What is God’s Name and How to Pronounce?

How to pronounce God’s Name – YHWH?

If God wanted to make the actual pronunciation of His name known to all, then He would have made it easy. “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is YHWH, art the most high over all the earth” (Ps. 83:13).  There is no instruction from Yeshua to call God YHWH but to call Him “Our Father”.  To make one’s name known, you make their character and deeds known.  This is exactly what Yeshua did.  Let’s not get caught up in the pronunciation of the YHWH name but get caught up in making His Character and Deeds known through Yeshua.

Is God’s name YHWH (Yod Heh Waw Heh) or YHVH (Yod Heh Vav Heh)?

The earliest Hebrew grammarian, Saadia Gaon (10th Century) commentary on the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Waw not Vav (10th Century).  In addition, similar ancient Semitic texts have this letter as Waw not Vav (Syraic, Aramaic languages).  Therefore Yod Heh Waw Heh is the correct pronunciation of the letters YHWH.

 

Is the word YHWH pronounced Jehovah, Yehovah, Yahowah, Yehwah, Yahweh, Yahwoh, Yahwah..?

I personally believe it is Yahwah (for now, unless more evidence arises). Rationale:

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