Monday, June 22, 2009

Words in the Bible

As many English Bibles are read, one reads (several hundred times) the title or name, "Jehovah." Was this title or name revealed to Moses at the time of the Exodus? To be exact, "Jehovah" is not found in the Hebrew Old Testament. The name was written as a tetragrammaton or grammatical form made up of four Hebrew consonants, JHWH or YHWH. Many modern translators have inserted vowels for pronunciation... Yahweh. The "NAME" of God held great sacredness equal to God Himself. "Adonai" (my Lord) was pronounced in prayer and reading orally from the Law or Prophets. JHWH could not be pronounced. This problem persisted for a hundred generations when in 1520 AD Petrus Galatinus mixed the two titles of God. He took JHWH and put the vowels of the Hebrew word, Adonai and formed a new name, JeHoVaH. This was completely artificial and never had any part of Hebrew speech or worship. However, the name, Jehovah is firmly established in our minds like concrete as His Holy Name.

6 comments:

  1. The best way to go, Congratulations. If you need help I am more than happy to offer any advice on blogging that you may want. Twitter I would (for me stay away it's too distracting).

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  2. I am not wise at this blogging thing but I love reading what Dr. Bernard post so I will have to learn this stuff. They say you can't teach old dogs new tricks and I definitly an ols dog.

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  3. Jerry, this looks good and is a better option than Twitter.

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  5. Actually I now see how others can comment and teach, giving you more time to care for your wife. YES, I do like this. I hope others will also.

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  6. I admit to having fun reading your analyses of the Bible and its words. But I think you'd have an easier time resolving your own confusions and questions by reading and heeding the teachings in The Urantia Book (http://www.urantia.org). You can download a Windows Help file version at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ubees/urantia.chm.

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