HIS NAME IS YAHWEH
by Neil Snyder
The Purpose of this Website
The purpose of this website is to equip God’s people with Biblically accurate information about the importance of God’s Name so they can share it with others confidently and enthusiastically.
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Fact 1: His Name is Yahweh
Yahweh, is called the Divine Name and the Tetragrammaton, or four-letter word because it has four letters in Hebrew. Most Jewish people won’t say Yahweh. Instead, they say HASHEM—a Hebrew word that means “The Name”, or they say Adonai—the Hebrew word for Lord. Yahweh is also called the Ineffable Name, or the unspeakable Name, but God’s Name is not unspeakable!
Fact 2: Yahweh’s Name Has Been Edited Out of Most Bible Translations
Yahweh’s Name doesn’t appear even one time in the text of the three most popular English Bible translations on the market today. The King James Bible, the New American Standard Bible, and the New International Version substitute the titles “LORD” and “GOD” with all the letters capitalized where the Name “Yahweh” actually belongs. Jewish religious leaders introduced this tradition in the mid-2nd century B.C., and it has continued since that time. This man-made tradition, which achieved near-universal acceptance in 1611 A.D. when the King James Bible editors failed to include the Name ”Yahweh” in their inaugural edition, is wrong and dangerous for two reasons. First, it nullifies Yahweh’s explicit command to tell the world that we have only One God—Yahweh. Second, according to the Bible, Yahweh is the only Name in which we have salvation. This is a startling fact to most Christians because they have never heard a preacher say it from the pulpit, but it is true nonetheless. Studying this website and the manuscript for HIS NAME IS YAHWEH will confirm it.
Bible scholar and author Charles Ryrie said the Name “Yahweh” appears exactly 6,823 times in the Old Testament. Since the New Testament is loaded with direct quotes and paraphrased passages from the Old Testament that contain God’s Name, the Name “Yahweh” should appear all over the New Testament as well. These are undeniable facts. Even so, most Christians have never seen Yahweh’s Name in print, and as I said before, very few of them have heard a preacher declare God's Name from the pulpit. Since we were commanded to declare the Name "Yahweh" to the entire world, this is a serious problem.
Fact 3: "LORD" and "GOD" are Titles—Not Names
“LORD” and “GOD” are titles—not names, and Yahweh never even hinted that we should declare His titles to the world. These two titles can be applied appropriately to wood, rock, or metal, and Yahweh Himself refers to anything fashioned into an idol for worship as either a “god” or a “lord.” It is a simple fact that “lord“ and “god“ don’t distinguish between Yahweh and inanimate objects and false deities so it makes no sense to believe they are appropriate substitutes for His Name. In truth, there is no substitute for the Name “Yahweh.“
Fact 4: Yahweh Commanded Us to Tell People Who He is by Name
Yahweh means “I AM”, and “I AM” is one of His Names. In Exodus 3: 13-15, God told Moses, “I AM WHO I AM; thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Then He added this command:
“Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This (Yahweh) is My Name forever, the Name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.”
“Forever” means without end so it’s obvious that Yahweh never intended for us to substitute “LORD” and “GOD” for His Name. Since Yahweh instructed Moses to tell the Children of Israel to remember Him by the Name Yahweh “from generation to generation”, it’s also perfectly clear that He wants everyone
Fact 5: Yahweh is Our Only Savior and Jesus is Yahweh
Jeremiah 23: 5-6 and Jeremiah 33: 15-16 tell us plainly that the Messiah’s Name is Yahweh. This fact can’t be refuted by anyone. It’s so crystal clear in Hebrew that only Christians who know very little or nothing about Hebrew would even dare to deny it. Regrettably, most seminary-trained preachers know almost nothing about Hebrew, so it’s common for them to be ignorant about this fact—even though it’s THE CENTRAL MESSAGE in the New Testament and the Old Testament.
In Philippians 2: 9-11, the apostle Paul was referring to the Name “Yahweh” when he said,
“God…bestowed on Him (Jesus) the Name which is above every name, so that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
It is an indisputable fact that Paul said God bestowed the Name “Yahweh” on Jesus because in Philippians 2: 9-11 he was paraphrasing Isaiah 45: 21-24. This is what Yahweh told Isaiah:
“And there is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none except Me. Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance, they will say of Me, ‘Only in Yahweh are righteousness and strength.’ Men will come to Him and all who were angry with Him shall be put to shame.”
In Isaiah 43: 11, Yahweh said that He is our only Savior—“I, even I, am Yahweh, and there is no savior besides Me.” It’s almost impossible to misinterpret this verse because it’s so simple, so clear, and so direct.
In John 8: 58 Jesus said, “Before Abraham was born, I AM.” To misunderstand what He meant, you have to be ignorant about the fact that Yahweh told Moses that He is I AM.
The Bible repeats these essential facts again and again and again:
It’s heartbreaking that most Christians don’t know the Name of their God—especially now. We live at a time when people around the world are being told by political and religious leaders that we all worship the same god, but we call him by different names. That’s simply not true! All of us don’t worship the same god!
Satan must be the source of that lie. He has the most to gain from us not knowing Yahweh’s Name and not declaring it to the world, but Satan’s lies can’t change the truth one iota. Satan can deceive us and make it difficult for us to see, but he has no power to alter Yahweh's Word. There is only One God; His Name is Yahweh; and the Person most Christians call Jesus is Yahweh.
This is the message of the Scriptures in a nutshell. Yahweh came in Person to redeem, deliver, and save His people, and He is our righteousness.
Fact 6: We Have Salvation in Only One Name—Yahweh
Joel 2: 32 says, “Everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh will be delivered (or saved).” In Acts 2: 21, Peter quoted Joel 2: 32, and in Romans 10: 13, Paul delivered Joel’s and Peter’s message precisely. In Acts 4: 12, Peter went even farther—“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” It doesn’t get any clearer than that! We have salvation in only One Name—Yahweh. That’s what the Bible actually says again and again and again! It’s a disturbing fact that most preachers have failed to deliver this message to their congregations.
Yahweh said He is our only Savior. Jesus said He is Yahweh. Joel, Peter, and Paul said that everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh will be saved. Peter said there is no other name by which we must be saved. These aren’t ordinary witnesses, and their testimony is so clear and it’s repeated so often in the Bible that you need help to be confused.
About Neil Snyder
Neil Snyder has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Georgia, and he taught at the University of Virginia for 25 years before retiring in 2004. Currently, he is the Ralph A. Beeton Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He served as deacon at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia while working on his doctorate and at Crozet Baptist Church in Crozet, Virginia while teaching at the University of Virginia.
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Useful Tools for Believers
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Every day on www.snydertalk.com, I post articles about current events, especially about current events in Israel. You need to keep yourself informed about happenings in this critically important region of the world, and SnyderTalk is the way to do it. The titles for news articles with embedded hyperlinks appear on the blog, and with the click of a mouse you're on your way. Every Sunday morning, I post a new blog that is educational and informative. Please make SnyderTalk your go to place for current information about Israel. You'll be glad you did, and please suggest news items of interest. You can do it easily from the website. I've also included URLs for important news sources. Share www.snydertalk.com with your friends.
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