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The Hebrew name of Jesus is "Yeshow" and Mary is "Mariyam" , In old testament which is written in greek hebrew "yeshow" became Iseus and in Latin and later English the name became Jesus.
Indians know him by his original name Yeshu as serian christians are belived to be in India since 74AD.
So why today Christian communities in India use Christian instead of Isai and Jesus instead of Yeshow and Mary instead of Marium.

Is it just to confirm to white men ? Ignoring other older christian sects such as Syrian, Eastern Orthodox of Ethopian ?

Tags: india, indians, english
Asked by Batao Na, 14 Apr '10 02:29 pm
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Yes it is based on the fact that what ever the white man does is right
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 14 Apr '10 02:33 pm

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Dear Batao Na . It is another Interesting Question but for a change you did not call it a mytholigical Question ..So it becomes easy to answer that you beleive in Jesus or Esau or Isa (peace be upon him)
Europeans have habit of concoting names
They used to call Mohammad pbuh as mohomet and Islam as Mohamadenism to make it look like chrisitanity or other religions .
The European Christians have developed a fondness (sickness) for the letter "J" They add J's where there are no Jays. Look!
Yael he converts to Joel
Yehuda to Juda
Yeheshua to Joshua
Yusuf to Joseph
Yunus to Jonah
Yesus to Jesus ...more
Answered by salmanfarsi, 14 Apr '10 07:51 pm

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