Updated: Sep 28
His real name is יהושע (pronounced: Ya-oh-sh-eye). The name was borne by more than one person in the bible which should immediately tell you that it was a common Hebrew name and that there is nothing special about it at all. It is composed of three elements. Let's review them.
The original name of "Joshua", the minister and successor of Mashah, was הושע (Hoshai) according to Numbers 13:8. The name הושע combines the third person masculine pronoun הו (ho = "he") to the verb ישע (yashai = "save"). The first letter of the root verb ישע drops off when the pronoun הו is prefixed to it. The third letter of the root verb ישע normally makes a guttural (throaty) sound whenever its the initial letter of a word. Otherwise, when this letter is in the medial or word-final position it makes the long i-vowel sound, e.g. "eye". The vowel sound this letter makes is the reason ancient heathens called this letter ayin with the i-vowel in the opening syllable. This is also the ultimate phonological origin of the word "eye". Thus, we get the spelling הושע and the pronunciation: Ho-sh-eye.
The name Hoshai means "He saves", or "He is salvation". The name does not describe the person bearing it. The name describes the deity worshiped by the bearer of the name. YA'OH, blessed and holy is He, is and always will be the only savior.
Mashah changed Hoshai's name to יהושע according to Numbers 13:16. He did so by prefixing the letter י (Ya) to the front of הושע. There is only one thing this י-prefix can mean and that is that it is the holy and glorious name יהוה (YA'OH) reduced to just its initial letter. The meaning is equally certain: "YA'OH saves" or "YA'OH is salvation". All Mashah did was take the guesswork out of the meaning of the name הושע by making it clear exactly who is the deity that the name הושע is pointing to. The letter ה (Ha) normally makes the aspirated consonant H sound whenever it is the initial letter of a word or of a suffix. Otherwise, whenever this letter is in the medial or word-final position it is a silent vowel placeholder. What this means is that the letter ה in the middle or end of a word serves as a sign indicating the presence of a preceding vowel that is not written (unless the preceding letter is א) and this unwritten vowel will always be an a-class vowel. Thus, we get the spelling יהושע and the pronunciation: Ya-oh-sh-eye.
Once again, it is extremely important to note that the name יהושע does not describe the person bearing it. The name describes the deity worshiped by the bearer of the name. YA'OH is and always will be the only savior. Too many people are overly concerned with how to say the messiah's name but choose to remain completely ignorant of its meaning. If they knew and understood the meaning of the name they would pay less attention to the messiah and pay more attention to the deity he worshiped and obeyed.
It was the liar Paul who began calling Ya'ohshai Ban Ya'ohsap (Joseph) by the Greek name Yay-soos (Iesous) and turned him into an idol god of worship.
Yet his only true followers then and today, the abayonaym, know better than to ever worship Ya'ohshai Ban Ya'ohsap as Almighty God. They know better than to ever pray to him or sing to him. They know better than to ever pray to YA'OH in his name. YA'OH don't share the stage with anyone. The abayonaym know Ya'ohshai Ban Ya'ohsap is just a man like them. They know he is not the idol god-man Yay-soos invented by Paul. They know he is their brother.
The 1611 Queen James Virus Bible (with its Greek New Testament) misrepresents him because it is satanic. The real messiah kept, and insisted that his men to keep, the commandments of the one and only true Savior.
His name is YA'OH Always has been. Always will be.