The ancient pronunciation of God’s name Yehowah


Yehowah (YHWH, יחוח) The personal name of the only true God. His own self-designation. Yehowah is the Creator and, rightfully, the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. In Hebrew, the divine name appears as four consonants, יחוח. Those four Hebrew characters—transliterated YHWH—are known as the Tetragrammaton. The Hebrew Tetragrammaton, יחוח, means “He Causes to Become.” His complete name in Hebrew looks like this with the vowels restored:


Copy it and confirm it yourself with Google Translate Hebrew to English

Yehohshua: The name of the Son of God, The Lord Jesus Christ, in Hebrew. It means “Yehowah is Salvation” His name in Hebrew looks like this:


Copy it and confirm it yourself with Google Translate Hebrew to English

Yehowah created his Son’s name to honor his Son. It is the name that is above every other name.

Proof that Yehowah is the only name of God

The four letters representing the personal name of God written in ancient Hebrew characters appears abundantly in early manuscripts of the Bible.

The four letters that represent God’s name YHWH(right-to-left) in the Hebrew letters used before the Babylonian exile

יחוח The four letters that represent God’s name YHWH(right-to-left) in the Hebrew letters used after the Babylonian exile.

Yehowah (YHWH, יחוח ) is God’s Name. In Hebrew, the divine name appears as four consonants, יחוח. Those four Hebrew characters—transliterated YHWH—are known as the Tetragrammaton.

The Tetragrammaton appears some 7,000 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. * It is used more often than any title, such as “God,” “Almighty,” or “Lord,” and more frequently than any other name, such as Abraham, Moses, or David.

Malachi 3:16 At that time those who fear Yehowah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Yehowah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance was written before him for those fearing Yehowah and for those meditating on his name.

Isaiah 43:10, 11 “You are my witnesses,” declares Yehowah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.
I—I am Yehowah, and besides me there is no savior.”

What about the 100’s of variations and languages God’s name has been translated into?

We will now fulfill the prophecy:

Zechariah 14:9 And Yehowah will be King over all the earth. In that day Yehowah will be one, and his name one.

The ultimate understanding of John 3:16

John 3:16 “For Yehowah loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, Yehohshua, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life”.

Hebrew names are rich in meaning.

The four letters that represent God’s name, YHWH, mean “He Causes to Become”.

Yehowah יְהֹוָה is God’s name in Hebrew with the vowels restored.

Yehohshua is Jesus’ name in Hebrew and means “Yehowah is Salvation”.

This was to help you understand more personally the Father and the Son. I did not change John 3:16 in the online Bible.


Hebrew names are rich in meaning:

(Jeʹsus) [Lat. form of the Gr. I·e·sousʹ, which corresponds to the Heb. Ye·shuʹaʽ or Yehoh·shuʹaʽ and means “Yehowah Is Salvation”].

Yehohshua contains the first construction “Ye” at the beginning of his name, which also confirms the vowel placement in God’s name.

(I·saʹiah) [means “Salvation of Yehowah”].

Isaiah contains the other construction at the end of his name, “ah”.

Ye-hoh-shu-a and I-sai-ah


The vowel placement is obvious and so is the pronunciation.

Latinization of the Pronunciation of God’s name.

You are probably wondering about the “J” in the name Jehovah . Well, William Tyndale said that it is Iehovah in Latin.

In Latin, the letter J is a modern typographical convention for the consonant form of I. The letter I in ancient times represented either a vowel or a consonant.

Thank you to:

Sometimes one will see a “j” in Latin. Technically Latin has no letter J. It was introduced in the 13th century or thereabouts to differentiate between the vowel i and the consonant i. The consonantal i is like our y. “Major” in Latin is pronounced as MAH-yor. Until this last century, most printed Latin texts used the j to indicate the different sounds. Today the j’s are usually replaced with the more classical i’s.

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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.

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Get this: Today, translators would have said Iehovah not Jehovah and pronounced it Yehovah. How spiffy.

Mind bender from Google: If you are reading Latin as it was originally spelled, the letter i is sometimes this consonant “y,” and sometimes a vowel. For example, the name Iulius or “Julius” is pronounced “Yoo-lee-us.”

The Obfuscating of God’s Name

The cause of the confusion with the pronunciation of God’s name. The “w” in the name Yehowah was changed to a “v” via modern Hebrew and the ancient Latin “i” was changed typographically to a “j” and then back to an “i”.

How confusing for people to see Jehovah(YHWH)!

The Hebrew name Yehohshua and it’s rich meaning and phonetic sounding is meant to preserve God’s name Yehowah forever.

Calling Yehohshua by the Latinized name Jesus lead to the Latinized name Jehovah which had the effect of causing Watch Tower to call Yehohshua by the name Jehoshua. Yes, this actually happened.


The name Jesus (Gr., I·e·sousʹ) corresponds to the Hebrew name Jeshua (or, in fuller form, Jehoshua), meaning “Jehovah Is Salvation.”


This leads to the disconnection of God’s name and his Son’s name. Jehovah/Jehoshua “vah/wah” Namely the “w” sound of the Hebrew letter “vav”.

It is Yehowah/Yehohshua. The “w” sound of the Hebrew letter “vav” is consistent.

At the time, Watch Tower innocently chose the name Jehovah, believing English was the direction to go.

However, to honor the Son, who was given the name Yehohshua with all of its meaning and phonetic information and containing the full name of God in the pronunciation, it obvious that using the name Yehohshua is superior to using the name Jesus. Yehohshua is the name that is above every other name.

Watch Tower Online Library

God’s name in Hebrew is Yehowah.

Here is a PDF of it.

How God’s name keeps getting lost

How was the pronunciation of God’s name lost in the past. Superstitiously not pronouncing it at all. How is it being currently lost. By pronouncing it using the Latinized form.

Originally there was only one way to say God’s name.

Genesis 11:1 Now all the earth continued to be of one language and of one set of words.

It’s up to him but it seems to be Yehowah’s intention to restore things to the way they were originally. The Earth for example will be restored to Paradise conditions. Humans will be restored to perfection. So, it’s a safe guess that the language will be Hebrew. Logic.

Genesis 1:31 After that God saw everything he had made, and look! it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.

There is no reason to Latinize God’s name.

Since God created all the languages he understands the translation of his name. However the Hebrew Tetragrammaton is transliterated YHWH, even from Paleo Hebrew, not JHVH. Either that or we all pronounce God’s name using the Latinized form Jehovah. But I don’t think God intended to change the pronunciation of his name when he created the languages.

Malachi 3:6 “For I am Yehowah; I do not change. And you are sons of Jacob; you have not yet come to your finish.


Colossians 2:3 Carefully concealed in him (Yehohshua) are all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge.

I’m going to give it to you between the eyes. God’s name is spelled Yehowah and pronounced Yehowah and I have shown you “in Hebrew” the derivatives of God’s name that prove it is Yehowah and I’m saying the Son of God’s name proves the vowel placement and that it had a clue as to whether the Hebrew letter “vav” sounded like a “v” or a “w”, incorporated right into it. (Ye-shu’-wah ) Yehowah always thinks of everything. Yes, Yehowah is that brilliant and did that. (Ye-ho’wah / Ye-shu’-wah) and in the other translation of Jesus Hebrew name (Ye-ho’wah / Ye-hoh-shu’-wah) were phonetic clues.

Now, we also understand the name that is above every other name.

“Yehohshua” (Ye-hoh’-shu-wah) is Jesus’ Hebrew name because not only does it confirm the vowel placement, phonetically it actually contains the entire divine name Yehowah. Could there be a greater honor or a greater name? No wonder the Bible says he was given a name above any other name!

God sent his name from Heaven with his Son so we would never forget it again.

Philippians 2:9 For this very reason, God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every other name,

Yehohshua brought God’s love with him and his name.

I was stunned to realize it.


The Name That Is Above Every Other Name

Review: (Jeʹsus) [Lat. form of the Gr. I·e·sousʹ, which corresponds to the Heb. Ye’·shu-aʽ or Ye-hoh’·shu-aʽ and means “Yehowah Is Salvation”].

The four letters that represent God’s name in Hebrew, YHWH, mean “He Causes to Become”.

Yehohshua’s name still means “Yehowah is Salvation” but also contains God’s name complete phonetically. With the power of the resurrection this gives it special meaning.

Yehohshua now has enough power of his own to materialize matter and resurrect a person to life. Prior to John 5:21 and John 5:25 this required Yehowah’s power backing him. Yes, that is how much power has been given him.

John 5:21.+ 21 For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive,+ so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.+

John 5:25 “Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live.

God’s name and the name of the Son of God are now more closely related.

I will now go one step further and give the Son of God the name Yehohshua on Earth as it is in Heaven and that we must use it so that God’s name is never forgotten by anyone on Earth ever again.

May the name Yehowah, the True God and the name of the Son of God Yehohshua be blessed forever for what they have done for us. I am positive that Yehowah would want me to honor him this way.

The Memorial Tombs

John 5:28 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice+

The memorial tombs are God’s memory.

How will those in Yehowah’s memory hear Yehohshua’s voice?

Yehohshua has been appointed as judge. Our very lives are in his hands.

Yehohshua prays to Yehowah and informs him he wants to resurrect someone after judging them as righteous. Yehowah imagines the person as the person wishes to be. Then Yehowah imagines the perfect DNA code for that person and gives that information to Yehohshua. Yehohshua resurrects the person. Yehowah gives the person holy spirit and restores their memories.

Yehowah is described as “the examiner of hearts,” and Yehohshua, as the one who “searches the kidneys and hearts.”—Proverbs 17:3; Revelation 2:23.

Yehohshua understands everything about humans in complete detail, not just the human body. He understands our psychology, our emotions, our intellect, our spirituality and how they all work together and he has been a human and experienced it all personally.

He will judge us and if the judgement is favorable, bring us back to life. We are very much dependent on him for our life at this point.

This is the explanation of John 5:21,25,28,29

Everything is in order and makes logical sense. We are in God’s memory and Yehohshua has the power to resurrect a person so they are a living being. Yehowah must give the person holy spirit and restore their memories.

This is all scriptural and resolves John 5:21,25 and John 5:28.

Mighty God

One of Yehohshua’s titles is Mighty God or “mighty authority”. He is not Almighty like Yehowah, but Yehowah has made him the most powerful person ever created, able to materialize matter and bring a human to life. A living being. In other words, he can create people. Can you imagine how much Yehowah must trust Yehohshua with that much power? He trusts him implicitly that it will only be used for resurrecting faithful ones and in cooperation with Yehowah God.

John 5:21.+ 21 For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive,+ so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.+

Isaiah 9:6 For a child has been born to us,A son has been given to us;And the rulership will rest on his shoulder. His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

The power to create a living being. What rich meaning the name Yehohshua has. Yehowah’s name means “He Causes to Become” and he has given his Son Yehohshua the ability to create a living being. Something to meditate about.

Translating Yehohshua with Modern Translators

Yehohshua – The Key to God’s Name in Hebrew

Here is the common spelling of the name of the Son of God, Yehohshua in Hebrew with vowels using online translation tools.


This is without the “w”!

Note how much it now looks like God’s name Yehowah.

Yehowah יְהֹוָה

Yehoshua יְהֹשֻׁעַ

The “Yeho” is consistent. and the “wah” sound is the phonetic clue for the Hebrew letter “vav”.

If you put the name Yehohshua into a translator and listen to it, you will hear the name Yehowah inside of it. Yehohshua sounds phonetically the same as it is spelled (Ye-hoh-shu-wah)

It worked in Google Translate – Yehoshua, perfect pronunciation as well.

However, when I tried to translate Yehowah in most translators, they said Yaveh whether I spelled it Yehowah or Yahoweh.

In other words, the game is rigged. Why? Because they want it that way.

This is why we have to use discernment. We have the correct pronunciation Yehowah. because we have the name of the Son of God, Yehohshua.

Isn’t that wonderful, it’s Yehowah, just like it is spelled.

Yehowah יְהֹוָה

I have put Yehowah’s name in Hebrew יְהֹוָה into Google Translate and translated the full Hebrew with vowels into English and it translates to Jehovah.

Yehohshua יְהֹשֻׁעַ

I have put Yehohshua’s name in Hebrew יְהֹשֻׁעַ into Google Translate and translated the full Hebrew with vowels into English and it translates to Yehoshua.

There is no longer any doubt about the ancient pronunciation of God’s name Yehowah. It is pronounced exactly as it is spelled.

Experience The Hebrew Scriptures at

You may hear and see the Hebrew scriptures at, it is a wonderful experience and will give you confidence that it is pronounced Yō-shu’-a and not Yĕ-ho’-shu-a.

Yō-shu’-a at Joshua 1:1 -Thanks to audio native Hebrew speaker. The scary part is when the machine translation translates it with what looks like syllable for syllable it is Yĕ-hō’-shu-a, when the native Hebrew speaker says it, it is distinctly Yō-shu’-a

Native Hebrew Speaker – Yō-shu’-a

Machine Translation – Yĕ-hō’-shu-a

Do you see what happened? Yehoshua is not necessarily Yehoshua , it is pronounced Yō-shu’-a by a native Hebrew speaker. Only when the automated machine translator pronounced it syllable by syllable was it Yĕ-hō’-shu-a. It’s the same thing as when we explain how the letter “y” sounds, we say, “Ye”. But when we say it in an actual word it’s not “ye”, it’s “y” like “yes”. Here is where everything got lost in translation.

So it’s Y’hoshua with a silent h. That apostrophe you see is known as a sh’va. It is two dots one on top of the other as in יְהוֹשֻעַ Y’hoshua.

The sh’va

Let me explain the sh’va for you. I learned it from a Rabbi who is an amazing teacher. It is two dots, one on top of the other.

You see it in

יְהוֹשֻעַ Y’hoshua

  • Definition of sh’va – to sit
  • It’s like a hyphen

In memory of all those who put faith in the true God Yehowah even before everything was known. Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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.

Yehowah in the Leningrad Codex

The Leningrad Codex (or Codex Leningradensis) is the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew, using the Masoretic Text and Tiberian vocalization.[1] It is dated 1008 CE (or possibly 1009) according to its colophon.[2] The Aleppo Codex, against which the Leningrad Codex was corrected, is several decades older, but parts of it have been missing since 1947, making the Leningrad Codex the oldest complete codex of the Tiberian mesorah that has survived intact to this day.

In modern times, the Leningrad Codex is significant as the Hebrew text reproduced in Biblia Hebraica (1937) and Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (1977). It also serves scholars as a primary source for the recovery of details in the missing parts of the Aleppo Codex.

In his wisdom, Yehowah has seen to it that his Word, the Bible, has been preserved until modern times. The diligent work of scribes throughout the ages has been involved in its preservation. The most meticulous of these were the Masoretes, professional Hebrew scribes who worked from the sixth to the tenth century C.E. Ancient Hebrew was written without vowels. Over time, this increased the danger of losing the proper pronunciation as Aramaic replaced Hebrew. The Masoretes developed a system of vowel points to add to the Bible text in order to indicate the correct pronunciation of Hebrew words.

Significantly, the Masoretic vowel points in the Leningrad Codex allow for the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton​—the four Hebrew consonants making up the divine name—​as Yeho·wah’.

Of course, we already know it’s Yehowah. But it’s nice to know it’s in the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible.

The Meaning of God’s Name

Exodus 3:14 So God said to Moses: “I Will Become What I Choose to Become.” And he added: “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, ‘I Will Become has sent me to you.’”

But what about the older script? We must consider it.

The Hebrew verb HWH “to become”.

A number of scholars feel that it reflects the causative form of that Hebrew verb.

God’s name HWHY in the Hebrew letters used before the Babylonian exile

God’s name HWHY in the Hebrew letters used after the Babylonian exile

It is not a giant leap to put it all together and have it reconcile with Exodus 3:14

Using the causative form of HWH “to become” God’s name means “He Causes to Become”.

Bless the Name of Yehowah, The True God of Ancient Times.

He loves you more than you are able to understand. He wants you to understand that more than anything. You are so very precious to him.

Please have faith in him.

God’s name Yehowah in Hebrew fully restored with vowel points where they should be.

Yehowah is merciful and the most patient person of all time. He has put up with people forgetting his name, mispronouncing his name, not saying his name and forgetting it again even after the Lord brought his name from Heaven. He even created his Son’s name Yehohshua so we might be reminded on occasion that his name is Yehowah.

I know not many people appreciate the wonderful blessing knowing God’s name is. But there are some with faith who do appreciate it. I hope to find every one of them.

Malachi 3:16 At that time those who fear Yehowah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Yehowah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance was written before him for those fearing Yehowah and for those meditating on his name.

With love