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Name of the Creator As Father is יהוה "YHWH"
and His Son’s Name is יהוה "YHWH" John 5:43 It Is Same!
Yahweh - the God of the Israelites, his name being revealed to Moses as four Hebrew consonants (YHWH) called the tetragrammaton. After the Exile (6th century BC), and especially from the 3rd century BC on, Jews ceased to use the name Yahweh for two reasons. As Judaism became a universal religion through its proselytizing in the Greco-Roman world, the more common noun Elohim, meaning “god,” tended to replace Yahweh to demonstrate the universal sovereignty of Israel's God Yahweh over all others. At the same time, the divine name Yahweh was increasingly regarded as too sacred to be uttered; it was thus replaced vocally in the synagogue ritual by the (Jews) Hebrew word Adonai (“My Lord”), which was translated as Kyrios (“Lord”) in the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament.
The Masoretes, who from about the 6th to the 10th century worked to reproduce the original text of the Hebrew Bible, replaced the vowels of the name (YHWH) Yahweh with the vowel signs of the Hebrew words Adonai or Elohim. Thus, the artificial name Jehovah (YeHoWaH) came into being. Although Christian scholars after the Renaissance and Reformation periods used the term Jehovah for YHWH, in the 19th and 20th centuries biblicalscholars again began to use the form Yahweh. Early Christian writers, such as Clement of Alexandria in the 2nd century, had used a form like Yahweh, and this pronunciation of the (Tetragrammaton) was never really lost. Other Greek transcriptions also indicated that YHWH should be pronounced Yahweh.
The meaning of the personal name of the Israelite God has been variously interpreted. Many scholars believe that the most proper meaning may be “He Brings Into Existence Whatever Exists” (Yahweh-Asher-Yahweh). In I Samuel, God is known by the name Yahweh Teva-?ot, or “He Brings the Hosts Into Existence,” the hosts possibly referring to the heavenly court or to Israel. The personal name of God probably was known long before the time of Moses. The name of Moses' mother was Jochebed (Yokheved), a word based on the name Yahweh. Thus, the tribe of Levi, to which Moses belonged, probably knew the name Yahweh, which originally may have been (in its short form Yo, Yah, or Yahu) a religious invocation of no precise meaning evoked by the mysterious and awesome splendour of the manifestation of the holy.
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Give Unto Yahweh the Glory Due Unto His Name!
If God's name is Yahweh and not Jesus Christ why didn't his Apostles’ preach Yahweh? We see in the bible the Apostle’s preached Jesus Christ. When Peter preached on the day of Pentecost in Acts chi-pt. 2 vs. 38 why didn’t he instruct them to be baptized in the name of Yahweh? Peter preached salvation through Jesus Christ not Yahweh read Acts chi-pt. 4 vs. 10-12. Did Peter preach a lie? Did the Apostle Paul preach a lie in Philippians chi-pt. 2 vs. 9-11? It cannot be found in the scriptures where the Apostles’ preached Yahweh to the people. Paul said he declared all the counsel of God read Acts chi-pt. 20 vs. 20 and 27. According to the Yahweh doctrine Paul preached a lie. The true people of God are going to hold to what is written in the scriptures read Romans chi-pt. 15 vs. 4. If Paul didn’t preach Yahweh he said it is another Gospel and it is accursed read Galatians chi-pt. 1 vs. 6-9. Don’t let the devil deceive and turn you away from Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died for our sins not Yahweh.