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Questions relating to the four letter Hebrew name of God, יהוה - commonly transliterated as YHWH

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Is Jesus called YHWH in Joel 2:32/Romans 10:13?

In Romans 10, Paul is discussing the Lord Jesus, and in verse 13, he writes (NKJV, emphasis mine): For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” The reason "LORD" is ...
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What was the name given in Acts 4:12? Was it the Tetragrammaton or the name ''Jesus''?

"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." Acts 4:12 (NASB) Was it referring to the name of ...
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Does the New Testament use the divine name "Yahweh"?

"Yahweh" is a Hebrew word meaning "I am" and is the name by which God identified Himself in the Old Testament. What I am wondering is if (from a NT perspective) the name "Yahweh" has any significance, ...
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Why does the KJV say JAH in Psalm 68:4?

While reading Psalm 68 this morning, I came across this verse which uses the name "JAH": Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and ...
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Why is YHWH, the name of the God, replaced by a title, "the LORD", why is the article "the" used? The 1st of thousands of references, Gen 2:4

I've looked through much of the "similar questions" section, but my search goes deeper, I believe, it goes to the idea of one's name and what it represents. And then to see that most ...
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Who first interpretated John 8:58 ego eimi as Yahweh claim?

What is the oldest record of the interpretation that the "I am" ego eimi in John 8:58 claim is Yahweh claim of Exodus 3:14? Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham ...
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Translation of Matt 22:44, "The Lord said to my Lord ... "

There have been several people asserting on this site that in obvious places such as Matt 22:44 the sacred name of "Jehovah/YHWH" or equivalent should be used giving a version like, "...
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(Genesis 1:31 - 2:1) Acrostic YHWH stamp at the end of day six

I was looking at the end of Genesis 1:31 and there was an odd bit of Hebrew text here.  Perhaps the Hebrew experts here could help?  Genesis 1:31 ends with "yom hash-sheh-shi". The hebrew is:...
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Why is YHWH Elohim never punctuated to demonstrate apposition? [closed]

This may be a silly question, but the name "LORD God" has always confused me as the underlying Hebrew is "YHWH God," which just sounds awkward to me. Wouldn't a more helpful way to ...
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Since the earliest copies of the Jewish LXX translation to Greek contains YHWH, what reasons do modern translations give for replacing it with LORD?

Since the earliest copies of the Jewish LXX translation to Greek contains YHWH, what reasons do modern translations give for replacing it with LORD? While there are other questions on this ...
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Luke 4:18, Did Jesus utter the Tetragrammaton?

Luke 4:17-18 He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed ...
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Was the phrase ζωὴν ἐν ἑαυτῷ in John 5:26 related to the Tetragrammaton as well as the ὁ ζῶν in Revelation 1:17?

John 5:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; John 5:26 NA27 ὥσπερ γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ἔχει ζωὴν ...
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In Amos 6:10, does the cremator tell the lone survivor to hush up and not mention the name of the LORD?

Does the cremator tell the survivor to hush up and not mention the name of the LORD, or does the survivor continue his response to the cremator's question, telling him that he is the lone survivor ...
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Why isn't the Tetragrammaton used in Exodus 3:14?

I do not know Hebrew, but I've always been under the impression that the Tetragrammaton is a literal "I AM". Strongs: 1961 אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה http://biblehub.com/hebrew/1961.htm vs Strongs 3068 יְהֹוָה http://...
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Who is Jesus speaking of in Mark 12:26-27? Who is Jesus referencing as "He" in verse 27?

Who is Jesus speaking of as "He" in the below verse? What person spoke to Moses? Mark 12:26-27 (Jesus speaking to the Pharisees, quoting scripture) 26 But concerning the dead, that they ...
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Doesn’t Moses hypothetical response of the Israelites in (4:1) answer his proposed question in (3:13), then “I AM” is an assurance as in Exodus 3:12?

In 3:13, Moses does not directly ask, “What is your name?” It’s a dual question; his question is, “What shall I say to them?” In the introduction of 3:6, YHWH does not use His Name, rather the Hebrew ...
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(Malachi 1:12) No tetragrammaton, but capitalised LORD in KJV

Malachi 1:12 in the Leningrad Codex has a literal "Lord", אֲדֹנָי֙, in "the table of the Lord", שֻׁלְחַ֤ן אֲדֹנָי֙. Why does the King James Version signify an occurrence of the ...
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Was David called YHWH?

And Jonathan said unto David, O Lord God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, ...
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Should Old Testament Prophecies Concerning YHWH and His Messiah be collapsed into Yahweh? [closed]

Blockquote 15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the ...
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Analyze , & expound upon whether Hebrew translation of Isaiah 26:3a added emphasis on "steadfast"/"mind on" being on God or Does Not

Sorry if I sound nit-picky. Some English translations for Isaiah 26:3a add the emphasis the person being "steadfast"/"mind on" -God -while others do Not Therefore, could someone ...
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Psalm 68:4 - Does it contain a Beth Essentiae?

Psalm 68:4 (ESV), 4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the LORD; exult before him! The Hebrew text for the phrase emboldened ...
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Does Amos 6:10 say that the tetragrammaton "is not" to be remembered, or that it "has not" been remembered? [duplicate]

Traditional translations say: "Hush!" And he will say, "For the name of the LORD is not to be called to remembrance." Or does the Hebrew actually say: "Hush!" And he ...
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Does Matthew 4:10 teach that only YHWH/Jehovah can be worshiped?

In Matthew 4, Satan shows Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world and their glory" (NKJV) and says that he'll give it all to Jesus if He would worship him (vv. 8-9). Jesus rejects this, saying, ...
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I’ve been researching upon Acrostic YHWH examples in the Hebrew Bible. Could they be useful in analyzing textual anomalies regarding, spelling? [closed]

I'm looking for a reference regarding the Acrostics of the Tetragrammaton to be found in the Hebrew Bible. Most seem only to know of those where the beginning letters of four consecutive words spell “...
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How many YHWH are there according to Mark 12:29 and Deuteronomy 6:4? What does the word "one" mean on both verses? [closed]

Mark 12:29 of The American Standard Version says, Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one.' “ and Deuteronomy 6:4 of Young's Literal Translation says, Hear, O ...
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Is Peter’s assertion in Acts 4:12, upon the saving “Name”, tied to understanding the unique nature of “Joshua” in the Pentateuch?

Note,it is important to discern the precise form. Exodus 17:9, “יהושע” is the first occurrence, but Numbers 13:8,16, demonstrates the compound design of this name. Names in the Bible are important and ...
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