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Is The Word Yucca Related to Messiah's Name?
Just looking at the word "Yucca" looks to me like a corruption of the Messiah's Name! First lets start by examining the "Yu". The Creator's original name that He Himself spoke from Mt Sinai when He spoke the Ten Commandments was YAHUWAH, this can be verified by taking the whole of Scripture comparing names and their meaning, example, names like Eliyahu (I Kings 17:1 margin KJV) which means "my Elohim is Yahuwah". Also Obadiahu (I Kings 18:3 margin KJV) and means "servant of Yahuwah"
Throughout the Bible we see how names that started out "Jeho", ended up in their short form as "Jo", for example, Jehoshaphat was shortened to Josaphat Mt 1:8 KJV. Jehoshna Num. 13:16 KJV got shortened to Joshua. Jehonathan got shortened to Jonathan. Even Jehovah got shortened to Jova, a form used by Roman theologians in the Dark Ages. Jeho got shortened to Jo, and "Yahu" got shortened to "Yu". For example, Jehu originally Yahu became Iou in the Greek Septuagint, the English text beside it has "Ju". Yahudah also got reduced to Iuda in Latin and Judah in English. Yehochanan (originally Yahuchanan) got reduced to John in English and "Juan" in Spanish. Yahuwah got reduced to Yuwa a form used by the Karen of Burma (see Miracles of Modern Missions by William Spicer) "Juok" is the African version of the Creator.
"Yu Huang or Yu Di, short for Yu Huang Shang Di ('supreme Jade Emperor') in Chinese myth, was the Daoist version of the older figure Shang Di the supreme ruler of the Universe." Myth by Kenneth McLeish. Some believe that Shang Di is a corruption of the Hebrew word "Shaddai" meaning Almighty. Di may also mean god as Dei does in Latin.
The Son of the Almighty was to come in His Father's name according to the prophecy of Ex. 23:21; Ps 72:17 margin; John 5:43. Joshua (the Hebrew line) is also called Jesus (the Greek line) in Acts 7:45 & Heb. 4:8. Joshua is also called Jehoshua in Num. 13:16 & I Chr. 7:27, but originally it was Yahushua as I understand it from the King James Version.
OK, we covered the "Yu" part, now on to the "cc". The "cc" in Yucca could stand for the old Greek "ss" they're way of trying to express the "sh" sound in Hebrew. An example of this is in the word "Messiah", a Greek word expressing the Hebrew Mashiach.
Some folks believe the Saviour's name was originally Yahusha. They usually come to this conclusion by looking upon the paleo-Hebrew and simply allow each letter to pretty much speak for itself ignoring modern vowel pointing of the Massoretic scribes. (YHUSHA) or Yahusha Indeed there is a little bit of evidence for this. Notice the name "Jose" in Luke 3:29. The Greeks had a tendency to put an "e" at the end of names that ended "ah" in Hebrew. For example Noe (Mt. 24:37), Osee (Rom 9:25), Core (Jude 11), and Jude. These names in the Old Testament which is based on Hebrew ended with an "a", as in Noah, Hosea, Korah, and Judah. Thus with your Hebrew glasses on, "Jose" would be "Yoshah" (see I Chr. 4:34), and indeed some New Age bible versions have put "Joshua" in Luke 3:29.
"Some authorities regard the chief of the Taino gods, the son of the great First-in-Being, as a yucca spirit; and indeed, the name of the plant appears to enter into such forms as locauna Jocakuvague Yocahuguama." The AntillesLatin American Mythology Chap. 1
Notice the word "locauna" in the above quote. "Jocanna" is like the sacred name of the Creator by the Charibee tribe of Native Americans (see A Star in the West by Elias Boudinot p.102). Also related words of jocakuvague are Yocahu Vague, Yucaju Bagua. Also related locabunagus. Yucca is considered "the god protector". The leaves are sword-shaped and like the guards.
Yucca filamentosa is called "Adam's needle" and Yahushua is also titled "the last Adam". I Cor. 15:45
Or, is it just a coincidence that the Chief Yucca, Yucca Brevifolia or Giant Yucca, is called Joshua Tree?
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