YHWH

YHWH

See Also: Yahweh

Merriam-Webster

Yahweh — compare Tetragrammaton

Strong’s

H3068 Yĕhovah or YHVH or YHWH – the proper name of the one true God of Israel

Scripture References

Exodus 3:15 God said moreover to Moses, “You shall tell the children of Israel this, ‘Yahweh (YHWH), the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.

Psalm 105:1 Give thanks to YHWH, call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples.

Isaiah 42:8 I am YHWH, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols.

Commentary

In Exodus 3, Moses very directly asked God what his name was.  God replied to Moses by telling him, I AM.  Then Moses says, who should I tell the people you are and God told Moses, YHWH is my name forever.  There are many gods, just look at Greek Mythology, and LORD is a title, not a name.  He gave his name to Moses and said it was His memorial to ALL generations.  Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing how to spell or pronounce His name with 100% accuracy.  We have the ancient scribes to thank for that, as they deemed His name to Holy to pronounce or even write down.  Because of this, they replaced His name with Adonai, Hebrew for Lord or HaShem, which literally means “the name.”  When the King James Bible was translated into English, the name of our creator was translated as LORD or God nearly 7,000 times.  In Hebrew, His name consist of four letters known as the Tetragrammaton which is YHWH or yod-hey-vav-hey.  There are many opinions on the proper spelling and pronunciation of His name, but the fact remains that God and LORD are not names, they are titles.

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