So….I totally never thought about this. I’m sure very few of you have. I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disturbed…
Wow. Food for thought. I’m sure there’s an answer though.
Their names were translated/Anglicized after going from Greek to English.
The names of the Apostles are of Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew origins. The Hebrew, Aramaic and “Greek” named Apostles were:
Shim’on = Simon (Hebrew origin).
Y’hochanan = John (Hebrew origin).
Mattithyahu = Matthew (Hebrew origin).
Ya’aqov = James (Hebrew origin meaning Jacob).
Bar-Tôlmay = Bartholomew (Aramaic, which is related to Hebrew).
Judah = Jude / Saint Jude (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, Hebrew origin).
Yehuda = Judas Iscariot (Hebrew origin, Betrayed Yeshua/Yehosua the Messiah).
Cephas / Kephas = Peter (Hebrew / Aramaic origin meaning “Rock”).
Tau’ma = Thomas (Aramaic origin).
Andrew = Andrew (Greek origin. Is the brother of Cephas / Kephas).
Phillip = Phillip (Greek origin).
You will note that there are only 11 names, that is because there were 2 Apostles named Ya’aqov (James), which brings the total to 12 apostles.
To expand on this, Jesus’s name is Anglicized in this way as well. We get Jesus from the Latin form of the Greek “Ἰησοῦς”(Iēsous), which is derived from the Herbrew “ישוע”(Yeshu’a, which meant “YHWH is Salvaion”, YHWH, or Yahweh being the name of God). When another form of that name, ” יְהוֹשֻׁעַ”(Yeoshu’a) was allowed to Anglicize through a different set of corruptions, it entered the English Language through Reformist Protestants as the name “Joshua”.
Yes. Jesus’s actual name is Joshua.
joshua christ this is fascinating
pretty tired of seeing this hair trope on asian characters
EDIT: because three examples wasn’t enough for some of you:
Why is this a thing?
As soon as I saw this post I thought about Mei Melancon as Psylocke in X-men: The Last Stand
but really. why is this even a trope?anyone know the origin of this?
Where did this come from?
I asked liberalgrandma about this. We were both just bamboozled. I just don’t get why this is a thing! and I’ve said before, like - if I could, I would totes color my hair like this! but I have literally 0% Asian heritage in me. why is it always Asian girls? Why not hispanic girls like me? At least, I don’t know of any hispanic girl characters with colored streaks…
and why/how can it be that it’s OFTEN young teenagers that would still be in high school?? How many high schools do you know that don’t go ape-shit with the dress code when it comes to colored hair? especially if it’s like, in an anime, where school uniforms are so strict? *looks at Miko Nakadai and Knives Chau* I’m American and i know my school would not have tolerated it.
*favorite character dies*
This photo has NO CONTEXT and it is too funny.
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