.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Ask the Pastor

† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.

11 August 2005

Jesus’ Last Name

Q: What was Jesus’ last name?

A: In Jesus’ day, people didn’t have family names, as is common now in much of the world. Since He was presumed to be the son of Joseph the carpenter, His name would have been Yeshua (Joshua) bar Joseph in Aramaic or Jesus Josephson according to an English translation.

Send email to Ask the Pastor.

Walter Snyder is the pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, Missouri and coauthor of the book What Do Lutherans Believe.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home