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  • Stephen sanders on Exodus 3
    Do God have a name???
  • Baker - in Reply
    Thank you John ! I didn't rea;lize we were speaking Hebrew , thought this was a KJV English site .

    Fathers sacred name was hidden for a long time in the acrostics indeed. His working was secret and hidden: hence, the name of "JEHOVAH" is hidden secretly four times in the book of Ester, and the name "EHYEH" (I am that I am) once. Three ancient manuscripts are known in which the Acrostic four letters in all five cases are written UPPERCASE (or, larger than the others) so that they stand out boldly and prominently, showing the four consonant letters of the name JeHoVaH.

    As many might already know, the KJV used the letter "J" to replace the sound of the Hebrew (yod). Today, the yod is usually translated as a Y or I in English. To be fair to the KJV translators, the sound of the letter "J" was in flux for a long time. In the beginning, the J in English was more like the J sound in German .

    We can discuss the letter W , but I think you get the gist , it's pronounced Veh .

    Had you asked , I would have gladly explained it .
  • Jon Wilford - in Reply on Exodus 3
    Stephen, God's Holy Sacred Personal Name in the Hebrew tongue is YHVH. Pronounced Yah-Hey-VeH Which can be proved in Psalms a couple differ ways.

    #1 Psalm 118 is not only the longest chapter in the Word of God, it is also the Hebrew alphabet (22 letters) in alphabetical order In which you will notice that there is no J, thus impossible to spell God's name JEHOVAH and, you will also notice that there is no W, thus impossible to spell God's name YAHWEY.

    Gods NAME "YHVH" is held in the Acrostics in Hebrew manuscripts in the book of Esther 5 times four times forward as YHVH and one time backwards HVHY so we would get it and did we? No.

    Most churches and Christians today call God by a wrong name which would be the equivalent of me calling you Steven when I know your name is Stephen. Would that insult you if I called you by a wrong name every time I spoke to you, of you or about you? Of course it would. Our emotions are the same emotions as our Creator. Also, God's name YHVH are in acrostics in the book of Psalms as well

    Psalm 68:4 "Sing unto God, sing praises to His Name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by HIS NAME YAH" (not JAH) = there is no J in the Hebrew tongue, thus utterly impossible to spell any part of God's Sacred Name with a J

    Psalm 96:11 In the Hebrew manuscripts in the first line "Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad" YHVH is an acrostic in that line and much, much more concerning God's Personal Sacred Name (YHVY) throughout the Word.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Exodus 3
    Hello Stephen,

    Along with what Baker says, there are many places in the Scriptures that speak a name for God that reveals an aspect of His Being. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19 to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. These are names of God, revealing Him as a Triune Being. So, Christians can call on the Father, or on the Son, Jesus, or on the Holy Spirit, We can call Him Adonai, El Shaddai, YHWH Jireh, etc. He hears us when we call on His name, whichever name best fits the purpose for us calling upon Him.
  • Baker - in Reply
    Yes, Jehovah is His sacred name - YHWH

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