Jesus, save us!

September 30, 2008 at 3:34 pm (Amusement, Christianity, Islam, The United States, US Government)

I thought this was interesting:
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act – abbreviated to EESA, modified to Eesa, the Muslim Arabic name for Jesus (in full: عيسى بن مريم Eesa bin Maryam, Jesus the son of Mary).

Trivia: Muslims refer to Jesus as عيسى Eesa (عيسى بن مريم Eesa bin Maryam (Jesus the son of Mary) or عيسى المسيح Eesa-l-Maseeh (Jesus the Messiah)). Christians, however, refer to Him as يسوع Yasoo’ (يسوع إبن اللة Yasoo’ ibnillaah (Jesus the son of God) or يسوع المسيح Yasoo’ al-Maseeh (Jesus the Messiah, or Jesus Christ)). The Christian form is closest to the Hebrew form of the Lord’s name.

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1 Comment

  1. Jewel said,

    That was funny! And thank you for noting the differences in the use of Issa vs. Yasu’. I read a comment from a man who had written Issa akbar! and I corrected him that this was a muslim term for Yasu’ which is what Christians use.

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