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The inscription on the cross identifies Him as "IESVS."
Which is Latin for Jesus, which is found as Yeshua in Aramaic and Yehoshua in Hebrew, and truly "Joshua" in English; Yeshu would be analogous to "Josh" though the actual meaning is retained despite the semantics argued otherwise by the people convinced that somehow 13.3 Million people who can't even agree on whether or not it's OK to turn on a light switch on Saturday = lighting a fire on Shabbat, are somehow trying to take over the world. I often wonder if these people ever heard of "Pie Iesu" and couldn't just put two and two together.
John 19:19 explains the inscription on the Cross was written in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.
The "J" being pronounced in a hard manner, as well as the "E" being made a long vowel, as well as the two "S" being given a hard hiss instead of a soft "sh", and the "U" being made a short vowel when it's long just smacks of the variant pronunciations over the centuries.
Yeshua/Yehoshua/Yeshu all would have been names Jesus might have gone by at certain periods, in certain context. "Gee-zuss" (phonetic), not so much.
Language rules win over historical-revisionism and ignorance to actual pronunciation/inability to form the sound 10 out of 10 times.