The Father's Name
Everyone is probably familiar with the word ‘HalleluYah’.
The word originates from the Hebrew language
It is a transliteration of the Hebrew word
It is composed of two elements:
הַלְלוּ - the Hebrew verb hillel: an exhortation to "praise"
יָהּ - YaH the name of God.
The Old Testament Bible texts were mainly written in Biblical Hebrew, with some portions (notably in Daniel and Ezra) in Biblical Aramaic.
The word 'HalleluYaH' has remained the same in all languages and is known throughout the world. The term is used 24 times in the Bible in the book of Psalms.
Who is YaH?
YaH is the shortened form of the Name ‘YaHuWaH' (YHWH)’ the Name of the One and only Creator.
It may surprise you to know that the Name of our Creator YaHuWaH,
is written down nearly 7000 times in Scripture.
In nearly every case the translators decided to use ‘the LORD’ instead of His Name.
If you check out the preface of your Bible it will tell you that the translators decided to replace the Almighty's name with 'the Lord! '
Here is an example of Psalm 23 taken from an English Bible.
It should read:
'YaHuWaH is my shepherd...'
The Name of our Creator is NOT ‘the LORD or ‘God!’
Only in a few places in our English Bibles has the Name of our Creator been kept in its proper form.
For example; here is a copy of Psalm 68 from an English KJV Bible.
One of the few places in the translation that kept the name YAH. However in newer English versions it now reads ‘By His Name ‘the LORD.’
If we look at very early manuscripts we can see the Name of YaHuWaH in its paleo
Hebrew form in the dead sea scrolls.
(Yod, Hey, Waw, Hey) in Paleo Hebrew (from right to left)
There were no vowels originally in Hebrew.
Here YHWH is written in the different Hebrew forms.
Written in Paleo Hebrew pictograph we see an even more
amazing picture of our Creator! Each Hebrew letter has a pictograph
symbol with different meanings.
In Paleo Hebrew pictograph this can mean:
The hand that brings life through the nail behold!
How amazing is that!
The third commandment tells us:
'You shall not take the Name of YaHuWaH your Elohim (God) in vain; for YaHuWaH will not hold him guiltless.' Exodus 20:7
The word 'in vain' in Hebrew is the word ‘shav’ and literally means ‘nothingness.’ To remove the personal Name of our Almighty Creator, YaHuWaH, and mask it with 'the LORD' or 'GOD' is bringing His name to nothingness.
Jeremiah 23:26,27 says:
“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; which 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.”
If you look up the name 'Baal' - the Phoenician pagan deity, (remember Elijah and the prophets of Baal!) you will find that it is a Hebrew word and means 'Lord'.
So if you translate the text fully into English, the last sentence would read:
‘as their fathers have forgotten My Name for ‘the Lord…’ !!
The Name of the Almighty has been known for a long, long time, so why do Bible translators continue to substitute His name? Could it be something to do with money?!!
The Secretary of the Management Committee of the NIV, Edwin H.Palmer, Th.D., gave an interesting reason when he was asked why the name "YaHuWaH" was omitted from this translation. He explained:
"Here is the reason why we didn't use it. You are right when you said that "YHWH" is the divine Name for God, and we should use it. But this translation cost us $2.5Million. A sure way to throw it in the water is to translate Psalm 23: “YHWH is my Shepherd" Nobody would use our translation.”
It seems translators have not listened to Messiah's words in Mark 7:
“For laying aside the commandment of Elohim, you hold the tradition of men…And he said unto them, full well you reject the commandment of Elohim, that you may keep your own tradition.” Mark 7:8,9
Another vivid testament to the Name of YAH is the names of many prophets in Hebrew which contain the name YAH:
YeremiYAH meaning YAH has uplifted
YeshaYAHU (Isaiah) means Yahuwah is salvation
EliYAH (Elijah) means my El (God) is YAH
ObadiYAH means the servant of YaHuWaH
ZephaniYAH means YAH has concealed.
There are many more.
This is by no means an exhaustive study. Please look into this important issue for yourself.
It seems that these words in Jeremiah 16 are coming to pass right now!
“O YaHuWaH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My Name is YaHuWaH"
Many have lived their lives honouring ‘the LORD’ and they may respond by saying: ‘I didn’t know’ or ‘It doesn’t really matter, He knows our hearts’.
This is true, you may not have known, but now you do and you now have a choice to make.
If you love the Father, surely you would want to find out the truth and use His precious Name, YaHuWaH, the one He has revealed in Scripture as His Name FOREVER for EVERY generation.
‘The Mighty One (God) said further to Moses, ‘Say thus to the people of Israel, YaHuWaH, the Mighty One of your fathers, the Mighty One of Abraham, the Mighty One of Isaac and the Mighty One of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my NAME FOREVER, this is how I am to be remembered generation after generation.’
Exodus 3 v 15
Will you continue in the traditions and lies of man or search for the truth? Will you continue to forget the Father‘s Name and use nameless pagan titles, and take His name in vain?
Please do your own research it is of utmost importance.
‘I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His NAME.’ 1 John 2 v 12
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