Originally Posted by One Arm Steve
They also said Jesus was a very common name at the time. Will the real Jesus please stand up, please stand up.
The name Jesus was similar to Joshua. But everyone who had a first name also had a descriptor. Such as Jesus of Nazareth. Or Simon from Cyrene. Or Matthew the carpenter. There were not thousands of men named Jesus who attracted crazy crowds everywhere they went and turned the entire world upside down. Dont' be mistaken, everyone knew who Jesus Christ was. There is no chance for mistaken identity.