The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

the name

Have you ever wondered about the name and pronunciation of the true living God? Why do we hear different names referring to the same God?

It is because God’s name has been mostly forgotten, and we are left with four Hebrew consonant letters and what seems to be no certain pronunciation.
There are several attempts using different vowel combinations to come up with “the name” but can we know which is correct?

I found seven different spellings in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

YHVH

The first six are different vowel arrangements around the four consonant letters.
In Hebrew there are actually no vowels. With the revival of modern Hebrew, they developed vowel markers to make the pronunciation of words as they believed they should sound. That is what the little dots and dashes represent.

Based on usage (5,658 times), it would seem that YaHVaH would most likely be correct, but we never hear that pronunciation.
YaHVeH, which I have heard, but more commonly pronounced by most as YaHWeH seems to be the most used today, but with only 271 uses in the Hebrew text is that even right?

In the King James, even the four consonant letters have been removed and instead we are given a generic title, “the LORD”.
I found this generic title used 6,470 times in the Old Testament.

All this seems odd. Why would anyone but an enemy want to hide the true name of God?

Jeremiah 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; 27Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal(#1168).

#1168 Ba`al { bah’-al}
AV – Baal, Baalim
Baal = “lord”

Wow. That is exactly what we have today. ‘LORD’ has replaced the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Every usage of our Heavenly Father’s name has been deleted causing us to forget. That blows my mind. It makes me think of all the songs we sing in praise of ‘Lord’ rather than to God’s holy name.

Psalm 149:1 Praise ye ????. Sing unto ???? a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. 2Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4For ???? taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If ???? be God, follow him: but if Baal (Lord), then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

I began to look at the different variations of Baal.

Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith ????, that thou shalt call me Ishi (my husband); and shalt call me no more Baali(#1180).

#1180 Ba`aliy { bah-al-ee’}
AV – Baali
Baali = “my lord”

I found that to be very interesting. “Call me no more my lord.”
Based on most of the translations we have today, it seems that there were those who wanted to make sure that we called the the true living God nothing but Baali.

Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

1170 Ba`al B^eriyth { bah’-al ber-eeth}
AV – Baalberith
Baal-berith = “lord of the covenant”

The false gods of the Phoenicians, Canaanites, Philistines, and of the northern kingdom are all referred to as “lord”.

Here are a couple of examples out of thousands showing how bad it really is.

Isaiah 42:8 I am ???? : that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Of course the Greco/Roman translators inserted LORD, which is not His name. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the most high, and to be set apart (holy) from the rest. The generic title blends the lines of who is who and to whom the glory and praise belongs. If our praise was directed to His holy name there could be no mistake.

Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith ????, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith ????; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. 6Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

Jeremiah 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is ????.

Do you see the problem? Here are a couple verses pointing out why His name is important to us.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Psalm 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation(#3444).

3444 y^eshuw`ah { yesh-oo’-aw} – Yeshuah
AV – salvation
1) salvation, deliverance
  1a) welfare, prosperity
  1b) deliverance
1c) salvation (by God)
1d) victory

In all my studies I had never considered all of this.
We read and hear the biblical text so often, minus God’s name, it has become normal.
The King James Bible would have been a better translation with just the “Y-H-V-H” leaving the pronunciation to us the reader. Instead they have done the unthinkable.

So I began to wonder, where do I even begin? I want to know the name of the true living God, especially seeing how much effort the enemy has put into keeping it from us.
I figured the answer would be found in His Word, somehow.
I thought it may be simple. Surely the enemy was not able to hide everything.
Initially, that only led to frustration. I looked at all of the instances where the different pronunciations were used, but no evidence one way or another.

I was convinced, it is in there, in some form or fashion. I’m just not seeing it or I’m not looking in the right direction.
Based on all the stripping away and changes made in the King James, it is certainly not going to reveal anything in English.
That leaves me with the Hebrew text being my only hope.

I use two different programs for study. The main one being Nelson’s Electronic Library Deluxe and the other one, Interlinear Scripture Analyzer 3, which shows the Hebrew text with English below it, word for word.
I figured I’d look there for mistranslations in the King James.

Well it did not take long and I found something interesting in Exodus.

Ex 15:2
Yah is my Strength and my Melody, And He became mine for salvation. This is my El; + I shall adorn Him, Elohim of my father, + I shall exalt Him.

The K.J. reads…
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

I knew right then I was looking in the right direction. Nelson’s library includes Strong’s Enhanced Lexicon, so I looked at that usage of “Yah” and learned this…
“Yah” was used 49 times in the Hebrew text which the King James has deleted and inserted “LORD”.
The Lexicon shows me the spelling with two “h”.

Yahh

They interpreted Yah with a double “h”, but the dot in the center of a letter could mean it is a capital letter.
When I copied and pasted it in WordPad it looked like this – Hy: – before I converted it to Hebrew.
WordPad saw it as a capital H and as I thought about it, that made a lot more sense than the double “h”.

1) Jah
1a) the proper name of the one true God
1b) used in many compounds
1b1) names beginning with the letters ‘Je’
1b2) names ending with ‘iah’ or ‘jah’

Finally. A lead to follow.

In Hebrew there is no letter “J” and really pronounced as a “Y”. Any pronunciation with “J” would not have come till much later with the established English language.
So I now have “YaH” with the two consonants capitalized. That does make a lot more sense.
Used one time as “JAH“. Let’s look at that…

(K.J.)Psalm 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

“His name YaH”

I looked at all the verses where YaH is used. Here are a few.

(CLV) Ps 68:4
Sing to Elohim! Make melody to His Name! Make a highway in the plains for the Rider; In YaH, His Name, + be joyous before Him,

(CLV) Ps 94:12
Happy is the master whom You are disciplining, O YaH; + From Your law are You teaching him,

(CLV) Ps 102:18
Let this be written for a later generation, +When a people yet being created shall praise YaH.

(CLV) Ps 115:17
The dead cannot praise YaH, Nor all those descending into stillness.

(CLV) Ps 115:18
+But we, the living, we shall bless YaH, Henceforth and unto the eon. Praise YaH!

(CLV) Ps 118:5
From my constriction, I called on YaH; YaH answered me with a wide place.

(CLV) Ps 118:14
YaH is my Strength and my Melody, And He became mine for salvation.

What a big difference! The King James deleted YaH in all 48 occurrences.
I realize “YaH” is still two consonants short of the whole “YHVH”.

I want to know more about the missing two letters.

If you recall the definition of “YaH” mentioned…
1b) used in many compounds
  1b1) names beginning with the letters ‘Je’
  1b2) names ending with ‘iah’ or ‘jah’

Compounds… names, beginnings and endings… I see “jah” and the first name that comes to mind is Elijah. Let us see what the definition of Elijah has to offer.

Check this out. It gives us two different spellings.

Eliyahu

How about that?
Eliyah is the shortened version of Eliyahu.
“El” means God.
“Eli” means MyGod. That tells me clearly, “My God is YaHU”

So the “Vav” used there, is actually a “u”, as in “blue”.
Now we see YaHV is actually YaHU.

I know English is derived from Latin, the language of Rome.
I began to wonder if I could learn anything interesting looking at the Latin language.
I decided to go look at the Roman letters themselves and sure enough…

Latin

It turns out the pointy bottom “V” is the symbol that represents the letter “U“.
I am fully convinced YHVH truly is YHUH.

That does make sense. If the symbol “VV” in English is called “double U” – the symbol “V” is a “single U”.

Now that I know that, I started looking at their idol carvings and we can actually see this in use.

IESVS

We see the pointed bottom symbol in place of the letter “U” spelling out IESUS.

I looked for information on why they used the pointy bottom rather than the rounded bottom and it seems they had trouble in their rock carvings with the rounded bottom. They were having a problem with the lower inside of the rounded bottom breaking out, so they went with the pointy bottom which was easier and understanding it represents the rounded bottom letter.

I noticed something in Psalm 119 which contains the Hebrew aleph-bet (KJ). Each Hebrew letter has eight verses dedicated to it. That is where I notice a different spelling of the letters that we are told are “VAV and TAV” in Hebrew. They are not not spelled that way.
We are told the final letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet is “TAV”. I see the pointy bottom Latin symbol.
In Psalm 119:169 TAU. It is in fact the letter “U”.
So my big question concerns the Hebrew letter “VAV”.
We find in Psalm 119:41 VAU.
The second “V” shows up as a “U”, but they left the point on the first. If the second is a “U” then likely, so is the first. Making it “UAU”. The Hebrew letter of the double U. Pronounced like “ew-ah”. Blue + caught.
Now I can see how the spelling of YaHWeH might have come to be. They knew there was a double U being used there, but pronounced it as a modern English “w” and added the vowel “e”.
I have also heard it pronounced with the vowel “a” as YaHWaH, but there is no modern English “w” pronunciation in Hebrew.

So now I have “Yud – Hei – Uau – Hei” in Hebrew.
The usage chart I showed earlier of all the Hebrew pronunciations, in fact the first one with 5,658 uses is correct, now realizing the pointy bottom Greek/Latin symbol is a “U”.
YAHVAH is actually YAHUAH.

So the name of the most high really is YaH, but adding “hu” is giving something more.

In Hebrew, words are made up of smaller words combined. Even the Hebrew letters themselves can give big meaning.

We know “Yahu is my God” based on Eliyahu. What does the “hu” represent in Hebrew?
I looked for “hu” and sure enough…

hu

I found a name that combines “hu” with “El” in the name “Elihu”.
We know “El” means God and “Eli” means my God.
Knowing that “hu” represents the pronoun “he or himself” the definition of Elihu should show us that.

Yahu 1Yahu 2Yahu 3

YaH is the proper name of God without any emphasis. “YaHU” points to “YaH Himself” (with emphasis). An open ended statement expecting a subject or an attribute to be added. YaHUaH is praise to YaH Himself every time it is spoken. We can now see why the enemy wanted that covered up and completely removed from our mouths.

We should then, be able to look at biblical names that contain “Yahu”/”YaH Himself” and find a subject or an attribute attached.

yahunames1yahunames2yahunames3

Psalm 105:1 O give thanks unto YaHUaH; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. 2Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. 3Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek YaHUaH.

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