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Questions have been asked by several of the brethren about the pronunciation of the name YAHUWAH, asking how would it be written according to proper Hebrew grammar rules, and how it should be vowel pointed.
We already learned that according to Hebrew grammar rules that 'Yahuah' and 'Yahueh' are not the purest form of the sacred name, for this reason, no Hebrew word ends with "uah", or "ueh" that ends . in Hebrew. If the Eternal name were Yahuah or Yahueh, the tetragrammaton would actually become a pentegrammaton spelled or the "uah" sound never ends . ( Ask for the complete list of Hebrew words ending with the "uah" sound.)
Since the translation of the sacred name is "I AM THAT I AM" Ex. 3:14, "This passage is intended to indicate the etymology of (YAHUWAH), as understood by the Hebrews, no one has ventured to doubt." Smith's Bible Dictionary, see Jehovah.
Though the Scofield Bible footnote on Gen. 2:4 uses Yahwe (?), it also states that the name is from "havah", or more proper "hawah".
According to Gesenius Hebrew English Lexicon, p. 219-22, the Hebrew characters and vowel points used, one can see the NAME is derived from, , hawah, and from, , hayah, meaning to EXIST, SELF EXISTING.
Under the name Jehovah, Vol. II, page 599. The American Peoples Encyclopedia (1952) is the following quotation.
Many critics contend for Hebrew, Yahveh, some for Yahvah, and some for Yahaveh. It is generally derived from havah, an old form of haiah, meaning 'He is'. The import of the name is explained in the book of Exodus: 'And (Elohim) said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM . . . ' (Ex. 3:14), thereby predicating self-existance in a sense in which it can be applied to no created being."
Many more references could be given as pointed out by Young's and Strong's Concordances, American Peoples Encyclopedia, and Gesenius' Hebrew English Lexicon, page 337, 338, the name is derived from hawah (ha WAH). Combining Yah with Wah, we would have a shortened form Yahwah.
A statement by Alexander MacWhorter of Yale University in his book, Memorial Name, published in 1857, harmonizes with this, as he said the NAME is derived from the Hebrew verb "havah", the OLD FORM of "hayah", meaning to EXIST, or THE SELF EXISTING ONE.
But there is a misunderstanding thinking that the sacred name of YAHUWAH is pronounced YAHUW AH. Since the translation is "ahayah asher ahayah", therefore in the name hawah replaces hayah, and the meaning is still the same.
But what about asher? Asher means- who, which, what, that, are, etc. Another Hebrew word that often means the same thing is #1931 huw. Huw also means- this or that, which(is), and who, etc.
Huw and asher often mean the same thing, not in every instance of course, but often they do. Compare the word "that" in Gen. 1:31 and 2:12. And the word "who" in Gen. 24:15 and 36:1.
We know that "hu" is definitely included in the sacred name as seen in the name Eliyahu (I Kings 17:1 margin), Obadiahu (I Kings 18:3 margin) etc.
If "hu" were not included in the sacred name, it would not have been included in 72 names ending yahu, referring to the sacred name.
Also John the beloved would not have hidden another translation of the sacred name in the book of Revelation (See the marginal reference of Revelation 1:4). That translation is "which was, and is, and is to come." Revelation 4:8. "Who liveth forever and ever." Revelation 4:9. See also Revelation 1:4, 8; 11:17; 16:5, (The New Age bible perversions omit the last portion of the translation in Rev. 11:17; 16:5). Who ever did this will get his part taken "out of the book of life, and out of the holy city." Revelation 22:19
There are several ways to word the translation, which basically means "exist" in three phases of time.
In order to "exist" you have to be "alive" or "live". Eliyahu said, "as YAHUWAH Elohim of Israel liveth." I Kings 17:1. So does the Angel sware by "Him that liveth forever and ever." Revelation 10:6. "But YAHUWAH is the true Elohim, He is the living Elohim, and an everlasting King." Jeremiah 10:10. "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold I am alive forevermore." Revelation 1:18. "Why seek ye Him that liveth among the dead." Luke 24:5 margin
Interesting that Eve's name "chawah" means living. Gen. 3:20 margin. Chawah and hawah are very similar just as chayah and hayah.
As interesting as this may be, the translation of the sacred name has three parts, likewise the name has three parts (or syllables) and is vowel pointed , now to give an explanation.
At the appearance the letter does not carry the "oo" sound, because the "oo" markings are beneath the . And the is doubled indicated by the dot in the center and vowel mark beneath. (Example see Strongs Hebrew #2332). Now this is how the "huw" and the "wah" are combined all in the same letter.
This may seem hard to comprehend, but it is absolutely proper Hebrew grammar. This same situation appears in many other names like Eliyahu. The "i" and the "y" are both indicated by a double (yod).
The dot in the center of the indicates that there is a double yod, and with the vowel mark beneath it. The dot beneath the indicates that the first yod is a vowel and that the second yod is a consonant (Eli yahu).
Elihu has the same Hebrew letters as Eliyahu, but the difference is the double yod.
The vowel marking indicates that the yod is a vowel sound, else it would read Elyahu instead if Elihu.
The same principle is carried over into the tetragrammaton.
The first is a vowel sound of "oo", the second is a consonant sound of "w", yet the sacred name is written with only one . Only if the sound is repeated would it be written with two letters in a row, as in #1718, #2053, #4460. In other words if the sacred name was Yahwawah, it would be written .
So the sacred name is illustrated thus, YAHU ( ) WAH ( ). Which is more properly transliterated YAHUWWAH, written in English as YAHUWAH. Compare #6312.
YAHUSHUA, now in His Father's house is anxious for His people to get His Father's name right. "Whom the heavens must receive until the times of restitution of all things." Acts 3:21
Have you ever had the anxious feeling, of almost unable to wait to see and be with your beloved spouse? YAHUSHUA has gone to the marriage in heaven (Early Writings p. 55). He is more anxious for us to be with Him where He is (John 17:24) than we are. Sad but true! "YAHUWAH thy Elohim in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing." Zeph. 3:17. What love! Compare John 17:21, 26.
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and I will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say YAHUWAH is My Elohim." Zechariah 13:9 (Eliyahu's name means the same). Thy type of the 144,000.
When the voice of YAHUWAH speaks the day and the hour of YAHUSHUA's coming and delivers the everlasting covenant to His people (Early Writings p. 34). His voice will literally shake the heavens. "The atmosphere parted and rolled back; then we could look up through the open space in Orion, whence came the voice of (Elohim)." Early Writings p. 41. "YAHUWAH also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but YAHUWAH will be the strength of the children of Israel." Joel 3:16
When delivering the everlasting covenant, His name will be spoken. It therefore behooves us to get it right. Since He will "manifest His mighty power and gloriously deliver His saints. For His names glory He will deliver everyone of those who had patiently waited for Him and whose names were written in the book." Early Writings p. 284
"I am YAHUWAH: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8
"Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship Him, all ye gods." Psalm 97:7
"Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
"They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: YAHUWAH of hosts is His name." Jer. 51:17-19
"Nevertheless He saved them for His name's sake." Psalm 106:8. And we are certainly living in a time when "we must be saved." Acts 4:12
"Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of Him, and obey His voice, provoke Him not; for He will not pardon your transgressions: for My name is in Him." Exodus 23:20, 21
"Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of YAHUWAH." Matthew 23:39
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