Poznańskie Studia Teologiczne, Vol. 32 (2018), s. 105–117
Many New Testament texts bear witness to the faith of the first Christians in the saving power
of the name “Jesus”. This faith is related to the Old Testament significance of giving the names of
things and of persons by God: calling with names corresponds closely to God’s role as Creator in relationship to His creative works and to His position as Savior of His people. This double function
of naming and calling is pointed out in the Biblical texts on the grammatical and lexical level. The
using the name “Jesus” by the New Testament authors and, first of all, by the Synoptics emphasizes
a soteriological meaning of the texts.