Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh (ה-ו-ה-י)!!!

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God revealed himself to him (Moses) and told him his own personal Name. That Name in Hebrew consists of the four letters Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh (ה-ו-ה-י) and is therefore called the tetragrammaton (four-letter writing).

Complete Jewish Bible

This is a description of the Hebrew name of God in the original language of the Bible. It’s very difficult to pronounce as people out of reverence for God, didn’t utter his name. Over a period of time, they lost the exact pronounciation.

Exodus 34:6 (CJB): Adonai passed before him and proclaimed: “YUD-HEH-VAV-HEH!!! Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh [Adonai] is God, merciful and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in grace and truth;

They do recite Adonai in the places where this tetragrammaton appears. This is translated as the LORD in English. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Please do share your thoughts on this!

8 thoughts on “Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh (ה-ו-ה-י)!!!

    1. We pronounce it that way, but the Torah skips any vowelisation for this particular tetragrammaton. So no one knows exact pronounciation. Many people speculate it but no one can definitely say it is true pronounciation. That’s why wherever this occurs, they replace it with Adonai.

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  1. Interesting……
    May I ask are you a “Messianic Christian”? If not then why do you utilize the CJB? Are you from Jewish roots?
    Are you part of the Hebrew Roots movement amongst believers In Jesus Christ?
    Thank you…..

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    1. I love this Idea of referring to the Jewish roots of our scripture and Messiah. I use to use NKJV as my primary version. I am not a Jew, nor a messianic jew. I always have a great desire to learn biblical Hebrew and new testament Greek. But I couldn’t. I happened to stumble upon CJB study Bible. It changed my entire study of the Bible. When I came to faith in Christ Jesus I used to read the Bible in my mother tongue. My mother tongue is Marathi. In this language Jesus Christ is referred to as Yeshu. So, I used to wander why does my marathi Bible calls him Yeshu and the English call him Jesus? Then I found out the history of how Yesus from Greek became Jesus in English translations. But, then I also leaned that his Hebrew name is Yeshua. I felt that it’s always good to call someone by his own original name rather than translated name. I do refer him as Jesus Christ in my teachings and prayers but personally prefer Yeshua Meshiakh. The original Hebrew name. Thanks for asking. In fact, I was hoping that someone would ask me about it. I hope this helps. Be blessed in the mighty name of Yeshua Messaih. Halleluyah 🙌🤗

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      1. Thank you for answering my inquiry, it is very helpful…
        I hope you will take this into consideration, the man who brought about this “version” is not truly born-again, but is religious and pushing the One World order and One World church. One needs to seek all things out before opening oneself up to other person’s “interpretations”. I know I’ve learn ed the hard way and suffered much due to my immaturity.
        His name is David H. Stern, here is a bit of his “biography” from Wikipedia: Stern’s background includes surfing,[1] plus a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, a graduate course at the University of Judaism (now the American Jewish University), and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University. He taught the first course in ‘Judaism and Christianity’ at Fuller Theological Seminary and at UCLA he was a professor. [2] Stern lives in Jerusalem and, although a wheelchair user, is active in Israel’s Messianic Jewish community.[3]
        The Fuller Theological Seminary is sadly an agent of the Masonic Luciferian agenda, which teaches men & women to become agents for the Anti-Christ spirit. I’ve done research on this organization back in the 90’s. This man Stern, has stated this concerning the CJB’s “translation” it is NOT a literal one, ” One unique feature of Stern’s translation is the wide usage of transliteration, rather than literal translation, throughout the Bible. For the New Testament, Greek proper nouns are often replaced with transliterated Hebrew words. Stern himself refers to this as a “cosmetic” treatment.[5]”
        I have been reading from the KJV since I became a new born again believer in Jesus Christ. I’ve done comparision’s with other Bibles back in the 90’s and have found ALL are found wanting in presenting the factual interpretation of the scripts. Unfortunately, the NKJV has also fallen prey to mis-interpretation the One True Gospel found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
        I also have been involved with “messianic believers” they are ecumenical and partner with some of the most heretical false teachers out there!
        So prayerfully consider what I have shared…..the Lord bless you…..abundantly!

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      2. Thanks dear friend for this information. I have read this information before. This information is given in the first few pages of CJB. I am aware that this is not the perfect translation. I believe that there’s no perfect translation. I am also aware of the issues with the KJV. Thanks for sharing this. I am not trying to follow David Stern. I am following the Yeshua Messaih. The one and only true savior of the world. I hope you will understand. I am not fallen in love with the translation. I want to fall in love with the savior Yeshua. 🤗

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      3. I have to say, our Lord always states, along with His Apostles, everything is inspired by the Holy Spirit, and Stern did everything according to his fleshly understanding. I know from the Lords guidance the KJV is the one that is mostly following the original scripts., Also the Messianic/Hebrew roots movement’s desire is to bring in the Gentles into the way the Jewish believers “think” needs to be done.
        Apostle Paul withstood that from the onset of his ministry, chosen by the Lord, we who are truly born again need to be one in Him, without all this fleshly and ungodly manipulation to the think that the Jewish believers are above and better than all.
        I still in much love disagree with you……but in fact by using Stern’s version you are in essence enabling other’s to think that they should us his perverted version.
        “The Lord’s council shall stand” We are responsible with whom we support and with whom we promote. We need to remember, the Lord said He did not come to bring Peace, but a Sword, and that Sword is the Sword of His truth, which shall cause division and we can not ever allow compromise when it concern’s the Lord’s ways, over our own reasoning mind…..the flesh is always against the Lord.
        The Lord bless you……
        In His Love……

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      4. I admire your zeal for the Lord. I have no zeal towards Stern or his translation. I want to have zeal and enthusiasm for the Lord. God will Stern and his work. Thanks for adding to this discussion. I appreciate your valuable time and help. Thanks for expressing your concern for me.


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