Gods Name?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by dUmPsTeR, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Something that has puzzled me- Many people call God, God. A generalized term that could have multiple implications.

    Now I know Almighty God, The God of the bible gave His name to the Israelites. In english it's spelled YHWH. Now the Israelites didn't speak His name out of reverence and some people would say that because of not ever speaking His name, we lost the pronunciation.

    I've heard variations of how man believes His name should be said- Yahwah, Yahvoh, Yehoveh, Jehovah, etc.

    So my 1st question is- do we know how to say Gods name?

    My second question is- Some people write God like this- G_d. I understand they are doing this out of reverence, but don't they understand that the term God is a generalization?
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  2. I like to use the name "Jesus Christ"

    Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
  3. To me; that would be the Son of God(YHWH), about the Fathers business.

    I appreciate your reply.
  4. Father himself had many names in Old Testament.. He was called by various names. Each of them characterized Him by something specific. Healer or Provider, etc.. So we cannot characterize God by a single name. But instead, we use the appropriate name for that instance.. Even we call Jesus as Master, Savior, Lord, Prince of Peace and so on.. It is good to know the various names and their meanings.. It would give us a sense of who God is and his characteristics are.. And we would start praising and worshiping Him for Who he is.
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  5. #5 Abdicate, Aug 28, 2014
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    Simple answer in MY book...

    Judah is spelled: יהוּדה and is pronounced yeh-hoo-daw'
    Remove the dalet ד and you have yeh-hoo-aw יהוּה the Name of God. Just MY thoughts...
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  6. We all know that God does go by different names. When I was younger, my family would sit together and watch The Ten Commandments. In the movie, they referred to God as "He who has no name." Since I was young, I was funny in thinking "Oh, they just didn't yet know His name was God."

    God is what most of us call Him, and it's A name, but I suppose you could say He doesn't officially have a name. When Moses asked Him who He was, God said "I am who I am."

    St. Thomas Aquinas expressed God as Ipsum Esse Subsistens meaning He is Subsistent Being Itself.

    It's true that many people write God omitting the O. And it's also true that they do it to show reverence. I don't know the origins of it (some people here probably do), but they do seem to understand that the term "God" is general, but when addressing Him, even as God, it remains specific.
  7. One of my personal favorites...
    So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭15‬ NLT)
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  8. Hebrew is a very creative language. Each word has a root word of just 3 letters. I love the words father and love.
  9. For those who omit the O in God. How do you pronounce G-d?
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  10. Two things: they say either Lord (Adonai אדני) or they say The Name (haShem השם). In the KJV, whenever you see all capital letters LORD it's יהוה
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  11. I call God Heavenly Father. Jesus I call Jesus or Lord.

    But if you wish to call them in Hebrew, then the Father's name is Yahuah, and the Son's name is Yahusha. Look it up.
  12. Is there a difference between a name and a title?
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  13. "Gah-Dah"
  14. I found this interesting.
    The Hebrew name Yeshua (יֵשׁוּעַ) comes from Joshua's Hebrew name, Yehoshua (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ) which sometimes appears in its shortened form, Yeshua (e.g., 1 Chron. 24:11; Neh. 8:17). Now Yeshua, when transliterated into Greek, comes out as ᾽Ιησοῦς (pronounced YAY-soos), with the final sigma (ς) being necessary in the nominative case to designate a proper name. In Latin the name is rendered as IESUS, though in old English, the "y" sound was rendered as "j," and thus we obtain "JESUS":
    The so-called "Sacred Name" movement that purports that the "true name" of the Messiah is "YAHushua" or "YAHoshua" (or some variant thereof) is founded on faulty linguistics and esoteric doctrine. These people think that the sacred Name (YHVH) is best rendered as YAHWEH, and suppose that since Jesus said He came in His Father's Name (John 5:43), YAH (יָהּ) must somehow appear in the spelling of this name. Hence we have YAHshua, or YAHoshua, or some other unsubstantiated and aberrant spelling. As a matter of grammatical fact, the interpolation of the phoneme YAH comes at the expense of the original Masoretic text and standard Hebrew usage. Some in this "sacred name" movement go so far as to believe that you can only be saved if you pronounce the Name YHVH correctly! As a friend of mine pointed out, this teaching is inherently anti-semitic, since in order for this to be true, the "rabbis" must have corrupted the text and deceived the people. Moreover, this implies that Greek New Testament text has been corrupted as well, since it does not directly contain the sacred name. According to the late Dr. David Flusser, Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism of the Second Temple Period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Yeshua" was the third most popular male name during the Second Temple period. I think that is surely appropriate, since Jesus "came in disguise" - without announcing his greatness - not unlike King Solomon who secretly wooed the Shulamite woman... Ultimately the Messiah was born to die as a criminal on the cross, not to sit in velveted chairs before the religious world. The Name YAH is surely a valid Biblical Name, though it refers to YHVH (יהוה) and it is understood in light of God's redemptive power and saving acts. Yeshua - short for Yehoshua - therefore means "YHVH saves." The name Yehoshua - like the name Judah (יְהוּדָה) before it - explicitly uses YHVH as an embedded morpheme. In this connection I might add that it was Yehoshua who was chosen by God to take Israel into the realm of promise, not Moses.
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  15. #15 CCW95A, Aug 29, 2014
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    Interesting when Jesus said to go out in all the world and make disciples baptizing them in the "name" of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He did not say "names" plural but name "singular". God only has "one" name not many names. When we say Father we are also referencing the Son, and Holy Ghost. When we say Son, we are also referencing the Father and the Holy Ghost, and if we say Holy Spirit we are also referencing the Father and the Son as they are all one. The name of God incorporates all of the Godhead at the same time.

    Isa 9:6=For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
  16. Since I am one of few here who write "G-d," if I may answer, I certainly understand that G-d is a title, not the Name. In the States, however, many use "G-d" as His Name, whether in prayer or as an epithet.

    When I pray, I use many names/words for Him. G-d, HaShem (The Name, Hebrew), Y'shua, Father, Adonai, Yah, Elohim are my usuals. I don't get shook when people don't know how to pronounce His Names, unless they are teachers teaching wrong pronunciations or trying to say a name for YHVH. With regard to trying to pronounce a name for YHVH, I think that the person has either not been educated properly or they are very froward and/or antagonistic. Millennia of peoples have said they no longer have the pronunciation; what makes those little people think they know it?

    The Scriptures say that we need to call upon Him when the time is convenient for Him. When we call, what name should we use? The good Name that we use when we need Him is understood by Him, whether it is an English title, a Hebrew name, an Irish, Scottish, Latino, or Swedish name for Him. He is looking, not for a particular name, but for a contrite or praising heart.
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  17. Weird. We have a discussion topic similar to this in my Philosophy of Religion course. I'll start a thread tomorrow. I'm crashing now. Night.
  18. Jesus Name is Yeshua or the long version Yehoshua. You transposed the sh and u. :)

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