"There Is One God And One Mediator Between God And Men, The Man Christ Jesus" 
1 Timothy (2:5)

The Name Of God

 

This section of the website is dedicated to identifying the Name of God and in no way is intended to diminish the IMPORTANCE of JESUS or his name.

(Acts 4:12 – See also: Salvation)

 

 

 

 

Fact 1

God Is A “Title”

 

God” and “Father” are “titles”:  Titles reflect what something is said to be;

 

“The God of…” (Found 222 times in KJV); (Ephesians 1:17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him”

“The Father of…” (Found 95 times in KJV); (1 Peter 1:3) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”

 

Note: Since there is only one God (Deuteronomy 4:35, 4:39, 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6, 18, 22; Ephesians 4:6) he is commonly referred to as God (With capital G) or “the Lord God” in the Bible.
 

 

 

 

 

Fact 2

Determine Who Gave You Your Information

 

Here is what the Bible tells us about God’s Name

 

David wrote

Psa 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH (H3068), art the most high over all the earth.

Psa 100:3 Know ye that the LORD (H3068) he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

[Psa 83:18 (YLT), Psa 83:18 (HCSB)] [ Psa 100:3 (YLT), Psa 100:3 (HCSB) ]

 

 

 

Moses wrote

The LORD (H3068) is a warrior; the LORD (H3068) is his name (Exodus 15:3).

[Exodus 15:3 (YLT)][(Exodus 15:3(HCSB)]

 

 

 

Isaiah wrote

I am the LORD (H3068); that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols (Isaiah 42:8).

[Isaiah 42:8 (YLT)][(Isaiah 42:8(HCSB)]

 

 

 

Jeremiah wrote

Therefore I will teach them – this time I will teach them my power and might. Then they will know that my name is the LORD (H3068) (Jeremiah 16:21).

This is what the LORD (H3068) says, he who made the earth, the LORD (H3068) who formed it and established it -the LORD (H3068) is his name (Jeremiah 33:2).

[Jeremiah 16:21 (YLT)][Jeremiah 33:2 (HCSB)]

 

 

 

Amos wrote.

He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns blackness into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land the LORD (H3068) is his name (Amos 5:8).

The One who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and has founded his vaulted dome over the earth, he who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the face of the earth, the LORD (H3068) is his name (Amos 9:6).

[Amos 5:8 (YLT)][Amos 9:6 (HCSB)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fact 3

God Said His Name Was:  יהוה

 

  If GOD SAID It, We Can Prove It.

 

I.e. (God said); (saith God); (saith the LORD God); (the LORD God said), (God spake)

Any scripture (OT or NT) containing the words “GOD SAID” (or similar phrasing) is one fact everyone can agree on, God said it!

This aspect alone eliminates argument.

 

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In Exodus 6:2-3, God said to Moses: “I am the LORD (H3068); and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty (“el shaday”), but by my name JEHOVAH (H3068) was I not known to them.”

 

Isaiah 42:8 “I am the LORD (H3068); that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

 

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 the LORD (H3068).”

 

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When we have evidence that has been provided directly by God (God said it or spoke it); what we teach should be reflective of the words spoken by God. Your interpretation of any other passage must always be interpreted in such a way that it aligns itself (or harmonizes) with the words of God. Isolate those verses which clearly state “GOD SAID” (or similar phrasing) then make sure you understand the meaning behind two important phrases (“in the name of”) and (“I come in my fathers name“) then apply those undisputed FACTS with any other passage and the name of God whom Jesus served remains the same.

 

 

Ref. Strong’s Concordance (H3068)

 

YHWH = (H3068) = (Yahweh / Jehovah )  or “LORD” usually denoted by all capital letters.

 

Usage Notes:

English Words used in KJV:

LORD 6510

GOD 4

JEHOVAH 4

variant 1 [Total Count: 6519]

יהוה

 

 

Where the word “LORD” is entirely capitalized in (KJV): It was done to show places where God’s name (Jehovah = H3068)  is mentioned.

 

Note:  Both LORD and JEHOVAH translate precisely into the same Hebrew word: YHWH 
 

Exodus 6:2-3, “And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD (H3068); and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty (“el shaday”), but by my name JEHOVAH (H3068) was I not known to them.”

 

In Hebrew the name of God is represented by the Tetragrammaton (“four letters”) יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), transliterated into Roman script Y H W H; yehôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw’; H3068 From H1961; (the) self-Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God: – KJV: Jehovah, Compare H3050, H3069. Since ancient Hebrew had no written vowels, it is uncertain how the name was pronounced originally, but there are records of the name in Greek, which did have written vowels. It is from these records that some believe the name should be pronounced “Yahweh” <1>One of the oldest Scriptural texts ever found contained the name, Yahweh. A silver amulet dating back about 2,600 years (600 years before the birth of the Messiah) contains a seventh-century extract from the Book of Numbers (6:24-26). It was part of a treasure found by a Tel Aviv University archaeologist in a First Temple Period family tomb in Jerusalem. When this amulet was written the Temple of Solomon still stood, the heirs of King David ruled and the Dead Sea Scrolls would not be written for another 400 years. After three years of technological care, the amulet was unrolled at the Israel Museum. The name of Yahweh was clearly read. The Jerusalem Post issues 6-26-86 and 8-9-86 and the 6-87 issue of The Readers Digest). There are any number of reference books also that show evidence that Yahweh is, indeed, the name of the Creator. The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Revision of: Unger’s Bible Dictionary. 3rd ed. c1966. (Rev. and updated ed.). Chicago: Moody Press., states, “YAHWEH (yaʹway). The Heb. Tetragrammaton (YHWH) traditionally pronounced Jehovah (see discussion in the articles Lord; [The] LORD) is now known to be correctly vocalized yahwê. New inscriptional evidence from the second and first millennia B.C. point toward this fact. The old view of Le Clerc, later propounded by Paul Haupt and developed by W. F. Albright, has commended itself in the light of the phonetic development and grammatical evidence of increased knowledge of Northwest Semitic and kindred tongues. This thesis holds Yahweh to be originally a finite causative verb from the Northwest Semitic root hwy, “to be, to come into being,” so that the divine name would mean “He causes to be, or exist,” i.e., “He creates.” <2>Biblical Archaeology Review. Jan.-Feb. 1990, page 49- “BAR recently published a beautiful carved ivory pomegranate with an important inscription on it. As partially reconstructed, the engraved inscription around the neck of the pomegranate reads as follows: “Belonging to the House of Yahweh Holy to the Priests.” Based on this reading, many scholars have concluded that the ivory pomegranate originally came from the Jerusalem Temple constructed by King Solomon.”. Shortly before the first century A.D., it became common for Jews to avoid saying the divine name for fear of misusing it and breaking the second commandment (“You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain,” Deuteronomy 5:11). This resulted in the original pronunciation being lost. The name may have originally been derived from the old Semitic root הוה (hawah) meaning “to be” or “to become”. Whenever they read Scripture aloud and encountered the divine name, they substituted another Hebrew word, “Adonai” <3>Adonai (Heb. Adhon or Adhonay) means “lord” or “master” and is usually translated “Lord” in English Bibles. Adonai should be understood to mean “Lord of all” (Deut. 10:17), it is not God’s name. The word “Adonai” is used in Judaism as a spoken substitute for the ineffable (incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable) name of God.(which means “Lord” or “my Lord”), in its place.

Eventually Hebrew developed written vowels, which appeared as small marks called vowel points and were placed above and below the consonants of a word.

The vowels from Adonai (“Lord”) or Elohim (“God”) found their way into the consonants YHWH, thus forming “YaHWeH.” This was done to remind the reader of Scripture to say “Adonai” whenever he read “Yahweh.”

But this does not necessarily mean that was how God’s Name was originally pronounced. Any number of vowel combinations are possible, and the Jews are as uncertain of the real pronunciation as are Christians.

“Jehovah” is a much later variant in Latin (probably 12-13th century). Here, the “Y” is substituted with a “J” (Hebrew does not even have a “J” sound), and the “W” with a “V,” plus another vowel combination, resulting in “JeHoVaH”, which appeared when Christian scholars took the consonants of “Yahweh” and pronounced it with the vowels of “Adonai.” This resulted in the sound “Yahowah,” which has a Latinized spelling of “Jehovah.” The first recorded use of this spelling was made by a Spanish Dominican monk, Raymundus Martini, in 1270.The NIV Study Bible, 1985, in its concordance page 87 states in a footnote to the entry “LORD” the following: “This entry represents the translation of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh, always indicated in the NIV by LORD.”

 

NOTE:

> “LORD” represents the translation, but it is not an actual translation, since “Yahweh” does not mean lord or master.

> The name Jehovah is also misleading because it does not translate to YHWH. When looking at the name Jehovah the four consonants Y-H-­W-­H are not present. The true Hebrew name Yahweh is YHWH. When looking at the name of Yahweh, all the consonants Y­-H-­W-­H are present.

also

> The word lord is not a name, it is a title which gives ownership. Men are known as lords (rulers). We know that Yahweh is the Ruler of us all.

Capitalizing the word “lord” (LORD) is misleading because it does not give any more meaning to the title than ruler or owner.

> The word god, is also a title, which the bible associates as “mighty”, a mighty being with supernatural powers.

By capitalizing god (GOD), is misleading because it does not give any more meaning to the title than mighty; there are many beings with supernatural powers (including demons and the devil).

 

Hebrew

 

 



 

 

 

The Original / The Translated

Isa 42:5 כֹּֽה־ אָמַ֞ר הָ·אֵ֣ל ׀ יְהוָ֗ה בּוֹרֵ֤א הַ·שָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ וְ·נ֣וֹטֵי·הֶ֔ם רֹקַ֥ע הָ·אָ֖רֶץ וְ·צֶאֱצָאֶ֑י·הָ נֹתֵ֤ן נְשָׁמָה֙ לָ·עָ֣ם עָלֶ֔י·הָ וְ·ר֖וּחַ לַ·הֹלְכִ֥ים בָּֽ·הּ׃

Isa 42:5 (KJV) “Thus saith God the LORD (H3068), he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.”

Isa 42:5 (YLT) “Thus said God, Jehovah (H3068), preparing The heavens, and stretching them out, Spreading out the earth and its productions, Giving breath to the people on it, And spirit to those walking in it.”

Isa 42:5 (HCSB) “This is what God, Yahweh (H3068), says—who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk on it—.”

 

 

Isa 42:8 (KJV)אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה ה֣וּא שְׁמִ֑·י וּ·כְבוֹדִ·י֙ לְ·אַחֵ֣ר לֹֽא־ אֶתֵּ֔ן וּ·תְהִלָּתִ֖·י לַ·פְּסִילִֽים ׃

Isa 42:8 (KJV) “I am the LORD (H3068): that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

Isa 42:8 (YLT) “I am Jehovah (H3068), this is My name, And Mine honour to another I give not, Nor My praise to graven images.”

Isa 42:8 (HCSB) “I am Yahweh (H3068)that is My name; I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols..”

 

 

It is this name alone (YHWH/LORD) that is carried throughout the KJV Bible as being the name of God; “this is my name forever” (Exodus 3:15 (KJV))

Once this word (LORD) is changed back to its original form, the verses become much clearer, as has been attempted in several other Biblical versions: (Exodus 3:15 (YLT)) (Isaiah 42:8 (YLT)) or (Exodus 3:15 (HCSB)) (Isaiah 42:8 (HCSB))

 

 

The word “LORD” which appears in all capital letters (KJV and others) is one of the instances where the Hebrew text was deliberately changed from YHWH (Yahweh), transliterated “Jehovah” in English. The name “Yahwehcan only be used for God!) The change was marked by those who did it and was said to be done out of reverence for the name of God, not out of a desire to deceive. Nevertheless, it does obscure the meaning of some of the verses. In short, YHWH (or Yahweh)  is how God’s name should be treated throughout scripture.

(Ref. Bible History, The Translation History Of The Bible  ) & (Ref. The Pronunciation History Of Yahweh to Jehovah)

 

Note: This information is common knowledge for most Pastors and Bible students and found in various Biblical reference sources which are available both in print and online.
 

 

 

 

 

Fact 4

Did God Change His Name?

 

There is only one name that is UNIQUE to the God of the Bible (YHWH), regardless the pronunciation of the name Yahweh or Jehovah (LORD (H3068)), it is the name that God uses of Himself.

 

(Exodus 3:15) And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD (H3068) 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 for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

 

 

 

 

 

Fact 5

The Misconception Between Jesus and Jehovah

 

There is a misconception concerning the names Jesus and Jehovah. Jesus and Jehovah ARE NOT the same nor do the names mean the same. (Ref: The Pronunciation History Of Yahshua to Jesus)

 

 Ref. Strong’s Concordance (Greek” Lexicon):

G2424 – Jesus

Ἰησοῦς

 

Iēsous,  ee-ay-sooce’; Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: – Jesus.

[H3091] From H3068 and H3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader: – Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare H1954, H3442.

 

 

Ref. Strong’s Concordance (“Hebrew” – H3091)

 

 

It is often argued that the name “Jesus” means “Jehovah has become our savior”. There is a reason for that.

 

The name (which is used to identify an individual) and the meaning of that name are two different matters, neither is determinative of an individual’s physical or spiritual essence. For example:

In the bible there was only one Jesus Christ. (‘Jesus the Messiah’)

However, Jesus is not the only man in the Bible with this name. The name Jesus was fairly common. The Jewish historian Josephus (1st Century AD) mentions at least 12 other persons, outside of the bible record, also called Jesus, such as the high priest Jesus son of Damneus, or Jesus son of Gamaliel.

In the bible (KJV), the Greek word for Jesus appears in (Acts 7:44-45 and Hebrews 4:7-10). This is referring to Joshua, the leader of Israel following Moses’ death. The names Joshua and Jesus are English translations of a Hebrew name. Why then is it translated ‘Jesus’? The answer lies in the Greek/Latin corruption of the Messiah’s original Hebrew name. Originally, the name of the Messiah was , pronounced Yahushua. This is the Messiah’s original name. When the Gentiles tried to transliterate His name into Greek, they came up with ihsoun or “Iesous”. But originally, this word was from H3091 in the Hebrew. When Iesous was transliterated into Latin, it became “Iesus”, which was then carried over into English it became our modern day “Jesus” when the letter “J” developed.

 

Note: (This potential confusion is corrected in most of the newer updated Bible versions, including the King James Version).

 

(Ref: Acts 7:44-45 (NLT), Acts 7:44-45 (NKJV), Acts 7:44-45 (NIV))

(Ref: Hebrews 4:7-10 (NLT), Hebrews 4:7-10 (NKJV), Hebrews 4:7-10 (NIV))

 

In (Colossians 4:11) a Christian called Justus was also called Jesus.

We certainly would not declare these other Israelites identified above (who were also named Jesus) as being God. Their name is of the same Hebrew origin as Jesus “the Christ” (‘Jesus the Messiah’). Based on that argument, their name also means Jehovah saved. Clearly, the statement remains true but their name does not make any of them God. It is therefore vitally important that we are able to distinguish and associate the correct name and titles to the correct person.

The biblical stated name of God (Jehovah /YHWH1; yehôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw) and his title of who he is (the Father) is clearly different from the biblical stated name of the man (Jesus) and the titles of who he was and is (the Christ, Son of man/Son of God).

(Ref. The Pronunciation History Of Yahshua to Jesus)
 

 

 

 

 

Fact 6

It’s NOT In The Bible

 

Those who profess to preach and teach from the Bible have the needed yet IMPOSSIBLE task of producing at least one passage where God ever said or told anyone his name was JESUS. If the Holy Bible is the book we rely on for what we know of God, if you yourself did not personally see one passage where God ever said his name was JESUS, it is often wiser to keep silent when you can be proven WRONG.

 

Note: 

Only God has the name of Jehovah(H3068) (the “LORD”) no man is called Jehovah; (Even if a man were given that name it would not make him God!)

Only men (PLURAL) have ever been given the name Jesus and even Jesus has a God; (2 John 1:3; 2 Corinthians 11:31; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 3:14) and Jesus always remains subject unto God (John 5:30, 8:29, 14:28; 1 Corinthians 15:28 (NLT)). Since there is only one God and since we have scripture that explicitly tells us Jehovah is God’s name that is all the evidence we need.

 

Correctly understanding what God did for you and I through Christ his Son is pivotal to your salvation. God said (Matthew 17:5; 2 Peter 1:17) and Jesus said (John 3:16-18, 14:6).  (See: Salvation)

 

 

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