Day 5 Yahweh in Hebrew

Exodus 6:2
"God spoke to Moses and said to him, 'I am Yahweh."

God often reveals Himself as "I am Yahweh" more than "I am God".  "I am Yahweh" appears 207X.  Do you realize this?  And when God says that "I am God", He always has to make specific explanation that He is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, etc.

Following from yesterday's meditation, we discovered that the word "Yahweh" appears much more than the word "God" in the entire Bible. Let's see what this reveals to us about the mind of God.

We need to look into the original text in which the Bible was written:

a.  The Old Testament was written originally in Hebrew.
b.  The New Testament was written originally in Greek.

Today we will look at the Hebrew word for Yahweh

"Yahweh" in Hebrew

"Yahweh" is a four letter word known as the Tetragrammaton:

יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh) – Read from right to left

It is often transliterated to YHWH or YHVH. There is a long history regarding the pronunciation of YHWH.

It is generally accepted that we can pronounce this as "Yahweh" or "Yahveh".


When you have some spare moments, try to write the Name of God in Hebrew on a piece of paper.

Try to get used to this 4 letter word:

יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh)

Write from right to left: 

1. Yod
2.  Heh
3.  Vav
4.  Heh

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