The trouble humanity faces is that we've been believing and teaching each other the wrong things; we look in a mirror dimly, so to speak (1 Corinthians 13:12), and our thinking has to be renewed (Romans 12:2). יהוה c. 6823 i.e. Nouns היה (hayya) and הוה (howa) describe destruction, calamity or ruin. These three symbols became the markers for both the Hebrew identity and Hebrew theology, and ultimately formed the name יהוה (YHWH), not unlike the famous Hindu mantra AUM, which also represents the whole of everything whilst consisting of the three basic phonetic components of speech. Prior to vowel notation, script was basically a mnemonic tool that helped specifically trained priests to memorize sacred texts. The name YHWH is a compound word made up of 3 verbs: "hayah hoveh yi'yeh", meaning "He was, He is, He will be". The Jews were known as the people without a god (meaning without an effigy) and it appears that Christians in the Roman empire may have been accused of atheism (again meaning without a visible deity; see Cassius Dio 67.14). The Origin Of The Yahweh (YHWH) As The Name Of God. Note that this reads "Jesus the nazorean and the king of the jews." Yahweh, the god of the Israelites, whose name was revealed to Moses as four Hebrew consonants (YHWH) called the tetragrammaton. Whether science will lead to bliss or to destruction depends wholly on whether man worships his knowing self or the Creator (for more on this, see our article on the familiar word Amen). It has also been pronounced as "Yehova" in Hebrew as a substitute word for the tetragrammaton. Pronounce yhwh or yhvh . The word אל (El) was the name of the prominent Canaanite god, whose name was either derived of or became the common word for god in general. But perhaps we have the verb הוה (hawa II) all figured wrong, and הוה (hawa II) is the same as הוה (hawa I), meaning to be or to happen. The Letter "W" does not exist in the Hebrew Alphabet that only contains 22 letters. And even if the name YHWH existed before the Hebrews began to note vowels (which is probable), they may have chosen for their vowel-symbols the letters that made up the already existing name of their God. And sure enough, modern information theory (starting with Claude Shannon in 1948) tells us that, indeed, the universe is basically a data-processing device that began its core business of storing and processing information as soon as there were particles to combine and arrange. Here at Abarim Publications we are most charmed by this particular explanation. 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Other syllables may be a closed or open (Vowel-Consonant) syllables. יַהְוֶה. This line of reasoning may seem to lack any trace of sound theology, but the divine name Shaddai reflects a similar negative, and may mean My Destroyer. We moderns are so used to reading and writing that we often forget what an incredible miracle the alphabet is. In written form, ancient Hebrew was a consonant-only language. The name YHWH is very old and it's generally assumed that the source texts of the Torah already contained it. #2.1 HOW GOD'S NAME WAS CHANGED. That means that the name YHWH may be a proper word, derived of some verb, which subsequently came out existing of only vowels. Since each of the three letters Y-H-W can either be pronounced as a vowel or as a consonant, the Name has eight possible basic pronunciations (including EEAAOO and Yahoo and YahaWa), and by choosing one we deny the other seven and simultaneously demonstrate that we don't actually know the Name. The seemingly casual command to 'write' something on all doors (Deuteronomy 6:9) and hands and foreheads (Exodus 13:9) calls in fact for the invention of a writing system that could be mastered by everybody. The first letter of each word reads YHWH (the name of God). Hebrew is read from right to left, the opposite of English; hence YHWH The name of God in English is usually represented by four letters: YHWH ( or occasionally YHVH ). Theophoric names. It took many peoples many millennia to develop it and the main contribution of the Hebrews was the invention of vowel notation. The name YHWH may be an artificial construct of the Hebrew language's available vowels, which would be equivalent to our A-E-I-O-U. YHWH is the second creation name of God, as the Creator's name "changes" from Elohim, the Maker of Elements, to YHWH Elohim, the Applier of Elements in Genesis 2:4 (see for a closer look at this our article on the Chaotic Set Theory). Something similar occurred when the name of patriarch Abram (אברם) was expanded with the he into Abraham אברהם, and the name of matriarch Sarai (שרי) was expanded with the he to Sarah (שרה). Is the Name YHVH. Pagan religion wants a reverential and essential gap between the holy and the profane; Yahwism dictates that God wants to fellowship with mankind — and just pause to dwell on that for a bit. The alphabet quite literally allowed nations to become alive and be endowed with a singular living and thinking mind, in precisely the same way in which the Creator had once collected the dust of the earth into a viable body and infused into that body the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Other Jewish traditions handled the vocalization of YHWH by inserting the word Hashem, which is the word for "name" (see our article on Shem, which means name) plus the definite article: The Name. On the other hand, perhaps the name YHWH means Tom, Dick or Harry in a language that has slipped out of the collective human consciousness and we are left with the echoes of a revelation that was as sincere and confidential as the word abba: daddy. Meaning: if people in the time of Moses indeed wrote the Name as יהוה, and they would have still pronounced it, it would have sounded like Yahay Wayhay. If that is so, the etymology of YHWH is utterly unclear, and therefore subject to much debate. Hebrew: ישוע הנצרי ומלך היהודים. The plural of this word is אלים; gods. After all this it should be clear that the name YHWH can't be readily interpreted. Here at Abarim Publications we love science (and if you haven't already, check out our articles on quantum mechanics and chaos theory) but we are privately convinced that there is a greater source of knowledge than science. Learn more about Yahweh in this article. [W]e may well hold that YHWH [...] is an old word of unknown origin which sounded something like what the verb hawa sounded in Moses' day. Very curiously, the verb הוה (hawa II), which is identical to the older version of the verb that means "to act definingly," appears to mean to fall. He specializes in Hebrew language and is author of the book Beginning Biblical Hebrew (Eisenbrauns, 2003). But the angel of YHWH said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is incomprehensible?". proper name, of deity Yahweh, the proper name of the God of Israel — (. For reasons we will discuss below, the Name became (or had always been) unpronounceable, and wherever the text called for YHWH, a reader would pronounce the Hebrew word for lord, namely Adonai. The difference in spellings is a matter of Hebrew morphology – word formation. Latin-speaking Christian scholars Latinized the name to Jehovah, the use of which was spread throughout medieval Europe. Noun הוה (hawwa) means either a bad kind of desire or lust, or ruin or destruction. Where the vast majority of pagan religions venerate society's stratification, Yahwism emphasizes the importance of the individual (hence the idea of YHWH's Christ being Jesus of Nazareth; the quintessential Average Joe). There is no "w" in the hidden, hebrew name for God. no. The name YHWH may be an artificial construct of the Hebrew language's available vowels, which would be equivalent to our A-E-I-O-U. “YHWH” is formed from the four Hebrew letters yodh/yud, he/hey, waw/vav, and he/hey. Be our patron for as little as one dollar a month: https://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/YHWH.html, The Passion of the Christ and the Theory of Everything, The Fate of Our World: The Bible, AI and Cryptocurrency. But the Hebrew would be pronounced something like “Yahweh,” and is built on the word for “I am.” So every time we hear the word Yahweh, or every time you see LORD in the English Bible, you should think: this is a proper name (like Peter or John) built out of the word for “I am” and reminding us each time that God absolutely is. Especially due to the existence of the Mesha Stele, the Jahwist tradition found in Exod. The first letter of God's name starts with the letter Youd. God reveals his name to Moses as “I am,” from the Hebrew root ה.ו.י, “being.” The name YHWH, however, originates in Midian, and derives from the Arabic term for “love, desire, or passion.” It will come as destruction (shad) from Shaddai" (Isaiah 13:6). For more on this, see our article To Be Is To Do): The verb היה (haya), or its older version הוה (hawa), means to be busy acting out the behavior that defines that which acts. Suggested in the Sign of the Cross? The ineffable hebrew God’s Names is pronounce as YHWH (Ya- We) or YHVH (Ye-Ho-Va). So there is NO WAY that the Name of GOD could be "YAH-WAY". a. Also have a look at our articles on the Greek word πιστις (pistis), meaning "faith" and the word θεος (theos), meaning God. It is translated from the 4 consonants YHWH, (these are from the 4 Hebrew letters that spell the Most High’s name found in many ancient manuscripts) These consonants are commonly called the tetragrammaton God's name in Ancient Hebrew symbol letters show us who He is. YHWH YHOH YHUH. The Phoenicians had invented the consonantal alphabet to which the Hebrews added the vowels, and the story of Solomon and Hiram's mostly Phoenician temple in which YHWH came to dwell obviously reflects the birth of modern script (1 Kings 8:10-11). In Ancient Hebrew, there is no sound pronounced as "WAY". Gesenius’ proposal to read YHWH as יַהְוֶה ‎ is accepted as the best scholarly reconstructed vocalised Hebrew spelling of the tetragrammaton. in Semitic Languages from the Catholic University of America. 2017 asserts: “The personal name of God written in ancient Hebrew characters appears abundantly in early manuscripts of the Bible”. Jan 16, 2015 - Explore Erwin Mager's board "YHWH" on Pinterest. Then YHWH would comfortably mean Being or He Is or He Will Cause To Be. If YHW is indeed the Hebrew way of saying ABC, the reason why the pronunciation of the Name was lost becomes immediately clear: it was never lost because it never existed. Recently someone asked me whether the inscription (or sign) on the Cross of Yeshua formed an acronym for the Sacred Name YHVH (יהוה).This would be highly unlikely, however, despite some talk out there.