The name Jesus
It seems to me that the name Jesus has a bit of a taboo around it for naming children in English, and yet Jesus seems to be an ordinary name for Spanish speakers. (I don't speak Spanish, so I don't know if it is "ok" in some areas and not in others.)
Does anyone have a sense of how this came to be? Why are English speakers fine with Mary and Joseph, but not Jesus? Is anyone familiar with other languages that may or may not use Jesus?
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:34pm