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How Name Jehovah Come About

When did the name Jehovah came about? The name that God gave Moses was "I am" He said tell my people that "I AM WHO I AM" Did God tell someone to call Him this name ever in the Bible?

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In Ex. 6:2-3 God tells Moses His name is Jehovah.
Ps. 83:18 says His name is Jehovah.
This Hebrew name is used 5524 times in the O.T. but is translated into the word Jehovah only 7 times by the KJV translators. Either way, His name is Jehovah.
---john on 12/26/07


Pt 1: Jehovah was nonexistent in the original Hebrew scriptures, but 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, for there is no J nor V in the Hebrew alphabet, and in the Greek alphabet there is no letter J. 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
---Eloy on 3/27/07


Pt 2: Hebrew has no vowels, the ancient Hebrews had YHWH for the sacred name of God. In public dissertation or discourse, the Hebrew word for Lord (Adonai) or God (Elohim, plural of Eloah) was used to prevent taking Gods name in vain. [ref: El-Elohe (God)- Genesis 33:20; Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34. Emmanuel (God with us)- Isaiah 7:14; 8:10; Matthew 1:23. Yah (Lord)- Psalm 68:4. Hallelujah (Hall elu-yah; Hail God; Praise you the Lord. Greek: Alleluia)- Psalm 106:1; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 19:1].
---Eloy on 3/27/07


Pt 3: 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. The Scripture reads, Blessed is he who comes in THE NAME OF THE LORD. Now the Lord is God, and the Lord is one, and the Lord is Jesus, and there is no other Lord God but he.
---Eloy on 3/27/07


Lilian,Ex 3:14 "I AM" was the name given however, Ex6:3 tells us that Abraham,Isaac and Jacob knew God as "God Almighty" They never knew the name Jehovah or Yaweh
---jana on 3/27/07




Some people say we don't know how God's name should be pronounced, but we also do not know the proper way to pronounce Jesus, but no one balks at that. Just pronounce Gods name the way it is pronounced in your language. He will recognize it.
---Bob_Lamb on 3/26/07


Jack presented about the best answer, you are moving a Hebrew language name that has no sound for the letter " J " replacing a " Y " sound into German [Home of the dominant Old Testament original language non-Latin translations] and then moving the term into English around the time of John Wycliffe's English translation.
---Phil_the_Elder on 3/26/07


The name "Jehovah" came about with people trying to combine the Hebrew letters of YHVH with the vowels of AdOnAI (LORD--read instead of YHVH, which was too holy to pronounce), and came up with a mixed-up jumble.

It seems that the proper pronunciation would be Yakhveh or something similar.
---Jack on 3/26/07


In Ex. 6:2-3 God tells Moses His name is Jehovah.
Ps. 83:18 says His name is Jehovah.
This Hebrew name is used 5524 times in the O.T. but is translated into the word Jehovah only 7 times by the KJV translators. Either way, His name is Jehovah.
---john on 3/26/07


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