Jewish Names in Yeshua’s Time

I wrote up a summary at the Yeshua in Context blog that many Messianic Jewish Musings readers will find interesting. What were the most popular names in Galilee and Judea in Yeshua’s time? Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses is a wealth of information about things related to the issue of eyewitness testimony in the gospels.

Before you jump over, take a guess whether the name Yeshua (Jesus) is on the top ten list of names for men or not and if so, which number on the list. Read and see if you are correct! Click here to read it at Yeshua in Context.


About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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