What Is The Almighty’s Name? Part I
Brother Himie Pickett
In this essay we will discuss the proper name of the Most High YHWH. Our objective is to accurately show why the term “God” to refer to the Most High is not the most accurate.
The Word of YHWH asks us, “Do we know His name, and do we understand His name?” And, it also asks if we know the name of His son. (We will discuss the name of the son in part 2.) Let’s examine the Scriptures:
Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? what is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if you can tell?
We will discuss the definate passage of Scripture that gives the proper name of the Most High YHWH from three different Bibles. The first is the Cephar Bible, and it gives all of the proper names and cities in the Bible in the Hebrew language. The second is the Complete Jewish Bible, and it gives the proper names and places in Hebrew except for the proper name of the Most High YHWH. Why? Jews consider the name YHWH to sacred to pronounce. They consistently use Adonai and Elohim as substitutes for YHWH. The third is the English Standard Version, and is does not use any Hebrew names. And, it consistently uses the terms God and Lord as substitutes for the proper name of the Most High YHWH.
Let’sexamine the Scriptures:
1. Exodus 3:13-15 And Mosheh said unto ELOHIYM, Behold, when I come unto the children of Yashar’el, and shall say unto them, The ELOHIYM of your fathers has sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And ELOHIYM said unto El-Mosheh, EHAYAH ASHER EHAYAH: and he said, Thus shall you say unto the children of Yashar’el, EHAYAH has sent me unto you. And ELOHAI said moreover unto El-Mosheh, Thus shall you say unto the children of Yashar’el, YAHUAH ELOHAI of your fathers, the ELOHIYM of Avraham, the ELOHAI of Yitschaq, and the ELOHAI of Ya’aqov, has sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my mention unto all generations. Cephar Bible
2. Moshe said to God, “Look, when I appear before the people of Isra’el and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you’; and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?” God said to Moshe, “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh [I am/will be what I am/will be],” and added, “Here is what to say to the people of Isra’el: ‘Ehyeh [I Am or I Will Be] has sent me to you.’ ” God said further to Moshe, “Say this to the people of Isra’el: ‘Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh [Adonai], the God of your fathers, the God of Avraham, the God of Yitz’chak and the God of Ya‘akov, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever; this is how I am to be remembered generation after generation. Complete Jewish Bible
3. Exodus 3:13-15 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the 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 thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. English Standard Version
The Most High YHWH says that His name forever is Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh (YHWH) which is in English I AM. Now, if The Most High gives us His proper name YHWH, “Why do most people use the generic descriptor “God.” The answer is ignorance and borderline disrespect.
Now, let’s look at another Scripture passage:
Isaiah 42:8 I am YAHUAH: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Cephar Bible
Isaiah 42:8 I am Adonai; that is my name.
I yield my glory to no one else, Complete Jewish Bible
Isaiah 42:8 I am the Lord; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols. English Standard Version
Now, which term for the Most High should we believers in Yahusha HaMashiach use? For me, it definitely YHWH.
Note: Hallelujah is the highest praise and it is constituted of two Hebrew words: 1. Hallelu which means all praises to, 2. Yah which a shortened form of YHWH the proper name of The Most High.