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“everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Joel 2:32 cited in Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13

The original passage reads “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.” (Joel 2:32) Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13 […]

Should we use God’s name, Yahweh, when talking about or to him?

The divine name YHWH appears only in the Hebrew Old Testament. It appears without vowels in the Hebrew text, and is read with the Hebrew word for ‘Lord’ both by Jews and in traditional Protestant Bibles. The spelling Yahweh occurs in some Bibles like the Roman Catholic Jerusalem Bible. Yahweh is also how scholars of […]

Should we worship Jesus?

It seems to me that the best way to approach this question is to look at what the Christians at the time of the apostles did. If they worshipped Jesus then we should probably do so too. If they did not worship Jesus then we should not. In recent book entitled Did the first Christians […]

How many times is God called “Yahweh” in the Bible?

“Yahweh” is God’s personal name (see Exodus 3:13-15 and Exodus 6:2-3), and is usually “translated” as Lᴏʀᴅ (in small caps). It’s not really a translation because Yahweh does not mean Lord. Rather, it means something like  “I am who I am” or  “I will be who I will be”. God has other names also. The following table gives […]

Who is the Lord in Genesis 18:1?

The word ‘LORD’ in Genesis 18:1 is referring to God. Here is a quote from a previous answer on BibleQ: In the Old Testament, it is common to see LORD in upper case letters (actually in small caps). In these cases, the Hebrew word is יהוה (Yahweh). This is the personal name of God (see […]

What does ‘hallelujah’ mean?

Hallelujah is a Hebrew phrase that means ‘praise Yah’ (‘Yah’ is short for ‘Yahweh’, which is the name God gave himself in Exodus 3:15 — here, in English, it is translated as ‘LORD’). It is said in verses like Psalm 111:1; 112:1; 113:1; 135:1; 147:1; 148:1; 149:1; & 150:1 (where it is usually written in […]

Where did the name “Jehovah” come from?

“Jehovah” is a mispronunciation of the Hebrew name of God, resulting from a confusion over what vowels were to be included when saying the name. The Hebrew name of God is יהוה (YHWH). This was revealed to Moses by God in Exodus 6:2-3. In Hebrew, there are usually no vowels inserted and it is up […]