Dear John, Paul and fellow Doves,
Thank you John again for the hard work and the fast track that is provided for us so that we can follow Hebrews 9:28.
I have seen the different websites and ministries that either agree or attack some form or the other on how to pronounce our Heavenly Father's Name, and I would like to replay to your enquiry.
First a Testimony.
A couple of years ago, me and my friend were started to study the deeper things of the Word and we arrived at where the Scriptures make mention of "the Name" or "in My Name". And it just tickled us as to why don't we know His Name, because we had a personal relationship with Him?
So with unashamed boldness I just ask the Father the following question; "Father, by which Name must I call You?"
The answer blew me away, to say the least!
The Holy Spirit, the Set-apart Spirit, (Ruach HaKodesh) told me very softly, "It is the One that you Know". I was stunned.
Now in my studies I knew what the word "know" means in relation to relationships and therefore I know that it has to do with intimacy and the principal of 'does He know you' and 'do you know Him' and not 'do you know about Him'.
I always remind me, "Remember where you came from!" We called on the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth for Salvation through confession with your mouth to another human being and believeth in your heart unto righteousness and we received the Holy Spirit and later got baptized in the Holy Spirit with Fire to receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
It was only in the last two years that ABBA Father drawn us deeper into starting to study the Hebrew Names of the Father and Son and why did the Pharisees prohibit the speaking of the Name of the Father in the fist place and I was reminded what Jesus said in John 17:6, and I quote from the KJV;
“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.”
From the Strong, ‘manifested’ is number 5319 which means the following; “to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way”.
From the Strong, ‘name’ is number 3686 which means the following; “name: univ. of proper names; the name is used for everything which the name covers, everything the thought or feeling of which is aroused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, remembering, the name, i.e. for one's rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellences, deeds etc.”
Revelation 5:9 clearly states that those before the Throne would consists of people out of very kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, which means that we will be speaking different languages but based on Scripture we will be calling HIM the Name that is Above ALL Names, which is True to Him.
From the Strong, ‘tongue’ is number 1100 which also means “the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations” and that opens up the different tribes and nation of the world to come in to the Faith that was once delivered to the saints.
Zephaniah 3:9 states the following; “For then will I turn to the people a pure language that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.”
From the Strong, ‘language’ is number 8193 shows clearly that it is referred to speech.
And from the Strong, ‘LORD’ is number 3068 and it is referred to “the proper name of the one true God.” Let this one sinks in, meditate on this, please.
My dear friends, the early church has replace the ‘Name of the One True God’ with the word “LORD” and it should have been (HWHY) reading from left to right, or for ease of reference, (YHWH) because our Greek-mindset has a difficulty to comprehend the Hebrew language.
Now Paul, as I understand it from the Paleo-Hebrew, the four letters didn’t contain any vowels and that means it is where the difference comes in as to pronunciation of the four letters commonly known as the Tetragrammaton.
I’ve also noticed in the resources available that there is no ‘J’ in the Hebrew alphabet, so to explain it like this from my humble view point only. I am in no way an expert on languages and writing different tongues, so please forgive me if I have error.
One could pronouns the “LORD’s” Name as “YaHoWeH” but one should write it as YHWH. My pronunciation, if I can write it to represent the sounds is as follows; Yahweh, but I write His Name as YHWH.
Remember were we came from and remember it’s “the One that you Know”!
Much Grace to you all
Paul Wilson (18 Aug 2010)
I know of 3 pronunciations one is Yah (like the Swedes say) - way and Yah (like the Swedes again) - Ho - Vah and the last is Jah (like the Jamaicans use for god) - Ho -
Vah. are these pronunciations ok??? Is any one of them more correct?? I am most familiar with the first one mentioned.