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Is Jesus called “Yahweh” in Jeremiah’s “Branch” prophesy?

The question relates to Jeremiah 23:5-6 where the prophet makes a Messianic prophecy about a new descendant of David. In the Hebrew text the word for English ‘LORD’ is the divine name YHWH, usually transcribed ‘Yahweh’ or ‘Jehovah’:  5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King […]

Is there any biblical reason for calling Jesus “Yeshua”?

There is no biblical instruction to refer to Jesus by the Aramaic or Hebrew pronunciation of his name. The New Testament is written in Greek and Jesus is always simply referred to as Ἰησοῦς  (Iēsous), the Greek spelling of Joshua from the Old Testament. In fact the name Jesus in the New Testament can refer to […]

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 […]

What is the origin of YHWH or Yahweh as the name of God?

The Hebrew word yhwh (Yahweh) is the name of God used in the Old Testament, and is often represented as “LORD” in English translations. The etymology of this word is disputed. For example, some scholars think that it might derive from a non-Israelite source, such as the place name yhw found in some ancient Egyptian […]

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 […]