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The Fathers Name

The purpose of this short study is to show the proper name of the Father as it was revealed to Moshe and should be used throughout scripture.

    Moshe said to Elohim, "Behold, when I come to the children of Yisra'el, and tell them, 'The Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you;' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' What should I tell them?" (Exodus 3:13 RNEB)

When Moshe was given the charge to deliver the children of Yisrael out of bondage, one of his first questions was "what is your name, what shall I tell the children of Yisrael?" This is where the Father’s name was revealed to Moshe.

    Elohim said to Moshe, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Yisra'el this: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" Elohim said moreover to Moshe, "You shall tell the children of Yisra'el this, 'YAH, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations. (Exodus 3:14-15 RNEB)

So, the name that was to be used forever, as a memorial is, "I AM"? No! We must realize in the days of antiquity, our fore fathers spoke the Canaanite language (a Phoenician dialect), and that language is improperly called Hebrew, simply because the main characters of the bible were Hebrew. We see that beginning with the patriarch Abraham, those of the Shemitic race – the descendents of Shem – were called "Hebrews" (Gen 14:13). Hebrew was not only the race [a group descended from a common ancestor] of the children of Yisrael, but also their spoken language. To get the true meaning of Exodus 3:14-15, the name must be read in Hebrew. Lets read this again, this time with the revealed name expressed in Hebrew.

    Elohim said to Moshe, "EhYeh Asher EhYeh", and he said, "You shall tell the children of Yisra'el this: 'EhYeh has sent me to you.'" Elohim said moreover to Moshe, "You shall tell the children of Yisra'el this, 'YAH, the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations. (Exodus 3:14-15 RNEB)

EhYeh is the current rendering in the Hebrew bible which is incorrect. The proper rendering is HaYAH Asher HaYAH as it can be clearly seen throughout the usage of the name, and contextual citations, which renders the Most High's name as YAH.

    From All Scripture Inspired of God and Beneficial reads: ”I SHALL PROVE TO BE [ Hebrew: Eh-yeh, from the Hebrew verb ha-yah’] has sent me to you” (1963, 1990 Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society Of Pennsylvania)

YAH that is my name. The name revealed! "HA" or "Eh", which precedes YAH in this text, is a definite article used to emphasize and express the solidarity and oneness of the One True Elohim. A "definite article" is a word such as "an" or "the" used with a noun to limit or give definiteness to its application, (Copyright 1997 by Merriam Webster Dictionary). Secular sources in various religious institutions also confirm the same truth:

    "...In many places in Scriptures Elohim is also found preceded by the definite article ha. (Ge 5:22). Concerning the use of ha’ Elohim, F. Zorell said: " In the Holy Scriptures especially the true one, God, Jahve, is designated by this word;’Jahve is the [one true] God’" Lexicon Hebraicum Veteris Testamenti, Rome, 1984, pp 54.

Therefore, YAH is his name. This is his name forever, and is a memorial to all generations.

If you look in a Strong’s Concordance, you will see the following for "I AM", which, when appropriately read in Hebrew as originally intended, was revealed as "HAYAH". Strongs# 01961 hayah {haw-yaw}

Jeremiah was another witness to the true pronunciation of the Father’s name.

    Your name, YAH, endures forever; your renown, YAH, throughout all generations. (Psalms 135:13 RNEB)

There is much debate regarding the proper pronunciation of the tetragrammaton, YHWH. Nevertheless, to put this issue to rest, we must go back to the scriptures, and let them testify to one another to find the truth in YAH’s word. Lets use the book of Jeremiah to establish a second witness for the name YAH.

    Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, YAH, Elohim of hosts. (Jeremiah 15:16 RNEB)

Jeremiah said that he is called by the Fathers's name. Now, let’s examine Jeremiah's name as written in Hebrew. Please reference Strong’s entry 3414 for the name Jeremiah: Yirm yah {yir-meh-yaw'} or Yirm yahuw {yir-meh-yaw'-hoo}. Jeremiah means, "whom YAH has appointed".

We can immediately see that YIRMEYAHU possessed the name of YAH. His name is not JeremiYahweh, JeremiLord or JeremiJevohah – but JeremiYAH. We can also see that YIRMEYAHU is derived from the root word of Strong’s entry# 3050. Well let’s see what reference 3050 states:


yahh yaw
Contracted for #3068, and meaning the same; Jah, the sacred name: - Jah, the Lord, most vehement. Cp. names in “-iah,” “-jah.” to produce the YAH sound.

Once again, it goes directly back to the name of "YAH". There is no other name that can be confirmed scripturally. An intelligent person removes themselves from what they think, or what they feel, and defers to what can be proven by way of scripture. We could continue to bear witness of the true name of the almighty Elohim, but for the purpose of this study two solid witness's to confirm the fathers name as YAH is sufficient.

From our analysis of the name of the Father, we found  to be pronounced as YAH. Not YAHowah, YAHweh or YAHovah – but YAH. If you support the pronunciation of the Fathers name with sound doctrine – the Holy Scriptures, the only name you will be able to validate boldly is “YAH”.

 

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