JOSHUA OR JESUS
JOSHUA OR JESUS
First, you will need to know that Biblical references to Egypt, are not the country of Egypt, in an esoteric sense. 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 back to Joshua who is referenced as part of the title of this chapter. Joshua is a Hebrew name/word ... loosely transliterated from "Yehoshua" into the English; Joshua. Among the Romans, the Latin version of this word is “Iesus” and in Greek it is written “Iesous.” Later translations after the letter “J” was created and added to the English language (1400’s) the name/word and then ultimately was translated as “Jesus.” Therefore, Joshua and Jesus are one in the same name/word. No difference.
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) (meaning ‘four letters’ in Greek) and was extremely significant to Jewish Gnostics, as they 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.” (Also the shorter “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 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 God.
When studying Biblical scriptures, it is critical to go back to Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic for proper etymology of every word. It is also critical to understand the deeper, esoteric, allegorical, and metaphysical meaning of what is being taught. Take your time with each line and ask not “did it happen?” but more importantly “does it happen?” All of these stories, myths, and legends passed down from the ancients were recorded for future generations as a gateway to higher consciousness, and an understanding of the Divine within. Listen for the still small voice within to guide you on your way to Truth.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.