Yahweh

If the Hebrew Tetragrammaton is actually YHWH…

The Father:

Hebrew: Yahweh (YHWH)
Greek: Jesus

When the Father speaks through Jesus Christ, it is in Greek Ἰη-σοῦς (yā-sous) “thy God”

Psalms 83:18 May people know that you, whose name is the LORD, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Therefore it would be good, if future versions of the Bible capitalized JESUS when the Father is speaking through Jesus Christ. For now, interlinear Bibles may be consulted including The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Do we not all need each other?

Note: It is obvious why the Hebrew Tetragrammaton YHWH/YHUH representing God’s Hebrew name, is conspicuously absent in the Greek Scriptures.

 

Yauhuh
Yahweh

Yahweh (YHWH, יחוח) The personal name of the only true God. His own self-designation. Yauhuh is the Creator and, rightfully, the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. In Hebrew, the divine name appears as four consonants, יחוח. Those four Hebrew characters—transliterated YHWH—are known as the Tetragrammaton. The Hebrew Tetragrammaton, יחוח, is pronounced “Yah’-weh”.

I am reintroducing the human family to Yahweh, the only true God. There should be no other gods and no other name of God under Heaven. He is Almighty but lowly. He will listen when you talk to him. He is a person like us, but perfect, with unlimited power and ability.

He thinks and lives in parallel and this is how the Son of God came to be, from God’s own body in parallel.

His parallel existence allows Him to commune with every created being individually at the same time and give them personal attention.

Yahweh is warm, funny, loving, and wonderful to know. His dream is to fill the Earth with happy healthy people. And it will happen, Yeshua shares his vision for people. He believes in it so much he was willing to die to make it happen.

The Meaning of Yahweh (יחוח YHWH)

Vocalization of the Hebrew Tetragrammaton YHWH has been discovered. It is pronounced Yahweh and means “He Who Causes To Be”.

YHWH

The “a” vowel in the first syllable is quite secure. We know this because an abbreviated form of the divine name (“Yah” – always vocalized with “a”) appears in the Hebrew Bible nearly 50 times, mostly in Psalms (e.g., Exod 15:2; Exod 17:16 – note, this is the same book as the longer form; Isa 12:2; Isa 26:4 – along with the longer form; Psa 68:5; Psa 68:19). The most familiar form to readers is no doubt the phrase halelû-Yah (“praise Yah!”; e.g., Psa 146:10; Psa 147: 1).

The real controversial part of all this for scholars comes with the second syllable (scholars lead exciting lives). Here’s what must be accounted for:

1. The form itself must be the imperfect conjugation, since the “y” of the first syllable is prefixed to the verb root (hyh/hwh).

2. The first syllable must have an a-class vowel (“yah”) to account for the abbreviated form of the name noted above.

3. The second syllable must be an i-class vowel because of the verb root (lemma). The ancient Semitic root hwy also requires an i-class vowel in the second syllable.

There is only one morphological verb formation (parsing) that makes sense of these elements: Hiphil stem, third person, singular, imperfect conjugation, from hyh/hwh. This form is vocalized yahyeh / yahweh and would mean “he who causes to be” (the Hiphil is a causative stem in Hebrew). This is controversial because the verb hyh/hwh does not appear in the Hiphil causative stem elsewhere. Hence scholars are uneasy about taking the divine name this way. Personally, the logic here doesn’t feel compelling to me. I;m not sure why it’s necessary to have a verb form appear elsewhere for it to be considered coherent where it does / might occur. I understand the desire for another example, but it is not a logical necessity if it makes sense. And in the context of Israel’s God in effect creating a nation out of the slave population of Israel, it makes good theological / conceptual sense. But I’m in the minority here, probably because of the (in my view, overly cautious and logically unnecessary) desire for an external example of this lemma in this stem.

What went wrong

Note: This is how we ended up with Yehowah and it’s English translation Jehovah.

The Riddle of Adonai (Hebrew Adonay)

Adonay(Lord): title, spoken in place of Yahweh in Jewish display of reverence
https://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/nas/adonay.html

Scholars are not in total agreement as to why יְהֹוָה‬ does not have precisely the same vowel points as adonai. The answer is simple. The purpose was not to match Iehouah perfectly, and as a matter of fact it had nothing to do with Yehovah, it was to “not pronounce” Yahweh because of their superstition about the Divine Name.

I pity William Tyndale more than anyone in the translating world. Adonay and a messed up “vav”, whew. If it wasn’t for Adonay he would have nailed it. Iahoueh (yah’-weh). The “ou” is a “w” sound. William Tyndale would like to know that his method was correct. Let his name be mentioned along with Michael S. Heiser. What a couple of translating giants.

Some people confuse יְהוֹ‬ (Yeho) with יְהֹ (God). This is how Yehowah יְהֹוָה and Yehoshua יְהֹשֻׁעַ came about.

I enlarged it so you could get a good look at it.

Latinization of the Pronunciation of God’s name.

You are probably wondering about the “J” in the name Jehovah . Well, William Tyndale said that it is Iehovah in Latin.

In Latin, the letter J is a modern typographical convention for the consonant form of I. The letter I in ancient times represented either a vowel or a consonant.

Thank you to: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/J#Pronunciation_6

Sometimes one will see a “j” in Latin. Technically Latin has no letter J. It was introduced in the 13th century or thereabouts to differentiate between the vowel i and the consonant i. The consonantal i is like our y. “Major” in Latin is pronounced as MAH-yor. Until this last century, most printed Latin texts used the j to indicate the different sounds. Today the j’s are usually replaced with the more classical i’s.

Thank you to: http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Introductio/Pronunciatio.html

The Hebrew letter vav

Most scholars agree that the ancient pronunciation of the letter was more like a “W” and less like the “V” that it currently represents in the Modern Hebrew language.

Thank you to: http://www.hebrewtoday.com/content/hebrew-alphabet-letter-vav-%D7%95

Get this: Today, translators would have said Iehovah not Jehovah and pronounced it Yehovah. How spiffy.

Mind bender from Google: If you are reading Latin as it was originally spelled, the letter i is sometimes this consonant “y,” and sometimes a vowel. For example, the name Iulius or “Julius” is pronounced “Yoo-lee-us.”

The Obfuscating of God’s Name

The cause of the confusion with the pronunciation of God’s name. The “w” in the name Yehowah was changed to a “v” via modern Hebrew and the ancient Latin “i” was changed typographically to a “j” and then back to an “i”.

How confusing for people to see Jehovah(YHWH)!

God Almighty

Hebrew Eyah (Exodus 3:14,15)

Greek Ἁλληλουιά

Transliterate.com Hallēlouiá

or Praise Ia!

Aramaic ܝܲܗ pronunciation ‘ iah

Aramaic ܗܲܠܹܠܘܼܝܵܐ pronounced hal li ‘ lu: ia

Exodus 3:14,15 Ehyeh

14 So God said to Moses: “I am Ehyeh who is called Ea” And he added: “This is what you are to say to the Israelites, Ehyeh has sent me to you.’” 15 Then God said once more to Moses:

“This is what you are to say to the Israelites, Yahweh the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

Now Google “who is Ea” and find out why Ehyeh said, “I am Ehyeh who is called Ea”. He was basically saying, I am God and I am being called Ea. Obviously not impressed with the spelling, “Ea”.

Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty {Ehyeh}, but by my name Yahweh was I not known to them.

The Son: Jesus Christ

When Jesus Christ Himself is speaking it is in Greek Ἰη-σοῦν( yā-soun) “God Son”

When it is referring to “The Word” it is in Greek Ἰη-σοῦ (yā-sou). “The Word refers to the person of the Christ with God living in Him. (John 1:1, John 1:14)

Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”

 

Jesus - The Son of God Matthew 16:16

The Son

Jesus: Yesu (Ἰη-σοῦ pronounced yā-sou’) from the Greek, Yeshu from the Hebrew , taken from the Hebrew verb, Yasha, that means “to deliver, save, or rescue,” The Messiah: The only-begotten Son of God. His name means “Yahweh is Salvation”,

https://www.christianity.com/jesus/is-jesus-god/names-of-jesus/yeshua-yashua-y-shua-or-jesus-which-is-right.html

By means of him all other things in heaven and on earth were created. He is “The Word”. He is God along with the Father (Hebrews 1:8). Jesus is the second-greatest personage in the universe. It is this Son who willingly offered himself as the needed sacrifice and God transferred his life to the Earth to give his life as a ransom for mankind, thus opening the way to eternal life for those of Adam’s offspring who would exercise faith. Listen carefully. It was not an order, Jesus wanted to do it. Imagine the love of a Father and his Firstborn Son, and this Son stepping forward and saying “Here I am, send me.” and read this:

John 3:16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, Jesus, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.

This is fear inspiring love, a fierce love and undeniable love. 1 John 4:8 God is love.

This same Son, restored to heavenly glory, now rules as a loving King, with authority to end wickedness and to carry out his Father’s original purpose for the earth. He reflects his Father’s love perfectly.

If you want to know what God is like, he is like Jesus. The Son is like his Father, he is like him, but not him. When you see a human father and son, and the way the son seems to mirror the father, you then understand God and Jesus. Remember that God loves you and Jesus loves you.

Read “The Origin of The Word“.

The Doctrine of the Christ

1 Timothy 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.

This is the most advanced Bible knowledge anywhere and these are new revelations by God. We are worshipping the Father along with the Son of God.

Jesus’ Witnesses are Christians belonging to The Way (Acts 19:9).

We are Witnesses of Jesus (the Father) and Jesus Christ (the Son of God) in whom the Father dwells always.

John 17:11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. (New Revised Standard Version NRSV)

25 Bibles are in agreement – the Son bears the name of the Father in the Greek Scriptures

https://biblehub.com/john/17-11.htm

Interlinear
https://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/17-11.htm

The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures by Jehovah’s Witnesses
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/kingdom-interlinear-greek-translation/books/john/17/#v43017011

God is Spirit and lives in Jesus Christ.

John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

Who is the anti-Christ? The one who denies the Father and the Son.

1 John 2:22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

All of Earth’s religions are anti-Christ.

Jesus Christ is The Word and the Son of God. (John 1:1, John 1:14, Mark 1:1) In recognizing Jesus Christ as The Word, we accept that he is God along with the Father, this is declared by the Father at Hebrews 1:8 and Hebrews 1:6 and confirmed by 26 Bibles at Biblehub.com

https://biblehub.com/hebrews/1-8.htm

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (King James Version)

Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. (King James Version)

Jesus Christ is unique.

A simple truth is that Jesus Christ always directs worship to the Father although He never objected those who bowed down before Him. Jesus Christ would only consider it as honouring the Father dwelling within Him, He is that humble and does not consider Himself equal to the Father.

The only way to be reconciled to God is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This is because the only thing that removes sin completely is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. And we must believe that God brought Him back to life. To be reconciled to God means to have a relationship with Him. It’s what He desires for everyone. (2 Peter 3:9, Romans 10:9)

Be Thou My Vision

This song can only be appreciated in its absolute sense by the Lord Jesus Christ and true Christians who share His feelings. The more you learn about our beliefs, the more you will love and appreciate it. Imagine the Lord singing these words and you will understand everything there is to understand. This is how to worship God, not just with reverence, but with reverent love. There is no fear, there is no sense of judgement. There is only love and appreciation. This is what you are invited to experience in your life each day.

Worship of the Father is to love Him like the Son.

– The thoughts and feelings of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As you listen you will worship the Father along with Him.

For posterity

Yeshua, Yahshua, Y’Shua, or Yehoshua?

In our study of 2nd Peter this last Shabbat, we look at the Name of our Messiah, real quick. Nothing to tough, just a simple education on some of the languages, our Scriptures happen to be wrote in.

2Peter 1:1

Shimon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Yeshua Messiah,

  • “bond-servant…of Yeshua Messiah” – δοῦλος, doulos, an indentured servant; a lifetime reality
    • required to do the will of his Master
    • required to represent his Master in truth
  • “apostle” (ἀπόστολος, apostolos) – from the verb ἀποστέλλω, apostellō, “to ”
  • Someone commissioned to act on behalf of another person and to do so with the authority of the one who sent
  • “Yeshua Who is the promised Messiah”
    • “Yeshua” – עוּשֵׁי , from the noun עהוּשְׁי , “salvation”
    • Not “Yahshua” or “Yehoshua”
    • “Yeshua” means “Savior,” “One Who effects Salvation.”
  • Messiah: the Anointed One Who would save His people from their sin.
  • Uninformed Messianics think His Name is “Yahshua” or “Yehoshua” – Why?

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  • “Yahshua” is a fabrication and is not the pronunciation of ַע שׁוְֹיה . The ה is pronounced with the following vowel (cholem-vav) as “”, thus “Ye-ho-SHU-a”
  • “Yahshua” is a concocted attempt to put “Yah” as the beginning of Yeshua’s
  • How would the Greek transliterate “Yeshua”?
    • There is no “y” sound in
    • There is no “h” sound in Greek, except at the very beginning of the word (with a rough breathing mark).
    • There is no “sh” sound in
  • Ye-sh-u-a
    • Thus, “Ye” is approximated with “i” + “ā” = ee-ay
    • “sh” is transliterated as “s”
    • “ou” is transliterated as “u”
    • “a” is left off, since in Greek this ending would indicate a feminine noun.

2Peter-6Yesou, read that one million times. It’s not pronounced Yesou, it’s pronounced yā-sou’. This is the error that was introduced. Now read on as if you hadn’t seen the error.

She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Yeshua (עוּשֵׁי , Yeshua), for He will save (יעשׁוֹי, Yoshi’a) His people from their sins. (Matt 1:21)


Listen to the entire teaching here.

https://torahtalkonline.com/yeshua-yahshua-yshua-or-yehoshua/

Aramaic ܝܫܘܥ pronunciation ‘ i: šu:

Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Y’sou, for he will save his people from their sins.

ܬܐܠܕ ܕܝܢ ܒܪܐ ܘܬܩܪܐ ܫܡܗ ܝܫܘܥ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܢܚܝܘܗܝ ܠܥܡܗ ܡܢ ܚܛܗܝܗܘܢ

You may search the Aramaic name ܝܫܘܥ here to confirm the phonetic pronunciation.

Yeshua’s Name

Our Lord’s Name is Yeshua ישוע (transliterated yshv’e at http://mylanguages.org/hebrew_romanization.php)

Hebrew and Aramaic are read from right to left and the first letter in the name ישוע (Yeshua) is the letter yodh (י).

yodh
yodh

The translation went as ‘phonic’ as possible and since Greek had no equivalent to the Hebrew letter yodh (י) or the sound, they went with the closest sound in Greek they had, a modified iota (I) in the form of Ἰη

The Semitic letter Yodh (י) originally came from the Phoenicians, which gave rise to the Greek Iota (Ι), Latin I, J, Cyrillic І.

When Jesua’s name was being translated, they used the capital letter iota with an eta η with it to raise the sound. Ἰη made the phonic sound closest to the Hebrew yodh (י).

The next letter was ש‎ shin [ʃ] and this letter was replaced with σ sigma [s].

Hebrew Shin
Hebrew Shin

This made the sound יש to Ἰησ which sounds in English as yesh or ye’s

The next letter sound was the Hebrew Waw (vav) ו, this in Greek was sounded as οῦ

Hebrew Waw/Vav
Hebrew Waw/Vav

The diphthongal [a] vowel of Masoretic Yehoshua` or Yeshua` would not have been present in Hebrew/Aramaic pronunciation during this period, and some scholars believe some dialects dropped the pharyngeal sound of the final letter ע `ayin [ʕ], which in any case had no counterpart in ancient Greek.

ע – hebrew letter ayin
ע – hebrew letter ayin

This made the translation of the Messiah’s name from Hebrew ישוע (Yeshua) to the Greek Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)

A masculine singular ending ς [-s] was added in the nominative case, in order to allow the name to be inflected for case (nominative, accusative, etc.) in the grammar of the Greek language. Basically, the ending s in Jesus was added when it was translated into Greek to indicate “Jesu” was male.

The Greek writings of Philo of Alexandria and Josephus frequently mention this name. It also occurs in the Greek New Testament at Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8, referring to Joshua son of Nun.

So historically we have sound evidence that the Messiah’s name is Jesu in English.

Jesu – The true English translation of Yeshua

The translation of the Hebrew name Yeshua to English is “Jesu” at this point, not Jesus. Add the diphthongal [a] vowel back in and you have Jesua.

The proof: both the Hebrew Yeshua and English Jesua translate to ישוע

Matthew 1:1
Βίβλος Book γενέσεως of originἸησοῦ of JesuaΧριστοῦ Christυἱοῦ sonΔαυεὶδ of Davidυἱοῦ son᾿Αβραάμ. of Abraham.

Matthew 1:1 Greek text from The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Modern English Jesus derives from Early Middle English Iesu (attested from the 12th century). The name participated in the Great Vowel Shift in late Middle English (15th century). The letter J was first distinguished from ‘I’ by the Frenchman Pierre Ramus in the 16th century, but did not become common in Modern English until the 17th century, so that early 17th century works such as the first edition of the King James Version of the Bible (1611) continued to print the name with an I.

From the Latin, the English language takes the forms “Jesus” (from the nominative form), and “Jesu” (from the vocative and oblique forms). “Jesus” is the predominantly used form, while “Jesu” lingers in some more archaic texts.

Over the past 2000 years, His name changed from Hebrew and Aramaic “Yeshua” to the modern English “Jesus” (pronounced as: Geezus).

The j sound in English is an example of a palatal consonant, while the y sound in English (akin to the j sound in many other languages) is an example of a palatal approximant. In the former case (palatal consonant), the tongue is raised and flattened to touch the palate while in the latter case (palatal approximant) it does not touch the palate completely, allowing air to flow between the palate and the tongue.

While the modern Latin script has the letter j, Latin itself did not use j to start with and did not have a well-defined palatal consonant sound. Words like Iapheth, Iesus, Ieremiah, etc. were meant to be pronounced starting with a palatal approximant. In due course, due to natural phonological evolution, they began to be pronounced with a palatal consonant in certain Roman colonies. This gave rise to the need for distinction between the two sounds in writing. The letter j, which was really special cursive form of i became the symbol for this distinct new sound.

No matter how you slice it it’s a y sound.

Yeshu because there’s no “a” equivalent in Greek.

Yesu (pronounced yā-sou’) from the Greek, Yeshu from the Hebrew and I’ll be in Scottland afore ye.

If you say Jesu or Jeshua you will only get on my nerves.

Re: Eshu and Ea, Satan has thrown the kitchen sink at God’s Name and His Son’s Name.  Basically, ignore him but be careful who you praise publicly.

Thank you.