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Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
God is a personal thing. We tend to know God as The Great Architect of The Universe (TGAOTU). I believe God to be the all creative force behind the whole of existance. It has no personality and resides within us all. I therefore feel that God has no name and would prefer TGAOTU or God to signify a being or force that is infinately more superior than I.
I do not know or understand God, to do so would make me as God. I do not prey to God or am I fearfull of God. Although I do acknowledge and respect God for what it is.
Originally posted by Human4life
reply to post by nuttin4U
Thats not God's real name. "Jehovah" is a Hybrid name that Charles Taze Russel invented cause he didn't whant to call him by his real name "Yahweh". Jehovah Witness Religion is made up from a 33 degree masonic member, name Charles Taze Russel.
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
Judeo-Christian has God's real name as taboo to use.
Originally posted by Sigismundus
reply to post by Human4life
Actually 'YHWH' the sole post-exilic male clan god of the benei Yisro'el (worshipped as a sole male national clan-god in post Exilic Yisro'el without his wife sherah etal. or any goddess consort or god-sons - cf: 'Hear o Yisroel, YHWH is our clan godd, YHWH alone !!, the so-called Shema'q- mis translated as 'The LORD our God the LORD is one - which makes no grammatical sense at all (cf: the gross mis-trans-literation of YHWH as 'Jehovah' in the King James Versions of 1611 which had to be re-printed over 8 times to get even the basic errors our !!) was ACTUALLY pronounced "Yah-Weh" from very ancient times - just as it states in the vowelled Greek Septuaginta LXX version of the Torah (compiiled c. 250 BCE out of Alexandria)
See: the spelled out version in the LXX of YHWH as Ya-weh (or even Yah-wuh) in Exodus chapter 3 - the Greek LXX translation being a MUCH older version of the Hebrew 'scriptures' (very similar to several families of MSS in the Dead Sea Scroll versions i.e. those particular copies that were not actually of the protoMT manuscript families) and was based on very DIFFERENT Hebrew consonantal texts than the later so-called Masoretic text c. 1000 CE used by most Rabinnic Jews and Protestants today in their respective 'bibles' the MT was copied out in full only when the Masoretes added their own version of the vowel-pointing (many rival Jewish groups in antiquity did not regard the 'Babylonian vowel pointing traditions' of the Masoretes reflected in the Leningrad Codex to be very accurate !)
At any rate the Greek Septuaginta pointing (vowel-sounding out) of YHWH is clearly Yahweh, and NOT 'Jehovah" which is the 'Shakespearean English' way of pronouncing the name using the vowells of eDoNai ('my LORD') - edonai was used by Rabinnic Jews from the middle ages to read outloud each time they came across the Tetra-Grammaton (YHWH) in any Hebrew text - and the Masoretic Text (c. 1000 CE) in the Leningrad Codex places these exact Vowell Pointing Marks (e - o - a) underneath YHWH whenever it appeared - to remind the speaker to say EDONAI and not Yah-weh when they came to it.
The fact that the King James versions mis-understood this of course is no excuse for them - to-day scholars (and thinking persons) simply use Yahweh or merely write out the consonants YHWH whenever they wish to refer to the post Exilic national clan-god of the Jews ('benei Yisro'el' i.e. the sons of Yisro'el) as opposed to other gods out there in the wild.
The fact that most modern-day English speaking persons (by and large) are NOT even aware that the clan-god of the 'bible' is even a national clan god at all (as opposed, say, to a more acceptable and 'Universal' godlike divine entity - who does not hate and necessarilly want to exterminate 'Amalekites' and other 'gentile nations' and 'play favourites' with his own clan !) is of course no excuse for them.
English speaking persons to-day still bandy terms like 'God' around without giving much thought to the actual history which lay behind some of their more crude presuppositions about how the universe actuall works !!!
Originally posted by Human4life
The name Jehovah appears in the King James Version and other Bible translations, some prefer to use the name Yahweh instead of Jehovah. Which name is correct?
The most ancient Bible manuscripts were written in the Hebrew language. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the divine name occurs almost 7,000 times and is spelled with four consonants—YHWH. The four-consonant words are commonly called the Tetragrammaton, or Tetragram, derived from two Greek words meaning "four letters." Now the question of accurate pronunciation arises because early Hebrew writing consisted of consonants with no vowels to guide the reader. So the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton becomes Yahweh. Today many Hebrew scholars prefer Yahweh as the true pronunciation.
However, consistency favors Jehovah. In what way? The pronunciation Jehovah has been accepted in English for decades. Those who object to using this pronunciation should also object to the use of the accepted pronunciation Jeremiah and even Jesus. Jeremiah would need to be changed to Yir·meyah' or Yir·meya'hu, the original Hebrew pronunciations, and Jesus would become Ye·shu'a` (Hebrew) or I·e·sous' (Greek). Hence, many Bible students, including Jehovah's Witnesses, feel that consistency favors the use of the already well-known English-language "Jehovah" and its equivalent in other languages.
The name of God has four consonants, it is a universal name that every language can pronounce, there is no need to call him any other than "Yahweh" YH/WHedit on 7-10-2011 by Human4life because: (no reason given)