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"Hear O' Israel, HaShem is our G-d, HaShem alone"

Ezra 3:8

The missionaries will say that Ezra 3:8 The same person is called by the nickname for Yehoshua/Joshua...Yeshua/Jesus.

The Reply is The verse says "In the second year after thei arrival at the House of G-d, at Jerusalem, in the second month, Zerubbabel, son of Shealteil and Jeshua son of Jozadak, and the rest of thier brother priests and Levites, and all who had come from the captivity to Jerusalem, as their first step announted levites from the age of twenty and upward to supervise the work of the House of the L-RD." (JPS) Notice that the person named Jeshua is son of Jozadak and not Mary, Joseph, or the "Holy Spirit". Even if this persons name is Joshua and his nick name is Jeshua, that only proves that it is common to call people named Joshua by the Aramaic Jeshua in the time of the Second Temple. That in no way proves that Jesus was the Messiah, only that Jesus' name came from the Aramaic Jeshua.

Please read verse 9 also. You will notice that the Joshua/Jeshua in question has sons. Jesus did not have sons (or any children) according to the NT. Therefore, this does not refer to Jesus.

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