claim that Jesus never even existed; however most scholars agree on his historicity since there are too many witnesses who knew him or were related to someone who did know him personally!
Son of Man
In the New Testament, the title “Son of Man” is used in a number of different contexts. It is first used to refer to Jesus as the Messiah, with Jesus using it as his own self-identification when speaking with certain Jewish people who were expecting a mighty warrior king (e.g., Luke 19:10).
In addition to being used for Jesus as the Messiah, Son of Man can be used by other characters in reference to their own humanity more generally and even as an honorific that implies divinity (e.g., John 3:13). These two uses are closely tied together; after all, if you believe that God became human—and therefore cannot be fully separated from us—then it makes sense that this same title could apply equally well to all humans. The prophet Ezekiel also uses this term when referring specifically to himself or others who represent him: “There I saw some men standing on an elevated earth wall with something like a pillar at its center … [They] said: ‘This is what we have seen so far.’ One among them was taller than they.” (Ezekiel 40:1-2)
The word translated here as “taller” comes directly from the Greek word mentioned above (hupsistos), and could be translated into English as “greatest” or even “most high;” this may seem strange at first glance given how much emphasis there is on humility throughout Scripture when speaking about God himself!
I Am / The Word (Logos)
The name I Am is used in the book of John, where it appears dozens of times. This name is a reference to Jesus’ identity as God and is also used by God himself when speaking through Moses in Exodus 3:14. There are many other references to the name “I Am” throughout the Old Testament as well, but we will save those for another time!
The Word (Logos) is another one of our favorite names for Jesus in the New Testament. The word “logos” means “word,” which makes sense because this title refers to how Jesus came into existence as God’s word spoken aloud at creation (see Genesis 1:1). It’s also interesting how similar this title sounds with some other common names used today—like Yelp or Uber!
In case you’re wondering which Greek word was actually translated into Logos when it appears in John 1:1-2, here’s what Wikipedia says about that subject: “The Greek word logos translates variously into English as ‘discourse’, ‘reasoning’, ‘thought’. In Greek philosophical usage these terms cover both discursive reasoning and rational discourse.”
Names in The New Testament reveal important aspects of Jesus’ character and role.
Though Jesus is referred to as “The Christ” (Matthew 16:16) or “The Son of God” (Mark 14:61), many of the names for Jesus in the New Testament reveal important aspects of his character and role. These are some examples.
- The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-15): This name describes Jesus as someone who leads others toward good things, rather than away from them. He helps us find our way back to God when we get lost—like a shepherd taking care of his sheep—and he leads us on paths that are pleasing to God.
- The Lamb of God (John 1:29): This title recalls how Christ was sacrificed for our sins by being killed on a cross just like an innocent animal would be sacrificed at an altar for someone else’s sins. It reminds us that sin separates us from God, but when we accept Christ’s sacrifice and receive forgiveness through him, then we go back into fellowship with God again!
- Savior (Luke 2:30): This title indicates that Jesus saves us from eternal separation from our Creator because he died so that all people could be forgiven if they believe in him
Because He is The Word, Jesus is the true meaning of God. By studying the names given to Jesus in The New Testament, we can understand more clearly who He is. These names reveal important aspects of His character and role so that we can come to know Him better and direct our lives according to God’s will for us.