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Quote believer Replybullet Topic: What do arabic Christians
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call Jesus?  WHy do Muslims call Him by Isa?  Where did Isa come from?
 
 
The Anglicized name of Jesus is derived from the Latin Iēsus, which in turn comes from the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoűs).[2] The Qur'anic reference as 'Isa has puzzled Western scholars and several theories have been proposed.[2] One theory is that "y-sh-' , the Hebrew consonants of Yeshua, have been reversed to give 's-y, the Arabic consonants of `Īsā."[2] Another theory, according to the Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, is that "the Jews called Jesus "Esau" (Hebrew 'Esaw) out of hatred and that Muhammad learned this name from them not realizing that it was an insult." In support of this is the argument that the Arabic Esau is written as 'Isu, and that this may have been assimilated to `Īsā. Opposing this theory is the lack of evidence that the Jews ever called Jesus Esau. Further, a passage in the Quran charges Jews for insulting Jesus' mother [Qur'an 4:156] and that those Christians who were acquaintances of Muhammad would have corrected him had Muhammad not realized that it is a Jewish insult to Jesus.[2]

A third theory is that the Qur'an deliberately used the word `Īsā to assimilate it to Musa (Moses) because they were sometimes paired. This also occurs in some modern languages, such as Slovak (Ježiš - Mojžiš) or Czech (Ježíš - Mojžíš). Other examples of assonant pairs include Ṭālūt-Ḏj̲ālūt (Saul and Goliath), Yād̲j̲ūdj-Mād̲j̲ūd̲j̲ (Gog and Magog), and so on.[2] The last theory is that Christians in Arabia had coined the term `Īsā from the Syriac forms of Yeshu or Ishu. The Arabic words that are borrowed from Aramaic or Syriac are often employed by 'ayn . Furthermore, the Manichaean fragments provide an evidence for dropping the final 'ayin of the borrowed Hebrew terms. But there is no evidence that the term `Īsā had been in use in pre-Islamic times. "There is however a monastery in Syria known as `Īsāniyya as early as 571 C.E."[2]

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Quote believer Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2008 at 6:22pm
Any one have any other ideas about this use of Isa in the Quran?
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Quote Nazarene Replybullet Posted: 24 September 2008 at 5:10am
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Any one have any other ideas about this use of Isa in the Quran?
well the tibetian gospel calls him Issa. read the complete gospel at the link below.
 
http://www.essene.com/Issa.htm
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Quote _ALI_ Replybullet Posted: 25 September 2008 at 12:27am
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Argument regarding the name of Jesus is given by Shiekh Ahmed Deedat

Eesa Latinised to "Jesus"

The Holy Quran refers to Jesus as Eesa, and this name is used more times than any other title, because this was his "Christian" name. Actually, his proper name was Eesa (Arabic), or Esau (Hebrew); classical Yeheshua, which the Christian nations of the West latinised as Jesus. Neither the "J" nor the second "s" in the name Jesus is to be found in the original tongue - they are not found in the Semitic languages.

The word is very simply "E S A U" a very common Jewish name, used more than sixty times in the very first booklet alone of the Bible, in the part called "Genesis". There was at least one "Jesus" sitting on the "bench" at the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin. Josephus the Jewish historian mentions some twenty five Jesus' in his "Book of Antiquities". The New Testament speaks of "Bar-Jesus" a magician and a sorcerer, a false prophet (Acts 13:6); and also "Jesus-Justus" a Christian missionary, a contemporary of Paul (Colossians 4:11). These are distinct from Jesus the son of Mary. Transforming "Esau" to (J)esu(s) - Jesus - makes it unique. This unique (?) name has gone out of currency among the Jews and the Christians from the 2nd century after Christ. Among the Jews, because it came to be a name of ill - repute, the name of one who blasphemed in Jewry; and among the Christians because it came to be the proper name of their God. The Muslim will not hesitate to name his son Eesa because it is an honored name, the name of a righteous servant of the Lord.

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Quote Mansoor_ali Replybullet Posted: 28 September 2008 at 7:59am
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call Jesus?  WHy do Muslims call Him by Isa?  Where did Isa come from?
 
 
The Anglicized name of Jesus is derived from the Latin Iēsus, which in turn comes from the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoűs).[2] The Qur'anic reference as 'Isa has puzzled Western scholars and several theories have been proposed.[2] One theory is that "y-sh-' , the Hebrew consonants of Yeshua, have been reversed to give 's-y, the Arabic consonants of `Īsā."[2] Another theory, according to the Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, is that "the Jews called Jesus "Esau" (Hebrew 'Esaw) out of hatred and that Muhammad learned this name from them not realizing that it was an insult." In support of this is the argument that the Arabic Esau is written as 'Isu, and that this may have been assimilated to `Īsā. Opposing this theory is the lack of evidence that the Jews ever called Jesus Esau. Further, a passage in the Quran charges Jews for insulting Jesus' mother [Qur'an 4:156] and that those Christians who were acquaintances of Muhammad would have corrected him had Muhammad not realized that it is a Jewish insult to Jesus.[2]

A third theory is that the Qur'an deliberately used the word `Īsā to assimilate it to Musa (Moses) because they were sometimes paired. This also occurs in some modern languages, such as Slovak (Ježiš - Mojžiš) or Czech (Ježíš - Mojžíš). Other examples of assonant pairs include Ṭālūt-Ḏj̲ālūt (Saul and Goliath), Yād̲j̲ūdj-Mād̲j̲ūd̲j̲ (Gog and Magog), and so on.[2] The last theory is that Christians in Arabia had coined the term `Īsā from the Syriac forms of Yeshu or Ishu. The Arabic words that are borrowed from Aramaic or Syriac are often employed by 'ayn . Furthermore, the Manichaean fragments provide an evidence for dropping the final 'ayin of the borrowed Hebrew terms. But there is no evidence that the term `Īsā had been in use in pre-Islamic times. "There is however a monastery in Syria known as `Īsāniyya as early as 571 C.E."[2]



 

The Name of Jesus (pbuh)

A Refutation to Quennel Gale's Article "Is Jesus the ISA of Islam?"

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Quote honeto Replybullet Posted: 04 December 2008 at 6:55pm
believer,
what you put forward are theories, according to yourself, and that 's what they really are.
As far as facts, all I can say is that Quran is a fact. "Jesus" is a European version of 'Eessa'   just like 'Gibraltor' is for 'Jable ut Tariq' or 'Al Qeemyyah' turned into 'Chemistry'.
Throughout the East, where Jesus was born and lived both Muslims and Christians may name their sons, Eessa not 'Jesus' to this day.
 
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Edited by honeto - 04 December 2008 at 6:58pm
39:64 Proclaim: Is it some one other than God that you order me to worship, O you ignorant ones?"
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Quote Angela Replybullet Posted: 05 December 2008 at 12:45pm
Believer....you are aware that Jesus is not his name?

Jesus was Yeshua...Yeshua is anglecized to Joshua .

They call Abraham, Ibrahim. I have seen Isaac spelled a number of ways by the Jews.

Jesus is just as must a change as Isa would be from the original Yeshua.

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Quote honeto Replybullet Posted: 11 December 2008 at 5:08pm
Originally posted by Angela

Believer....you are aware that Jesus is not his name?

Jesus was Yeshua...Yeshua is anglecized to Joshua .

They call Abraham, Ibrahim. I have seen Isaac spelled a number of ways by the Jews.

Jesus is just as must a change as Isa would be from the original Yeshua.
 
Angela,
is there anything to prove that prophet Essa's (pbuh) name was 'Yeshua'. As I said I know that the followers of Jesus in all of the East, as well as many Muslims name somtimes their sons Essa and not 'Yeshua' as far as I know.
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39:64 Proclaim: Is it some one other than God that you order me to worship, O you ignorant ones?"
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