JOSHUA AND JESUS
JOSHUA AND JESUS
To begin, you should know that “Egypt” in scriptures - is not the country when speaking of scripture esoterically. This word is derived from the Greek and means a place of darkness. Israel is also metaphoric as a word. IS-RA-EL ... Isis, Amen Ra, and El. The Mother Goddess, Father God, and Divinity. A trinity of sorts. It literally means a higher place in consciousness ... the Promised Land. Therefore, on an allegorical level, we are led from a place of darkness (base nature mankind) to the realm of the Divine (Christ consciousness).
Now to Joshua. This is a Hebrew name/word ... loosely transliterated as “Yehoshua” in the weaker English Language. Among the Romans, the Latin version of this word is “Iesus” and in Greek it is written as “Iesous.” Later translations after the letter “J” was created and added to the English language the name/word and then ultimately translated as “Jesus.” Therefore, Joshua and Jesus are one in the same name/word. Remember also, the first edition of the 1611 King James English Version of The Bible has Jesus with an “I.”
Now this, in Hebrew the name Joshua/Jesus is written with the letters “Yod Heh Shin Vav Heh.” The letters Yod Heh Vav Heh (minus the Shin) is known as the Tetragrammaton (YHVH or YHWH) and was extremely significant to Jewish Gnostics, as these letters were used to signify the unpronounceable name of God, usually rendered today with added vowels as either Jehovah or Yahweh. As Philo explains, when the middle letter Shin, known as the Holy Letter, is added, the name means “Saviour of the Lord,” or more simply, God Saves.
Since “Joshua” and or “Jesus” both mean “Saviour of the Lord” ... it means that allegorically and symbolically, the Jesus, or Yehoshua, within each of us ... is what resurrects the Divinity WITHIN us. We are co-creators. We are Divine. The NT Bible quotes Jesus as saying “you shall do greater things than I.” It also says “my prayer is that they become one with the Father as I am one with the Father.” We are all one. We are of one essence ... the very Divine nature that is what we would commonly call God. God/Source is experiencing Life through us, with us, and AS US.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.