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Jehovah Or Jehouah

JEHOVAH is an English translation of JEHOUAH. Should we concern ourselves with spellings and translations or are some of these a source of confusion?

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Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek are all imperfect languages. They all show the same kinds of borrowings, grammatical inconsistencies, etc. as all other human languages. God did not choose them because they were perfect. He chose them because those happened to be the common language spoken by the people he wanted to speak to at the time.
---StrongAxe on 2/16/08

From the Hebrew old testament the name of God is YHWH, and in the New Testament it is YESHUAH. In Greek it is Iesous, and better known in English as Jesus. YHWH and YESHUAH are the same one and only real God. Those of us which are born-again know God as Papa, our Father, and we are his own Children. Please Read- Psalm 103:13+ Matthew 18:3+ II Corinthians 6:18.
---Eloy on 2/16/08

Leslie, I agree. Hebrew is a Pure Language. He gave it to the Race that was chosen by Him to "give Birth" to the Messiah YAHUSHUA and to that Race that was to carry the Gospel to all nations. I believe that if the New Testament were translated properly and straight from Hebrew, we would have less errors. (Just me on that one though.)
---Gordon on 2/15/08

Danie9374, don't know if you're still here, but thanks for your comments. I use the Hebrew names (as much as I know how to), but I also fellowship with and attend a church where "God", "Jesus" and "Lord" are the norm as is Sunday worship (though I keep Shabbat). I don't believe in the division that some "Sacred Namers" do and consider all who love the Father and Son to be brothers and sisters. Your comments agree with my soul and are encouraging to read. Thank you!
---AlwaysOn on 2/15/08

I have never seen "JEHOUAH" before. There are two problems with this:
1) Hebrew has no letter like English J. (The corresponding letter is pronounced like most European countries pronounce J - like English Y).
2) Hebrew never puts two vowels together. The letter 'vav' can be either U or V, but between vowels, it is ALWAYS a V.

Scripture rarely worries about exact pronunciations or spellings. Many Hebrew names get mangled in Greek (for example, -ah at the end is changed to -as).
---StrongAxe on 2/14/08

This is a good question David. And the answer is "Yes!" We should concern ourselves and find out what the Father GOD's True Name is. It is YAHUVEH. That "YAH" must be in there. His Son, our Saviour, is named after Him. Jesus Christ's Real Name is YAHUSHUA. It means "YAH saves". The Holy Spirit's Name also has "YAH" in it, at the end: SHKHINYAH. We all want people we love to know our real names, despite any nick-names they call us. GOD is the same way.
---Gordon on 2/14/08

"Hebrew is the language of heaven"? This is a new one for me. Is there any way a statement like this can be proved. Some say Greek is, seeing that the New Testament was written in that. Personally, I don't think God could care what language we speak. Truth is truth in any language and I think that Hebrew being the language of Heaven is not the truth no matter what language you say it in.
---john on 2/14/08

Hebrew is the language of Heaven. Go with the Hebrew translation back into English, and you will get the TRUE interpretation of the word.
---Leslie on 2/13/08

I believe God knew that I would only be speaking English.(And barely being able to do that) therefore my simple mind is uncluttered with seemingly silly worries.
---mima on 2/13/08

danie9374,You call our Father"God", and his Son"God", and satan as the"god of this
world", and idols are"false gods",Scripture calls the Father and Son Elohiym, (Mighty Ones). The name"God"come down from Pagan sunworship Jos11:17,12;7,Baal-Gad (god)Now Gad/God was Jupiter the sun god. (whose statue was taken to the Vatican and the name changed to St Peter and worshiped).There is more Read Ex 23:13.(A command).Do notmention the names of other gods etc.
---Toby on 11/17/06

Toby, I don't know if it'll do any good, but if you're really a brother in the LORD: You cannot live anywhere, even in ancient Israel, without encountering words that originated in pagan cultures. Biblical Hebrew itself has many loan words from Phoenician, Egyptian, Akadian, etc. I doubt you can say meaningful prayers to God in English without using at least one word pagans used in their worship; but so what? CONTEXT is what matters for the true meaning of our words! See my other posts here.
---danie9374 on 11/16/06

For everyone else: Search for the BLOG: "Yahshua, Jesus Or Yahweh" for more comments on the relevance of using Hebrew titles and names in regard to God hearing our prayers, etc. (and also my exchanges with Toby near the end of the BLOG "Why Are Crosses Displayed"). I won't deny Toby the right to have his personal convictions on this topic, but his few verses (some pulled out of context) are NOT a command from God for all Believers to refer to Him using one transliterated Hebrew word!
---danie9374 on 11/16/06

[4] God knows His own (1 Corinthians 8:3; and everyone's hearts/motives -- Luke 16:15)! Although it's good for anyone to study what they can of the original languages of Scripture, God is not 'mean' about such things (like many humans about their own egos). BE WARNED: some false teachers on the Net and elsewhere make much about names, but little (if anything) of true salvation! IF you have some special concern about a Hebrew/Greek term, you can message me here at CN (danie9374).
---danie9374 on 11/16/06

[3] a simple example of prayer to the Father (Matthew 6:7-13) rather than some elaborate 'magic preface' that we must use every time for God to hear us! Neither does 'chanting,' praying to Mary/saints, or anything else (other than a sincere heart) get you some 'special hearing' before God. It's through Jesus Christ that God hears us (cf. Hebrews 7:25-27; 4:12-16; 9:24-26 etc.), but even so, don't feel as if you must always add 'in Jesus' to every single prayer! [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 11/16/06

[2] and giving Him the love, respect and worship He deserves from an honest heart are more important (cf. Ps. 51:17 on details of sacrifices) than getting the exact spelling or pronunciation of any of His titles or names correct. Don't be deceived, demons know the history of Scripture in all languages and even know who God is, but that won't save them! Those who are saved will KNOW GOD personally and have a loving relationship with Him! This is one reason why Jesus gave Believers [cont.]
---danie9374 on 11/16/06

[1] David: For those who have been called by God to preach, interpret and/or translate Scripture for others, they should be (and willing to be tested) very much concerned about the details (James 3:1; "Let not many become teachers... knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment." Seek those who say 'God says' and can 'back it up' with Scripture; not the 'opinions' most give about God). HOWEVER, for most Believers, as others indicated below, KNOWING the God of Scripture [cont.]
---danie9374 on 11/16/06

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Father Yahuweh, Son Yahushua, Jn17:12 Kept in the fathers name, (hope it wasnt lettuce lol). All scripture orig in Hebrew, changed to Greek, Latin, English and many true names changed to pagan names as the Greeks had a sun worship religion and drew in the Messianic religion and Constantine intermingled the two, which was the apostasy. From the deified sun worship many names were grafted into scripture. Does Yahuweh like this. Cont2...
---Toby on 11/15/06

Cont2..Deut 12:13 And DO NOT mention the names of other Mighty Ones, Elohim gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth. I didnt say this it is scripture. What it is telling us is Yahuweh & Yahushua want to be called by their correct names in ALL things concerning them, and not to use these pagan, sun deity names. These are a few of the everyday used words which are direct from Babylon pagan sun worship. Cont3..
---Toby on 11/15/06

Cont3..Church. Greek Ekklesia Hebrew qahal. correctly a congregation or assembly (not a building). Church = Circe the daughter of Helios a sun deity. Holy Hebrew qodesh from quedeshah male prostitute, Greek hagios both correctly translated Set-Apart. Holy comes from Holi the Greek/Hindu spring festival in honour of Krishna, and Holi was a woman who tried to poison the babe Krishna. Holy or Heile, the Saturn style ring on the top of their saints head. Cont4..
---Toby on 11/15/06

Cont4..There are many such names we are commanded"to have out of our mouth",sacred, god, sanctified, hallowed, glory, divine, lord, jesus, christ, sacrifice, sacrament, bible, all these words come from a pagan sun worshipping deity and are the names, yes actual names of their sun worshiped gods. Yahushua cries out 2 Cr6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith Yahushus (the Lord),....; and I will receive you, Come out of sinful, sun worshiping, paganising, Babylon.
---Toby on 11/15/06

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Good points made here. More historical accurate pronunciation would probably be "Yahouah" or "Yahuah" (no "J"). The thought that we can call Him anything as long as we are praying to Him alone does not work, since we can not refer to God as "Lettuce" or "Tree", etc. He has a Name and He has revealed it in His Word the Bible.
---Jerry on 11/3/06

Jason- Hashem is a Hebrew word meaning "The Name". We're told in the Torah not to take The Name of G-d in vain, for the person who does so, G-d will not absolve him. In vain can mean use casually,or in an oath. The pronunciation of the name is lost to us thus NO ONE knows how to pronounce it. Its known in judaism that the Mashiach (messiah) will bring the correct way to say the name with him. In prayer the name is rendered Adonai or Father, in everyday talk you say Hashem.
---Jeff on 11/3/06

hashem is the name jews could not say YHWH because they thought that they would disrespect it. so when it appeared in the scriptures they said hashem (IN the Christian bible these references have been translated LORD with all caps)
---Jared on 11/2/06

"These words are used in Revelation to refer to the SON."

One and the same Jack. Rev 21:6 (Father) Rev 22:13 (Son).

I AM that I AM refers to Himself as "Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." I refer to Him as FATHER.

Jeff who is Hashem? The only sin written that the Father will not forgive is blasphemy against His Spirit.
---joseph on 11/2/06

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Jack- Yeah thats correct, Yeshua would be a short form of the name Yehoshua, like a nickname. If Yeshua or Yehoshua was properly translated it would be Joshua. As to the Tetragrammaton being pronounced, neither use of the word is correct. The pronuciation is lost to us. Yeshua told us to pray to Our Father not Jeho*** or Yah***. To try to attempt to pronounce the holy name is the sin that Hashem will not forgive. see Ex 20:7 .
---Jeff on 11/1/06

Thanks Jack.
---Jared on 10/31/06

**Jesus' real name isn't Jesus either its Joshua or Yeshua,**

Actually, in Hebrew it's Yehoshua, but the English form came through the Greek (where IHCOYC is also the form of "Joshua") and then the Latin.
---Jack on 10/31/06

Jehovah is a translation from Latin not hebrew. and the hebrew is YHWH, but we don't know how to pronounce it since Hebrew doesn't include vowels. It shouldn't be a concern because GOD is God, and God knows if you are praying to him or someone else. Jesus' real name isn't Jesus either its Joshua or Yeshua, But guess what he knows we are talking about him if we use Jesus.
---Jared on 10/31/06

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**What ever one chooses to called the Father, recognize, appreciate & respect Him as "Alpha & Omega, The first & The last,...**

These words are used in Revelation to refer to the SON.
---Jack on 10/30/06

** JEHOVAH is an English translation of JEHOUAH. **

It's not a translation, as Jehovah is no more an English word than is Moshe.

Both are bad transliteration of the Hebrew YHVH.
---Jack on 10/29/06

It is like using YHWH (Yahweh). I love that name. My son and I were discussing this very thing today. If there are pagan gods, why is our god God? What a good Bible study for that one... That I Am.
---mikefl on 10/28/06

If I lived in France, my "nom Chretien" would be Alain, I would say "Yayzue" when speaking the name of my Saviour.
And in China, they don't refer to the "Lamb of God" because there are no sheep there.
---alan8869_of_UK on 10/28/06

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greetings,i call the spirit who created all there is ,loves all there is,who is invisible to my sight,Father.
---earl on 10/28/06

Amen Mima.

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

What ever one chooses to called the Father, recognize, appreciate & respect Him as "Alpha & Omega, The first & The last, The beginning and the end" of all that exist.
---joseph on 10/28/06

I call him Jehovah because that is what I know. As long as you pray to the correct God(the God of the bible) then that is what matters. Some call him father,God, but those are "titles" like mom,dad,brother,sister, but he has a name as each of those people have names,so out of respect in my native language it is Jehovah.
---candice on 10/28/06

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