The Name of God

One of the most interesting and controversial topics is what is the real name of God. I thought it would be informal to do a brief overview on the” Name of God” The original translation of God’s name was YHWH
Since the original Hebrew language doesn’t have vowels, nobody knew how to pronounce YHWH. Because of this the Jews refused to try to pronounce it in fear they would break the 2nd Commandment using God’s name in vain by not pronouncing it correctly.
Therefor in the King James translations of the Bible you see the word “The Lord” or “Adonai” in place of YHWH.
However other translators added vowels to the name and came up with Yahweh. Although this name is accepted by most Christians nobody is 100% sure it’s the accurate name since the original Hebrew language doesn’t have vowels.
Then came the hybrid form of the name “Jehovah”, even though this name has become popularly acceptable in English languages however experts claim that this translation is “grammatically impossible”
The reason is there is no J in the Hebrew language therefor the correct pronunciation would probably be incorrect. Even the Jehovah Witnesses admit this on their website JW.org that Jehovah is not the most accurate name for God but they kept it because it’s widely accepted in the English language.
In the book of Exodus Moses asks God directly what his name is and he responded And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
I found it interesting God didn’t identify himself as YHWH, Yahweh, or Jehovah. If God wanted this to be known wouldn’t he have revealed it to Moses?
Here’s my take on it. As humans we need to identify things for we don’t understand the supernatural. As Jesus said in John 3:12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
Our humans minds can’t comprehend what God is or who is it; were not capable. God is above all things, the source of life to all things. The Earth is his footstool and the Heavens his dominion, we can’t possibly begin to fathom what level God is at. Therefor God doesn’t need a name, he’s above all names. We essentially try to humanize him for our human brains to comprehend him but we can’t.
Just know this he is the Alpha and Omega, our Heavenly Father, and the Creator of all Amen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah
http://www.jewfaq.org/alephbet.htm
http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/appendix-a/tetragrammaton-divine-name/#?insight%5Bsearch_id%5D=08424389-afe1-44aa-85c1-0a0b075dacb1&insight%5Bsearch_result_index%5D=3

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