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If Jesus was Jewish, why did he have a Mexican first name?

Asked by FutureMemory (24441 points ) August 20th, 2012

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wundayatta's avatar

Mexico didn’t exist in those days, dummy! It was a Spanish first name. Get your facts straight!

Have a cupcake!

thorninmud's avatar

According to Matthew 1:21, it was an angel that told Joseph to name the kid Jesus. So it was most likely a Mexican angel. Further evidence: Angel is also a Mexican name.

gailcalled's avatar

It’s that irritating Hebrew language without vowels. Ya got the consonants…then fill in the blanks.

“The pentagrammaton Yahshuah has no support in archeological findings, such as the Dead Sea scrolls or inscriptions, nor in rabbinical texts as a form of Joshua. Scholarship generally considers the original form of Jesus to be Yeshua, a Hebrew Bible form of Joshua.

“The essential idea is of an alphabetic consonantal framework Y-H-Sh-W-H, which can be supplied with vowels in various ways. (Also, the “W” can be converted into a “U”, since the Hebrew letter ו waw writes either a [w] consonant sound — later on pronounced [v] — or a long [u] vowel sound:”

Aethelflaed's avatar

I wonder if maybe it has something to do with how the Spanish – all Catholics – conquered the hell out of what is now Mexico?

CWOTUS's avatar

And in addition to that, how could he have been named after a shortstop when baseball wasn’t even going to be invented for nearly two millennia?

elbanditoroso's avatar

He was named after the Greek god, Zeus.

They called him “Hay, Zeus” and he answered, so the nickname stuck.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Apparently he had a sense of humor. Unlike some others on here.

tups's avatar

Because Maria was a Mexican. Not many people are aware of this, but she came to Israel on a boat with her parents, when she was a little girl and the boat was a raft they had build. This information comes from some very old writing, found in the underground in Mexico City. It was hidden away because of racism back in the days.

ucme's avatar

Because he was a crazy mixed up kid, high on self promotion & cheap liquor.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Some mexicans feel the word “wetback” is on par with “nigger”. Taking exception to your use of it doesn’t mean I lack a sense of humor.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@FutureMemory My deep apology. I hadn’t come across it in a long long time. I did not realize that. It’s gone from my vocabulary.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@FutureMemory You were so offended you flagged that? I do feel bad about that.

FutureMemory's avatar

We’re talking in PM’s, all is good. :)

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