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Names of Jesus


Jesus – Rescuer or deliverer. The name is thus related to the Hebrew verb root √yšʿ “rescue, deliver” and one of its noun forms, yešuaʿ “deliverance”.

Christ – the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.

Messiah – The long awaited “anointed one” who would deliver Israel. Jesus came to deliver mankind from sin and death (John 4:25-26).

Lord – In the New Testament, this term is used as a salutation to honor a man of distinction. The disciples used this term to salute Jesus as their teacher and master (Matthew 22:43-44).

Savior – Jesus is the person who rescues mankind from an eternity in hell.