The Name of God

Father-and-Son

This is Our Father Jehovah. I knew Him first as Yahweh. He is so much fun to be with. I love Him so much. And His Son is my champion and is written all over my heart. Yes, he’s funny too, like Father, like Son. Listen to the video at the end of the page, it has an important message, and tell your heart to beat again. Nothing bad is from God, not even a bad thought. God would never hurt you. He loves you. He will listen to you and help you.

Jehovah’s name will be a memorial name for those who put faith in it.

יהוח

יְהוֵה Y’haueh (yah-weh) Hebrew

יְהַוֶּה JEHOVAH (yĕ-hŏ-vāh) English

I did that on purpose the translation to English is the way a machine says it with a modern vav, now watch closely.

yĕ-hŏ-wāh = Yahweh. Believe it or not.

God’s name is Yahweh

You may do the same exercise with the name Yehoshuah, it’s pronounced Y’hoshua by a native Hebrew speaker.  You drop a whole syllable for it.  BibleinHebrew.com

THERE IS ONLY ONE VOCALIZATION POSSIBLE FOR YHWH IN HEBREW AND THAT IS yä‘-wā

Michael S. Heiser/Tiffany McTaggart (God is my Witness)

YHWH

by Michael S. Heiser

The “a” vowel in the first syllable is quite secure. We know this because an abbreviated form of the divine name (“Yah” – always vocalized with “a”) appears in the Hebrew Bible nearly 50 times, mostly in Psalms (e.g., Exod 15:2; Exod 17:16 – note, this is the same book as the longer form; Isa 12:2; Isa 26:4 – along with the longer form; Psa 68:5; Psa 68:19). The most familiar form to readers is no doubt the phrase halelû-Yah (“praise Yah!”; e.g., Psa 146:10; Psa 147: 1).

The real controversial part of all this for scholars comes with the second syllable (scholars lead exciting lives). Here’s what must be accounted for:

1. The form itself must be the imperfect conjugation, since the “y” of the first syllable is prefixed to the verb root (hyh/hwh).

2. The first syllable must have an a-class vowel (“yah”) to account for the abbreviated form of the name noted above.

3. The second syllable must be an i-class vowel because of the verb root (lemma). The ancient Semitic root hwy also requires an i-class vowel in the second syllable.

There is only one morphological verb formation (parsing) that makes sense of these elements: Hiphil stem, third person, singular, imperfect conjugation, from hyh/hwh. This form is vocalized yahyeh / yahweh and would mean “he who causes to be” (the Hiphil is a causative stem in Hebrew). This is controversial because the verb hyh/hwh does not appear in the Hiphil causative stem elsewhere. Hence scholars are uneasy about taking the divine name this way. Personally, the logic here doesn’t feel compelling to me. I;m not sure why it’s necessary to have a verb form appear elsewhere for it to be considered coherent where it does / might occur. I understand the desire for another example, but it is not a logical necessity if it makes sense. And in the context of Israel’s God in effect creating a nation out of the slave population of Israel, it makes good theological / conceptual sense. But I’m in the minority here, probably because of the (in my view, overly cautious and logically unnecessary) desire for an external example of this lemma in this stem.

From God: To my beloved Jehovah’s Witnesses, thank you for your love and the love you showed for my name.

Psalms 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

SONG 149

A Victory Song

(Exodus 15:1)

  1. 1. Sing to Jehovah. His great name is highly exalted.

    His proud Egyptian foes, He has cast into the sea.

    Praise Jah Almighty;

    Besides him there can be no other.

    Jehovah is his name;

    He has gained the victory.

    (CHORUS)

    Jehovah God, Most High over all,

    The one who is forevermore the same,

    You soon will cause your enemies to fall

    And sanctify your holy name.

  2. 2. See now all nations Opposing the Sov’reign, Jehovah.

    Though mightier than Pharaoh,

    They too will suffer shame.

    Judgment awaits them;

    They cannot escape Armageddon.

    Soon ev’ryone will know

    That Jehovah is God’s name.

    (CHORUS)

    Jehovah God, Most High over all,

    The one who is forevermore the same,

    You soon will cause your enemies to fall

    And sanctify your holy name.

(See also Ps. 2:2, 9; 92:8; Mal. 3:6; Rev. 16:16.)

In Greek it is IHWH, tying it to the Lord’s name.

In memory of all those who carried the Divine name in the form of Jehovah, putting faith in God even before everything was known.

Matthew 13:43 At that time the righteous ones will shine as brightly as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Let the one who has ears listen.

I am reintroducing the human family to Our Father, YAHWEH, the only true God. There should be no other gods and no other name of God under Heaven. He is Almighty but lowly. He will listen when you talk to him. He is a person like us, but perfect, with unlimited power and ability.

Our Father is warm, funny, loving, and wonderful to know. His dream is to fill the Earth with happy healthy people. And it will happen, His Son shares his vision for people. He believes in it so much He was willing to die to make it happen.

Prophecy Undergoing Fulfillment

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. (King James Version KJV)

Pray for the Holy Spirit. Pray for the truth about God’s name. And never look back.

The j sound in English is an example of a palatal consonant, while the y sound in English (akin to the j sound in many other languages) is an example of a palatal approximant. In the former case (palatal consonant), the tongue is raised and flattened to touch the palate while in the latter case (palatal approximant) it does not touch the palate completely, allowing air to flow between the palate and the tongue.

While the modern Latin script has the letter j, Latin itself did not use j to start with and did not have a well-defined palatal consonant sound. Words like Iapheth, Iesus, Ieremiah, etc. were meant to be pronounced starting with a palatal approximant. In due course, due to natural phonological evolution, they began to be pronounced with a palatal consonant in certain Roman colonies. This gave rise to the need for distinction between the two sounds in writing. The letter j, which was really special cursive form of i became the symbol for this distinct new sound.

The Hebrew letter vav

Most scholars agree that the ancient pronunciation of the letter was more like a “W” and less like the “V” that it currently represents in the Modern Hebrew language.

Thank you to: http://www.hebrewtoday.com/content/hebrew-alphabet-letter-vav-%D7%95