The letter "J" and its sound has a very clouded and often obscure history.
While there are sources that claim it began in French romance language, this is not true. There may be a French use of the letter "I" and it be given the "J" sound, it is not the origin of "I" being both a vowel and a consonant.
The French letters g and j are both pronounced with a soft jhay sound. We can trace this back to Latin and Itallian. We notice this in particular with the name IESVS in Latin on the Cross and then 900 years later in Itallian as Gesu.
We know from this transvocalization that the Latin "I" had the sound of the letter "G" and that is why IESUS is now Gesu.
The Italian language was developed around the 9th century from what is called Vulgar Latin. This only means Latin had undergone some changes from its early use. What we witness in the Itallian "Gesu" for Jesus is that the sound of the letter "I" in IESVS had the soft "G" sound.
Keep in mind that at this time (50BC-900AD) there was no letter "J" symbol to represent the sound. This sets forth the evidence that the letter "I" was both a vowel and a consonant. The consonant sound was that of "G" which was later the sound given to the letter "I" as "J."
We know from the evidence that the Latin letter "I" had both the vowel sound of "i" as well as the consonant "j." What is not being reported around the world is how to know when it has the "i" sound and the "j" sound. Look at "Gesu." If the letter "I" in Latin did not have the consonant sound of "G" then "Gesu" would be "Iesu" (i-ee-su). We know when Italian developed from Latin that IESVS was then the same as GESVS and finally JESVS.
It is here I must side step into the letter "V" because it also has both a vowel and consonant use. "V" is the consonant and "U" is the vowel. There are rules of grammar to also apply to know when the "V" has the consonant or the vowel sound.
Take the Latin name Ivlivs as seen on Roman coins. This cannot be pronounced if "v" is given the consonant sound. But, change "v" to the vowel "u" and this is what happens: Iulius. Now apply the vowel/consonant rule of grammar to the letter "I" and you have: Julius. This is not alphabet thimble rigging. This is an example of how two letters in the Latin IESVS became our JESUS. There was no conspiracy here of the Catholic church or anyone else. Such claims are nothing but clever deceivers who use fear to persuade people against the name of JESUS.
IESVS in Latin on the Cross is the same pronunciation as JESUS.
There is a centuries old plot to change the letter "I" from its Latin pronunciation of "J" to the Babylonian Aramaic "Y" or "yod." You will read in a thousand places that "J" should be sounded with the "Y" sound. Thus JESUS become YESUS. This is clearly an Aramaic swap. What is interesting is that Aramaic was not on the Cross. Hebrew, commonly known as Paleo-Hebrew was upon the Cross. So, there never was any YESUS upon the Cross using the Babylonian Aramaic "Y" or "yod" sound.
It is here the student must recognize that everytime someone writes or says Hebrew they are calling Babylonian Aramaic Hebrew. Aramaic never was Hebrew no matter how many centuries the Jews used Aramaic. And it does not matter if the whole fertile crescent and the area of Israel and other Arabic lands spoke Aramaic, it is still not Hebrew. Anything constructed upon this Babel foundation language of Aramaic is not the rule or authority. Both Greek and Latin are superior than anything that comes from Babylon from 600BC onward.
The question is often asked what language Jesus name came upon the world. Hundreds and hundreds of web sites say that if Jesus was a Jew he must have a Hebrew name. This sets the foundation to claim that names such as Jehoshua, Joshua, Yeshu, Yeshua, are the correct source. It is then claimed Jesus is not the name of Jesus but his true Hebrew name is Joshua, Jehoshua, Yeshu, or Yeshua. But wait, this is Babylonian Aramaic this is not Paleo-Hebrew. Did Jesus have a Babylonian language name? Doesn't this fly in the face of those who claim if Jesus was a Jew he must have a Hebrew name? And then we are hand delivered a name that came from Babylon that has no connection whatsoever with Paleo-Hebrew.
Joseph Klausner in his 1925 book "Jesus of Nazareth" (London); gave the world his Jewish slant on the name of Jesus and called him: "Yeshu-Ha-Notsri." This is bridged across as meaning Jesus of Nazareth. But there is something evil in his name "Yeshu." Where did he get this? It is not found in either ancient Greek or Latin texts. Since the publication of this book many nations who once used the name Jesus have been switched to use "Yeshu" thinking it is the correct Hebrew name of Jesus when in fact it is derived from Babylonian Aramaic.
Yeshu is actually derived from the Babylonian Talmud use of Yeshu."
Who is this Yeshu?
In the Talmud and other Jewish writings Yeshu is a mamzer, a bastard child, born of fornication. He was a sorcerer. He was a blasphemer. He was pissed on by Judas and defiled. He cut his skin and inserted the tetragrammaton into the incision so he could retrieve it to pronounce the divine name to do miracles. His mother was either a whore or a prostitute. Anytime any Jewish person refers to Jesus as Yeshu this is their secret name and meanings. But there is something more sinister (left handed) of rabbis against Jesus. Anyone who insist to use the rabbi name Yeshu is guilty of serious sins.
Do we need the "J" letter in the name Jesus?
No. It is not the letter symbol but the pronunciation or transvocalization. For instance:
In Itallian there is no "J" letter used for the name of Jesus. The letter "G" is used (Gesu - jay-zu) and pronounced as a "J." Take a look at the name Giovanni (jo-van-ee). Also "gelato" and shows up in English as "gelatin" and at last "jello." You can see the "J' letter sound. There are many more examples.
When counterfeiters go to work against the name of JESUS, they are very clever. So clever that many will never be able to see they have been tricked. And these, will in turn become enemies of anyone who uses the name of Jesus Christ.
The Babylonian Aramaic rabbi "Y" factor.
The monks of the Catholic church were the first to turn to rabbis to get information about Aramaic which was then called Hebrew. They were of the mind that this Hebrew contained knowledge and information not delivered down via the Greek and Latin writers or texts. It was this fellowship with darkness that brought about an attempt to change alphabet sounds to align them with Babylonian Aramaic ones. Alphabet charts were invented giving Greek, Latin, and Aramaic symbols and assigning them their sounds. It was within this abridgment that the letter "I" was given the Aramaic sounding of "Y." Henceforth the "Y" factor took control.
It is now common for writers to say the correct pronunciation of the letter "J" is "Y." They give as an example: "hallelyjah." They alter this to "halleluyah." With one clever trick many are indoctrinated and become "Yah" god praise merchants. They are everywhere. The Yah god people. And this leads backward to the tetragrammaton cults of YHWH (Yahweh).
The "J" letter and the "J" letter sound.
We admit the "J" letter fish hook did not exist in the days of Jesus. We also admit it is in the 10th place in our alphabet right after the letter "I." Why? It is there after the "I" because it shows where it came from. As mentioned earlier, the letter "I" always contained the vowel "I" and the consonant sound of "I" which was "J." While this was known for centuries and practiced, the "J" sound would be replaced by the Aramaic "Y" sound. Before this could be fully implemented Gian Giorgio Trissino (1554), an Italian grammarian, made a separation of the vowel and consonant sounds. In other words he split the I and J sounds from the letter "I." I cannot find any other person in history who wanted to give the consonant of "I" its only letter symbol. Research shows many uses of the "J" swash for the letter "I." But few people have understood the "swash"was an attempt to show it was pronounced as a consonant and not an "I" vowel. The "J" swash goes back way before 1000AD. Swash only means decorative as in the sense of calligraphy. But the fact remains this "J" swash existed way before the 17th century. How many cases it stood for the sound of the consonant "J" has not been researched by any scholars for the past 1017 years. I am the first person in the world to make this known.
The letter "J" sound goes back to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics 2000BC. You can pull up the alphabet charts and see it there. The Armenian alphabet (405-406AD) has 36 characters/letters originally and an additional 2 characters/letters were added in the middle ages. The original alphabet contained a character for both the hard and soft "J" sounds. Also in the Georgian alphabet created in the 4th century has a character for the hard "J" sound. Georgian is not an Indo-European language while Armenian is. Thus showing the "J" sound and letter characters existed way before this practice was adopted in the Latin, French, Spanish, and English languages.
So, the letter we know as "J" may be claimed to be of recent invention, but we now know the sound and other characters to designate it has existed for at least 4,000 years.
Iod, Jod, Yod.
We can now look at the 9th letter in the English alphabet and see that a new sound has been interjected, interpolated, and that is the Yod which comes to us via the Aramaic language and rabbis.
Most alphabet charts now show only "I and Y." They totally omit the consonant "J." This is outright fraud and linguistic tampering.
My approach to this "Y" interpolation is to simply say that whatever comes from Aramaic it is ok to designate it by use of "Y" for the "I." But it is not ok to take this and now destroy the letter "J" or its sound in Paleo-Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English, or any other language.
The "J' sound is found in more than the name of JESUS.
Words with "dg or dge" has the sound of "J" as in fudge.
Words with "gi" has the sound of "J" as in logic and tragic.
Today there are over 200 different names for the name of Jesus. Most of these cannot be traced back to the name Jesus phonetically inscribed on the Cross in Paleo-Hebrew, Greek, or Latin. They are false invented names. A great majority now incorporate the Talmudic "Yeshu: in one form or another.
I know the hatred against the name of Jesus will not end because of what I have written. I know additionally I must stand alone. I have chosen that loneliness. If you choose to stand for the name of Jesus, do it alone. No matter what choose this loneliness.
Jesus, name above all names.
A man God made