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JEHOVAH VS. YAHWEH

LORD (YHWH, Yahweh or Jehovah)

Myth of No Vowels

This name of God is certainly the most mysterious. The name Yahweh (or Jehovah) was revealed to Moses at the burning bush (Exodus 3:11-15 KJB).

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord 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.

God’s name is not Yahweh or any other pagan god name…it is Jehovah.  They are not other spellings or pronunciations…There is plenty of evidence. Yahweh is not just a scholarly guess as some would say. This is God’s name and we need to get it right. Jews have a tradition of never speaking God’s now. So over time we “forgot” how to spell or say God’s name. of never s…this is God’s Nehemia Gordon has found about 1000 Manuscripts that have the vowels! This is history changing evidence. It also should be noted that he could not find any ancient Jewish or Hebrew source with the name “Yahweh”

The study of God’s name has been the subject of the life work of Bible Scholar Nehemia Gordon. I could not begin to do his work justice by trying to quote every golden nugget. So, I will instead refer you to his very nicely laid out website. Full disclosure. I would disagree with Nehemia on several key points of doctrine. With that said, there simply is not a better, more researched scholar on the planet that knows this subject well. Nehemia Gordon has unequivocally proven that God’s name is NOT Yahweh or anything close. His name is I AM…His name is Jehovah!

I invite you to visit Nehemia’s Wall and discover Nehemia Gordon on the Name of God! He has many free videos for you to research and look at the evidence.

No doubt, if you are here, you have already done some research or you are at least curious. So, why is it so important Brother Kevin? Jehovah or Yahweh? Isn’t there other more important issues? The answer is absolutely yes…however, don’t you think it is important to know the name of the God you are worshipping? Unless it is a little clay statue…then who cares. Yahweh is a actually a pagan god. Please visit Nehemiah’s site…all of this is laid it in detail only he can provide.

Below is some further evidences and/or at least curiosities…

Evidence For Pronunciations Other Than Yahweh

I’ve heard several alternative pronunciation…here is one:

Professor George Buchanan, a professor emeritus at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.  points out that “the name ‘Yahweh’ does not even sound Semitic,” and he produces examples from Exodus 15 with “Yahweh” and “Yahowah” in the same sentences. Those with “Yahowah” sound “smooth and poetic,” while those with “Yahweh” “sound rough and unrythmical.” 

Buchanan concludes: “The accumulated data points heavily in the direction of a three syllable word, whose middle syllable was hô or hû. The first two syllables were Yahû or Yahô that were sometimes abbreviated to Yô.

For poetry, liturgy, and some other reasons, the name Yâh was also used. Only from Theodoret’s Greek spelling of the Samaritan use of the term is there any basis for the pronunciation ‘Yahweh’ or ‘Jahveh.’ This is hardly enough to overpower all of the other exhibits” (Ibid., 419).

So the three-syllable pronunciation “Ye-Ho-WaH” has some support from at least one verse which uses a rhyme scheme.  In that verse, two syllables – as in Yahweh – isn’t enough for make the rhythm fit; three are required.

It’s important to note that the first syllable in “Ye-Ho-WaH” is not pronounced with a hard “e”, as in “hear ye”.  It’s pronounced more softly like in “yes”, only without the “s” sound.

YHWH = Yehowah?

One excellent argument for the pronunciation “Ye-Ho-WaH” are the places where God’s name is used as part of other Biblical names.  I have a great quote that explain it clearly, but two bits of trivia are required for context first.

First, our English letter “J” isn’t new, but it’s pronunciation is quite new.  Until recently, our “J” was pronounced exactly like our “Y”.  Hence the spelling of all the names in the quote below will sound much more familiar if you replace the “Y” sound with a “J” sound. (Even though the “Y” opening is more correct.)

Second, a “*theophoric name” embeds all or part of a god’s name into another name.  This is typically done to honor the god or invoke its protection.  For example, the name “Christopher” means “Christ-bearer” and is intended to honor Christ in the naming of the child.

*”A theophoric name (from Greek: θεόφορος , theophoros, literally bearing or carrying a god) embeds the name of a god, both invoking and displaying the protection of that deity. For example, names embedding Apollo, such as Apollonios or Apollodorus, existed in Greek antiquity.” (Source)

Hebrew also had theophoric names:

Here are some examples of theophoric names that begin with the first three consonants of the Tetragrammaton: Yehoiakim, Yehonathan, Yehoshaphat, Yehoash, Yehoram, Yehoiada, Yehoiarib, Yehoaddah, Yehoaddan, Yehoahaz, Yehohanan, Yehoiarib, Yehonadab, Yehoshabeath, Yehosheba among others. These names were sometimes shortened to create new names, and this resulted in Yoiakim, Yonathan, etc.

When we compare the names that begin with the three first consonants of the Tetragrammaton (YHW), we see that all the names are vocalized YeHo-.

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I am not an authority on Hebrew or Greek.  In Bible College, I did have a Semester of Greek.  I loved it.  Not know if I was going to get a Masters or Doctorate, I appealed to the Dean to allow me to take further Greek course as an elective during my Bachelor Coursework as further Greek is only available and required as part of the Masters or Doctorate Program. 

Not being too braggadocios, I was a very good student.  😊 I never enjoyed school as I did during my year and a half studying the Bible and earning my BA.   Full disclosure, English was my worse subject.  Can I just say, if I may be so bold?  Quick, get the kiddies out of the room.  English sucked!  I hated ever bit of it.  My professor was awesome, in fact, I had him for some other courses…but grammar, as you may have notice was not my strength! Haha  

I was able to get special permission from the Dean of Students and what ever committee decides such things.  However, much to my regret, I did not take any further Greek Studies…at least in an official capacity.  So, as I was saying, I am no authority on Greek or Hebrew.  We did get a brief exposure of Hebrew in part of an Intro to Greek in the course. 

However, I will point you to many others who are vehemently more qualified than I am, once such source is Nehemia Gordon.  Another great resource, and slightly more approachable is Daniel W. Daniels; a well researched and trained in Bible Linguistics.   He studies many ancient manuscripts like you, and I would study Little Red Riding hood or Duck-Duck Goose.  This brother is one smart man.  Author of several books, available at Pass the Word KJB.

Again, this is more thought and discussion for the pronunciation “Yehowah”.

What About “Jehovah”?

Again, our letter “J” used to be pronounced like our letter “Y”.  Therefore “Jehovah” would’ve originally been pronounced “Yehovah”.  If you use the modern pronunciation for the Hebrew letter “ו” (Waw), it sounds like our “v” instead of our “w”.  Thus Yehowah becomes Jehovah. To me this is convincing and lets not forget Scholar Nehemia Gordon and his discovery of over 1000 ancient Manuscripts that have the vowels, thus proving a Jehovah pronunciation. He continues to hunt and research. I should further comment the 1000 figure I quoted, I believe comes from 2018. His work has continued and it would seem reasonable he has discovered more.

How does he pour over thousands of manuscripts looking for the vowels? He doesn’t He trains individuals to identify the word with the vowels. As they scour these manuscripts…they set aside all matches, which are then confirmed by Nehemiah. He has a video explaining how anyone can do this.

Conclusion

Can I be perfectly candid with you? because the Jews dare not udder than name of Jehovah for thousands of years no one has heard His name spoken. In fact, you have no doubt witnessed modern Jews write God this way, “G_d”. I have friends who are Jews and out of respect, I would not mention His name nor His title…except for the NAME , “JESUS” (Acts 4:!2), but that is deliberate for reasons you perhaps have guessed. But nonetheless a tale for another time perhaps. So, there it goes or so says the argument, one cannot be sure how YHWH is properly pronounced.

However despite the any scholarly consensus on “Yahweh”, I think “Yehowah” (Ye-Ho-Wah), Jehovah indeed fits the evidence best. And I am certain, quite certain that, oh yes! We can know the name of our God! Further, I’m not a Hebrew scholar.  (I know far more Greek than Hebrew, and I wouldn’t even call myself a Greek scholar.)

I do intend to be dogmatic about the pronunciation.  I will never be content with such a reckless statement as we see coming from the so called experts, the so called scholars, some meaningful, however, “Whether it is Yahweh, Yehowah, or something else we all know who we mean.” While it is absolutely crucial that we honor Him and His character, that we love Him and share Him with all that we come in contact with (Mark 16:15), it is equally important and perhaps vital to our very salvation to give Him praise above all other names and that we, within our finite human abilities pronounce His name the God of all gods, perfectly!  

And His name is Jehovah! El Shaddai: God Almighty

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”, Psalm 91:1

I really like the song Yahweh.  But listen close, they make it three syllables – “Ya-Ha-Weh” – to make it fit.  His name is Jehovah!

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YOU STUPID MOTHER #@#%!&٪* CHRISTIANS!!!

I have had it! I cannot keep silent no longer.

Brother Kevin Airrington
July 22,2015
There is way too much cursing on television these days.

I remember when George Jefferson saying H-E-L-L in the 70’s was a big, huge deal. Watch prime time television and you will see times have certainly changed. I’ve seen folks cursing on television (the real curse words) and pray right after!  *Whew*  That is a comment from godsygirl.com.  She is right, I have heard EVERY WORD.  F…S…and the ONES that makes my blood boil GD, HS, JC!   Taking the Lord’s Name in vain.  Not in my house, not around me.  Praying right after is great but let me ask you this, “Why in God’s name would you invite garbage into your living room that you would not do via your television?”  It’s just a question.  🙂

The problem is we have become desensitized to sin.  Now, I am a big boy and the rule at the Airrington house is, “NO RATED R MOVIES!”  Have I watched rated R movies…well of course I have.  But, I have also walked out of a theater, wasting the 60 bucks on tickets, popcorn etc.  I have heard Christians and pretenders say, “I just ignore it.” I’m sorry how can you ignore a bunch of F BOMBS and people taking MY LORDS NAME IN VAIN!!!!  or “It don’t really bother me that much!”  This one is very revealing.  This “Christian”, probably a PRETENDER uses profanity on a regular bases.  I guarantee it.  Garbage in Garbage out.  Oh wait, how did Jesus put it?

Matthew 15:18 (KJB), “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

“defile” – sully, mar, or spoil.  desecrate or profane (something sacred).  To make unclean; to render foul or dirty; in a general sense.  To make impure.  To soil or sully; to tarnish; as reputation, etc.

I have a very dear brother…and I say that with all sincerity.  He is a dear brother.  Before we go to movies together…I check with Focus On The Families Online Movie Review Guide: PLUGGED IN.  My brother is in the category of, “I just ignore the bad language.”  I have known him for about 20+ years and I have never heard him swear.  Together we try and pick movies with little swearing (almost IMPOSSIBLE).  However,  he is ok sitting in a theater listing to F-bombs being dropeever 5 to 7 minutes and our Lord’s name invain ever 30 seconds.  He thinks I am the odd duck because I do not like it and refuse to watch it.

Recently,  we were having lunch.  I was sharing with him a story about how a neighbor made me so angry,  that I had to get away from him before I swore at him.  My friend said, “I can’t even picture that.”

Christian! The world is watching and YOUR TESTIMONY MATTERS!

On another occasion, and although, I don’t think he knew he was doing this at the time but my cousin, Rob Rossi paid me a compliment awhile back.  First you have to understand we are different. We love each other…we get along (most days)…but we are different. We have different values, we raise our families different…not wrong just different. I am what some might call a man of God and he is what some might call a man of Busch Beer. smile emoticon

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One day Rob says, “Cuz…” That’s what he calls me when he has something real special to say to me. smile emoticon “Cuz…I see a lot of Christians they do this and they do that and they swear like I do but you don’t and that impresses me.”  Now, if my cousin says he is impressed you better listen up because he don’t hand out the compliments often, especiallyto me.

This doesn’t mean he is a bad guy, he is actuallyone of the nicest guys I know, but don’t tell him I told you…he just don’t compliment often.  This is not a character flaw on his part.

My first thought was to use an old Billy Graham line in a 20/20 interview years ago with Barbara Walters…He said, “I am no better, I just repent daily.” And I do, believe me. But that almost sounds a lot like, “I am better than you.”

On another occasion, I went over to my cousins to visit.  He met me when I got out of the car.  He knows that I have not drank alcohol in about 20-25 years.  But he says, “Cuz, there is a guy in there…he is a Christian.  I need you to tell him it’s ok to have a beer with  me so long as he doesn’t get drunk because  it says [In the Bible] not to drink in excess.”  I’m thinking,  is he seriously asking me to do this?

We walked in his garage.  My cousin introduced me to him, I think his name was Troy.  If not, well that name just sounds good.  This is how he introduced us, “Kevin, this is Troy, he’s a Christian too, Troy this is my cousin. Kevin. ”  I shook his hand, told him it was a pleasure to meet him.  Rob says, “Hey cuz, you want something cold to drink?”  I said, “Yeah, grab me a soda or a bottle of water because Christians don’t drink.”

I pivoted on my left foot toward Troy and I said, “Ain’t that right Troy?”  He smiled and said, “I guess so… yeah, I don’t drink.”

Later, Troy came up to me and said, “Thank you for that.”  I was a bit confused.   I said, “uhhh, you…are wel…come…” it all came out awkward and in slow motion.  He said, “Rob is good at pressure and I was close to giving in and having a beer with him…and I know I shouldn’t have but drinking o n e beer won’t send me to Hell.”  I said, “you are probably right about that…but your one be could send d Rob to Hell.”

Troy got real quiet…I said,  “Rob’s not saved…not does not have he same hope you and I do…and I want to see him get saved. [Pray for Rob, as of this writing Rob still does not know Jesus…mostly afraid he will no longer be the popular one…and will lose his friends.]

Back to swearing.  Do you ever notice a lot people who claim to be Christians…yet make no issue of letting the profanity fly. I am not talking about slamming your hand in the car door and you slip, because “ouch” is not enough. (Although this is questionable as well)…but they swear like it is a part of their vocabulary. What? Christian you are not in control of your mouth? Then who is?  The Bible warns us not to be under the control of anything, except the Holy Ghost.

Perhaps, this should be your daily prayer…Psalm 141:3 KJB…

“Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”

If you are serious about Jesus, if you are serious about being a Christian, if you are serious about protecting God’s reputation (Psalm 71:19 kjb), if you are serious about Heaven…then you should have no trouble declaring in a loud voice…

MY GOD!  MY REDEEMER! MY JESUS, FORGIVE ME FOR SWEARING…FORGIVE ME FOR NOT PROTECTING YOUR REPUTATION.   I KNOW TGAT I AM AN AMBASSADOR TO HEAVEN…HELP ME…I CANNOT DO THIS ON MY OWN.  BUT I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH YOU (PHILIPPIANS 4:13 KJB)…PLEASE LORD JESUS SET A WATCH BEFORE MY MOUTH…PLEASE BE THE DOOR KEEPER OV EVERY WORD THAT MAY PASS FROM MY LIPS.  THANK YOU JESUS  FOR THE CROSS…THANK YOU FOR BEING A WATCH MAN OVER MY LIPS.  AMEN

The Bible is clear…swearing is a sin.

The Bible tells us that sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7, Joshua 1:18). It is furthermore described as imaginations of the unrenewed heart (Genesis 6:5; 8:21), defiling (Proverbs 30:12; Isaiah 59:3), disgraceful (Proverbs 14:34), and unrighteous (1 John 5:17), among other things.

Jesus specifically taught that what comes out of a man’s mouth is evidence of what is in his heart. Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

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Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” John MacArthur has written of this verse, “The word for ‘corrupt’ refers to that which is foul or rotten, such as spoiled fruit or putrid meat. Foul language of any sort should never pass a Christian’s lips, because it is totally out of character with his new life in Christ.”

1 Peter 3:10 says, “For He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.”

This bears repeating in case you went to sleep on me. The Bible speaks loud and clear on the issue of cussing. The Bible tells us that sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7, Joshua 1:18). We can conclude that from the Biblical definition of sin, our overview of cursing and Scripture’s many expressions on the use of our tongue is without question a sin to curse. As Christians, we are expected to rest on the promises of God, “cleansing ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1). Cursing is contrary to resting on God’s promises for it is a failure to follow the Lord’s greatest commandments–to love God and to love people (Matthew 22:37-40).  When we curse an individual, we do not love people; and when we curse God, we do not love Him. And if you take the Lord MY GOD’s Name in vain…that is using His name as a curse word. Holy S., GD, Jesus Christ (as a cuss word)…this is very serious!!!

I can’t stand it when Christians on social media or text put the letter O, M and G together.  They may tell you that they mean oh my gosh.  Seriously,  do you think God is stupid?  Not to mention,  regardless of what you think you meant..others believe it is oh my God!  So…stop doing it.  And call people out…don’t ignore it as if G means nothing to you.  Or does He?:c

Now, this is gonna sting. I believe if you are not in control of your tongue, then you may not be saved. Jesus gives us two examples of how to determine if someone is a Christian. I believe He means for us to know the difference. He said you will know them by their love and you will know them by their fruits. How can you show love to someone when you curse them or God? And how can you have good fruit if your are producing what John McArthur calls spoiled fruit or putrid meat.

I do not cuss because it does not please my Lord. Not because I repent daily…who cares…I mean not who cares because I do repent daily…but I don’t swear because I know that it does not PLEASE JESUS. Nowhere do we have a record of Jesus swearing. Are we not Christians? Doesn’t that mean to be Christlike?

So, Kevin, I have trouble with my tongue am I going to Hell. Well, maybe, however, we are all guilty of breaking the law. All 10 commandments. You say, “I never committed adultery.” Jesus said if you look at a woman with lust you have committed adultery. Well I never murdered. 1 John 3:15, “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” We have all lied, stolen, etc.

We are all guilty of breaking the law. Thankfully, God became a man nd he dwelt among us and then died on a tree and on the third day rose again…God forgives us of our sins through the redemption found only in Jesus Christ (John 3:16). He is just to forgive sins if we confess them. If you have trouble with your tongue…repent! Get right with God. Ask the Holy Ghost to be in control of your mouth. What a terrible example…an ambassador of Christ you are spewing swear words!

Listen you cannot convinced me heaven is your home if you cannot control your tongue…so listen up!!! Please…I am trying to warn you not judge you.

Be sure and Like and share if this message touched you. Also, if you Love Jesus…tell someone about Him today.

P.S. Many of you know me…and understand how at times I use shock value to get my post read. This is only because I feel it is important. I apologize if it was offensive to anyone.

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