What is YHWH? What is the tetragrammaton?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Larry Truelove

I do not understand people who spell the word God as G-d or Lord as L-rd. Omitting English vowels is no more respectful than using thee and thou when speaking to God or about Him.

Original Hebrew did not contain vowel markers. Speakers used them as needed. But English does not have that encumbrance. And writing the vowels does not diminish our respect for God.

April 07 2014 Report

Me2012 Gerritt Schuitema

To quote a brother, 'Whether they subtract the vowels, they do so to the glory of G-d; or whether they do not, they also, to the glory of God.'

'Let every man be persuaded in his own mind'

November 05 2015 Report

Mini Lawrence wong

The letter “A” – Alef is an oxhead, “SH” – Shin is two front teeth representing destruction, tearing, “Y” - Yod the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet is an arm with a clenched hand or fist and “T”- Tav is a mark, a cross, or covenant.
Here then is a summary of the pictures BR = Son, Head of a tent/house, A= the Father, who has a son, SH = destroy, Y= arm and hand/fist, T= cross, covenant.
The word for household and covenant in Hebrew is taken from BRASHYT. Household is BRT, and Covenant is BRYT !

The picture story reads, The Son who is head of the house, has a Father whose name is ALHYM, who allows His son to sacrifice himself on a cross for a covenant.

The Father is the third letter signifying His humbleness as He puts His son first even though He is Almighty. While the Son is the Head, the power, authority comes from his Father. It is the Father who offers his son to sacrifice himself on a cross for a covenant.

So where is the Holy Spirit to make up the family nature of ALHYM? He is mentioned in verse 2 as the “ruach” . This completes the Trinity, the triune nature of ALHYM. Actually ALHYM is the Father of all fathers. He is the example for all who are married and have children. ALHYM is also the Creator for the whole verse one says “In the beginning ALHYM created the heavens and the earth.”
This is a complete verse in itself. The creation took place in the dateless past – out of our time zone of recorded human history.

The name YHVH pops up i

October 17 2016 Report

Mini Lawrence wong

The name YHVH pops up in later (Ge 2:4) as ALHYM YHVH. The “I AM” is given in (Ex 3:14) when Moses tells Israel that “I AM has sent me (Moses) to you v14” v15 “Moreover, ALHYM said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israle: YHVH ALHYM of your fathers, the ALHYM of Abraham, the ALHYM of Jacob has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to al generations.”

In answer to Pharaoh who started off the genocide of Israel by killing the every male baby, YHVH says “Israel is My son, My first born.” (Ex 4:22). Thus began the amazing “Father-Son” relationship between YHVH ALHYM and Israel recorded for our edification in the Old Covenant. All Israel had to do was to love and obey Father. Only a remnant in any age managed to be loyal and faithful to Him.

Despite this, He continually showed his unfailing hesed love and mercy to them.
His Son, revealed in (Mk 14:36) that He talked to the Father intimately as ABBA. On the eve of giving His life as a sacrifice on PESACH, Passover 30 AD.

Because of this we too can call the Father of all Fathers, ABBA (Ro 8:15 and Gal 4:6) as His sons and daughters (2 Co 6:17) in His home (Ep 2:19, Ga 3:6). Special conditions apply, obviously (2 Co 6:11- 7:1 and 1 Jo 15-17).
The New Covenant was created by The Messiah before PESACH (Mt 26:26-28). We participate as regularly as we participate in The Last Supper.
Lawrence NZ

October 17 2016 Report

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