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The Father's Name

Everyone is probably familiar with the word ‘HalleluYah’

The word originates from the Hebrew language and is a transliteration of the Hebrew word:

הַלְלוּיָהּ = HalleluYaH

It is composed of two elements:

The Hebrew verb 'Hillel' Meaning an exhortation to 'Praise' and:

'YaH' being a shortened version of the name of our Heavenly Father as King David regularly used in his Psalms.

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 well known throughout the world. The term is used 24 times in the Bible, specifically in the book of Psalms.         


As recently mentioned YaH is the shortened form of the name ‘YaHuWaH' (YHWH)’ the name of the one and only Creator of all.

It may surprise you to know that the name of our Creator YaHuWaH is written down nearly
7000 times in Scripture!

However, in nearly every case the translators decided to use the word '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 Creator's name with the common title of 'the Lord!'

(click here to see the preface of a 

NIV Bible)

Here is an example of Psalm 23 taken from an English Bible:

It should read:

"YaHuWaH is my Shepherd..."

But, it has been replaced! 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.

Let's take a look...

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 as discovered in the incredible dead sea scrolls pictured here.

Yod, Hey, Waw, Hey written in
Paleo Hebrew 
(from right to left)

Originally there were no vowels in Hebrew.

Here YHWH (without vowels) is written in the different Hebrew forms:

The third commandment tells us:

"You shall not take the name of the Almighty YaHuWaH in vain; for YaHuWaH will not hold him guiltless." 

Exodus Chapter 20 Verse 7

The word 'in vain' in Hebrew is the word ‘shav’ and literally means ‘nothingness'. To remove the personal name of the Almighty YaHuWaH, and mask it with 'the LORD' or 'GOD' truly brings His name to nothingness.

"as their fathers have forgotten My name for the Lord"

So, if you translate the text fully into English, the last sentence would read:

If you look up the name 'Ba'al' - the Phoenician Pagan deity (remember Elijah and the prophets of Baal?) you will find that it is a Hebrew word and means '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?

Jeremiah Chapter 23 Verses 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 Ba'al.”

"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.”

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:

It seems translators have not listened to the Messiah's words in Mark Chapter 7:

Mark Chapter 7 Verses 8 - 9

“You leave the commandment of the Almighty and hold to the tradition of men". And he said to them: "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of the Almighty in order to establish your tradition!" 

Another vivid testament to the name of YaHuWaH is the names of many prophets in Hebrew which contain the name YAH: 


Jeremiah meaning ~ YaHuWaH has uplifted
Isaiah means ~ YaHuWaH is salvation
Elijah means ~ my El (Mighty One) is YaHuWaH
Obadiah means ~ the servant of YaHuWaH
Zephaniah means ~ YaHuWaH has concealed

(There are many more)

This is by no means an exhaustive study so please look further into this important topic for yourself.

It seems that these words in Jeremiah 16 are coming to pass right now!

Jeremiah Chapter 16 Verses 19 - 21

“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 for 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, we may not have known, but now we do and we now have a choice to make...

"God said further to Moses "Say this to the people of Israel 'YaHuWaH' the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is MY NAME FOREVER, this is how I am to be remembered generation after generation."

Should we continue in the traditions and lies of man? or search for the truth? Should we continue to forget the Father‘s name and use nameless and common Pagan titles and take His name in vain? We don't think so!

Exodus Chapter 3 Verse 15

If we love our Heavenly Father surely we would want to find out the truth and use His precious name - YaHuWaH - the one He has revealed in scripture as His name FOREVER and for EVERY generation.

1 John Chapter 2 Verse 12 

"I write to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of HIS NAME" 


Now we will see how the Messiah's name incorporates the name of our Father...


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