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The Lord or [Jehovah]? From 2001 Translation

Although there are no existing ancient Bible (Greek Scripture) manuscripts that contain the full name Jehovah, there are four reasons why we (and certain other Bible scholars and translators) believe that it existed in the original text. They are:

1.    The Name is found iin many of the Hebrew Scripture texts that are quoted by Jesus and his disciples (but it isn’t found in the existing Greek texts now)

2.    Jesus mentioned Godd’s having a Name in ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ and at John 5:43, 5:43 10:25, 10:25-12:13, 12:13 17:26, 17:26 and in numerous other places

3.    The Name still appeears in a combined form in Revelation where the word hallelujah is used (hallel is Hebrew for ‘praise,’ and Jah is a shortened form of the name Jehovah)

4.    The fact that Chrisstians who lived in Jerusalem were still worshiping at the Temple of Jehovah late in Paul’s ministry proves that they still viewed Jehovah as their God (see Acts 21: 21:20 20-26)

In view of the fact that there is no evidence that early Christians ever used the name Jehovah, one might wonder why these translators have taken the unusual position of adopting it. Well, if you believe that there are two in the Bible who are spoken of as ‘the Lord’ – ho Theos (the God) and tas Christos (God’s Chosen or Anointed One) (see also Psalm 110:1, 2) Mt 5:35 Lu 20:43 Ac 2:35 Heb 1:13

110:1 The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool * for Your feet."

110:2 – it seems inconceivable that Bible writers would have left them without any differentiation. So, to help readers understand when each is being spoken of, we have elected to substitute [in brackets] the name Jehovah where ‘the Lord’ appears to be referring to God. Of course, no such change would be required if one accepts the Trinity doctrine (see the attached link ‘Who Was Jesus?’).

Some have objected to using the name Jehovah, saying that would have been offensive—and might have even resulted in stoning—if Jesus and his disciples had spoken it. Yet, the Name had to be used when preaching to the gentiles, or they simply wouldn’t have understood which God Jesus’ disciples were talking about (remember, they were polytheistic). And to have two separate individuals called ‘the Lord’ would have been very confusing to everyone that Jesus’ disciples preached to, both Jews and Gentiles. So, we question whether such use of God’s name was considered as offensive prior to Jerusalem’s destruction by the Roman armies (70-C.E.).

The reason why the name was removed from later copies of the Hebrew Scriptures was because Jewish Scribes had become so awed with God’s name that they refused to write it or say it, so, they started substituting the term ‘the Lord’ (the Master) wherever His name was found. And since all existing versions of the Septuagint come from the second century or later, it isn’t surprising that God’s Name has been omitted from such modern texts. The fact that the name Jehovah was once there is well substantiated from ancient Bible manuscripts, both Hebrew and Greek. In fact, a verse in the Jewish Talmud claims that Jesus received his miraculous powers because he had sewn the Holy Name (Jehovah) into his skin, which indicates both their (his enemy’s) recognition of Jesus’ miraculous powers and the common view of God’s name.

What about the Greek Scriptures? Recognize the fact that most early Christian Congregations (especially the one in Jerusalem where the Governing Body was located) were predominantly made up of Jews, and their traditions seemed to have a strong negative effect on Christian conduct and doctrine throughout the world. For example, almost all of Paul’s letters (Romans through Hebrews) contain strong references to Judaizers in the congregations, and this influence likely led to substituting Lord for God’s name in Christian writings after the deaths of the Apostles.

That the Name Jehovah (which means, He who Causes to Be, or, The Creator) was originally in the Bible, is documented in all ancient Hebrew texts. And it appears that the Septuagint translation that was available to Jesus and his Apostles, carried that Name, but in the four Hebrew characters, YHWH.

In the Hebrew Scripture portion of this Bible, there is one Chapter in Genesis (Chapter Eighteen) where we have deviated from the rule of substituting the name [Jehovah] where it is found in ancient Hebrew texts. This is where Abraham was talking to three ‘men,’ one of whom he referred to as Lord in the Greek Septuagint. In this instance, Abraham was obviously speaking to a messenger from Jehovah (possibly Michael), because, as God told Moses, ‘No man can see God and live.’ So, in these instances we have left the term ‘Lord’ unchanged.

Perhaps Christians would more deeply appreciate the need to use the name Jehovah, rather than the title ‘Lord,’ when referring to God, if they understood that the term ‘the Lord’ in the language of the Canaanites was ‘Baal.’ And the same term in modern-day Arabic is ‘Allah

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SBT- believes that is was a very effective evil plan---Most likely that of Satan’s design to have the Devine Name Silenced. A clear case of Identity Theft----Compare  - -http://www.eliyah.com/whythlrd.htm and http://www.eliyah.com/3rdcom.htm –Explains this very Well.

 

http://www.answers.com/topic/tetragrammaton   (HL)

The Name of God Y.eH.oW.aH Which Is Pronounced As It Is Written I_Eh_Ou_Ah: Its Story



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http://www.answers.com/topic/tetragrammaton#fts

 

Click Here by Gerard Gertoux

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http://www.answers.com/topic/tetragrammaton#Wikipedia

 

http://www.answers.com/topic/tetragrammaton#Obscure

 

 

 

 

 

SBT1-

The Tetragrammaton Testifier----FOR THE SHORT

On the True Hebrew Names of Jehovah and Jesus

 

It Would be Nice If All Modern Day Bible Publishers Would Use Them

And All Christian Congregations---Or at Least their Equivelent in Each Language—

Some Already do That or Teach the Truth About it.

 

 

SBT- believes that it was a very effective evil plan---Most likely that of Satan’s design to have the Devine Name Silenced. A clear case of Identity Theft----Compare  - -http://www.eliyah.com/whythlrd.htm and http://www.eliyah.com/3rdcom.htm

–Explains this very Well

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                            On Good Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

 

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WITH LOVE FOR THE TRUTH—THE WHOLE TRUTH—AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

–SO HELP US ALL Y.eH.oW.aH  in English Jehovah            

 

C/H-- TETRAGRAMMATON.htm

 

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Reviewer:

George L Pullman (Indianapolis, IN United States) - See all my reviews

Plato taught that God has no name (Timaios 28b,c). Philo, the Gnostics, Justin Martyr, and Clement of Alexandria likewise considered God nameless or unnameable. However, Jerome, translator of the Latin Vulgate, wrote in his Prologus Galeatus: "And we find the name of God, the Tetragram, in certain Greek volumes even to this day expressed in ancient letters." Due to the fact that these Hebrew letters were consonants, and there were originally no written characters for the vowels, it is held that the pronunciation of God's name is lost to us. Or it is thought God's name should be pronounced "Yahweh" due to the weight attached to the evidence of the Egyptian Elephantine Papyri. Gerard Gertoux in quite convincing fashion demonstrates the inaccuracy of these concepts in the light of compelling linguistic and historical evidence. Gertoux asks (p.114), "Was there really a prohibition on pronouncing the Tetragram in the first century? The answer is no, as, according to the Talmud this prohibition appeared from the middle of the second century." Gertoux readily exposes a solidly entrenched factoid (p.3): "that Jehovah is a barbarism originating from a wrong reading. As unbelievable as it may seem, this last affirmation is known to be false among scholars. This crude error has been denounced by Hebraists of all confessions, and with the support of the Vatican's Congregation of propaganda, but without result." Worthwhile reading, for as Gertoux quotes Maimonides, "it is impossible to have a deep relationship with a nameless God."

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