Question: Which Old Testament book and person’s name was the Hebrew equivalent of Jesus?
Comments: The name "Jesus" is an Anglicization of the Greek Ίησους (Iēsous), itself a Hellenization of the Hebrew יהושע (Yehoshua) or Hebrew-Aramaic ישוע (Yeshua), meaning "YHWH rescues" or "YHWH saves". There are actually four Old Testament figures names Joshua, the most famous of whom led the conquest of the Promised Land.
"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21, NASB)