Dawn Olin (4 Apr 2011)
"To Thompson..."


 

Thompson,
 
The phrase "Jesus of Nazareth" is a prophetic one referring to Isaiah 11:1 "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots..."  The name "Nazareth" comes from the Hebrew root word  "a shoot", a "branch", to "guard".  It is also a hereditary name;  again a prophetic symbol of the Messiah.  This is why Jesus had to "come from" Nazareth. (You can study more at www.bible-history.com). Jews at that time did not have last names; you were known by who your father was and/or where you were from.  Please note that the demons also called Jesus "the Son of God" Mathew 8:29, Mark 3:11, Luke 4:41, etc..  Certainly, because they used that phrase does not mean he isn't or we shouldn't.
 
Your post was actually in conjunction with another post regarding the office of a prophet. 
Please study Deut. 18:22, Math. 10:41, Ephesians 4 and 1Corinth. 12. 
 
~Horsegirl
Proverbs 13:20