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Is Jehovah In The Bible

Is the word "Jehovah" used anywhere in the Bible?

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Cluny,

The ten LXX manuscript fragments that I listed indicate that the translators of the Hebrew text into Greek used the Tetragrammaton (the divine name) where it occurred in the Hebrew text.

All of these fragments, of course, predate the 'Received Text' or 'Textus Receptus' by centuries.
---scott on 11/20/10


scott, the Tetragrammaton does not appear in the Received Text of the LXX as used and preserved by the Orthodox Church.

The LXX is not just a historical peculiarity as it seems to Western Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, but a living tradition for us.
---Cluny on 11/20/10


"The revelation of the name (or authority)..." aka


"Name" and "authority" are not synonymous.



"And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children

of Israel, (YHWH) Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,

the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my

name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations."


Exodus 3:15 ASV
---scott on 11/20/10


"A circumlocution dating back to the LXX." Cluny (2)

(The divine name in the LXX)

Continued-


6. LXXP. Oxy. VII.1007 - Third century C.E.

7 AqBurkitt - Late fifth (or early 6th) century C.E.

8 AqTaylor - Mid
fifth (or early sixth) century C.E.

9. SymP. Vindob. G. 39777 - Third or fourth century C.E.

10. Ambrosian O 39 sup. - Late 9th century B.C.E
---scott on 11/20/10


I saw one Jewish translation of the Tanakh that would print YHVH in Hebrew letters, leaving it up to the reader to use whatever form he preferred. This sounds like the best solution. --Cluny on 11/20/10

this is a profound and wise statement.

the revelation of the name (or authority) of God is up to His revelation of Himself and our willingness to see.
---aka on 11/20/10




\\Martini substituted the sacred term for God with the consonants Jhvh (possibly deriving this from the common latin term Jove),\\

The value represented by the letter J is usually pronounced Y or I in most languages, Eloy.
---Cluny on 11/20/10


"A circumlocution dating back to the LXX." Cluny (1)

Over the past several decades many fragments of ancient Greek versions of the LXX have been discovered wherein the divine name appears, usually in Hebrew letters. This indicates that the divine name was used in Greek versions until well into the ninth century C.E. Here are ten manuscripts that contain the divine name:

1. LXXp Fouad Inv. 266 - 1st century B.C.E.

2. LXXVTS 10a - Late first century C.E.

3. LXXIEJ 12 - Late first century C.E.

4. LXXVTS 10b - Mid first century C.E.

5. 4Q LXX Levb - First century B.C.E.

Continued-
---scott on 11/20/10


The name Jehovah was introduced in about 1270 A.D. by a Roman Catholic Spanish Monk, named Raymundus Martini, in his book Pugeo Fidei (Dagger of Faith). The ancient Hebrews had Yhwh for the sacred name of God, purposely written without vowels. Martini substituted the sacred term for God with the consonants Jhvh (possibly deriving this from the common latin term Jove), he then inserted the vowel points of Adonai or Elohim to contrive the first use of the term Jehovah.
---Eloy on 11/20/10


\\Isaiah 42:8 I checked. My translations uses "Lord" .
---catherine on 11/19/10\\

If you will look carefully, catherine, you will see that "Lord" is written in all capitals. This is commonly used in English Bibles--a circumlocution dating back to the LXX.

I saw one Jewish translation of the Tanakh that would print YHVH in Hebrew letters, leaving it up to the reader to use whatever form he preferred. This sounds like the best solution.
---Cluny on 11/20/10


Catherine,

Check any Hebrew bible, lexicon, interlinear, etc.

The original manuscripts contain YHWH at Isaiah 42:8 and not Adonai. There is no question about this.

Why most English translations have removed the divine name and replaced it with Adonai (however YHWH should be pronounced) makes for an interesting study. And again, the original text contains the divine name almost 7,000 times, more than any other name in God's inspired word.


"I am (YHWH) Jehovah, that is my name..." Isaiah 42:8 ASV
---scott on 11/19/10




Jehovah...tsidkenu,shalom,shammah,jireh,nissi,+2 that do not spring to mind making 7 different attributes of His charecter not to forget more obscure names such as El Shaddai,Shiloh Melkezedek,Immanuel and others....all biblical...the confusion comes because of jehovah-witnesses who are a Christian cult and have no place at our communion table.
---richard on 11/19/10


Isaiah 42:8 I checked. My translations uses "Lord" .
---catherine on 11/19/10


"I am Jehovah, that is my name..." Isaiah 42:8 ASV
---scott on 11/19/10


"And his name will be called Immanuel: for God with us. And His name will be called The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. And Jesus went to them, walking on the sea, and said, Take courage: I am, be not afraid. I am Light to the world. You all call me The LORD, indeed you all say well, for I am. I am from above, I am not of this world. For if you all believe not that I AM, you all will die in your sins. I am the Alpha and the Omega, Beginning and Ultimate, says the Lord, which from being, and which to being, and which coming, The Almighty." Is.7:14+ 8:10+ 9:6+ Mt.14:25,27+ Jn.9:5+ 13:13+ 8:23,24+ Rev.1:8.
---Eloy on 11/19/10


I believe it depends on your translation. In any event, back in the O.T. days of Judaism and follow through today became a custom not to pronounce the sacred name Yahweh, but to say instead "MY LORD"....Now, the name Jehovah or YAHWEH is one of the most important names for God in the Old Testament>meaning simply but profoundly, "He is". His full name is found only in Ex. 3:14 and means "I am who I am" God said, "do you get that"? I am just glad He don't throw me back, Or, "I will be who I will be". Wow! The four letter Hebrew word YHWH was the name by which God revealed Himself to Moses at the burning bush.
---catherine on 11/18/10


---char on 11/18/10

Matt 1:23"Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means,God with us)

Amen.

Amen.

(is char from G5485 charis (khar'-ece)?)
---aka on 11/18/10


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Matt 1:23"Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means,God with us)

Amen.
---char on 11/18/10


Yehovah is Spirit-John 4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
By His Word-He is defined down to each letter. Isaiah 48:12Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called, I am he, I am the first, I also am the last.
John 1:-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.vs2The same was in the beginning with God.vs3All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.His Word became Flesh-vs14
He moves and accomplished what He swore to by His Word.Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself,THE WORD is gone out of MY MOUTH in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
---char on 11/18/10


John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through THINE OWN NAME those whom thou hast given me, that they may be ONE, as we are.

No one can ask Yehovah in the name of Yeshua as Saviour-unless they know them as ONE.

Y'sh a defined - YHWH Saviour.
Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no Saviour.
Word became flesh Jn 1:1-15
---char on 11/18/10


"Historically established elsewhere." Cluny

You asserted that "Only the High Priest would say it in the secret places of the Temple." This is either true or false. In fact this statement is absolutely false from a scriptural perspective regardless of the Jewish superstition and tradition that developed later.

God's name appears some 7,000 times in the Hebrew scriptures and was used freely by His people...beginning with Eve herself:

"Eve...conceived... and said, I have gotten a man with the help of Jehovah." Gen 4:1 ASV

"Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, Jehovah be with you. And they answered him, Jehovah bless thee." Ruth 2:4 ASV
---scott on 11/18/10


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"Yod Hey Waw Hey looks forward to the Day that we shut up about it."aka

On the contrary:

"Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name..." 1 Chron. 16:8 ASV

"Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name...make mention that his name is exalted." Is. 12:4 ASV.

"...That they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent." Zeph. 3:9 ASV

"And ye...shall praise the name of Jehovah your God...whosoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be delivered." Joel 2:26, 32 ASV

"They shall call upon my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people, and they shall say, Jehovah is my God." Zech. 13:9 ASV.
---scott on 11/18/10


///studying the letter word for YHWH is like studying the word "Starry Night" instead of the actual painting by Vincent Van Gogh.
---aka on 11/17/10 ///

Bless you brother-

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
---char on 11/18/10


Yhwh is Yeshuah: Jesus is God: "Know you all that Yhwh, he God, none else. Who will give Yeshuah up to Israel out of Zion: when Yhwh turns the captivity of his people, Iaakob will rejoice, Israel will be glad. He will call on me, and I will answer him: I with him in distress, I will rescue him and honor him. Length of days will I satisfy him, and will make him see my Yeshuah. Note, God my Yeshuah, I will trust and not fear: for Yh Yhwh, my strength and song, he also is become my salvation. Note, Yhwh has proclaimed to the ends of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, Note, your Yeshuah comes: note, his reward with him, and his recompense forward by him."
---Eloy on 11/18/10


Alan, God's name proceeds from himself, and in hebrew means, "The Lord speaks here".
---Eloy on 11/18/10


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\\"Only the High Priest would say it in the secret places of the Temple..."Cluny

Do you base this on God's word? If so, where?
---scott on 11/17/10\\

The Bible says very little about a lot of things that are historically established elsewhere, in this case, the Talmud.

Now, can you prove I'm wrong on the basis of God's word? If so, where?

Can you prove on the basis of God's word that the correct pronunciation has come down to us today? If so, where?
---Cluny on 11/17/10


I'm sure God is totally unconcerned as to how we say His name. ---alan8566_of_UK on 11/17/10

In fact, I bet you Yod Hey Waw Hey looks forward to the Day that we shut up about it.

studying the letter word for YHWH is like studying the word "Starry Night" instead of the actual painting by Vincent Van Gogh.

a sincere thanks to you char and cluny.
---aka on 11/17/10


I'm sure God is totally unconcerned as to how we say His name.
---alan8566_of_UK on 11/17/10


"Only the High Priest would say it in the secret places of the Temple..."Cluny

Do you base this on God's word? If so, where?
---scott on 11/17/10


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As thought for pronouciation-yes.

Ye ho vah'-but in letter transliteration-no.

//Yod Hey Waw Hey (YHWH)//- to this I agree.

The definition to each letter helps to understand the Word of God-spoken-written and confirmed by Him.

I am Aleph to Tav-
Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called, I am he, I am the first, I also am the last. (Isaiah 48:12)
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (Isaiah 46:10)


I encourage learning the definitions.
The Enlish letters carry no meaning.
---char on 11/17/10


In addition-to my understanding the origin of this thought is from the instructions given in Ex 23:13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

In Hebraic perspective it'a not saying do not speak or do not mention their names. Its' meaning is do not remember their names. The Hebrew thought remembering is not just a mental exercise, but an action of response.

"do not respond to the character of the other gods.

However-we Respond to the character of YHWH-defined.

---char on 11/17/10


\\"The Hebrew translation of Jehovah is Yahweh (pronounced Yahway)" Suzy

Not true. The Hebrew is simply Yod Hey Waw Hey (YHWH). The English translation of the Hebrew is Jehovah,Yehowah, Yaweh, etc. \\

The word you're looking for is "transliteration," not "translation."

It's anybody's guess how it was pronounced, as only the High Priest would say it in the secret places of the Temple, and its vocalization has since been lost.
---Cluny on 11/17/10


"The Hebrew translation of Jehovah is Yahweh (pronounced Yahway)" Suzy

Not true. The Hebrew is simply Yod Hey Waw Hey (YHWH). The English translation of the Hebrew is Jehovah,Yehowah, Yaweh, etc.

No one knows exactly how it was originally pronounced, contrary to your assertion.

But of course no one truly knows how the name of God's Son was actually pronounced either. But few have difficulty embracing the familiar pronunciation- 'Jesus'.
---scott on 11/17/10


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Jesus said to his redeemed to call God FATHER. It is strange to me when a child calls his parent by their 1st name, unless you are a stranger, or not his child! The Hebrew translation of Jehovah is Yahweh (pronounced Yahway)but cults don't know this is in the genuine bible.
---Suzy on 11/17/10


Wouldn't everyone say that The name of God should be used, more than the titles? Is Jehovah in it? What does the Bible show? Then let us do what it shows. Arguing and debating is not tolerated for us that beleive in the God and his word.Love is the binding tie cause thats what He is. Acts 15.14, John 13.34,35. When languages change words do. Zeph 3.9 What did Jesus say about not be as one and where his teaching came from?
---Bible_Man on 11/13/10


"The old testament hebrews did not speak the name of God." Mitchell

Simply untrue. Your assertion is based on later Jewish tradition and not on God's inspired word.
---scott on 2/22/10


After reading some of the things responded to on here, I felt a ctrong conviction to add something. The old testament hebrews did not speak the name of God. It was a Holy utterance. Only a high priest of the Levi tribe was allowed when he went into the holy of holies of the temple. That place of the temple was torn, allowing all to come at the time of Christ's death. Now, because of His sacrifice, all can use his name, and according to the teachings of Paul, god does not hear our words, but the
---Mitchell on 2/22/10


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7 times in the KJV all refering to the hebrew yhwh.
---Michael on 5/9/09


The name 'Jehovah' is a common English translation of the name YHWH (in Hebrew letters).
This divine name was used around 7000 times in the Old Testament and also in Hebrew and some Greek versions of the New Testament (generally where the NT quoted from the OT).
Many Bible translations have removed it due to ancient superstitions. Some replace it with 'the LORD' in caps. Wherever you see this, the original word was YHWH or 'Jehovah' (The usual Hebrew word for 'Lord' is Adonai).
See Ps 83:18 in KJV.
YLT, ASV, DARBY and other translations use this name freely.
---David_Bayl on 4/27/09


but Jesus was not speaking Hebrew. The language during Jesus's time was Aramaic so he was using Aramaic not Hebrew.
:-)
---Antiheredic on 12/3/07


I believe God was very pleased with Joshua and Caleb. Instead of religious giants and roadblocks, they saw victory. They broke the mold. They no longer wanted to roam around in circles. Joshua and Caleb, with courage, forged ahead. God was pleased with their faith and good report. They were the fighter pilots of the day, breaking down all barriers. I believe they were not afraid to give all the thanks, to the 'Lord our God.'
---Cindy on 12/2/06


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part 1: Jehovah was nonexistent in the original Hebrew scriptures, but was later introduced in about 1270 A.D. by a Roman Catholic Spanish Monk, named Raymundus Martini, in his book Pugeo Fidei (Dagger of Faith). It is a latinized or anglicized transliteration. The name Jesus literally means Salvation. Jesus is Yeshuah in Hebrew (similar to Yehoshua, which is Joshua in English), and correctly it is Iesous in Greek. The ancient Hebrews had YHWH for the sacred name of God.
---Eloy on 12/2/06


Jeff. Can you give some Scriptural proof that the language Jesus spoke is any holier than any other language? And Jack is correct. It was the Hebrews who rejected the messiah not the English. To say that rejecting Hebrew is like rejecting the messiah shows me you are idolizing the Hebrew language.
---john on 12/1/06


pt2: And in public dissertation or discourse, the Hebrew word for Lord (Adonai) or God (Elohim, plural of Eloah) was used purposely to prevent taking Gods name in vain. [Emmanuel (God with us). Hallelujah (Hall elu-yah; Hail God; Praise you the Lord. Greek: Alleluia)]. Martini substituted the sacred term for God with the consonants JHVH (possibly deriving this from the common latin term Jove), he then inserted the vowel points of Adonai or Elohim to contrive the first use of the term Jehovah.
---Eloy on 12/2/06


[1] This concerns the subject, the Name of God, and deserves not only a worshipful attitude, but also accuracy! The only way one can answer Nan's question, is to first ask: What does she mean by Bible? Most likely she means a translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into English. As such, in most copies of the AV (KJV), you'll find 'JEHOVAH' (all caps.) in only four places: Ex.6:3; Ps.83:18; Isa.12:2 and 26:4, but it's also found in Gen.22:14 as 'Jehovahjireh,' Ex.17:15 as 'Jehovahnissi' [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


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[2] and Jud.6:24 as 'Jehovahshalom'. In the ASV (1901), it occurs 6,883 times as 'Jehovah'; including those three combined forms (with a separating dash) and 107 possessives (Jehovah's). But J is a late addition to the English alphabet; for example, it appears no where in Tyndale's Bible translations. In the 1599 ed. of the Geneva Bible, the Name of God was still being transliterated as Iehouah (8 times, but not in the same verses as the AV: It's also in Ex.15:3; [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


[3] 23:17; 34:23, but not in Isaiah). As a matter of fact, in the 1611 printing of the KJV, which was mostly done in BLACK lettering, the Name is spelled as JEHOUAH at Ps.83:18 and in Isaiah, plus: 'JEHOUAH Nissi' (no dash), 'Jehouah-ijreh' (yes, with i before j) and 'Jehouah-shalom,' but as IEHOVAH (in Roman lettering) at Exodus 6:3. So, spelling variations still existed in 1611, and continued for many decades. In more recent versions, such as the ... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


[4] NKJ, NASB, ESV or NET, God's Name is consistently written as LORD (all caps.) or as GOD (all caps.; when the phrase 'Lord GOD' occurs, as in Ps.69:6). The same exact capitalized words are found in the majority of ocurrances of God's Name in both the Geneva and KJV Bibles as well as many other English versions! However, if Nan had asked, 'Is the word Jehovah found in the Hebrew Scriptures?' the answer is more complex: [Continued...]
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


[5] First, there's no 'Jay' sound in Hebrew. Every time you see a Hebrew name in your English Bible that begins with a 'J', you should think 'Y' instead! E.g., to get close to pronouncing 'Jerusalem' in Hebrew, you'd say: Ye-ru-sha-lai-eem. Also, since the Masoretes (Jews who added vowels to the Hebrew Text; it was ONLY consonants until their time) would never pronounce the Name of God (even if they could), we're fairly certain its true vowels cannot be the ones they wrote! Why? Because ... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


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[6] the Masoretes used the same exact vowels under the Name as you find for the word they substituted for it in the margin: LORD (which I'll represent as 'eDoNaY' in Hebrew; often transliterated as 'Adonai' in English) which is where the Name of God in the Hebrew Text got its vowels from, producing: 'YeHoVaH' (the 3rd consonant in the Name sometimes has an English W-sound, other times a V-sound, so we're not even sure about that). Therefore, some speculate the Name might be 'YaHWeH' or some other [cont.]
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


[7] variation, based on similar words in the Hebrew Text. For example, 'YaH-' is much more likely than 'YeH-' since we already know Yah [Strong's Ref.# 03050] is the contracted (shortened) form of God's Name! It's found about 50 times by itself from Ex.15:2 to Is.38:11; e.g., in Isaiah 12:2, where the KJV reads 'LORD JEHOUAH', the Hebrew Text is: 'YaH YHWH' which is essentially a doubling of His personal Name! Whenever you see the words 'Hallelujah' or 'Alleluia' that means 'praise Yah'!
---danie9374 on 12/1/06


Deuteronomy 12:3-4 "Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places. You must not worship the LORD your God in their way."
How does this require you to write God with a dash?
---Jared on 12/1/06


**
Jack-:"What's so holy about Hebrew--the language of those who rejected Jesus"

Ahhh spoken like a truely lawless goy. If you reject Hebrew and those who spoke it then I'll take your 30 shekels of silver now so you can go ahead and reject messiah too, since he spoke it. Go to anger management jack. **

You mean the Jews did NOT reject Jesus? What do the words, "He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him" mean?
---Jack on 12/1/06


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Jack-:"What's so holy about Hebrew--the language of those who rejected Jesus"

Ahhh spoken like a truely lawless goy. If you reject Hebrew and those who spoke it then I'll take your 30 shekels of silver now so you can go ahead and reject messiah too, since he spoke it. Go to anger management jack.
---Jeff on 12/1/06


cindy-2. I hold a lot of reverence for G-ds name even in english. The command to not obliterate G-ds name comes from Deut.12:3&4. I would never write out the holy name in hebrew on paper but I even hold the english word in respect. If you spell out the name and it becomes destroyed(ie deletion) then you have destroyed the name of G-d. If you don't spell it out then its not destroyed because its wasn't the word in the 1st place. You call it bondage, I call it respect.
---Jeff on 12/1/06


**id didn't write in english he wrote in the holy language of hebrew.**

What's so holy about Hebrew--the language of those who rejected Jesus?
---Jack on 12/1/06


PS. 83:18 says God's name is Jehovah. This name is used in the Hebrew manuscripts more than 5,000 times. The KJV tranlators only used it 7 times choosing rather to use the title "Lord" instead.
---john on 12/1/06


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cindy-1. "Why write G dash D, it's like making up another word. I see no honor in that method. 'David' didn't do that"

David didn't write in english he wrote in the holy language of hebrew. Believe it or not the bible was not originally in english.
---Jeff on 12/1/06


Bob6749_Elijah- I could barely follow your babbling and rambling. When you become a christian does all ability of making sense go out the window? Try slowing down, taking deep breaths and explain what you mean because it was very irrational. Oh and heads up Bob, Hebrews was written to the jews not gentiles(thats why its called hebrews)Hebrews 6:1-6 has nothing to do with laws.
---Jeff on 12/1/06


jeff, live by the law, be judged by the law. Paul had to admonish Peter for holding newly converted goels/gentiles to keeping Jewish Laws [Heb.6:1-6]. Like I said, no problem! "Many are called, few are chosen". Saul of Tarsus can teach you a few things about what you're saying/correcting others about with head knowledge. Halleliuah is the only universal word I know [heaven & earth], yet many people spell it differently while pronouncing it the same. No Problem!
---bob6749_[Elijah] on 11/30/06


Yes it is. It is also implied in many places. Just as LORD (all caps) vs Lord vs Lord your God vs I AM THAT I AM vs YHVH or YHWH vs God vs Heavenly Father and Elohiym. Note many times it will be the LORD your God, not just God. God is a generic name of an object of worship. We use it I guess as a "nickname" so often it has replaced the LORD. see Gen.22:14, Ex.6:3,17:15, Jdg.6:24, Ps.83:18, Isa.12:2,26:4.
---mikefl on 11/30/06


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It's a form of bondage. No freedom to say or write God's name. God wants relationship over religion. How can you have a relationship with God if you won't speak or write His Name. The bible is our infallible authority. Where does it say in the written Word to speak and write God's Name in code? Why write G dash D, it's like making up another word. I see no honor in that method. 'David' didn't do that.
---Cindy on 11/29/06


Avoiding His Name is more like stepping on crack, you'll break .......'s back. How far do you take it, when God's name is in your heart, mind, soul, and you can't speak the Name that is above every name.

I believe God loves to hear the sound of His Name, like we do.

In worship, praise, love, honor, thankfulness - All the Glory to God.

God is sufficiency, God is fulfillment, God is righteousness, God is everything.
---Cindy on 11/29/06


Jeff why do you always take out the vowels to the words used to express GOD? Do you think typing out the word is a sin or something. If it is then just thinking of his name is a sin.
---Jared on 11/29/06


Is I Am really his name or did God mean that that is his essence? Moses came from a culture with cleverly named gods and goddesses to explain every aspect of life, and had myths concerning all of it. Yet God says I am what I Am, it sounds like he was saying I don't need a name, I don't need you to develop a story to make me Great. I just am. (note these are just thought not necissarily beliefs more like thinking out loud)
---Jared on 11/29/06


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The only name that God gave in the Bible is 'I AM THAT I AM' not sure where the rest came from.
---bob on 11/28/06


Bob6749- "No problem(s), as G_d told Moses from the burning bush, "... I Am That I Am ..."."

The "I am that I am" in hebrew is "ehyeh" not the holy name. The tetragramaton was only uttered by the High Preist once a year at Yom Kippur. Its actual pronunciation is lost and only the messiah will bring back its original pronunciation. To utter the name or use it incorrectly is taking the L-RDS name in vain. So its not J*****h or Y****h, its unknown.
---Jeff on 11/28/06


In KJV Genesis 22:14 Jehovah-Jireh, Ex 6:3, Ps 83:18, Isa 12:2, 26:4. Is what I found for the name Jehovah. In the Standard version of the bible, instead of the word "Lord" they use "Jehovah". So it really depends on what bible you use.
---Rebecca_D on 11/28/06


**Vowels were inserted at a later time when goels/gentiles influencied the church founded on The Day Of Pentecost,**

Actually, there is evidence the vowel points were beginning to be added before that.
---Jack on 11/28/06


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The Living Bible (TLB) (a very modern, easy to read bible) and KJV both use the word Jehovah in Psalm 83:18 but most other versions replace this with the LORD.
---m.p.a. on 11/28/06


Yes in the KJV it is used in Pslams 83:18 I believe & book of Isaiah.
---candice on 11/27/06


There is no "J" sound in Rabbinic Hebrew. The "J" sound comes from moving the Hebrew into High German and then to English.
---notlaw99 on 11/27/06


Very much.

In reading the Old Testament anytime you see LORD in caps that's the word Jehovah.
---Pharisee on 11/27/06


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Probably not until it was translated from the original Hebrew tongue, as Jews used consonents only when pronouncing/writing G_d's name. Vowels were inserted at a later time when goels/gentiles influencied the church founded on The Day Of Pentecost, & 'new' translations were introduced, producing the name YaHoVaH, JeHoVaH, etc. No problem(s), as G_d told Moses from the burning bush, "... I Am That I Am ...".
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 11/27/06


Yes, no, and maybe.

The Hebrew Tetragrammaton for the personal name of God--YHVH--is rendered "Jehovah" in four places in the KJV, but the rest of the time as GOD or LORD (all in caps). The ASV of 1901 used "Jehovah" consistently. As we know, Jehovah's False Witnesses make a fetish of this form. Most modern versions avoid it and use LORD or GOD all in capitals.
---Jack on 11/27/06


Part 2:

I found a new Jewish translation that puts the Hebrew letters in situ, allowing the reader to render it howsoever he wishes.

Keep in mind that at least by the time of Jesus, the Jews would not say YHVH, considering it too holy to utter, so the real pronunciation was lost. It was doubtless closer to "Yakhve" than to "Jehovah".

I hope you're not too confused. "Jehovah" is one of several possible transliterations, and not the best.

---Jack on 11/27/06




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