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Posted on 07/29/2008 7:58:19 PM PDT by MichaelTheeArchAngel
'''Yahwah''' is Gods personal name based upon the ancient Semitic language. Take note that the letter 7 in Biblical Hebrew was known as waw and pronounced as w, as in Yhwh, Yahwah. In Modern Hebrew 7 is known as vav and pronounced as v. The derivation of Yahwah is from the ancient Semitic words HaYah and HaWah. HaYah means The Life or The Living. HaWah means The Beginning or The happening. This is a partial list of words associated HaWah: Be, is, was, became, happened and appeared.
'''Yahwah reveals His name to Moses'''
'''Exodus 3:13-15.''' 13 And Moses said to Elohiym, Suppose I go to the siblings of the Israelites and say to them, 'The Elohiym of your forefathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them? ''(Elohiym means, God of The Living.) It can also be translated as god-s of the living or god-s of life, for those who have life immortal.'' 14 And Elohiym said to Moses, The Living that Lives. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'The Living has sent me to you. ''(HaYah) in the ancient Semitic language means: The Living, or The Life.)'' 15 And Elohiym also said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, ''''Yahwah''', the Elohiym of your forefathers; the Elohiym of Abraham, the Elohiym of Isaac and the Elohiym of Jacob has sent me to you.' Thats my name forever, the name by which Im to be remembered, from generation to generation.
'''Psalms 22:22.''' I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.
'''Psalm 66:4.''' All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name." Selah. (Selah means to pause and consider.)
'''Psalms 83.''' 16 Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O '''Yahwah'''. 17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. 18 Let them know that you, whose name is '''Yahwah''', that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
'''Isaiah 63:16.''' For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, '''Yahwah''', are our Father; our Redeemer from old is your name.
'''Isaiah 42:8.''' Im '''Yahwah'''; thats my name! I will not give my glory to another
'''Jeremiah 15:16.''' When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, '''Yahwah''', Elohiym of Host.
'''Joel 2''' 26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of '''Yahwah''' your Elohiym, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. 27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am '''Yahwah''' your Elohiym, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. 28 "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of '''Yahwah'''. 32 And everyone who calls on the name of '''Yahwah''' will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as '''Yahwah''' has said, among the survivors whom '''Yahwah''' calls.
'''A brief history lesson'''
After 300 B.C. Adonai became more frequently used than Yahwah. And the Books of Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon do not use the name Yahwah. The title Lord (Adonai) is usually a substitute for the divine name: Yahwah.
Origen reported that when Jews read the name Yahwah, they would pronounce it Adonai, while non Jews would pronounce it Kurios.
In the Greek translation of the Old Testament (Septuagint), written before the time of Christ, Yahwah was written in Hebrew consonant characters. In the Dead Sea Scrolls, the scribes out of respect for the name wrote it in ancient Hebrew script rather in their normal script. Later on, Christian scribes replaced the Hebrew characters in the Greek Bible with Kurios. Scribes translating the Hebrew Bible showed that Yahwah should not be pronounced, but read as Adonai by substituting the Hebrew vowels of Adonai for those of Yahwah when writing the divine name. Later on, readers who did not know this history did not pronounce Yahwah; but neither did they pronounce Adonai, as the scribes intended. As a result the Middle Ages readers of the Hebrew Bible began pronouncing precisely what was written, and the mixture of consonants from Yahwah and vowels from Adonai, producing the pronunciation of Jehovah, a word that never existed for speakers of ancient Hebrew.
The word "Jehovah" comes from the fact that ancient Jewish texts used to put the vowels of the Name "Adonai" (the usual substitute for YHWH) with the consonants of YHWH to remind people not to pronounce YHWH as written. A sixteenth century German Christian scribe, while transliterating the Bible into Latin for the Pope, wrote the Name out as it appeared in his texts, with the consonants of YHWH and the vowels of Adonai, and came up with the word JeHoVaH.
The number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, their order, their names, and their phonetic values are virtually identical to those of the Aramaic alphabet, as both Hebrews and Arameans borrowed the Phoenician alphabet for their uses during the end of the 2nd millennium BC. The modern script used for writing Hebrew (usually called the Jewish script by scholars, and also traditionally known as the square script, block script, or Assyrian script; not to be confused with the Eastern variant of the Syriac alphabet) evolved during the 3rd century BC from the Aramaic script, which was used by Jews for writing Hebrew since the 6th century BC. Prior to that, Hebrew was written using the old Hebrew script, which evolved from the 10th century BC Phoenician script.
The original pictograph used in the Early Semitic script is a Y shape, a picture of a tent peg. The tent pegs were made of wood and may have been Y-shaped to prevent the rope from slipping off.
The Modern Hebrew name for this letter is vav, a word meaning peg or hook. This letter is used in Modern Hebrew as a consonant with a v sound and as a vowel. If the Modern Hebrew letter appears as (וֹ), it is the vowel sound ow and if it appears as (וּ), it is the vowel sound uw. When used as a vowel the ancient pronunciation was also an ow or uw. In each consonant, vowel letters of the Ancient Hebrew language the pronunciation of the consonant is closely related to the pronunciation of the vowel such as the letter hey is h and eh, and the pronunciation of the letter yud is y and iy. For this reason, it is probable that the original pronunciation of the letter Y was with a w. In Modern and Ancient Arabic language, this letter is also pronounced with a w. Therefore, the original name of this letter would have been waw instead of vav.
'''In regards to the consonant W in the name YHWH'''
Wāw serves several functions in the Arabic language. Perhaps foremost among them is that it is the primary conjunction in Arabic, equivalent to "and"; it is usually prefixed to other conjunctions, such as ولكن wa-lakin, meaning "but". Another function is the "'''oath'''", by preceding a noun of great significantly valued by the speaker. It is often literally translatable to "By..." or "I swear to...", and is often used in the Qur'an in this way, and also in the generally fixed construction والله wallah ("By Allah!" or "I swear to God!").
An '''oath''' (from Anglo-Saxon āð, also called plight) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the '''oath''' maker considers sacred, usually a god, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact.
Chapter 69 of Enoch
This requested Michael, to show him the hidden name that he might enunciate it in the '''oath''', so that those might quake before that name and '''oath''' who revealed all that was in secret to the children of men. And this is the power of this oath, for it is powerful and strong, and he placed this '''oath''' (Akae) in the hand of Michael. ''(Akae) is not a word, it is most likely an authors note, it could mean, Also Known As Elohiym or Also Known As Eagle. Michaels seal could be the double winged eagle found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The four winged Cherubim in Ezekiel may also have a relationship. ''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahwah
‘’’Yahwah’’’ is Gods personal name based upon the ancient Semitic language.
Yes, and Orthodox Jews dont mention the name of God (G-d) because they consider His name too Holy to be uttered..
They usually use a shortened form...
Where’s the usual “religion police” ?????
In case anyone cares, there is no Hebrew equivalent to our letter "W." (The letter in question would make a "V" sound if it were pronounced in the word being discussed but since the word isn't pronounced, it isn't. I suppose the letter "W" in German sounds as does our "V" but that's as close a relationship the letter in question has with a "W.")
"Look, my wife just served me a particularly fine meal and all I said was 'that piece of fish was fit enough for Jahovah!'" ***Gratuitous Monty Python Reference***
Maybe in your dialect, but in mine its pronounced waw.
The sixth letter is vav. YHvH Yod Hey (Yah) in Hebrew is the Name of Elohim. Yah became man ( becoming the Pesach Lamb and shed His blood) for our salvation.
The seventh letter is zayin, not waw . shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach Adonai
vav represents man in Hebrew;
Vav is the number six in Hebrew. The letter "Hey" is the breath of Elohim. (Genesis 17:5)
Man was created on the sixth day.
Man works for six days
There are six millennia before the coming of the Messiah.
The beast is identified with the symbol of man "666"
When Elohim added a "Hey" to Abram and Sarai's names
making them known as Abraham and Sarah by breathing
the Ru'ach Elohim into them.
The sixth letter is vav.
Yod Hey (Yah) in Hebrew is the Name of Elohim.
Yah became man ( becoming the Pesach Lamb and shed His blood) for our salvation.
Is nothing sacred ????
Yes, a fulfillment of prophecy.
Jer 23:27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
Remove YHWH's name, but leave Baal's, go figure.
Exd 9:16 And in very deed for this [cause] have I raised thee up, for to shew [in] thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Somebody's hoping that YHWH's name will be forgotten and not spoken.
Now, here's a 'Did YOU know...'
That Baal, when translated into the Greek became (cough, cough) 'lord'!!!!
1) the supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations, as Ashtoreth was their supreme female divinity
And lest anyone think that its ok, because it isn't capitalized, the original manuscripts had no upper and lower case letters.
Highly unlikely considering the letter J didn't even exist at the time the NT was being created.
“All the way with Yahway”!
...or the Children of Israel ‘gainst their foe, yelling militarily en masse, “Yah!!!”
Why would I bother with the son when I can go straight to our Father and Creator?
The vowels are in fact anybody’s guess, and the pronunciation of vav/waw is a matter of dialect, so really we don’t know nearly enough to say we definitively know God’s true name.
I only worship the deities “Yahoo!” and “Yohoo.”
Oops, that should be “Y*hoo” and “Y*hoo.”
“Because Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one cometh unto the Father except by Me.””
Holy Trinity, Batman. Wasn’t Jesus supposed to be God incarnate? Aren’t Jesus and God (and the Holy Ghost) the same, but different, only the same, but different etc.? Shouldn’t that have read “No one cometh unto Me except by . . . uh, Me”?
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