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I want to know the true name of our creator. Can anyone tell me and show me some evidence written on the bible?

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  • Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different than other sites. For one thing, here we have to start with a text and work outward. This question goes the other way. You might get better answers to what you seek on Christianity.SE. I'll flag this for a moderator's attention.
    – Frank Luke
    Aug 8 '14 at 13:52
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    @All I'm going to voice a rare dissent here. I agree the OP doesn't pose a textual reference, but the question can be definitely answered by the text. For a new user, perhaps a non-native speaker, seeking an answer which the text can certainly provide, perhaps some editing of this very answerable question can be afforded. Answering a question like this would make anybody's day IMO.
    – Tau
    Aug 9 '14 at 1:44
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FIRST SCRIPTURAL APPEARANCE OF THE NAME OF CREATOR GOD
The name of the Creator, in Hebrew is יהוה (read from right to left).
It is first found in Scripture in Genesis 2:4, in direct connection with Him as Creator.

4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that יהוה God made the earth and the heavens . . . " (NKJV with God's name in Hebrew).

HOW HIS NAME IS RENDERED IN ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF SCRIPTURE
His name most often rendered the LORD or in some cases GOD (in all capital letters). This is not a translation of His name but is used to represent His name. One must look beyond this representation, to discover His name and the meaning of His name.

TRANSLITERATING FROM HEBREW TO ENGISH
There is some variance in transliterating from Hebrew letters to English letters:
י may be transliterated Y or J
ו may be transliterated W or V

Thus, His name has been transliterated as follows:
י ה ו ה
YHWH
YHVH
JHVH

PRONUNCIATION

The pronunciation of this name is a matter of considerable discussion amongst scholars, enthusiasts and lovers of God. Scholarship on the matter has shifted over time: Yehovah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Yahveh . . . etc.
Another perspective is that the name is ineffable because it consists of four vowels, which, when articulated, sound like breathing.

ANOTHER FORM
Another Scriptural form, carrying all the full meaning of His name is Yah. This form is most familiar in the Scriptural, Halleluiah, meaning, Praise Yah! (Psalm 150). The Psalmist directly refers to this form as His name in Psalm 68:4 (NKJV):

4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.

MEANING
While the pronunciation is not irrelevant, the significance of the name of יהוה, lies in the meaning of His name; the truth about His character which His name conveys; and the relationship between the one speaking it and the one speaking.

Consider, by analogy, an infant calling out to their Dad or Mom. It is of little concern how it is said—Da!/Dad!/Dada!, or Ma!/Mm/Mama! What matters is the relationship! The child knows the parent and is responding to them for who they are. The parent is endeared by even the child’s simplest effort to call out to them.

WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT HIS NAME AND ITS MEANING

13 Then Moses said to God, "Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they say to me, 'What is His name?' what shall I say to them?"
14 And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.' "15 Moreover God said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: 'יהוה God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.' 16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, 'יהוה God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, "I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt

HIS NAME ON THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL

22 Then יהוה spoke to Moses, saying,
23 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, 'Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:
24 יהוה bless you, and keep you;
25 יהוה make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
26 יהוה lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.'
27 So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them."

Ezekiel 39 7 So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am יהוה, the Holy One in Israel.

WHAT THE PSALMIST SAYS ABOUT HIS NAME

Psalms 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, יהוה, have not forsaken those who seek You.

WHAT THE PROPHET JOEL SPOKE ABOUT HIS NAME

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of יהוה Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As יהוה has said, Among the remnant whom יהוה calls.

WHAT THE NEW COVENANT APOSTLES, QUOTING JOEL, TESTIFIED CONCERNING HIS NAME

9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
13 For "whoever calls on the name of יהוה shall be saved."

HIS COMPOUND NAMES such as:

Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, יהוה-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of יהוה it shall be provided."

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, יהוה-Is-My-Banner;

Judges 6:24 So Gideon built an altar there to יהוה, and called it יהוה-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

In the Aramaic Old Testament (a translation out of Hebrew), this name is rendered "MARYAH". It is believed by some to be a compound word of the Aramaic Lord and Yah (the contractd form of YHWH), thus meaning, The-Lord-Yah. This is carried over into the Aramaic New Testament as well.

CONCLUSION

His name encompasses who He is! His name reflects His Character!

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    The transliteration for the Hebrew "ו" at the time of the New Testament writings carried the sound of "ou". As in Greek verbalization "Yes(ou)" Or in Hebrew to English "Yesh(ou)"
    – Decrypted
    Aug 10 '14 at 2:08
  • The Hebrew letter is difficult to distinguish in the font you used. Is it a vav?
    – user2027
    Aug 10 '14 at 2:24
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    Yes its a Vav. Sorry for not being more clear.
    – Decrypted
    Aug 10 '14 at 2:25

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