Jesus Christ of Nazareth

Jesus Christ of Nazareth is one of several names used to distinguish Jesus from other men with the same name. The Hebrew name Yeshua‘ (Jesus) was common in Jesus’ time. The Jews often added another phrase to common names. Jewish names might include a mention of who the father was, what the person did for a living, or where they came from. Jesus had typical Jewish names as well as messianic names and names that signified His divine nature. So we read in the gospels of Jesus the Nazarene (Jesus of Nazareth), son of Joseph, son of Mary, and Jesus the Galilean.

“Jesus Christ of Nazareth” includes the Greek word “Christ,” which translates the Hebrew word “Messiah.”

"In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (rise up and) walk" pictured in the Greek text of Acts 3:6

“In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (rise up and) walk” in the Greek text of Acts 3:6

Jesus Christ of Nazareth in Greek:

Iēsous Christos ho Nazōraios

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2424, 5547, 3480

Bible references: Acts 3:6; 4:10

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,walk.” (Acts 3:6 NIV)

NASB has Jesus Christ the Nazarene in these verses. KJV and NIV have the listed name.

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