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The Actual Names of God and Christ - God gives the proof for His names and that Christ did state He was God
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Minister Ty Alexander
(Ty Huynh)
  2/3/2023 2:01 PM
Updated 3/4/2023

God uses scripture and the structure of languages to prove Christ is God

Introduction 2/19/2023 7:34 PM

I had started writing this article a couple years ago, but the Lord stopped me and moved me to different projects. God sometimes does this, as He did for the Apostle Paul and his companions when they wanted to preach farther into Asia, but the Holy Spirit prevented them (Acts 16:7). However, I didn’t see the reason for holding off on this project until recently when the Lord moved me to go back and look further at some variations of His names. The new revelations would not have come through when I first started this project, because they needed to connect with other revelations God gave in these last couple years.

In the earliest years of my ministry, I noted people using many variations of God’s names around the world, but I personally only used those that the church I was most involved with used – namely the name of Jesus. However, as the years went on, my knowledge and use of God’s names and titles changed quite a bit. When I was a new Christian, like with most doctrine, all I could do was accept what the church around me taught. I simply didn’t know any better, but now that I’ve had many years as a teacher of Christ, I see the Lord has given me much discernment of not only spiritual teaching, but He has also guided me in His names, many of which the church and Jews have forgotten and do not use or pronounce correctly, such as some titles people use for God are not names, like Lord or the Hebrew equivalent, Adonai, are simply titles.

Jews also replaced God’s actual names with HaShem, which is Hebrew for “The Name.” However, I’ve not seen any scripture were God states His name is either “Hashem” or “Adonai.” All the instances you see in the Bible saying, I am the Lord or I am Adonai are actually translations that replaced God’s actual names with Lord or Adonai. We will look at issues like this in detail.

I will focus on getting at God’s true names and how they are pronounced. In speaking to God it may not matter how we pronounce His names or their many translations or versions, so long as we know who we are speaking to and about, BUT it is important where there are imposter spirits of God that use His various names. These are the modern day Baals that I have spoken of, and because they claim to be God and use His many names, people with these spirits in their lives are actually speaking to and interacting with these Baals first, and not God as they believe.

However, because we have our one true God in mind when we speak and pray, God isn’t completely left out. He goes to the background of spiritual life, ultimately deciding how much control these Baals have over people while the imposters are in the foreground interacting with them.

Ever since I saw this dynamic in believers’ lives, it brought me to seek and use God’s actual names and how they were originally pronounced in ancient times. However, there is much false guidance and flawed analysis on God’s names and I’ve seen many ministries whose information is incorrect, so it can be very confusing on who to trust on this.

The names and titles I list here are ones I collected over decades of ministry, and they have been double-checked with scripture and references, so this list is as good as the Lord had me make it. But also, just as with good and true teaching, the Lord has given me much guidance and proof to confirm His names too. It was only in recent weeks that He brought me by the Spirit to confirm how God’s holy name should be spelled and pronounced.

We are at the end of the age and the Lord’s return is ever close. The Lord has guided me on His names so His People can go back to our Hebrew roots and have a more standard way of using His names and addressing Him, not these imposter spirits that have saturated all believing communities. God certainly will recognize any name we’ve used for Him in any language, but when Christ returns, won’t He use the ones He answered to and used when He was a man? He definitely did not use or answer to the name of Jesus, which came from translation upon translation.

Look at it this way, if a Germanic traveler (English has a lot of origins in the Germanic areas of northwestern Europe) came to Jerusalem when Yeshua (Jesus) was alive and asked His name, wouldn’t He simply answer as He pronounced it (Yeshua) and not translate it into the traveler’s language (Jesus)? Likewise, when God appeared as an angel to people and told His name to them, didn’t He speak it as it is supposed to be spoken and not translate it to fit a foreign language? Don't we all do the same if a foreiger asks our name?

Because of many centuries of false guidance and linguistic mangling across languages, the names we commonly use for God and Christ are not the ones that were originally used by Them or the ancient Hebrews or first Christians. There are also many dialects that can change pronunciations within a language as well, and because languages can change a lot within only a generation, it is nearly impossible to get the pronunciations of the ancients without God’s help.

To make this matter more difficult, ancient Hebrew did not record the vowel soundings of words. These markings can be seen as dots and dashes next to modern Hebrew letters, such as in " בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ ". This system of vowel sounding, though, was introduced in relatively modern times, around 600 AD[3.1.126]. Ancient Hebrew, like other Semitic languages, only wrote down the consonants and assumed through common knowledge and context what the exact word was and how it was pronounced, so ancient Hebrew scripture actually looked more like, “ בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ ”; with no vowel markings to further identify a word and show its pronunciation.

This is like English if you omit the vowels. For example, if we convert the previous Hebrew text to Roman characters we are familiar with, we get “BRASHYT BRA ALHYM AT HSHMYM VAT HARTS” (Note: ‘A’ here is not the vowel but the Hebrew letter aleph ( א ) which is silent unless a vowel sound is associated with it). This is completely unreadable to non-Hebrew speakers, so it is essential to have knowledge of the language.

We have to go one step further and translate the phrase into English, but omit the vowels, for most English speakers to recognize it. Can you read, “N TH BGNNG GD CRTD TH HVN ND TH RTH”?

If you read the first line of the Bible then you got it right, “IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH.” Most people can easily read text that has the vowels omitted because we are so familiar with the language, especially if we have context to work with. This is fine when a language has few words that use the same letters but are pronounced differently and/or have different meaning.

Ancient Hebrew relied on the readers’ linguistic knowledge for text to be read correctly. But if that linguistic knowledge is lost and as language progresses and gets more complicated over time, adding more words, this approach can fail to preserve exact words because the vowel sounding and exact word is not recorded.

For example, “I took the lead,” can mean “I took first place” or “I took the lead metal,” or “They heard the bass jump” could mean “They heard the low rhythm jump” or “They heard the bass fish jump.”

Context often makes the correct word apparent, but this is not always the case. This means that scripture manuscripts that have vowel markings were interpreted by people many centuries after the words were recorded, and that means the interpreters could have gotten words wrong. This is important to note to get at what was actually recorded in scripture, but for this article, it is more important to understand that pronunciations of Hebrew words were not recorded in ancient manuscripts, so when the Jews stopped using Hebrew often, their linguistic knowledge of the language was lost, which also lost the pronunciations of God’s names.

Scholars believe the Jews started losing their knowledge of Hebrew when Greek became a dominant language in the 3rd century BC[3.1.120], and some ancient Jewish sources say they stopped public use of God’s holy names during the Babylonian captivity, centuries earlier in the 5th and 6th centuries BC. So by the time of Christ, nearly a half millennium of not using or pronouncing God’s names had past.

The Jews were taught and conditioned to be too afraid to use, write, or even pronounce God’s many names and titles, and that tradition continues to this day. Obviously, the Lord allowed this to happen, so many think that truly knowing and using His names does not matter. That viewpoint, though, does not take into account the whole picture, because it was God’s plan to allow the corruption of His kingdom through the ages. Even in the Old Testament, He stated this, though, it is not obvious.

Referring to the coming of Christ, God said, "'Behold, days are coming,' declares the Lord Yahovah, 'when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.'" (Jeremiah 31:27). The seed of man is the Messiah Christ we got in Yeshua (Jesus), but what is the seed of beast?

It makes no sense for God to speak of an analogous birthing of animals in His house or kingdom (the house of Israel and of Judah) that could go with Christ. Through the millennia since that word was spoken, there has been no significant seeding of beasts or animals in Jerusalem, the nation of Israel, in Judaism, or in the church.

But this word or prophecy has already been fulfilled, and if you are familiar with what I teach, you already know the answer. The seed of beast is a spiritual seeding, much like it was spiritual for the Son of Man, our Messiah Christ. God spoke of seeding His kingdom with the products of The Beast, that same beast He showed Daniel in a terrifying vision, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong, and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder [of kingdoms] with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts that were before it and it had ten horns (Daniel 7:7).

God showed the Apostle John more visions of this same Beast, of which the Harlot Babylon sat (Revelation 13:1, 17:3-18). This Beast is widely known to be the product of the Roman Empire, and in it are the seeds and weeds of the devil, of which Christ said of His kingdom in the Parable of the Tares or Weeds and Wheat, Allow both [the tares and wheat] to grow together until the harvest… the enemy who sowed the tares is the devil and the harvest is at the end of the age (Matthew 13:30, 13:39).

So now we can see that God spoke of creating the Beast in the time of Daniel that is linked to the Roman Empire and the church that came out of it, for God creates all, the good and bad, the light and dark (Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:5-7; Isaiah 45:7; Lamentations 3:38; Job 12:23; Jeremiah 31:28; Ecclesiastes 7:14; 2 Chronicles 25:8; Proverbs 22:2; Habakkuk 3:4-7), and the same is true of all nations and kingdoms, even spiritual ones, no matter what good or darkness is in them (2 Chronicles 20:6; Psalm 82:8; also Acts 14:15).

God’s seeding of the Beast happened at about the same time and continued in conjunction with the seeding of His kingdom with Christ, because the corruptions of Satan with false teachings happened even during the time of the first apostles. The Apostle Paul often talked about these corruptions in the New Testament and tried to correct the church.

So now we are at the end of the age, when the harvest of the tares and wheat is happening (Matthew 13:39-40). They and their products, the fruits or seeds of the weeds in God’s kingdom – the false teachers and teachings - are being gathered and burned – all stumbling blocks are being removed from the kingdom now (Matthew 13:41). I can testify by the Spirit of God that these works of the angels have already begun.

And I have noted in other teachings I shared, that a part of this removing of stumbling blocks is in revealing the enemy, the tares in the kingdom, and how they deceive with false teachings and guidance, and that they use God’s names to impersonate Him. So today, as in Jeremiah’s time, the People have forgotten God’s name, perhaps not in spirit, but in essence and completeness, for the spiritual teachers and ministers of today are no different in the ways they teach falsely, including to forget God’s names except for that of Jesus or its variants.

They speak from their own errors just as when God said through Jeremiah to the teachers of that day, How long will it be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies from their dreams? When? They are prophets of deceit and the error of their own minds, who think to cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which they tell everyone to his neighbor, just as their fathers forgot My name for Baal. (Jeremiah 23:26-27)

The name Baal or Ba’al is an ancient Hebrew title that means Lord, Master, or Husband, and was used as a title for God before the ancient Baals lured away God’s people to worship them instead. This is why Baal is no longer used for God and why God said the people forgot My name for Baal.

This has happened today, with today’s Baals, for they use all the variants of God’s name, especially in Mashiach Yeshua/Christ Jesus, to lure the people away from good and true teaching. How many times have you heard the church say, “only in the name of Jesus?” or “Jesus is the only name by which we are saved?”

If you look through the New Testament, there is not one verse stating Jesus or Yeshua is the only name. The church has misconstrued where Yeshua said, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me (John 14:6). This is a statement about being saved by the New Covenant through Christ – truly, no one can come to the Father by the New Covenant unless it is through belief in  Christ.

This verse also affirms that Christ will be the Judge at the Judgment at the end of the next age (John 5:22, 5:25-27) when He and the saints and angels will judge all, even the angels, to determine whether or not they make it into heaven (1 Corinthians 6:3; 2 Peter 2:4, 2:9; Revelation 20:12-15). So certainly, there will be people in heaven who do not go through the New Covenant, for when Christ returns, the mysteries of the Gospel and of Mashiach Yeshua will be finished, the New Covenant will be shut, and the next age will begin.

Also scripture shows that Abraham, Moses, Elijah, the Queen of Shebah, and even the whole ancient city of Nineveh are examples of those who make it to heaven (Matthew 12:41; Luke 11:32; Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31; Revelation 20:12-15), and that is not through the New Covenant.

So yes, at the end of the age of mankind – the end of the next age - all will have to come before Yeshua as the Judge to make it to the Father in heaven. Yet, this says nothing about Yeshua/Jesus being the only name, and so the prophets and teachers of today have erred as God said through Jeremiah, and His People have forgotten God’s names today for those the Baals use and have taken over.

So let all remember now that God told His people to remember His ancient name forever, not the name of Jesus, for He said, "Thus you will say to the children of Israel, ‘Yahovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, My memorial to all generations" (Exodus 3:15).

It is the Hebrew name Yahovah ( יהוה ) that God gave and used more than 6000 times in the Old Testament. It is the one He explicitly told us to remember. However, this doesn’t mean the name of Mashiach Yeshua (Christ Jesus) is not important, it is simply another of God’s names (used almost 1000 times in the New Testament).

We will go over God’s names now and what the preferred versions are. I prefer to use God’s Hebrew names and get as close as possible to the correct pronunciations, especially since I found out years ago that Jesus is not a correct pronunciation of Christ’s given name, but came from the errors introduced by translation.

I used to spell God’s Hebrew holy name ( יהוה ) Yehovah, as that is the most common way to spell it, but being someone who has studied multiple languages and notes finer detail in pronunciation, I didn’t like that the spelling of Yehovah did not match how I was guided to speak it – Yahovah. But because I had no evidence God’s holy name should be translated as Yahovah, I used the most common way to spell it.

This has changed recently, though, because God moved me to check the gematria for Yahovah against Yehovah, Yaweh, and all the other variants of God’s holy name I knew about. I even checked variants made from every possible vowel combination the Hebrew letters that God’s name ( יהוה ) could produce. I felt God must have given something to show that Yahovah is linked or equivalent to the original Hebrew name, so let us examine God’s holy name,  יהוה (Yahovah), and its transliterations (translations that favor proper pronunciation).

Pronunciation Key
Pronunciations are in square bracket quotes, such as [“ah”]
Most pronunciations are for Hebrew and Greek.

Apostrophes ( ‘ ) separate sounds for easier reading but do not separate the syllable.
   'æ' is the A sound, as in ash and cat, not ‘ah’ or ‘ay’
   'ah' is the A sound, as in fah and lah
   'aw' is the A sound, as in saw and claw
   'ay' is the long A sound, as in hay and say
   'e' or 'eh' is the short E sound, as in peck and heck
   'ee' is the long E sound, as in see and bee
   'i' or 'ih' is the short I sound, as in pick and sick
   'yy' is the long I sound, as in bye and eye
   'o' is the short O sound, as in ore and bore
   'oh' is the long O sound, as in woe and glow
   'oo' is the long OO, as in flu and shoe
   'uh' is the short U sound, as in muck and run
   'hk' is an h with a k sound, which is not found in English, Hebrew has guttural consonants that are sounded at the back of the throat; they may be difficult for English speakers to distinguish from plain ‘h’ sounds in Hebrew

Names of God 2/19/2023 7:35 PM
Names and Titles of God in the Father and in general:
  • Yahovah ( יהוה ) – [“Yah-hoh-vah”] ; Short version is Yah ( יה ) ; (Common variants: Yehovah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Yahwe, Jahwe, Yahveh, Yahoweh, Yahuah, Yahuwah) – God’s Hebrew name is called the Tetragrammaton by scholars, which is spelled in the Latin alphabet as YHVH or YHWH. It means “Existing One” or “Self-existing One”.

    This is the name of God I associate more with the Father than the Son in Christ, though I use them all interchangeably. Yahovah is used over 6000 times in the Old Testament. And as already stated, it is the only name God explicitly said He wants us to remember – say to the children of Israel, ‘Yahovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, My memorial to all generations" (Exodus 3:15).

    God also said, "I am Yahovah, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven images" (Isaiah 42:8). This states that God will not give His glory or stature to any other - no idols (graven images), nor persons nor spirits, including other gods. Yet we see that when Christ comes, Yeshua (Jesus) is given God’s glory. Is God contradicting Himself?

    No, God is showing that Yeshua is equal to Himself. We will examine this equality throughout this article.

    As far as pronunciation, though, there is no good written record of God’s Hebrew name that shows its true pronunciation. Some think ancient cuneiform tablets or Greek translations preserve it, but this is not true. I address this later.

    To make this harder, the Jews lost their knowledge of pronouncing God's names many centuries before Christ, because ancient Hebrew manuscripts did not preserve vowel sounds, and the public use of God’s name in Yah and Yahovah was lost sometime in the centuries after the last of the prophets (Malachi, ~5th or 4th Century BC) and the Babylonian exile, which started in the 6th Century BC.

    It became teaching and tradition to replace all forms of God’s name with Adon [“ah-dohn”] or Adonai [“ah-dohn-yy”] (Lord) or HaShem [“hah-shehm”] (The Name), which brought about the misconceptions that Adonai and Shem are actual names of God. They are not.

    Adonai is simply the title, Lord, and HaShem is a label (The Name) and not truly a proper name. God did not use these titles or labels as His name in scripture. They were introduced by scribes and translators who replaced His names in scripture. This replacement of God’s actual names with LORD transferred to our modern Bibles because the practice of not using God’s actual names was common by the 4th Century BC[3.1.121], one hundred years before the Septuagint, the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament scriptures), was written[3.1.120].

    God’s Hebrew names disappeared in later versions of the Septuagint, and the ancient Greek New Testament does not use God’s Hebrew names either, so it does not appear that Christ commonly used them. This should not be a surprise because by the time Christ came, many centuries of not using God’s names had past, and the Septuagint was widely used by Jews and people of the period[3.1.124]. Greek was a dominant language at the time and was used by the first disciples of Christ who also wrote the New Testament in ancient Greek.

    The oldest fragments of the Septuagint still contained God’s name, Yahovah, in Hebrew characters[3.1.122], until about the 2nd century AD, but the social and religious traditions of first century Jews influenced the use of God’s names for the writers of the New Testament, and since newer manuscripts of the Septuagint completely replaced God’s names with Lord (the Greek word Kurios), it also removed them from most of our Bibles because the Septuagint was often a reference for later Bible translators.

    This elimination of God’s actual names from scripture for many hundreds and thousands of years is a spiritual parallel of God’s prophesy through Jeremiah, saying that His people who continue to worship what is false will not be allowed to use His name.

    Jeremiah had fled with some others to Egypt after God destroyed Jerusalem, where they wanted to continue pagan worship despite God having told them plainly He destroyed Jerusalem and killed and exiled the people because of their sins.

    Their response was that they were better off when they satisfied the ritual sacrifices of the pagan gods (Jeremiah 44:15-19), so God replied through Jeremiah, Hear the word of Yahovah, all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt, ‘Behold, I have sworn by My great name,’ says Yahovah, ‘That My name will never be invoked again by the mouth of anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt,’ saying, ‘As the Lord Yahovah lives’ (Jeremiah 44:26).

    The fulfilment of that prophesy happened at that time when God would not allow most of those who fled to Egypt to live (Jeremiah 44:27-30). The parallel of that prophecy goes with God’s people in the spiritual Egypt, in which they enslaved themselves with false teachings, false teachers, and imposters of God to this day. This is true of both the church and Judaism, for God knew His kingdom would be corrupted by dark forces - the tares in the kingdom (Matthew 13:24-30, 13:36-43) - and His people would become loyal to what is false - the imposters of God or modern Baals and their teachings. They have taken over nearly every believing community, and so God made His name disappear from the scriptures since the times of exile in ancient Babylon.

    The absence of God’s actual names in Greek manuscripts of New Testament scripture does not prove Christ or His disciples never used them. It only shows they respected the social norm of using Lord instead of God’s names, at least in public. There was no prohibition against using God’s names verbally in Jewish law, since they were still partially pronounced in the reading of scripture[4.1.9]. Yahovah was replaced with Adonai, so scripture like ( יהוה רפאך ) (Yahovah rapha) would be read as “Adonai rapha” (“the Lord heals,” which was originally “Yahovah heals”).

    Today, the Jewish norm of not using God’s names went ever further into not even writing the word God. You may have noticed modern Jews often write G-d instead. This is overly religious, though, and I do not suggest doing it. The disappearance of God’s names was God’s plan for this age, but the age is coming to an end and His People should be knowledgeable about His actual names and use them correctly.

    The pronunciation of Yahovah was lost through many centuries, because there was no historical preservation of its pronunciation. However, it is possible to get closer to correct pronunciation by using linguistics. The short form of God’s name was preserved through the word hallelujah ( הללו־יה ), which comes from the Hebrew, halal ( הלל ) combined with God’s short name, Yah ( יה ). Halal means “to shine or praise,” so hallelujah means to “hallel-u-jah” or “shine-with-Yah”[ 3.1.125] which is often translated simply as “praise Yah” or “praise God.”

    You may wonder where the ‘Y’ sound comes from in hallelujah. God’s short name is encoded in the last syllable, “jah,” but because of how English changed over the centuries[6.25.2], Y-sounds which were originally written with an ‘I’ but sounded like a ‘Y’ in Old English changed to a ‘J’ in written form. However, the pronunciation did not change and so today we still correctly say God’s short name, Yah, in hallelujah.

    Also note that Hebrew does not have a ‘J’ sound, so any versions of God’s name that uses J, such as Jehovah, are incorrect. The translators who came up with Jehovah obviously were not native Hebrew speakers and were not aware of the linguistic changes in English that changed written I’s that sounded like Y’s into J’s.

    Understanding these linguistic details gives us the correct pronunciation of God’s short name and the first syllable of His full name. Finding the correct pronunciation for the rest of God’s name, though, was more problematic. Over the centuries, scholars and priests referred to more modern Hebrew manuscripts that had vowel markings on them, as well as speculated, and came up with Yahweh, Jehovah and other variants. But no one had any concrete evidence from the Lord as to the correct pronunciation. Over many years, I had settled on using Yehovah, but as I said, this spelling does not correctly convey the correct pronunciation, in which the first syllable should match the short form of God’s name, Yah.

    If you have been with me a while, you know the Lord has guided me much with the meaning of numbers and gematria, the numeric value of words. The other week, the Lord led me to find more concrete evidence in Yahovah by comparing gematria for it with gematria for other variations and the original Hebrew. I felt God should have made some kind of link between His Hebrew name and the correct translation of it. I already knew the Hebrew gematria value for Yahovah ( יהוה ) is 26, which the Lord guided me to see a special link and meaning in (see 26 in The Meaning of Numbers).

    But when I first looked at gematria values for Yahovah, I could see no interesting links with the Hebrew name. None of the English values for it matched values for the Hebrew numbers, nor did any relevant numbers for root languages of English, such as Latin and Greek. Then I looked at the gematria for variations of Yahovah.

    The best link I found was that an uncommon way of calculating English gematria for Yaweh (an alternate spelling of Yahweh) also equaled 26, the Hebrew value for God’s name. However, I also noticed the plain English value for it was 62, a reverse of 26 and a number I immediately saw meant “not-divine” or “short of divine” because I already knew the gematria for “divine” was 63.

    I had also left behind the popular Yahweh pronunciation of God’s name many years ago. God never guided me to use that name, and now I understand it cannot be a valid pronunciation because God’s full name should be more than two syllables, since short versions of names are almost always one or two syllables. I also found other problems with Yahweh, which we will see.

    After some searching through the numbers of name variants and not finding anything interesting, I stopped for a day or two. Then I felt again by the Spirit to keep looking. This time, since I already looked at the most common ways to calculate gematria did not reveal a good link, I looked at numbers that I was spiritually guided to calculate when I first started studying gematria – the “embedded” values that come from combining letters of a word or name into different groups.

    As far as I know, I am the only person to look at these numbers, and sometimes I have found very interesting and meaningful links in them. However, I must note that I did not make the tools or methods I use for calculating these alternate gematria values public, because I was also guided that mishandling them and any gematria is dangerous. People can easily fall to divination using them, such as done by numerologists and astrologists, so I suggest you do not pursue these methods or use publicly available gematria databases unless you are certain the Lord guides you to. Such tools and the people using them become cursed when they are used for divination.

    In the past, I found a significant link in embedded gematria when I looked at Hebrew values for Satan, I saw that 309 was one of its embedded numbers. 309 is a number that God guided me could mean “going too far,” so Satan containing that number refers to Satan going too far in sin.

    For the Hebrew values of Yahovah, there are very few embedded numbers since there are only four letters in God’s name, so all the different ways you can group them is small. It had no embedded numbers I would consider bad, such as 309, 666, or other numbers associated with the devil. The only embedded value that was of significance was 611 appeared twice. This is a number that means “servant” to me because of how God guided me with it (see Predestined for details).

    611 is embedded in the Hebrew for Yahovah as follows:
    Hebrew Aik Bekar Appended values:

    Hebrew Aik Bekar Appended Chesad values:

    Then I looked at the embedded numbers for the preferred English translation of God’s name, Yahovah, and I was surprised to see that it also has 611 appear twice. But significant, it also does not have any bad numbers in its English values.

    611 is embedded in Yahovah as follows:
    English Aik Bekar values:
    [Y]7 + [aho]186 + [vah]418 = 611

    English Aik Bekar Mercy values:
    [Y]7 + [aho]186 + [vah]418 = 611

    Of course, this prompted me to check every other variant to see if there were correlations. Most variants did not have 611 appear at all, some variants had 611 appear once or more than two times. Out of more than 400 variants of Yahovah that keep the first syllable the same, there were only 6 that had 611 embedded twice. Most of them got eliminated because they had bad numbers embedded as well. The others were eliminated because their grammatical structure was not correct, such as Yahua, an uncommon variant of God’s name, borders on only having two syllables and does not include the Hebrew letter vav, the V or W sound, in God’s name.

    This means Yahovah is the only valid translation out of possible hundreds that has an exact match to God’s Hebrew name, and even more amazing, the match shares a type of gematria calculation (Aik Bekar) but uses two different types of combining the numbers (appending and summation). I also consider it no accident Yahovah matches the pronunciation I settled into over the years. God’s wonders never cease! And if you continue reading to the section about I Am, you will see why God hid 611 in His actual names twice and why the Chesad or Mercy gematria values are included.

    I also noted that God’s name in Hebrew and the correct translation, Yahovah, do not have any bad embedded numbers. In contrast, I found the following in the most popular variations:
    • Yehovah contains 309, like the Hebrew Satan does; Yehovah does not have 611 appear at all
    • Jehovah contains 666, the number of the Antichrist; Jehovah does not have 611 appear at all
    • Yahweh contains 232, the Latin value for Satan, and 216, a value linked to 666 because 6x6x6 = 216; Yahweh does not have 611 appear at all
    • Yahuah contains 55, the Hebrew value for Satan, and 309, which is also within Satan; Yahuah does not have 611 appear at all in its English or English root values
    • Yahuwah contains 55, the Hebrew value for Satan, 309, which is also within Satan, and 216, a value linked to 666 because 6x6x6 = 216; Yahuwah does not have 611 appear at all in its English or English root values
    • Yahwe or Jahwe is a popular variant that comes from Sayce's 1898 findings of ancient Babylonian tablets that date to around 1800 BC (King Hammurabi tablets); These tablets are thought to record the ancient pronunciation of God's holy name[6.27.1, 6.27.2], however, this is a bad assumption. See this update for details; Also, like Yaweh noted above, Yahwe has an English value of 62 which I see as "not divine"; it also does not have 611 appear in it at all, but contains 216 which has been linked with 666 because 6x6x6 = 216; Note, Jahwe also contains 216 and does not have 611 either

    Modified Versions of Yahovah

    • Yahovah-Asah [“ah-sah”] (Yahovah Maker/Creator; Isaiah 44:24, 51:13)
    • Yahovah-Avinu [“ah-vee-noo”] (Yahovah Father; Isaiah 63:16)
    • Yahovah-Elohim [“ehl-oh-heem”] (a combination of Yahovah and Elohim (Mighty One, Judge, Sovereign, or God); Genesis 2:4; see Elohim for more information); often translated as Lord God in Bibles
    • Yahovah-Mekoddishkem [“mehk-ah-dish-kuhm”] (Yahovah Sanctifies You; Exodus 31:13)
    • Yahovah-Nissi [“nee-see”] (Yahovah My Banner; Exodus 17:15)
    • Yahovah-Raah [“rah”] (Yahovah My Shepherd; Psalm 23:1)
    • Yahovah-Rapha [“rah-fah”] (Yahovah Who Heals/Will Heal; Exodus 15:26)
    • Yahovah-Sabaoth/Tzevaot/Tseva'ot /Tsebaoth [“sah-bay-awth”] (Yahovah of Hosts/Armies; James 5:4; 1 Samuel 1:11, 17:45; Psalm 80:4; Isaiah 1:24)
    • Yahovah-Shalom [“shah-lohm”] (Yahovah Is Peace/Our Peace; Judges 6:24)
    • Yahovah-Shammah [“shah-mah”] (Yahovah Is There/Is Always Present; Ezekiel 48:35)
    • Yahovah-Tsidkenu/Zidkenu/Tsedeq [“sihd-kih-noo”, “sah-deek”, “seh-dehk”] (Yahovah Our Righteousness; this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua in Jeremiah 23:6, which gives scriptural proof that God and Mashiach Yeshua are the same person)
    • Yahovah-Tsur-Olam [“soo-oh-lahm”] (Yahovah the Eternal Rock; Isaiah 26:4)
    • Yahovah-Yireh/Jireh [“yihr-æ”] (Yahovah Provides/Will Provide; Genesis 22:14)
  • Yah ( יה ) – The short version of God’s name, Yahovah ( יהוה ). It is also used like a title or modifier, such as in the Song of the Messiah (Shir haMashiach), Trust in the Lord Yahovah... forever in Yah Yahovah...! The Everlasting Rock...! (Isaiah 26:4) and Psalm 68, You have ascended on high, You have taken captivity captive. You have received gifts for men. Even for the rebellious, so that Yah God might dwell among them (Psalm 68:18).
  • Hayah ( אהיה ) “I Am” – [“hah-yah”] ; Like Adonai (Lord) and HaShem (The Name), Hayah or I Am, is not truly one of God’s names. This notion came from Exodus 3:14 where it says, God told Moses, ‘I am Who I am’ and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I Am’ sent me to you.’

    The first part, I am Who I am, is simply a statement and not a proclamation of God’s name – God is Who He is. The second use of I Am in the verse is more of a name-like usage, however, God never calls Himself “I Am” anywhere else in the Bible. Here, God is affirming that His actual name, Yahovah ( יהוה ) which He gives in the next verse, means “To Be,” “To Exist,” or “I Am.” This is why Yahovah means “Existing or Self-Existing One.”

    Right after saying, I Am, God explicitly states His actual name. This is lost in most translations of scripture because His name was replaced with Lord. After stating, I am Who I am… God furthermore said to Moses, ‘This is what you will say to the children of Israel, ‘Yahovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, My memorial to all generations (Exodus 3:15).

    This should be very familiar, because I quoted this above when I spoke of God’s holy name. Yahovah is God’s name that He used throughout the Old Testament. Why then did He say, tell the people, I Am sent me?

    The Hebrew, hayah ( אהיה ), is simply “I am” and is used throughout the Old Testament as a form of “to be” that have nothing to do with God’s name. With “I Am,” though, God is stating He is existence, itself – life - and that is affirmed by the Hebrew word for “to live,” hkayah ( חיה ) that sounds nearly identical to hayah. But there is more reason to say I Am sent me to you.

    This part of Exodus is a famous part of scripture and Jewish heritage, so the Jews remembered this pseudo-name, Hayah or I Am, for good reasons. God never used it as a name again in the Hebrew scriptures, but when Christ came, it became important in defining the deity and equivalence of Mashiach Yeshua with God.

    When the Jewish teachers and leaders were questioning Yeshua about who He was, they were proclaiming their Father Abraham and Father God (John 8:1-41) while Yeshua proclaimed that anyone who believed in Him (Yeshua) would be free and live forever (John 8:31-36, 8:51). Yeshua gave them hints of Who He was throughout the conversation, that He was from heaven, from above… not of this world (John 8:23), and two times He used I am in a way to hint of God’s I Am in Exodus 3:14 – saying, Unless you believe I am, you will die in your sins (John 8:24) and When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am, and I do nothing on My own, but I say these things as the Father instructed Me (John 8:28).

    Christ used I am twice, exactly as God wanted Him to say it - as subtle hints to link Him to the I Am and God in Exodus 3:14. When I saw this as I was writing this article, I knew why God hid the number 611 (servant) twice in His holy name in Hebrew and had the correct translation of it also have two hidden 611’s. It goes with Christ giving the two hints to the Jews when He spoke with them in John 8, before He used I am to explicitly state Who He was – the Jews continued to rebuke Yeshua when He talked about their father Abraham, saying, You are not yet fifty years old and You have seen Abraham? Yeshua said to them, ‘Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am (John 8:58).

    Yeshua made it clear He was equal with God, and the Jews finally recognized His last use of I am, but they did not believe it was true, and so they judged Him a liar and blasphemer and tried to kill Him with stones, but He hid and left the temple area (John 8:59).

    God also guided me that the number two means Love, so the two hidden 611’s or servants in God’s holy name, Yahovah, in Hebrew and English, also go with the role of Christ coming to show God’s love in the New Covenant – Yeshua came in a servant’s role (611) to proclaim and enact the New Covenant of Grace or eternal forgiveness in Mashiach Yeshua. God did this to show His love for all people (2) and furthermore, the two gematria types that link include the calculation of Chesad or Mercy values (see Yahovah above), which is done by removing nine, the number for judgment, from the values. This goes with God’s infinite mercy to anyone who truly believes in the Grace of Christ and rightly remains loyal to God through Him.

    But why would 611 or servant be encoded in God’s name when He is above all, not a servant, but King of kings and God of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17)? It goes with God becoming a man in the flesh and in the role of a servant with the coming of Yeshua, but it also goes with God stating that He and Yeshua Mashiach (Jesus Christ) are one and the same (the titles Yahovah-Tsidkenu (Yahovah Our Righteousness; Jeremiah 23:6), El Gibbor (Mighty God; Isaiah 9:6), and Ab Ad (Eternal Father; Isaiah 9:6) given to Yeshua also confirms this).

    We will look more at the equality of Mashiach Yeshua to God in the section for His names in Christ.

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Other Titles For God:
  • Ab Ad/Av Ad ( אביעד ) [“ahb ahd”, “ahv ahd”] , Ab yAd/Av yAd [“ahb yahd”, “ahv yahd”] ; Eternal/Everlasting Father; this title is also used for Mashiach Yeshua (Isaiah 9:6); this title should not be confused with the Arabic/Jewish name Abyad/Abiad [“ah-bee-yahd”], which means “fair-skinned, white” from the same Arabic word; Abyad sounds like Abi Ad, which in Hebrew means “My Everlasting Father” and is how some people pronounce the Hebrew title in Isaiah 9:6, though, this would not be the correct translation
  • Ab Olam/Av Olam ( אב עולם ) [“ahb oh-lahm” or “ahv oh-lahm”] ; Eternal/Everlasting Father; this title is also used for Mashiach Yeshua (Isaiah 9:6); Note: the Hebrew word, olam, here should not be confused with the one used in the phrase "tikkun olam" which means "repairing the world"; it uses the Uzbek Arabic definition of the word olam meaning "world or universe"[6.26.2]; the Hebrew word, olam, though means "eternal or eternity" and literally translates as "beyond the hozizon"[6.26.1]
  • Abba ( Greek Ἀββᾶ) – [“ah-bah”] ; the Aramaic diminutive version of father, like Dad or Daddy, which came from the Hebrew word for father ( אב [“ab/av”]); Abba was used by Mashiach Yeshua and the Apostle Paul to address God in prayer (Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6), so anybody that says it is too informal to use is not teaching correctly
  • Adonai ( אדני ) [“ah-doh-nyy”] ; Hebrew word for Lord; it is often reserved for God and paired with His names and titles, such as Genesis 15:2 actually reads Abram said, ‘O Adonai Yahovah, what will You give me since I am childless…?’; the short version of the word is adon ( אדן ) [“ah-dohn”] and is usually used for lord or master in general
  • Almighty, Almighty God (Revelation 15:3); see also El Shaddai
  • Alpha and Omega – a restatement of God being the First and the Last, the Beginning and End (Revelation 22:13, 1:8, 21:6); Alpha (α) is the first Greek letter, while Omega (Ω or ω) is the last; similarly God is often associated with the first Hebrew letter, aleph ( א ), though Judaism does not commonly associate Him with the last Hebrew letter, tav ( ת ), even though God did proclaim He is both the first and the last through the prophets (Isaiah 44:6, 48:12)
  • Ancient of Days ( עתיק יומיא / עתיק יומין Atik Yomin) [“ah-teek yoh-mihn”] (Daniel 7:22)
  • Avenging God (Nahum 1:2); see also God of Vengeance
  • Avinu ( אבינו ) [“ah-vee-noo”] ; Hebrew word for father (Isaiah 63:16)
  • Awesome God (Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 111:9)
  • Baal/Ba’al ( בעל ) [“bahl”] , Baali/Ba’ali ( בעלי ) [“bahl-ee”] ; ancient Hebrew word for Lord, Master, or Husband; Baal used to be a title for God in ancient times, but this fell out of use when God’s people worshipped pagan gods that used this title or name; see Testimonies Prove the Baals and Imposters of God are among His People today for more; the word baal continues to be used in Hebrew scripture as a word for lord or master; see also My Husband
  • Beautiful (Isaiah 4:2)
  • Beginning and End (Revelation 22:13); see Alpha and Omega for more
  • Champion/Defender ( רב Rav) [“rahv”] (Isaiah 19:20)
  • Commander of the host (Daniel 8:11); see also Yahovah-Sabaoth
  • Consuming Fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29)
  • Creator... – a title for God as well as Mashiach Yeshua (Ecclesiastes 12:1, 12:6; Isaiah 43:1, 43:15; Psalm 102:25; Romans 1:25, 11:36; 1 Peter 4:19; John 1:2-3, 1:10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2, 1:10); see also Firstborn over all creation
  • Creator of the ends of the earth (Isaiah 40:28)
  • Defender/Champion ( רב ) [“rahv”] (Isaiah 19:20)
  • Deliverer/Rescuer ( מפלט Miphlat) [“mee-flaht”] (2 Samuel 22:2; Psalm 144:2); see also Savior/Deliverer
  • Desire of All Nations – This is not a name or description of God in the Bible, but comes from misinterpretation of the KJV translation of Haggai 2:7, which actually speaks of the nations bringing wealth (the “desire of nations” to the second temple in Jerusalem
  • El ( אל ) [“ehl”] ; Hebrew word for god; it is often paired with adjectives to refer to God, such as in:
    • El Elyon [“ehl ehl-yohn”] ; Most High God
    • El Gibbor [“ehl gihb-bor”] ; Mighty God
    • El Hai/Chay [“ehl hkyy”] , El Haiyim/Chayim/Hayyim [“ehl hkyy-eem”] ; Living God
    • El Olam [“ehl oh-lahm”] ; Eternal God or Everlasting God (Genesis 21:33)
    • El Qanna [“ehl kahn-nah”] , El Qannoh [“ehl kahn-noh”] ; Jealous God (Exodus 34:14); see Qanna for more
    • El Roi/El Ro'i [“ehl roh-ee”] ; God Who Sees Me (Genesis 16:13)
    • El Shaddai [“ehl shah-dyy”] ; Mighty God, Almighty God (Genesis 17:1); also means All Sufficient God or God the Nourishing Sustainer because the Hebrew word shad ( שד ) means breast
    • El-Tsidkenu/Zidkenu/Tsedeq [“ehl sihd-kih-noo”, “ehl sah-deek”, “ehl seh-dehk”] ; Righteous God
  • Elah ( אלה ) [“el-ah”] ; Aramaic word for god, such as Elah Israel is translated as God of Israel (Ezra 5:1)
  • Elohai or Elohei [“ehl-oh-hyy”, “ehl-oh-hay”] ; Hebrew form of Elohim that means “My God” appears with names to mean "God of …,” such as Elohai Abraham is translated “God of Abraham”, Elohai Isaac is “God of Isaac,”  etc.
  • Elohim ( אלהים ) [“el-oh-heem”] ; Hebrew word (plural) for gods, rulers, judges, divine beings, or angels, but Elohim is also used to refer to God, such as in Genesis 1:1 actually reads, In the beginning, Elohim created the heaven and the earth; This use of plurality for God goes with His nature of being more than one person that is still only one God – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are the foremost persons of God and all are considered to be equal and one with God; The title of Firstborn over all creation for Christ also affirms God's plurality in making Creation

    Elohim is often paired with God’s name in scripture, such as Yahovah Elohim is usually translated as Lord God in Bibles; However, I do not like to use the word Elohim because, like Baal, the title was used by pagan gods, which is confirmed by ancient texts outside of scripture; Today, there are elohim gods that actually claim to be our one true God; They are who I call the modern day Baals, so when elohim refers to gods in scripture, it refers to real, living spirits and not idols or statues; These elohim spirits were worshipped as pagan gods and they had and continue to have real powers and reign today, which is why one of God’s titles is God of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17), which in Hebrew reads Elohim of elohim; Obviously, this is a title like King of kings and God is speaking of reals gods and not lifeless idols, statues, or “gods” that people made up; see Testimonies Prove the Baals and Imposters of God are among His People today for more about this
  • Eli (ἠλί) [“ay-lee”] ; Aramaic/Hebrew for "my God" used by Christ when He was on the cross, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? which means My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34); this was a restatement of Psalm 22:1; Eli or Eloi is also the Aramaic form of Elijah, which is why some people thought Christ was calling for Elijah (Matthew 27:47; Mark 15:35)
  • Eloi (ἐλοΐ) [“ehl-oh-ee”] ; a version of Eli; see Eli
  • Eternal

    • Eternal Father – see Ab Ad and Ab Olam
    • Eternal King (Psalm 10:16; 1 Timothy 1:17)
  • Everlasting

    • Everlasting Father – see Ab Ad and Ab Olam
    • Everlasting King (Psalm 10:16; 1 Timothy 1:17)
  • Exalted/Excellent ( גאון Ga’on / רם Rum) [“gah-ohn”] / [“ruhm”] ; a description for God (Job 37:4; Isaiah 2:19; Psalm 18:46); see also Majestic and High and Exalted One
  • Faithfulness/Goodness/Lovingkindness (Psalm 144:2)
  • Father of...
    • Father of all (Ephesians 4:6)
    • Father of glory (Ephesians 1:17-18)
    • Father of lights/heavenly lights (James 1:17)
    • Father of mercies (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
    • Father of Lord Yeshua Mashiach (2 Corinthians 11:31; Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 11:31; Ephesians 1:3; Colossian 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3; 2 John 1:3)
    • Father of spirits (Hebrews 12:9)
  • First and Last –  refers to God being the Beginning and End of all things; Thus says Yahovah, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, Yahovah of hosts: 'I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God besides Me (Isaiah 44:6; also Isaiah 48:12; Revelation 1:17, 22:13); see also Alpha and Omega and Beginning and End
  • Fortress/Stronghold ( מצדה ) [“maht-sood”, “meht-sood-ah”] ; from the Hebrew word matsud; a description of God’s protection (2 Samuel 22:2; Psalm 144:2)
  • Fountain of Living Waters – a description of God’s suppling life and guidance (Jeremiah 2:13, 17:13); this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (John 4:10-14)
  • Glorious Father (Ephesians 1:17)
  • Glorious Lord – this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Exodus 15:6, 15:11; Deuteronomy 28:58; Nehemiah 9:5; Isaiah 4:2, 24:23, 30:30, 33:21, 63:14; 1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)
  • Glory of Israel (1 Samuel 15:29)
  • God the Father (2 Timothy 1:2); see also Yahovah-Avinu
  • God Most High (Genesis 14:20; 2 Samuel 22:14; Psalm 9:2; Hebrews 7:1); see also El Elyon and Most High
  • God of...
    • God of Abraham (Genesis 31:42, 32:9; Exodus 3:6, 3:15; Acts 7:32); see also Elohai
    • God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
    • God of all flesh (Jeremiah 32:27; Numbers 16:22)
    • God of Bethel (Genesis 31:13); Bethel means “house of God”
    • God of earth (Genesis 24:3)
    • God of glory (Acts 7:2; Psalm 29:3)
    • God of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17; Joshua 22:22 KJV; Psalm 136:2, Daniel 2:47, 11:36); see also Elohim
    • God of heaven (Genesis 24:3, Jonah 1:9; Daniel 2:37; Ezra 1:2; Revelation 11:13, 16:11)
    • God of hope (Romans 15:13)
    • God of hosts/armies (Psalm 80:7; Isaiah 10:16) similar to Lord of Hosts (Yahovah-Sabaoth) and Yahovah God of Hosts (2 Samuel 5:10)
    • God of the Hebrews (Exodus 10:3)
    • God of Isaac (Exodus 3:6, 3:15; Acts 7:32); see also Elohai
    • God of Israel (Exodus 5:1, 24:10, 32:27, 34:23; Numbers 16:9; Joshua 7:13; Judges 5:5; 2 Samuel 23:3; Isaiah 17:6); see also Elohai
    • God of Jacob (Exodus 3:6, 3:15; 2 Samuel 23:1; Acts 7:32); see also Elohai
    • God of Lord Yeshua (2 Corinthians 11:31)
    • God of love and peace (2 Corinthians 13:11)
    • God of mercies (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
    • God of our fathers (Deuteronomy 26:7; 1 Chronicles 12:17; Acts 7:32)
    • God of peace (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Romans 16:20; Hebrews 13:20); see also Yahovah-Shalom
    • God of the armies of Israel (1 Samuel 17:45); see also Yahovah-Saboath
    • God of the earth (Genesis 24:3)
    • God of the mountains (1 Kings 20:23-28); this is what the Arameans called God; it is not a title God or His people used for Him
    • God of retribution/recompences (Jeremiah 51:56; also Psalm 94:1)
    • God of the spirits of all flesh (Numbers 16:22)
    • God of the spirit of the prophets (Revelation 22:6)
    • God of truth (Isaiah 65:16; Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18)
    • God of vengeance/revenge/retaliation (Psalm 94:1; also Jeremiah 51:56)
  • God only wise (Romans 16:27; 1 Timothy 1:17; Jude 1:25); see also Only Wise God
  • God who sees me (Genesis 16:13) – see El Roi
  • Goodness/Faithfulness/Lovingkindness (Psalm 144:2)
  • Great God (Deuteronomy 10:17; Titus 2:13)
  • Great Light, Light – this title is also given to Machiach Yeshua (Isaiah 9:2)
  • Great, Mighty and Awesome God (Deuteronomy 10:17)
  • HaShem ( השם ) [“hah-shehm”] ; Hebrew for “The Name” is not truly one of God’s names, but became a common title or “name” for God when His names were replaced with Adonai (Lord) or HaShem in scripture; see Yahovah for more
  • Head... - see Head of... under the titles for Mashiach Yeshua
  • Head of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:3)
  • Heavenly Father (Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2)
  • High and Exalted One ( רם ונשא Rum e’Nasa) [“ruhm eh-nah-sah”] (Isaiah 57:15)
  • High Exalted One ( רם נשא Rum Nasa) [“ruhm nah-sah”] (Isaiah 57:15)
  • High Tower (2 Samuel 22:3 KJV; Psalm 18:2 KJV) – this description of God comes from the KJV interpretation of the Hebrew word misgav, which means “height; a high place, refuge, secure height, stronghold” which does not have to be a tower, so it is translated as “stronghold” in other Bibles
  • Holy (Leviticus 11:44-45, 19:2; Joshua 24:19; Psalm 111:9; Luke 1:49; Matthew 6:9; Luke 11:2; 1 Peter 1:16; Revelation 4:8); this is also a title given to Mashiach Yeshua (Luke 4:34)

    • Holy and Awesome/Revered (Psalm 111:9)
    • Holy God (Joshua 24:19)
    • Holy One (Joshua 24:19; Isaiah 10:17, 40:25, 49:7; 1 John 2:20; Revelation 16:5)
    • Holy One Of Israel (2 Kings 19:22; Isaiah 10:17, 10:20, 49:7; Psalm 71:22)
  • Horn of my salvation (2 Samuel 22:3)
  • Husband –  see My Husband
  • Immortal King (Psalm 10:16; 1 Timothy 1:17)
  • Jealous – a name for God from the Hebrew word qanna; For you shall not worship any other god, for Yahovah, whose name is Jealous [Qanna], is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14); see also Qanna and Jealous God

    • Jealous God (Exodus 20:5, 34:14; Deuteronomy 4:24, 5:9, 6:15; Joshua 24:19; Nahum 1:2; also Deuteronomy 32:16, 32:21; Ezekiel 8:3, 36:6; Zechariah 8:2)
  • Judge ( שפט Shaphat) [“shah-faht”] , The Judge ( השפט HaShaphat) [“hah-shah-faht”] ; this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Genesis 15:14, 18:25; Judges 11:27; Psalm 96:10; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Ezekiel 7:3, 7:8, 18:30, 33:20, 34:22; Joel 3:12; John 5:22-23, 8:50; Acts 7:7, 10:42, 17:31; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 5:13; 2 Timothy 4:1, 4:8; Hebrews 10:30, 12:23, 13:4; James 4:12; 1 Peter 1:17, 4:5-6; Revelation 16:5, 18:8, 19:2, 19:11, 20:12-13)
    • Judge of all the earth (Genesis 18:25; Hebrews 12:23)
  • Just, The Just One - see Righteous, Righteous One
  • King Eternal Immortal Invisible (1 Timothy 1:17)
  • King of...

    • King of all the earth – this is a title also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Psalm 47:7; Zechariah 14:9)
    • King of kings – this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14; 19:16)
    • King of the nations - this is a title also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Jeremiah 10:7; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 15:3)
  • Kurios/Kyrios ( Greek κύριος ) [“koo-ree-aws”] ; Greek word for lord or master; this title is also used for Mashiach Yeshua
  • Lamp (2 Samuel 22:29)
  • Lawgiver (James 4:12)
  • Life, Lifegiver – this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (John 5:26)
  • Light, Great Light – this title is also given to Machiach Yeshua (Isaiah 9:2)
    • Light of Israel (Isaiah 10:17)
  • Living Everlasting King (Jeremiah 10:10)
  • Living God ( אל חי ) [“ehl hkyy-eem”] ; (Joshua 3:10; Psalm 42:2; Jeremiah 10:10; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 6:16); see also El Hai/Chay, El Haiyim/Chayim/Hayyim
  • Lord ( אדני Adonai) [“ah-doh-nyy”] ; see also Adonai; most Bibles spell LORD with all caps where God’s name or title was replaced with Lord
  • Lord God - Most instances of this title in the Old Testament are actually instances of Yahovah God, which were replaced with LORD God when God’s name started to be eliminated from public use (see Yahovah for more); this practice transferred to the New Testament where God’s actual name is never used, so the original ancient Greek New Testament was written as “Kyrios Theos” (κυριος ο θεος) or Lord God (Luke 1:32; Acts 3:22; Revelation 1:8)
    • Lord God Almighty, Lord God the Almighty (Revelation 1:8, 4:8, 11:17, 15:3, 16:7, 19:6, 21:22)
    • Lord God of Israel (Luke 1:68)
  • Lord of...

    • Lord of all – this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Joshua 3:11, 3:13; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14, 6:5; Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12)
    • Lord of all the earth/of the whole earth (Joshua 3:11, 3:13; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14, 6:5)
    • Lord of armies/hosts, Lord God of armies/hosts - see Yahovah-Sabaoth and Lord of hosts (James 5:4; 1 Samuel 1:11, 17:45; Psalm 80:4; Isaiah 1:24)
    • Lord of glory – this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)
    • Lord of lords – this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 136:3; 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14, 19:16)
    • Lord of the harvest (Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2)
    • Lord of hosts/Lord God of hosts - see Yahovah-Sabaoth and Lord of armies (James 5:4; 1 Samuel 1:11, 17:45; Psalm 80:4; Isaiah 1:24)
  • Lord Our Righteousness – this title also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Jeremiah 23:6); see Yahovah-Tsidkenu/Zidkenu/Tsedeq
  • Lovingkindness/Faithfulness/Goodness (Psalm 144:2)
  • Majestic/Excellent ( גאון Ga’on) [“gah-ohn”] ; a description for God (Job 37:4; Isaiah 2:19); see Exalted/Excellent and High and Exalted One
  • Majesty on High (Hebrews 1:3; also 1 Chronicles 29:11)
  • Maker (Isaiah 27:11, 51:13)
  • Melech ( מלך ) [“meh-lehhk”] ; Hebrew for king
  • Mighty...

    • Mighty God – see El Gibbor; this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Deuteronomy 10:17; Isaiah 9:6)
    • Mighty One Of Jacob (Isaiah 49:26)
    • Mighty Warrior (Zephaniah 3:17)
  • Most High/Most High God (Genesis 14:20; 2 Samuel 22:14; Psalm 9:2; Hebrews 7:1); see also El Elyon and God Most High
  • My Husband ( אישי Ishi) [“ee-shee”] ; a more affectionate Hebrew term for husband used in Hosea 2:16 in a prophesy of New Covenant times, ’And it will come about in that day,’ declares Yahovah, 'That you will call Me my husband [Ishi] and no longer call Me Baali [a parallel term for Master, Lord, or Husband]. For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, so that they will no longer be mentioned by their names (Hosea 2:16-17).

    The whole chapter of Hosea 2 is a prophecy still unfolding now (Hosea 2:18 has not fulfilled), but it is clear it refers to New Covenant times because Apostle Paul refers to it in Romans 9:25-26 referencing Hosea 2:23, I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, and I will say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they will say, ‘You are my God!’ This refers to the salvation of the gentiles or all non-Jews by the New Covenant.

    The reason God uses my Husband with Baali or my Baal/master/husband with the sense of the Baals in Hosea 2:16-17 is not just because the New Covenant under Mashiach Yeshua is a light yoke, but because of the imposters of God, the Baals of this age, that use God’s names, especially those of Christ Jesus.

    This is why God says He will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth (the mouth of His people in entirety who became loyal to imposters of God – Jews, Messianic Jews, Christians, and even Muslims (see God’s Alarm for details why Muslims are included)), for a great majority of the church and believing communities are using the names that today’s Baals have taken over, and so they are unwittingly being loyal to these imposters instead of God, and so His people are in harlotry and idolatry for it (see God’s Alarm, Light Within , and Baal Testimonies for more).

    Hosea 2 is a prophecy about our times now, and with God’s use of the name and title of the Baals in Hosea 2:16-17, it is direct evidence from God that His people today are truly being deceived by the modern-day Baals, as I have been guided to see for some years – they are addressing God through the Baals, which is why God’s says you will no longer call Me Baali [my Baal] (Hosea 2:16).

    The Baal name invokes an image of a Master-Slave kind of relationship. Even today’s Jews do not like to use this word for husband because of its sexist overtones[6.25.3]. This Master-Slave relationship directly correlates with today’s imposters of God being literal spirits of slavery, who enslave with false teachings of strict commands of obedience (see Light Within for more).

    God wants the names of these Baals removed (Hosea 2:17), and it is another reason why the Lord calls me to write this article now; to show what God’s true names are, so His People leave behind the incorrect ones that the Baals have taken over, such as Jesus and Jehovah. It is time for God’s People to focus on Him truly instead of these Baals, and continue on into the complete fulfilment of the prophecy of Hosea 2. Because of this, I will replace Jesus with Yeshua in teachings more and more as time goes by
  • The Name –  see HaShem
  • The One...

    • One who sees me (Genesis 16:13) – see El Roi
    • One of Sinai, The One of Sinai (Judges 5:5) – refers to Mount Sinai where God brought His people from Egypt and gave the Law of Moses
  • Only King/Sovereign/Potentate - this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Zechariah 14:9; 1 Timothy 6:15)
  • Only Wise God (Romans 16:27; 1 Timothy 1:17; Jude 1:25)
  • Power, The Power (Mark 14:62)
  • Qanna ( קנא ) [“kahn-nah”] , Qannoh ( קנוא ) [“kahn-noh”] ; Qanna (Exodus 34:14) and El-Qannoh ( אל קנוא ; Joshua 24:19) are names for God meaning Jealous or Jealous God; these words for “jealous” are only used for God; “jealous/envious/zealous” for all other cases is the Hebrew word qana [“kah-nah”], which sounds the same except the syllables are sounded quicker (noted with the single ‘n’), while Qanna and Qannoh are sounded longer with more emphasis signified by the double-n; see also Jealous and Jealous God
  • Redeemer (Isaiah 44:24)
    • Redeemer of Israel (Isaiah 49:7)
  • Refuge ( מנוס Manos) [“mah-nohs”] ( חסה Hasah/Hazah) [“hah-sah”] ; from the Hebrew word manos or chasa; a description of God’s protection (2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 18:2; 144:2)
  • Rescuer/Deliverer – see Deliverer; see also Savior/Deliverer
  • Revered God (Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 111:9)
  • Righteous... - this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (1 John 2:1; Revelation 16:5)
    • Righteous God/Just God ( אל-צדיק ) [“ehl sihd-kih-noo”, “ehl sah-deek”, “ehl seh-dehk”] (Isaiah 45:21); see also Yahovah-Tsidkenu and El-Tsidkenu
    • Righteous One/Just One ( צדיק ) [“sah-deek” , “seh-dehk” , “sihd-kih-noo” ]; this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua (Isaiah 24:16, Acts 22:14); see also Yahovah-Tsidkenu and El-Tsidkenu
  • Rock ( סלע Sela)  [“say-lah” or “seh-lah”] (Greek πετραν Petram [“peh-trahm”] or πέτρα Petra [“peh-trah”] ); a description of God as a solid foundation and refuge (2 Samuel 22:2, 22:32, 22:47, 23:3; Psalm 144:1; Matthew 7:24)
    • Rock eternal ( צור עולמים Tsur Olam) [“soo oh-lahm”] (Isaiah 26:4); see also Yahovah-Tsur-Olam
    • Rock of Israel ( צור ישראל Tsur Israel) [“soo ihs-ryy-ehl” or “soo his-ryy-æl”] (2 Samuel 23:3)
    • Rock of my salvation ( צור ישעי Tsur Yishi/Tsur Yeshi) [“soo yeesh-ee”] (2 Samuel 22:47)
  • Savior/Deliverer ( מושיע Moshiya) [“moh-shee-ah”] ; this title also refers to Mashiach Yeshua (2 Kings 13:5; 2 Samuel 22:3, 22:47; Isaiah 45:15; Acts 5:31)
  • Shepherd… ( רע Raah) [“rah”] ; (Psalm 23:1); this title is also given to Mashiach Yeshua; see also Yahovah-Raah
    • Shepherd of Israel ( רעה ישראל ) [“rah’uh ihs-ryy-ehl”] ; see also Yahovah-Raah
  • Shield ( מגנה Magen, Magena) [“mah-gehn”, “mah-gayn”, “meh-gihn-nah”] ; a description of God’s protection (2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 144:2)
  • Stronghold/Fortress ( מצדה Matsud/Metsudah) [“maht-sood” or “meht-sood-ah”] ; a description of God’s protection (2 Samuel 22:2; Psalm 144:2)
  • Theos (θεός) – Greek word for god
  • True God, The True God (Jeremiah 10:10)
  • Upright One (Isaiah 26:7)
  • Victorious Warrior (Zephaniah 3:17)
  • Vinedresser (John 15:1)
  • Warrior (Zephaniah 3:17)

Names of Christ 2/19/2023 7:38 PM
Names of Mashiach - Christ, the Son, Messiah
  • Yeshua ( ישוע ) [“yehsh-oo-ah”] (Common variants: Jesus, Yahshua, Yehsu); It means “Yahovah saves, Yahovah is salvation” and “He is saved, Salvation.”; Long version is Yehoshua [“yeh-hoh-shoo-ah”] , though it is never used for Christ's name in scripture so I do not use it for Christ

    Because I’m a multi-lingual person who grew up in a bilingual house (English and Vietnamese) and have studied different languages over the years (French, Spanish, Irish, and Hebrew), I know there are subtleties in language that are lost by translators, especially if they are not native speakers of the languages they translate. Non-native speakers may not even hear the languages they are translating correctly, because the audio range of people who grew up in languages with more limited tonal variation lose their perception of tones that are not used in their native tongue.

    In my college studies of child psychology, I found out that if a child is not exposed to the greater tonal ranges of another language, they lose their ability to distinguish those tones at a very young age, and even lose much tonal recognition before they reach one year old[6.25.1]. Different exposure to sounds may explain why people hear different words from the exact same recording, and this inability to distinguish the tones of a foreign language explain why English speakers, for example, often cannot hear Asian languages correctly or with the fidelity to distinguish more subtle tones and inflections.

    It’s because of this varying ability and background in translators that the same Hebrew word or name is sometimes translated differently in the Bible. For example, the Hebrew name, יהושוע, is translated as Jehoshua (actually it was translated as Yehoshua because Hebrew has no ‘J’ sound and English changed ‘Y’ sounds to ‘J’, as noted above) in Numbers 13:16 and 1 Chronicles 7:27 in the KJV, but the exact same name is translated Joshua or Jeshua (actually Yoshua or Yeshua) everywhere else.

    This suggests different people did the translation, and because of my multi-lingual background and focus on tonal details, I would say the translators who translated יהושוע as Yehoshua instead of Yoshua had more discerning ears or were native Hebrew speakers and knew Hebrew better. Those who translated Yehoshua into Yoshua likely couldn’t distinguish the first syllable [“yeh”] from the next [“oh”], because they were non-native speakers. Another possibility is that some translators were more familiar with the shortened version, Yeshua, and used Yoshua instead. The KJV was made many centuries after the name Yehoshua was shortened to Yeshua in ancient Hebrew.

    Remember also from the section above about God’s holy name, that vowel markings were not used in original ancient Hebrew manuscripts, so translators had to use their own knowledge about how Hebrew was spoken, and of course, this knowledge would have been influenced by listening to native Hebrew speakers, which some translators may not have been hearing accurately, especially when native speakers do not slow down to enunciate each syllable. I see this inability to distinguish tonal range often, especially with English speakers describing how Asian words and names sound – their transliterations are often far off the mark.

    Furthermore, the translation of a word or name into more than one language is another reason we have names and translations that don’t sound anything like the originals. We will see how Jesus came from these processes of less than perfect translation, so let’s look at the Mashiach - Messiah’s name.

    Jesus is the English translation of what was originally ישוע (Yeshua), the Hebrew name the angel Gabriel told Mary to call Christ, And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Yeshua (Luke 1:31). But how do we get to Jesus from Yeshua? They sound nothing alike.

    First, let’s look at where Yeshua comes from. It is actually the short version of the name Yehoshua I brought up earlier – the name most English speakers know as Joshua. Yeshua sounds like Yoshua, but Yeshua did not come from translators that mishandled the name Yehoshua. Yehoshua was mainly used in scripture until the shortened version of the name, Yeshua, began to appear in the times after the Babylonian exile (in or after the 5th Century BC)[3.1.123], as it only appears in books of the Old Testament that date to the post-exile period (1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah).

    The shortened version is, Yeshua ( ישוע ) where the full name is, Yehoshua ( יהושוע ). You can see the “hoh” sound is taken out with the removal of the Hebrew letters הו (hey and vav). And like most shortened versions of names, Yeshua became more popular than the original version. How many people do you know prefer to use Christopher rather than Chris or Johnathan instead of John?

    By the time of Christ, the name Yeshua was common, and it was the name Gabriel told Mary to use for the Child Messiah. Now we have Christ’s true Hebrew name, and its pronunciation is as it appears and is commonly spoken, [“Yehsh-oo-ah”], because unlike God’s holy names, this name remained in common use. The same is true of the original long version, Yehoshua[4.1.10].

    But then how do we get Jesus? Here is where we need to consider translation into more than one language. When Yeshua was translated into Greek (the most widespread language in the centuries before and during the coming of Christ), the translators transliterated Yeshua into Iēsous/Ιēςους/Ιησους [“ee’ay-soos”] because Greek does not have ‘Y’ or ‘SH’ sounds, and male names do not end with ‘A’ sounds, so the last syllable of Yeshua was dropped[3.1.123]. They did their best to make a Greek version that was phonetically similar and linguistically correct.

    Further examination of these linguistics show that Yehoshua and Yeshua are the closest English phonetic transliterations for the Hebrew names. In Joshua Ensley’s examination of the Greek transliteration[3.1.123], he notes the translators picked Greek letter combinations that did sound like the Hebrew, which rule out translations like Yahushua, Yehushua, and Yahshua, because the letters in the Greek translation, Iēsous/Ιēςους/Ιησους, do not produce ‘yah’ or ‘uh’ sounds.

    However, the Greek “Ee’ay-soos” does not sound like Jesus. Now we have to look at translation into Latin, which came centuries later when Latin became the preferred language of the church. Latin translators transliterated the Greek Iēsous into Iesus, which sounds the same as the Greek[3.1.123]. The Latin, Iesus, looks more like Jesus, but it wasn’t spoken like Jesus today.

    Many more centuries past when the scriptures needed to be translated into English. Jesus came from this translation when the Latin, Iesus, turned into Jesus after ‘Y’ sounds that were originally represented with ‘I’ were changed to ‘J’, and the name picked up English pronunciation style instead of Latin, so it no longer sounded like the Greek Iēsous. You can see the transition from Iesus to Jesus when you look at the original 1611 KJV Bible. It shows Christ’s name as Iesus, which was a direct copy of the Latin translation of the Greek, Iēsous/Ιēςους/Ιησους.

    This means the name Jesus was not spoken by Christ or His disciples in the early church, but it is interesting to note that the Old English gematria values for Jesus and Joshua are both 444, which puts a stamp of authenticity for the two names being equal and meaning “full/absolute hope” (see 444 in The Meaning of Numbers for more).

    Also very uncoincidental, the Old English value for messiah is also 444. These are amazing linguistic and numeric alignments that God worked to show that Mashiach Yeshua (Christ Jesus) was the true Messiah and embodied His namesake – the original Hebrew name Yehoshua from which Joshua came means “Yahovah is salvation or Yahovah saves,” while the short version, Yeshua, the name from which Jesus came, means “he is saved.”

    So Yehoshua = Joshua  = Yahovah God is salvation/Yahovah God saves = 444 = Jesus = Yeshua = he is saved = 444 = Messiah = Mashiach = Christ = Anointed = 444 = Full Absolute Hope. These equalities, which fully depend on the structure and development of languages (Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English in this case) because gematria values depend on the value assigned to each letter in a strict logical order, cannot be manipulated by mankind, especially when you consider how these equalities solidified through the course of four languages over many centuries.

    Clearly, God is in control here and He is stating what the scriptures and the church has been maintaining for millennia – Mashiach Yeshua is equal with Yahovah God, the One who gives Full, Absolute Hope in our salvation in this life and the next.

    And to solidify this point even further, when I was looking at words related to God’s names for this article, I found another linguistic numeric link. The Hebrew word for Savior or Deliverer is ( מושיע Moshiya) [“moh-shee-ah”], such as found in “Yahovah gave Israel a deliverer [moshiya]...” (2 Kings 13:5). Its standard Hebrew gematria value is 426, in which I see 4 and 26, which I had been guided to see mean Hope (4) and Yahovah (26 is the gematria value for God’s holy name), so this value of the Hebrew for Savior encodes Hope in Yahovah God.

    But furthermore, I also saw that 306 is an embedded number in the Hebrew for savior/deliverer, just like I found 611 contained in God’s holy name and its correct translation, Yahovah. Why is 306 significant here? This is a number that means “to pursue a righteous goal despite great adversity, pain, and even death,” which the Lord had guided me to connect to Christ dying on the cross and the martyrdom of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    These further numeric links encoded in the Hebrew letters for Savior/Deliverer obviously show that Mashiach Yeshua truly is and was the Messiah Savior who willingly died on the cross with great suffering to atone for all sin (306), and Whom is equal with Yahovah God (26), and is Who His people should have hope in (4 and 426). Truly amazing! These many linguistic numeric alignments have significant meaning that are extremely hard for any skeptic to dismiss.

    However, I must also note that the Old English gematria value for Lucifer, which is a Latin name for Satan, meaning “light bringer/bearer,” is also 444 (recall that Jesus = 444 = Joshua = 444 = Messiah), so God also put an obvious link to the corruption of God’s true names that came through the use of Jesus. In this case 444 would mean the opposite of Christ’s 444 – Fully Corrupted Hope.

    In contrast, the name Yeshua has an English Mercy value of 7 (Mercy values are where nine, the number of judgment, is cancelled). Seven is a number that means Whole, Divine, God, or Godly. That is a very interesting alignment to the great mercy given through Christ in which eternal judgment is negated by the New Covenant.

    However, unlike God’s holy Hebrew name and its correct translation, Yahovah; the English, Yeshua, contains 309, which I noted is a bad number that the name Satan also contains. This doesn’t negate that God would use Yeshua, but goes with the name being common and not reserved only for God. 309 and other numbers I would consider bad are not contained in the original Hebrew name ( ישוע ), Yeshua, though.

    A very interesting note, is that the Strong’s number for Yehoshua ( יהושוע ), the long version of Yeshua, is 3091, so 309 is also in the Strong’s number for Yehoshua, which gives a link to 309 contained within Yeshua. We’ll see why links with the Strong’s number show Godly influence as well.

    God gave even more proof for the validity of the name Yeshua for Christ, which means “he is saved.” The Hebrew word for salvation, deliverance, prosperity, and victory is yeshuah ( ישועה ). It is pronounced almost identically to Yeshua, only its last syllable is emphasized. That word, though, is never used as a name in the Bible, but the phonetic alignment is a very interesting affirmation of Yeshua Mashiach’s role in salvation – Yeshua = yeshuah.

    Also, the Strong’s number for yeshuah (salvation) is 3444, in which I see 3 and 444. Remember 444 is the Old English value of Jesus, Joshua, and Messiah, while 3 is a number for Christ. This and the numbering for Yehoshua are very significant, because Strong’s Reference only uses words found in the Bible’s original language manuscripts, and they are numbered alphabetically by language, so think about how anyone can manipulate these numeric alignments.

    You would have to have control of all the Hebrew words used in the Old Testament and how Hebrew developed as a language, because the words are ordered alphabetically. Just adding or removing one word from scripture would throw off the number alignments. Obviously, this and other linguistic numeric alignments are no work of humankind. They show God’s influence on languages, words, names, and their numeric equivalents, which I have also seen in God’s holy name and many other words. Truly, there is no one like the Lord.

    And to look at that one of a kind nature further, I will share something I saw about Christ when someone asked me to evaluate John 3:16 recently. Obviously, the Lord worked this in time to go with this article.

    John 3:16 is a very popular verse used by the church. It is commonly translated as, For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. The person wanted me to show him the best translation and shared many translations. The translation from his native language, Portuguese, as well as many others, used the word “unique” instead of “only” before “Son.”

    I knew many translations preferred “only begotten Son” and that some have said there is special meaning to “begotten,” saying that the word denotes a special nature to the thing or child begotten – that it shares its nature with the parent as opposed to anything else made, like a craftsman’s object.

    I didn’t look further into these statements until this person asked me to give the best translation of John 3:16. So when I looked at the original Greek, I noted the word, μονογενής (monoganace or monogenes), which is translated as “only begotten” has a sense that the child is one-of-a-kind or unique or special, which is why some translations use “unique.” However, when I looked through the list of translations, I did not see one that conveyed what Apostle John was trying to say with the word monoganace – that Mashiach Yeshua was truly a one-of-a-kind person, like God who has no equal. Not even my preferred Bible translations conveyed this well.

    The word begotten does not convey this nature, which is why “only” is added to it in translations. However, that does not really convey John’s thought. An only child is not one-of-a-kind in the same sense that Christ and God are one-of-a-kind -– that they can have no equal, no other like them.

    Furthermore, the definition of the word “begotten” does not include any special meaning of the offspring having the same nature of the parent. That is implied since a biological child must have the same nature of the parent, however, that is not a trait of other things that are also begotten (created or fathered).

    I did not feel that the most common words used to translate monoganace were appropriate or adequate to convey the thought of Christ’s true uniqueness. This is more apparent when you understand that God also begat other sons, who are called sons of God in scripture (Genesis 6:2). They are the angels, but Mashiach Yeshua is more one-of-a-kind than the angels.

    I also saw that the Greek word, κόσμος (kosmos/cosmos), in John 3:16 is translated “world or mankind” but can also mean the “universe, government/order, arrangement of stars/heavens, multitude,” so context is very important to choose the correct translation. Technically, “world” in the sense of humanity is a correct translation, but Christ came to save mankind specifically, so “mankind” is a better translation, however, the translation of kosmos is not as important as that of monoganace.

    To give the best translation of John 3:16, I would say, For God so loved mankind that He gave His only Son, whom there is like no other, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have eternal life.

    Christ’s one of a kind nature is very important, as He is equal with God, who also has no equal. This was very clear in the section about God’s names above, especially when He said, "I am Yahovah, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven images" (Isaiah 42:8). And since it is obvious Mashiach Yeshua does have God’s glory and also is truly one-of-a-kind, having no equal, God is affirming over and over again that He and the Messiah in Mashiach Yeshua are truly one and the same.

Other Names and Titles of Christ 2/19/2023 7:39 PM
Other names and titles for Mashiach Yeshua
  • Advocate/Intercessor – a title referring to Christ’s role as mediator of the New Covenant and our Advocate who intercedes on our behalf over the eternal penalty of our sins (1 John 2:1)
  • The Amen ( האמן ) [“hah-ah-mayn”] ; this title refers to the word amen, which comes from the same Hebrew word, meaning “truly, verily, so be it” (Revelation 3:14)
  • Anointed, The Anointed One – see Mashiach
  • Beginning of the creation of God (Revelation 3:14); see also Creator and Firstborn over all creation
  • Bishop/Overseer of our souls (1 Peter 2:25); see also Shepherd and Good Shepherd
  • The blessed and only Sovereign/Potentate/King (1 Timothy 6:15); see also Only King under God's names
  • Branch, The Branch (Isaiah 11:1; Zechariah 3:8, 6:12)
    • The Branch of David - see Root and Offspring of David (Jeremiah 33:15; also Luke 1:32, Romans 1:3-4)
    • The Branch of Righteousness, Righteous Branch (Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15; Zechariah 3:8, 6:12)
    • The Branch of Yahovah, The Branch of the Lord (Isaiah 4:2)
  • Bread of Life, The Bread of Life (John 6:35)
  • Bridegroom – This title refers to God’s and Mashiach Yeshua’s role as the Husband to His people and Christ’s role as Husband to the church, specifically (Hosea 2:16; Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19-20; Luke 5:34-35; Matthew 25:1-13; John 3:29; Revelation 19:7-9, 21:2, 21:9-22:5, 22:17); see also My Husband under God's names
  • Bright and Morning Star, Day Star(2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 22:16)
  • Brightness of God’s Glory (Hebrews 1:3)

  • Chief Cornerstone – a description of Christ as the foundation of the New Covenant and Christian faith (Isaiah 28:16; Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6-7)
  • Christ ( משיח Mashiach) [“mah-shee-ahhk”] , The Christ ( המשיח HaMashiach) [“hah-mah-shee-ahhk”]; This title came from the Latin, Christus, which came from Greek, Khristos, meaning “the anointed,” which goes with the Hebrew title mashiach, also meaning “anointed or anointed one”; these translations are used in John 1 where the Apostle Peter’s brother, Andrew, said, We have found the Messiah (which translated means Christ) (John 1:41); see also Mashiach
    • Christ the Rock/Messiah the Rock/The Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4); see also Rock under God’s names
  • Cornerstone – a description of Christ as the foundation of the New Covenant and Christian faith (Isaiah 28:16; Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6-7)
  • Counselor (Isaiah 9:6; John 14:16)
  • Creator – see Firstborn over all creation, Origin of the creation of God, and entries under Creator for God’s names (Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2, 1:10)
  • Dayspring/Sunrise/Daybreak/Dawn/Rising from on high (Luke 1:78)
  • Dawn/Sunrise/Daybreak/Rising from on high (Luke 1:78)
  • The Door – a description of Christ as the entryway into eternal life with the New Covenant (John 10:1-9)
  • Doorkeeper/Porter – a description of Christ as the entryway into eternal life with the New Covenant (John 10:3)
  • Emmanuel/Immanuel - see Immanuel
  • Eternal Father – see Ab Ad and Ab Olam (Isaiah 9:6)
  • Eternal King (1 Timothy 1:17)
  • Everlasting Father – see Ab Ad and Ab Olam under God's names (Isaiah 9:6)
  • Everlasting King (1 Timothy 1:17)
  • Faithful... see also Faithful under God’s names
    • Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)
    • Faithful and True Witness (Revelation 3:14)
  • Firstborn...

    • Firstborn among many brethren – refers to Christ being the first of the resurrected under the New Covenant (Romans 8:29)
    • Firstborn among the dead – refers to Christ being the first of the resurrected under the New Covenant (Colossians 1:18)
    • Firstborn over all creation – refers to Christ, the Son, being the first created being in God’s Creation, through Whom all the rest of Creation was made (Colossians 1:15-17; John 1:2-3, 1:10; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 1:2, 1:10-12; Psalm 102:25-27); see also entries under Creator for God’s names and Origin of the creation of God
  • The First Fruits – refers to Christ being the first of the resurrected under the New Covenant (1 Corinthians 15:20); see also Firstborn...
  • Fountain of Living Waters – a description of Christ suppling life and guidance, especially eternal life by the New Covenant (Jeremiah 2:13, 17:13; John 4:10-14); see also Fountain of Living Waters under God's names
  • Glorious Lord (1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)
  • God of the spirit of the prophets/God of the holy prophets (Revelation 22:6)
  • Good Shepherd – refers to Christ as the tender or keeper of His sheep or people under the New Covenant (John 10:11); see also entries under Shepherd below
  • Great Light, Light (Isaiah 9:2); see also entries under Light
  • Great Shepherd - refers to Christ as the tender or keeper of His sheep or people under the New Covenant (Hebrews 13:20); see also Shepherd and Good Shepherd
  • Guardian of our souls – refers to Christ keeping our souls for eternity and entry into heaven through the New Covenant (1 Peter 2:25)
  • Head of...

    • Head of every man (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23)
    • Head of every ruler and authority/of every principality and power (Colossians 2:10)
    • Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 4:15, 5:23; Colossians 1:18, 2:19)
    • Head of the Church (Ephesians 4:15, 5:23; Colossians 1:18)
    • Head of the House/Household [of God/the Church] (Luke 13:25, 14:21)
  • Heir, Heir of All Things – refers to Christ having the same power and authority that God has (Hebrews 1:2-6, 1:8-13; Psalm 2:7-9, 45:6-7; also 2 Samuel 7:14)
  • Holy (Luke 4:34; Revelation 4:8); see also entries under Holy for God's names
    • Holy One/Holy One of God (1 John 2:20; Luke 4:34; Acts 13:35; Revelation 16:5; Psalm 16:10); see also entries under Holy for God's names
  • Immanuel/Emmanuel ( עמנואל ; Greek εμμανουηλ) [“ee-mahn-wehl” or “ih-mahn-wæl”] ; This name of Christ means “God is with us” (Isaiah 7:14, 8:8, Matthew 1:23); it is interesting to note that the Hebrew Aik Bekar gematria value for this name is 26, the same value as the standard Hebrew gematria for God’s Hebrew holy name, Yahovah
  • Intercessor/Advocate - see Advocate (1 John 2:1)
  • Judge/The Judge – this title refers to Christ being the Judge of all, especially during The Judgment (John 5:22-23, 5:27; Acts 10:42, 17:31; Romans 2:16; 2 Timothy 4:1, 4:8; 1 Peter 4:5-6; Revelation 19:11, 20:12-13); see also Judge and Judge of all the earth under God’s names
  • Just, The Just One - see Righteous, Righteous One
  • King of...

    • King of kings (1 Timothy 6:15, Revelation 17:14; 19:16)
    • King of Israel (John 1:49)
    • King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2, 27:11, 27:29, 27:37; Mark 15:2, 15:26; Luke 23:3, 23:38; John 18:33, 19:19)
    • King of the nations (Jeremiah 10:7; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 15:3)
  • Kurios/Kyrios ( Greek κύριος ) [“koo-ree-aws”] ; Greek word for lord or master
  • Life/Lifegiver (John 5:26, 14:6)
  • Light, The Light, Great Light – see also entries under Light in God’s names (Isaiah 9:2)
    • Light of life (John 8:12)
    • Light of the world (John 8:12)
  • Lord of...

    • Lord of all (Joshua 3:11, 3:13; Micah 4:13; Zechariah 4:14, 6:5; Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12)
    • Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)
    • Lord of lords (Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 136:3; 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14, 19:16)
  • Man of Sorrows/Man of Pains/Man of Great Pains (Isaiah 53:3)
  • Marvelous Counselor/Wonderful Counselor ( פלא יועץ Pele Ya’ats) [“pel-læ yah-ahts”] ; see Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
  • Mashiach ( משיח ) [“mah-shee-ahk”] , HaMashiach ( המשיח ) [“hah-mah-shee-ahk”] ; this is the Hebrew title of Messiah or Christ or The Messiah/The Christ (HaMashiach), which means “anointed or anointed one” (Daniel 9:25); this title is often paired with Christ’s name, such as in Yeshua HaMashiach (Yeshua the Messiah (Christ) or Jesus Christ)
  • Messiah the Rock/Christ the Rock/The Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4); see also Rock under God’s names
  • Mighty God – see El Gibbor (Deuteronomy 10:17; Isaiah 9:6)
  • Morning Star, Day Star (2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 22:16)
  • The Only Sovereign/Potentate/King (Zechariah 14:9; 1 Timothy 6:15); see also Only King under God's names
  • Origin of the creation of God (Revelation 3:14); see also Creator and Firstborn over all creation
  • Overseer/Bishop of our souls (1 Peter 2:25); see also Shepherd and Good Shepherd
  • Passover Lamb – refers to Christ being the literal sacrifice during Passover to atone for all mankind (1 Corinthians 5:7); see details for Passover and Holy Week for more about this
  • Pastor/Shepherd – see entries under Shepherd and Good Shepherd
  • Power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
  • Precious Cornerstone – a description of Christ as the foundation of the New Covenant and Christian faith (Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6-7)
  • Prince and Savior (Acts 5:31; Isaiah 9:6); see also Prince of Peace
  • Prince of...

  • The Prophet (Matthew 21:11; John 6:14; John 7:40)
  • Rabbi [“ræ-byy”]; Hebrew for “my teacher” or “my master” (Matthew 26:25, 26:49; Mark 9:5, 11:21; John 1:49)
  • The Resurrection – refers to Christ being the way into the Resurrection of the dead (eternal life) under the New Covenant (John 11:25); see also The Door and Doorkeeper
  • Righteous, The Righteous (1 John 2:1; Revelation 16:5); see also Righteous God, Righteous One, and Yahovah-Tsidkenu under God’s names
  • The Rock/Christ the Rock/Messiah the Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4); see also Rock under God’s names
  • Root...

    • Root and Offspring of David - refers to Christ coming from the line of King David (Revelation 22:16; Romans 1:3-4); see also entries under The Branch above and Root of Jesse below
    • Root of Jesse/Stem of Jesse – refers to Christ coming from the line of King David, whose father was Jesse (Isaiah 11:1 ; Romans 15:12; Ruth 4:17, 4:22; 1 Samuel 16:10-13); see also entries under The Branch above
  • Savior/Deliverer ( מושיע Moshiya) [“moh-shee-ah”] (2 Kings 13:5; 2 Samuel 22:3, 22:47; Isaiah 45:15; Acts 5:31); see also Savior and Deliverer under God's names
  • Seed...

  • Shepherd/Pastor... (John 10:11, Psalm 23:1; 1 Peter 2:25; Hebrews 13:20); see also Good Shepherd above, Yahovah-Raah, and Shepherd under God’s names
  • Son of...

    • Son of David - see Root and Offspring of David (Matthew 20:30; Luke 1:32)
    • Son of God (John 1:49; Luke 1:35)
    • Son of Man – this title is especially important for linking Mashiach Yeshua to the Messiah promised by God through the prophets; Christ used this title often and affirmed His deity and equality with God with it (John 5:25-29, 9:35-38; Hebrews 2:6-9); (Daniel 7:13; Psalm 8:4; Matthew 8:20, 9:6, 10:23, 11:19, 12:8, 12:32, 12:40, 13:37, 13:41, 16:13, 16:27, 16:28, 17:9, 17:12, 17:22, 19:28, 20:18, 20:28, 24:27, 24:30, 24:37, 24:39, 24:44, 25:31, 26:2, 26:24, 26:45, 26:64; Mark 2:10, 2:28, 8:31, 8:38, 9:9, 9:12, 9:31, 10:33, 10:45, 13:26, 14:21, 14:41, 14:62; Luke 5:24, 6:5, 6:22, 7:34, 9:22, 9:26, 9:44, 9:58, 11:30, 12:8, 12:10, 12:40, 17:22, 17:24, 17:26, 17:30, 18:8, 18:31, 19:10, 21:27, 21:36, 22:22, 22:48, 22:69, 24:7; John 1:51, 3:13-14, 5:27, 6:27, 6:53, 6:62, 8:28, 9:35-38, 12:23; 12:34; 13:31; Acts 7:56; Hebrews 2:6-9)
    • Son of the Most High, Son of the Highest (Mark 5:7; Luke 1:32, 8:28)
  • Stem of Jesse/Root of Jesse – see Root of Jesse
  • Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2); see also Sunrise below
  • Sunrise/Dawn/Dayspring/Daybreak/Rising from on high (Luke 1:78)
  • Tested/Tried Stone – a description of Christ as perfect and victorious through all trials as the foundation of the New Covenant and Christian faith (Isaiah 28:16)
  • True, The True... (Revelation 19:11)
    • The True Vine (John 15:1)
    • The True Witness (Revelation 3:14)
  • The Truth (John 14:6)
  • The Way, The Way and the Truth and the Life (John 14:6; Acts 9:2)
  • The Vine (John 15:1-6); see also The True Vine and Vinedresser under God's names
  • Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
  • Wonderful Counselor/Marvelous Counselor ( פלא יועץ Pele Ya’ats) [“pel-læ yah-ahts”] ; refers to Christ’s role as our Shepherd who guides us (Isaiah 9:6); see also entries under Shepherd and Good Shepherd
  • The Word...
    • The Word of God – refers to Christ as the fulfilled prophesy of God (the written word), as well as the embodiment of God’s word (His thought) through which and Whom He created all the rest of Creation (John 1: 1, Revelation 19:13); see also Firstborn over all creation, Creator, and Origin of the creation of God
  • Yehoshua ( יהושוע ) [“yeh-hoh-shoo-ah”] ; the long version of Yeshua and often translated as Joshua in English Bibles; it means “Yahovah is salvation” (Exodus 33:11; Joshua 1:1); Christ is never called this name in scripture, however, so I do not use it for Christ's name; it is more associated with Joshua/Yoshua who succeeded Moses

  2/19/2023 7:40 PM
Titles of the Holy Spirit or Spirit of God

Unlike Yahovah God and our Savior Mashiach Yeshua, the Holy Spirit is not given any proper names in scripture. This distinction needs to be made, because we should understand the nature of the Holy Spirit as an extension of God, which is equal with God and is God’s presence, but not really a different person.

God’s presence is embodied in the Holy Spirit, but unlike false teachings and people who have imposters of God and the Holy Spirit in their lives, the Holy Spirit is not a completely separate entity whom we pray and speak to. No one in the scriptures talks to the Holy Spirit. They speak directly to God or Christ and address Him by name or title.

This is not done with the Holy Spirit, so anyone who claims to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and references him or her by a name is being deceived by imposters of God and the Spirit. I’ve seen many people fall to this deception (see Ministry Warnings and Light Within for more), so I want to make it clear that the Holy Spirit enables spiritual gifts of God within a person (1 Corinthians 12:4-11), such as allowing us to hear God’s voice, and is God’s presence in all reborn, saved believers (1 Corinthians 6:15-20; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 ; Romans 8:9), but the Holy Spirit is not a completely separate person in which we speak or pray to.

This is why the Spirit is not given any proper names in the Bible and no one has a relationship with the Holy Spirit in scripture. We are supposed to have a relationship with God directly, which goes through His names and titles in the Father Yahovah and the Son in Mashiach Yeshua, so simply speak to God by His names and titles, not the Spirit. Think of the Holy Spirit as God’s presence and power within and upon us, not as an entirely different person.

Unlike names of God and Christ, the Lord has not shown me any special linguistic or numeric links in titles for the Holy Spirit, which goes with the Spirit not having a proper name. All of the “names” given here are more titles for the Holy Spirit.

However, I looked at a name being used by an imposter of the Holy Spirit (Mother Shekinah) and found it to have a Latin value of 444, which I noted earlier, links to Lucifer, another name for Satan, so God has given proof that the devil has corrupted the personality of the Holy Spirit.
  • Advocate – see Helper
  • Comforter – see Helper
  • Counsellor – see Helper
  • Helper (Greek παράκλητος Parakletos) [“pah-rah-klee-tohs” or “pah-rah-klay-tohs”] ; this title comes from the Greek paraketos (John 14:16, 14:26), which can also mean “comforter, counsellor, advocate or intercessor,” however, because the Spirit’s role is more as God’s Helper (His extension in which He resides and His powers manifest), rather than of a separate person than God, Helper is most appropriate, while Comforter, Counsellor, Advocate, and Intercessor should be reserved for God and Christ, as God is behind the role of the Holy Spirit
  • Holy Ghost – an older translation of Holy Spirit that is no longer appropriate because the word, ghost, is now mainly associated with the deceased and dead souls
  • Holy Spirit ( רוח קדש Ruach Kodesh/Kadesh) [“roo-ahhk koh-dehsh” or “roo-ahhk kah-dehsh”] (Greek πνεῦμα ἅγιος Pneuma Hagios) [“pee’ew-mah hah-gee-aws”] (Psalm 51:11; John 14:26)
  • Intercessor – see Helper
  • Ruach Kodesh/Kadesh ( רוח קדש ) [“roo-ahhk koh-dehsh” or “roo-ahhk kah-dehsh”] ; the Hebrew for Holy Spirit (Psalm 51:11)
  • Spirit, The Spirit ( רוח Ruach) [“roo-ahhk”] ( הרוח HaRuach) [“hah-roo-ahhk”] ; the Hebrew word ruach means “wind, breath, mind, spirit” (Ezekiel 11:1)
  • Spirit of...

    • Spirit of God (Genesis 1:2; Matthew 3:16)
    • Spirit of His Son – this title notes that the Holy Spirit belongs to Mashiach Yeshua, and therefore is the same as the Spirit of God from Father God Yahovah (Galatians 4:6)
    • Spirit of Holiness (Romans 1:4)
    • Spirit of the Living God (2 Corinthians 3:3); see also Living God under God’s names
    • Spirit of Truth – this title goes with God’s and Christ’s titles: God of truth and The Truth (John 14:17); it also goes with God’s character in that He does not lie (Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; Numbers 23:19), so any spiritual guidance that is untruthful cannot be from the Holy Spirit or directly from God
    • Spirit of Yeshua (Jesus) – like the title Spirit of His Son, this title links Mashiach Yeshua to Yahovah God (Acts 16:7); see also Spirit of His Son

Update - Addressing Refutes of Yehovah Variants 2/19/2023 7:44 PM
After I posted this article, someone made me aware of things that try to refute that Yehovah or Jehovah, and therefore, also Yahovah which I was guided to use, are correct pronunciations of God’s Hebrew name. Most of them say Yahweh is the true pronunciation.

The variants of Yehovah and Jehovah, I already negated because God’s name must start with Yah, but as I noted in the section about God’s holy Hebrew name, I also negated Yehovah, Jehovah, and many other variants, including Yahweh, because they also contain numbers related to Satan, while God’s original name in Hebrew and the translation, Yahovah, do not.

I also noted a special fingerprint of God’s Hebrew name that contained two 611’s, which I was led to see have significant meaning with Christ coming as the Servant Messiah. Go over the original article if you don’t remember this. Other variants, including Yahweh do not have 611 at all or in the correct fingerprint of appearing two times.

Let’s assume, though, that this fingerprint which God gave me through revelations of the Spirit means nothing, and go over the main refutes:
  • Claim: Ancient cuneiform tablets show the true pronunciation of God’s holy Hebrew name.

    The variant Yahwe which came from Jahwe is said to be the transliteration of God’s Hebrew name from ancient Babylonian Hammurabi cuneiform tablets that date to the time of Abraham (around 1800 BC).

    These tablets being contemporary to Abraham was an assumption of Sayce or whomever linked King Hammurabi to Biblical kings of Genesis. The name Hammurabi, though, is not in scripture, and I have yet to double-check if Biblical timing was correctly estimated. King Hammurabi is said to have reigned from about 1792 to 1750 BC[6.28.1]. More recent archaeological findings place the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which was in Abraham’s time, at 1650 BC[6.28.2].

    In 1898, Sayce published that he found God’s Hebrew name in three of these Hammurabi tablets. However, C. H. W. Johns, a contemporary of Sayce published an analysis of these findings in 1902, and said the findings were errant conclusions. Johns stated, “the way in which the cuneiform names involving such an occurrence of Yahweh could be read and interpreted, were very conflicting”[6.28.3].

    Johns said that these findings were influenced by over eagerness to “assert and opine” (assert and deem or make judgment), which is something I see often in the church. When people find things that appear to back up their positions and teachings, they tend to run with them without double-checking or researching the claims. I have to admit, I had done this in the past, but praise the Lord He has guided me much through the years to correct this behavior.

    Sayce and those who agree with him claimed that names found on these tablets, like Jakub-ilu, Jasup-ilu, and Jahwe-ilu, which use a Babylonian name suffix, “ilu,” that can mean “is god or reigns” were instances of proclaiming Yahovah is God in cuneiform. Johns correctly surmised that is quite a stretch, as it would also mean names like Jakub-ilu, which is Jacob-ilu also mean Jacob is God, which obviously is wrong.

    But to completely disprove the claim that these tablets have the correct transliteration of God’s Hebrew name, I noted that the language of these tablets is the Old Babylonian form of Akkadian[6.28.4], and Akkadian, though a Semitic language like Hebrew and Arabic, does not even have the correct vowels and consonants to accurately transliterate Hebrew, much like I noted in the section about the names of Christ, that Greek does not have the correct phonetics to accurately transliterate the Hebrew name Yeshua. Greek does not have a ‘Y’ sound as well as other phonetics that are in Hebrew.

    Similarly, Akkadian lost some very important phonemes used in other Semitic languages, like Hebrew. It lost the letters, aleph, ayin, hey, and chet, and does not have ‘o’ vowels[6.28.4]. This is significant for God’s holy name because it consists of the letters yod-hey-vav-hey and the pronunciation God revealed includes the sound of the vowel ‘o’.

    Furthermore, all forms of Akkadian are long extinct. It was reconstructed by scholars using knowledge of Semitic languages from the times of Sayce and Johns (around 1890 up to today). The last common usage of Akkadian as a spoken language was in the times of Alexander the Great (around 300 BC)[6.28.4], so no irrefutable pronunciation characteristics can be made from it. Good references will acknowledge this. Wikipedia states, “Because Akkadian as a spoken language is extinct and no contemporary descriptions of the pronunciation are known, little can be said with certainty about the phonetics and phonology of Akkadian.”

    Knowing these things about Akkadian, it is easy to see that relying on cuneiform tablets to get at the true pronunciation of God’s name is fruitless, even if Sayce was correct about finding God’s name in them, which he wasn’t.
  • Claim: Transliterations of God’s name are given in Greek manuscripts.

    If you read the section about Christ’s names, then you know that translating Hebrew into Greek to exactly preserve pronunciation is impossible. Like Akkadian, Greek does not have the phonetics needed to accurately preserve Hebrew, so trying to use Greek translations to prove a version of God’s name is fruitless.

    Furthermore, Hebrew was not translated into Greek until about 100 years after the Jews stopped public use of God’s names in the 4th Century BC[3.1.120, 3.1.121]. This means it is very likely the Jews of the time did not have enough knowledge of pronunciation for God’s name to do it correctly.
  • Claim: God’s name is all vowels because the ancient Jewish historian Flavius Josephus wrote, “The sacred name: it consists of four vowels.”

    This argument is mainly used to affirm the translation, Yahweh, for God’s name as the correct one. Yahweh basically is all vowel sounds. However, the letters for Hebrew, like other Semitic languages, don’t actually record the vowels that are sounded in words. I talked about this in the section about God’s name. Vowel markings for Hebrew were invented in relatively modern times (around 600 AD[3.1.126]; some sources say 200 AD), well after Josephus.

    I have to conclude the quote from Josephus was either mistranslated, he did not label the letters in God’s name correctly, or he had incorrect knowledge about God’s name, which is almost guaranteed by the time of Josephus, since God’s names were out of public use for about half a millennium at the time. Counting on Josephus or any of the Jews of the time to correctly know God’s name is assuming too much. See the section about Yahovah for more about why Yahweh or variants like it were negated.
  • Claim: A ‘w’ sound, not a ‘v’ sound, is the original sound for the Hebrew letter ( ו ) vav/waw.

    This is important for God’s name because its third letter is vav. People argue that the Hebrew letter vav was originally a ‘w’ sound instead of ‘v’, so vav should be waw, and God’s name should be like Yahweh, Yahuah, or Yahuwah instead of like Yahveh or Yahovah.

    This assumption comes from the two dialects of Hebrew that are present today – Ashkenazi and Sephardi. Ashkenazi is dated later and has language influences from northeastern European countries, such as German, which is presumed why Ashkenazi Hebrew uses the ‘v’ sound more instead of ‘w’[3.1.127].

    One the other side, some Sephardi Jewish traditions, claim their dialect is the original, pure form of Hebrew[3.1.127], and dates as far back as the first temple in Jerusalem. I’ve heard of claims like this from the church before, but they often turn out to be incorrect.

    Linguistic scholars also often say this dialect, which prefers the ‘w’ sound, is closest to Biblical ancient Hebrew. They use linguistic rules rather than historic proof to confidently affirm that waw must be the original form and not vav.

    This is pretty presumptuous, though, considering that ancient Hebrew goes back many thousands of years. As someone who has studied multiple languages, I also know they can change quickly, even within a generation, and there are regional variations (dialects) that are very different, even within small areas. For example, the island of Ireland has four major Irish dialects today and some words are pronounced very differently from one dialect to another. In Irish, as well as other languages, some dialects are so different that speakers of the same language but different dialect cannot understand each other.

    It is a very big assumption to maintain that Hebrew did not change enough through its thousands of years of history to say one modern dialect is the pure, unchanged one. It is another big assumption to say that the ‘w’ phoneme must be the original sound used in Hebrew.

    Did these scholars and analysts consider that both ‘w’ and ‘v’ sounds were in use? Or did they consider that grammar rules are not ALWAYS adhered to in language?

    One commenter named Nehemia or Nehemiah said his name is pronounced “N’chem-Yah” which is actually phonetically more like [“N’hkehm-Yah”][4.1.12]. It means “Yah comforts,” but stating “Yah comforts” in Hebrew would be pronounced, “Nee-chaym Yah.” Why is the name pronounced like N’chem-Yah?

    Nehemia declared, “Kachah!” (Just because!). He has no idea why, and this is the case in the linguistics of many words and names. You cannot assume grammar or linguistic rules are always rigid.

    Nehemia brought up another important case of this over assumption when he addressed people’s erroneous ideas that God’s name has to do with destruction because its last three letters are ( הוה ) HVH or hey-vav-hey, the same as, hovah, the Hebrew word for “disaster or ruin.” You might also link them because hovah sounds similar to syllables in Yahovah or Yehovah, but the inflections are different. Hovah, meaning disaster, has the last syllable emphasized, while the first syllable is emphasized in God’s name.

    This is like other languages where inflections or exactly how a syllable is sounded changes the meaning of the word. This is common in Asian languages, like Vietnamese, and in my research, I found Hebrew to have similar rules.

    But as far as the hey-vav-hey (HVH) in Yahovah goes, Nehemia notes that God’s name comes from the HYH root, which is hayah, meaning “to be or I am.” God confirms that in Exodus 3 (see Hayah for details).

    Why does God’s name have HVH instead of HYH then? I’ll have to proclaim, Kachah! like Nehemia did, because only God knows. Though, I would have to say that His wanting to link His Hebrew name to the 611 fingerprint and Christ had a part in it.
In my study of languages, it’s been easy to see that grammar and linguistics are not always simple and straightforward, so we cannot presume things simply from appearance or that rules remain rigid. Another example of this, is the name Tyrone. It looks exactly the same from its Greek roots of turannos, meaning king or absolute ruler, as the same name in modern Irish for County Tyrone, which came from Irish Gaelic, Tír Eoghan.

Tír Eoghan means Land of Eoghan, who was an Irish king, and it is actually pronounced "tier owen" or "cheer owen." But over time, Tír Eoghan was Anglicized (converted towards English) and contracted into Tyrone because the syllables sound like Tyr and Own. Then the name lost its original Irish pronunciation, so today it is pronounced the same as Tyrone from Greek origin.

Coincidence? I doubt it, because both names are linked to kingship and I have given more than enough proof in this thread and elsewhere that God has controlled languages around the world through the millennia.

A big point in all this is that we cannot rely only on logic and data to understand things. That’s what many scholars, even in the church do. It leads them astray. I’ve even seen academic over analysis take away the faith of believers.

Through decades of analyzing other people’s analyses, I have found that using only scientific or seemingly logical analysis fails when you assume too much and/or do not have all the facts correct or enough information.

This is why I emphasize needing God’s help – His guidance and Spirit to get correct revelation. I could never have figured out the things I have shared with linguistic numeric alignments and other revelations without God’s guidance. They are proof God is in exacting control of our languages and scripture. How can the skeptic dismiss such significant alignments, not just in God’s names, but in all the numeric alignments He has shown?

Too often, people jump to conclusions, take things out of context, or simply interpret things the wrong way and then keep to their error despite much evidence against them. I have often warned errant ministers that their errors and thinking comes too much from a carnal, worldly mind and not enough from the Spirit.

We must remember that a carnal mind is enmity or hostility against God and cannot understand God or spiritual things correctly (Romans 8:6-8). God also hides things from those who consider themselves wise (Matthew 11:25, 13:15; Mark 4:11-12; Luke 10:21; Acts 28:27; 1 Corinthians 1:19-29, 3:19-20; Isaiah 6:10). This is one reason why He speaks in riddles and parables.

Another reason is because people are cursed to be blind to the truth because of sin. This happened to the Jews, other believers, and atheists alike (Isaiah 6:9-10; Matthew 11:25, 13:14-15; Mark 4:11-12; Luke 10:21; Acts 28:26-27; Romans 11:7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:19-31; John 9:39; Galatians 1:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4).

When I reviewed the arguments of ministries that use the rebukes I addressed here, I found them to have a spirit of arrogance. One went so far as to say they wouldn’t let anyone teach unless they used the name Yahweh. However, "The Lord captures the wise by their own cleverness and the advice of the cunning is quickly thwarted" (Job 5:13; Isaiah 29:14; Jeremiah 8:9; 1 Corinthians 1:19-27, 3:19-20).

I urge all to be humble in your roles as ministers and teachers, and to do your jobs correctly – Acknowledge the guidance God gives to others, seriously and fully evaluate it, and correct your teachings and beliefs when you are given details that contradict you. It is often that despite my telling people plainly that they are blinded by demons and imposters of God, they do not take me seriously, and I find that they don’t even read material I give them, since they do not address the corrections but respond simply by repeating old arguments. They cannot see that the gods they follow are misleading them with lies and false guidance in the names of our one true God.

How long will this generation argue aimlessly? The Lord instructed me to proclaim the way of peace – to stop your arguing in circles (Isaiah 28:11-12). The Lord’s longsuffering to withhold judgment in the world is coming to an end in our times at the end of the age.

Devastation and destruction are in their paths. They do not know the way of peace, and there is no justice in their tracks. They have made their paths crooked, whoever walks on them does not know peace (Isaiah 59:7-8).

Update – What happened to Ancient Hebrew’s Vav? 3/4/2023 5:17 PM
When I was reviewing other Biblical names the other day, the Lord gave me a revelation as to why scholars and linguists are incorrect about ancient Hebrew having a ‘v’ sound. I noted in the last update about ‘vav’ vs. ‘waw’ that scholars believe the ‘v’ sound came from European language influences on Hebrew.

However, as I looked more at Greek transliteration of the Hebrew scriptures, I noted again that Greek does not have the phonology (sounds) to accurately transliterate Hebrew. I first brought this up in talking about the translation of Yeshua and how it became Jesus. The other day, though, I made a fuller review of Greek phonology and noticed it has no ‘v’ or ‘w’ sounds, which I find are very similar in vocalization no matter what linguists say about them. In practical terms, unless you are trying to enunciate clearly, ‘v’ and ‘w’ sound alike.

Once I saw that Greek had no ‘v’ or ‘w’ sounds, I realized that Ancient Hebrew must have lost its ‘v’ sounds and preferred the softer ‘w’ sounds when Greek became the dominant language of the Middle East and Mediterranean after Alexander the Great conquered the region in about 300 BC. I also noted in the discussion of God’s name that the Jews already had 100 years of not using His names by this time, so the loss of pronunciation was well along for generations even before the Greek language became dominant.

Scholars acknowledge the Jews were Hellenized (assimilated towards Greek culture and language) in the generations after Alexander the Great, and they acknowledge that modern Hebrew speakers have dialects influenced by their regional languages, but they apparently didn’t see the very logical reason why ‘vav’ would be absent from spoken history – the Greek language killed it off.

This gives yet another piece of opposition to those who remain skeptical that the numeric, linguistic revelations I got are from God. There was already quite are large amount of information that is very difficult for naysayers to refute, but for some reason the Lord compelled, or rather commanded, me to write of this ‘vav’ vs ‘waw’ issue now.

I was feeling an urging by the Spirit to write about it today, but it is a Sabbath and I feeling very tired, and didn’t feel like I needed to post this immediately, but then just a little while ago an email hit my inbox about “Tetzaveh/tsavah" [“sah-vah”] the Hebrew word for “command” and also a term used for the annual weekly Torah (Law of Moses scripture) reading for Jews.

This week’s Tetzaveh corresponds to instructions for lighting the menorah lampstand in the Temple or Tabernacle, the preparation of priestly vestments, and instructions for daily offerings and sacrifices which God told Moses to “tsavah” or command the children of Israel to do.

I immediately knew the email was God’s nudge to make me talk about this ‘vav’ revelation now, because it helps His People making proper offering and sacrifice, which is our reasonable worship to Him (Romans 12:1-2), and for us to better represent His true Self as His lamps, by using His names as they should be used and pronounced. The Lord’s miracles never cease! His names in Yahovah and Mashiach Yeshua be blessed forever and ever. Amen.

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