Who is Jehovah?

There IS no other name for God except the יהוה given to Moses. Though there are differences of opinion to how that name is spoken, it still remains God’s Memorial Name.   Still, there are those who use the name Jehovah.

The name Jehovah has an interesting history apart from it being the Latin, then Anglicized version of Yahweh.  It begins with the Tetragrammaton, יהוה, or YHVH in our modern alphabet.


Hebrew in its purest form does not have vowels.  Over the centuries, vowels were created as little marks above, below or next to the letter.  However, there have never been vowel points with the Yod Hey Vav  Hey.

In Hebrew God is referred to as Adonai or the title ‘Lord’.  For some reason, someone somewhere decided to put the vowels from Adonai between the Hebrew letters for  יהוה.

In English transliteration, this would make the name of God look like this:


The letter Y in the beginning was changed to an English J.  This adds another interesting twist since the Hebrew alphabet has no letter J.  In fact, the letter J in terms of alphabets is relatively new, only several hundred years old.  This change transformed YaHoVaH into

JaHoVah or JeHoVaH.

You decide if Jehovah is the name God gave to Moses.  Use the same concept with your own name.  Write your initials leaving space between them for vowels.  Think about a title you have such as husband, father, mother, wife, brother, sister, pastor, or deacon. If you can’t think of a good title, just use Adonai.   Insert the vowels from that title between your initials.  You have just created your name in the same manner as Jehovah evolved from Yod Hey Vav, Hey.   What is your name?  Is that the name given you at birth, used by your family and friends?

For a more detailed explanation, go to http://www.familybible.org/Articles/Messianic/Jehovah.htm.

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