(about Yahweh’s Name)
Did you know that the Heavenly Father has a name? The surprising truth is that the sacred name is found in ancient Bible manuscripts, but it was concealed by Bible translators who believed it was too holy to use. The Bible challenges you to discover and use the only true personal name of the Creator and the name of His Son, our Savior.
Read some startling facts about the name right out of the pages of your Bible
"Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know it?" Proverbs 30:4
"I am Yahweh; that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images," Isaiah 42:8
"Sing unto Elohim, sing praises to His name: Extol Him that rides upon the heavens by His name YAH, and rejoice before Him," Psalm 68:4. "Yah" is the last part of "halleluyah."
"Halleluyah" means "praise you Yah."
"You shall not misuse the name of Yahweh your Elohim to bring it to nought, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that misuses His name to bring it to nought," Exodus 20:7 (3rd Commandment)
"And you shall not swear by My name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your Elohim: I am Yahweh," Leviticus 19:12
In The Ministry of May 1958 (p. 36) is the following from the S.D.A. Bible Commentary: "The divine title most common in the Old Testament [6,823 times] is the sacred word 'YHWH.' YHWH is vocalized as 'Yahweh.' See Tetragrammaton in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
From the preface to the Holy Name Bible, published by the Scripture Research Association, is the following:
Another common error among most of the translators is their elimination of heaven's revealed Name of the Most High, Yahweh, and the Name of His Son, Yahshua the Messiah, and the substitution of the names of the local deities of the nations among whom they dwelt (Psalm 96:5), expressly transgressing Yahweh's commandments as given in Exodus 20:7 and 23:13.
The substitution of the Names of Yahweh and Yahshua by the names of the pagan deities of the nations has brought immeasurable harm.... By employing these names the people unknowingly turn the worship of Yahweh into that of idols and actually ascribe the benevolent characteristics of the Mighty One of Israel to the pagan deities, (Hosea 2:8)."
In the introduction to the James Moffatt translation (pages 20-21), Moffatt makes it clear that he would have had no hesitation in using the name Yahweh in his translation if he had intended it for students of the original Scriptures
We find the following in the preface to the Goodspeed translation: "The Hebrews called their deity by the name Yahweh, and in shorter form Yah." They admit to using substitutes for the name Yahweh
Read the references given for Exodus 3:15 in the Revised Standard Version. Also, note page 6 of the preface to the same version
In the International Bible Encyclopedia of the King James Version, published by Garden City Publishing Co., we note the following under the heading "Jehovah:" "It is believed that the correct pronunciation of this word is 'Yahweh.' "
In The Oxford Cyclopedic Concordance we find this on page 121: "Jehovah, the name revealed to Moses at Horeb...Its real pronunciation is approximately Yahweh. The name itself was not pronounced Jehovah before the 16th century."
In the Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 7, p. 88 is this: "The reading Jehovah is a comparatively recent invention. Jehovah is generally held to have been the invention of Pope Leo the 10th's Confessor, Peter Galatin (De Arcanis Catholic Veritates 1518, Folio XLIII), who was followed in the use of this hybrid form by Fagius Drusius. Van de Driesche, who lived between 1550 and 1616, was the first to ascribe to Peter Galatin the use of Jehovah, and this view has been taken since his day."
A New Standard Bible Dictionary states, "Jehovah...properly Yahweh ...the form 'Jehovah' is impossible, according to the strict principles of Hebrew vocalization."
"And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other mighty ones, neither let it be heard out of your mouth." Exodus 23:13
"Our help is in the name of Yahweh, who made heaven and earth," Psalm 124:8
"Seek Him that made the seven stars and Orion...Yahweh is His name," Amos 5:8
"It is He that builds His stories in the heaven, and has founded His vault in the earth...Yahweh is His name," Amos 9:6
"His name shall endure forever: His name shall be continued as long as the sun," Psalm 72:17
"Praise Yahweh, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted." Isaiah 12:4
". . .I Yahweh am thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob," Isaiah 49:26
"And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Yahshua: for He shall save His people from their sins," Matthew 1:21
In the preface to the Holy Name Bible, page 7, we read, "His Name is composed of two parts: Yah-Hoshua (Savior). Thus the contraction Yahshua signifies Yahweh-Savior and strikingly bears out the logic of Matthew 1:21."
In John 5:43 Yahshua said, "I am come in My Father's name."
"Wherefore Yahweh also has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Yahshua every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Yahshua Messiah is the Savior, to the glory of Yahweh the Father," Philemon 2:9-11
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved,” Acts 4:12.
"To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins," Acts 10:43
"And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the name of His Son Yahshua the Messiah...," 1 John 3:23
"Sing forth the honor of His name: make His praise glorious," Psalm 66:2. "O come, let us sing unto Yahweh: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1