Variations of the Hebrew name Yeshua (Jesus). The top two are pronounced Yehoshua, and the bottom one is a contraction that is pronounced Yeshua. This spelling and pronunciation were typical in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.
On Shavuot (Pentecost), the first Believers, who were nearly all Jewish, recognized that the New Covenant had begun, but they didn’t immediately recognize that non-Jews should be part of God’s people or His New Covenant blessings.
The Lord goes on to command Moses to take vengeance on the Midianites in retaliation for their seducing the Israelites at Baal-peor. Yes, against his own wife’s people! Both Balak, the King of Moab, and Balaam, who had advised that Israel would be cursed if they were drawn into sin, are killed in this battle.
Besides, if we had to do away with every song because the writer wasn’t a saint, we wouldn’t have much music left, and that includes John Lennon music. Wonder what the cancel culture would do if they realized John wrote a song intended as a feminist anthem that was called “Woman is the (N-word) of the World”?
Now, was this a fire and brimstone sermon? You bet, however, it is time I expose and extort those who will listen. To those that don’t repent the judgment day will give you an answer of how prestigious you were!