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Comment 13 by locutus -

Jimmy Christ, love it!

He's only "James" in the English-speaking world. In his own culture, he'd have been called Yaaqov ben Yosef, and Jesus would have been Yeshua ben Yosef. In his Galilean dialect, the last "a" wouldn't have been pronounced, so he'd have been known as "Yeshu".

I suspect the reason we change these names is because a lot of Christians hate to be reminded of the fact that their main guy was a Jew!

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:30:21 UTC | #547456