Very early on in my walk with the Holy Spirit, I discovered these seven compound names for JEHOVAH. I began to pray them every day, desiring to know him in their depth. I was doing pretty well until I came to Jehovah-Nissi. Not having a clue what that meant…Jehovah my Banner. I yelled at GOD, “How can I pray that, I don’t even know what that means…what does it mean?” So began the excellent adventure that continues to this day. I don’t have room to tell you how he taught me about that name. I will just say, don’t ask the Heavenly Father ANYTHING UNLESS YOU REALLY WANT THE ANSWER. I will add that I went on to have a Banner Ministry for several years.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; (1 Jehovah Rohi – the Lord our shepherd) I shall not want. (2 Jehovah Jireh – the Lord our provider)
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. (3 Jehovah Shalom – the Lord our peace)
3 He restoreth my soul: (4 Jehovah Rapha – the Lord our healer) he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (5 Jehovah Tsidkenu – the Lord our righteousness)
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (6 Jehovah Shammah – the Lord is present)
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: (7 Jehovah Nissi – the Lord our banner) thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
In recent times we have all come to discover that we cannot trust much of what we have been taught. CORRUPTION and DECEPTION permeate EVERYTHING. That is why our Heavenly Father has hidden many things.
Throughout history, we have learned about GOD through many names/titles in the bible. HIS TRUE NAME, has come into question. There are many groups and individuals professing to have found the TRUE pronunciation of His Name. I have to tell you that I don’t believe that ANYONE has PROOF. They all have great theories, and have done significant study. However, the TRUTH of His Name, just as everything else has been covered up, erased, perverted, masked, hidden from us. I have looked at all the work on this. and I have come to a conclusion about which version I think is most right. (I will let you know at the end of this post which one that is). But, I am not totally certain.
I believe that our Father will reveal that in HIS time. Meanwhile, I just call HIM ABBA DADDY. I have the right to do so, because of the price paid by HIS SON. I also address him as Heavenly Father, which is the way that Jesus/Yeshua taught us to do when he told us how to pray. He and I are on very good terms and He knows exactly who I am addressing and is very happy to fellowship with me. I pray in the name of Yeshua or Jesus and refer to him as God’s precious/only begotten Son.
In my posts you will see me refer to him as Heavenly Father, or Creator of ALL things, and you will see me refer to him as GOD. Because I am writing to a very ecclectic and general audience, all at different places in their lives. Everyone knows what a GOD is… HE is my GOD… my ONLY GOD. He is the ONE TRUE and LIVING GOD…which I also reference him as in my posts.
I am not worried whether I KNOW his “true NAME” or not… I don’t think that is a problem. I know it is not something we should allow to come between us as believers or between us and the lost whom we are trying to reach. So, get over it Sacred Namers. Relax. God is in CONTROL.
Our Heavenly Father cares about RELATIONSHIP. Do you KNOW HIM? When you truly KNOW someone, and LOVE them… they are not worried about how you address them. They and you care ONLY about spending time together. About communicating. About KNOWING each other on an ever deepening level.
In fact, it has been my experience, that when you are in a loving relationship, you often don’t address the person you love by their name. You call them honey, baby, darlin, sweetheart, dear… or any number of other terms of endearment. I would go so far as to say, if you address them by their name, they may assume you are being extremely serious, or perturbed, maybe even angry, unless you are in public or in a particularly official or formal environment.
In the following scripture, it appears that God is not at all surprised that we don’t know His name. This scripture is almost teasingly stating that we most likely DO NOT.
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Proverbs 30:4
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. John 6:44-45
Spiritual things are spiritually discerned. God speaks directly to OUR spirit. And our spirit speaks directly with GOD. Most of the time our natural mind does not even understand it. But by the SPIRIT God KNOWS his own and by the SPIRIT testifies to us that we are HIS. There is not doubt who is praying, or to whom they are praying.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. John 4:24
Do you seriously believe that if you spell HIS name wrong or pronounce it incorrectly He will turn His back on your prayer?? Seriously?? God looks on the HEART. AND, God is the ONLY one who KNOWS your heart.
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:9
7 You cannot fool God- Galatians 6:7
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This is the 1000th Hebrew Bible manuscript with the full vowels of God’s holy name Yehovah, discovered earlier today (Jan 21, 2018)! The passage says “to serve the name of Yehovah” (Deuteronomy 18:5) and it has the full vowels!
In less than one year, we have gone from five Hebrew Bible manuscripts with the full vowels Yehovah to (at the time of this post) 1,006!The 1000th manuscript comes from the Cairo Genizah and is now housed at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University:
https://genizah.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/…/full/MS_HEB_b_9_9b.jpgMy thanks to all those who have supported my ministry and made it possible to do this important research! Thanks also to T-Bone, Dawn Irion, Chris Clark, Adam Kinghorn, and all the other volunteers scouring the libraries of the world looking for Yehovah’s holy name in Hebrew Bible manuscripts!Learn more about the name Yehovah at:
What followers here is the conviction regarding the Name of our Creator that I am most convinced is true. I will not try to convince you, or even explain to you why I believe it to be true. That is based on my experiences with my Heavenly Father. Seek Him out for yourself, I am sure He will lead you to the TRUTH.
Uncovering Ancient Hebrew Sources of Faith
Nehemia Gordon on the Name of God
In Shattering the Conspiracy of Silence, Nehemia Gordon’s search for answers leads him to uncover an age-old conspiracy surrounding the Priestly Blessing. Generations of scribes, rabbis, and priests colluded to keep a key part of the Priestly Blessing secret. Centuries of religious agendas and tradition obscured its meaning. Join Bible scholar Nehemia Gordon as he leaves no stone unturned in search of the truth. The clues take him from the peak of Mount Sinai to the battlefields of the Yom Kippur War. Find out what he discovered on 9/11 and venture with him down into the literal “pit of hell.”
Tags: The Ban
In Hebrew Voices, Information Unleashed, Nehemia Gordon explains how the Hebrew Roots of Hanukkah reveal the origin of the pagan ban on God’s holy name. Learn how Judah the Maccabee ignored the noise of the multitudes, to stand against the ban and reclaim the true miracle of this holiday by proclaiming His eternal name! This episode is available as a video and as a podcast. Michael wrote: “I called on God for years not knowing His real name and He answered my heart’s desire to have a relationship with Him. I now do call on Him by His Hebrew name and my life has changed.”
Tags: The Ban
In Hebrew Voices, Why Would I Ever Stop, Nehemia Gordon shares with Dev Daniel his excitement about finding the name “Yehovah” in over 100 newly available Hebrew manuscripts, how this is a game-changer in the debate about God’s holy name, and why he came to Israel to continue this earth-shattering research.
In Hebrew Voices, The Historical Pronunciation of Vav, I explain how we know the letter “vav” was historically pronounced as “v”, set the record straight on the Arabic influence that introduced “w” into the Academic pronunciation of Hebrew, and bring the scribal proof that in the time of Ezekiel they pronounced God’s name as Yehovah.
Tags: Vav or Waw
In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Name of God in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, Nehemia Gordon talks about how a Karaite Jew came to study the New Testament in Hebrew, what he discovered regarding God’s name in a Hebrew gospel preserved by Jewish rabbis, and how we know Matthew was originally written in Hebrew.
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In this episode of Hebrew Voices, Yehovah Research Update 2018, Nehemia Gordon talks with T-Bone about the staggering number of Hebrew manuscripts they have looked at to date, compared to the number of manuscripts in which they found Yehovah with full vowels. They also share some interesting anomalies regarding the name and touch briefly upon finding Yehovah with full vowels in New Testament Hebrew manuscripts, as well as how Yeshua’s name is written in these documents.
In Hebrew Voices, The Name and New Discoveries, Nehemia Gordon shares with Doug Hamp, a fellow alumnus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, some of his new discoveries about the pronunciation of God’s holy Name, the “Yehu’ah” theory, and whether the English name “Jesus” has any connection to the Greek deity “Zeus.
In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Origins of Yahweh, Nehemia Gordon talks about what the Samaritans call God, how they understand His name, and what the pronunciation “Yahweh” may truly mean. This episode is available as a video as well as a podcast.Lowel wrote: “This is an excellent teaching. To understand any idea or concept it is always best to go back to the furthest root, and this is what Nehemia has done so meticulously. Being familiar with the academic world, I know that just because “Super Academics” or everybody says something, that does not make it right… Keep up the good work!”
In this episode of Hebrew Voices, Why it’s YEhovah, but HalleluYAh, Nehemia Gordon explains why the vowel in “Yehovah” changes in “Yah” and why people who don’t understand this Hebrew rule are pronouncing Yeshua’s name wrong. Kiruv wrote: “Thank you for this clear explanation!”
In this episode of Hebrew Voices,A Disastrous Misunderstanding of the Name Yehovah, Nehemia Gordon explains the meaning of Yehovah, the mistake people make thinking it has to do with “destruction”, and how Yahweh in Gnostic sources is the god of chaos. Listen to the short podcast, and then check out the detailed grammatical explanation of how we know Yehovah has nothing to do with the Hebrew word for “destruction”. Suzette wrote: “Forgive me, I was one of those people who knew just enough Hebrew to be dangerous… Thanks for the article!”.
Tags: Yehovah, Yahweh
In this Support Team Study, The Great ‘I AM’ Revealed, Nehemia Gordon leaves Hebrew Masoretic manuscripts behind and goes back to the basics of the Hebrew language. In this study Nehemia explains how the ‘I AM’ passage in Exodus 3:14 teaches us the meaning of God’s holy Name. We will see how the great ‘I AM’ was understood by ancient Jews and how this is the key to deciphering both the meaning of YHVH and its pronunciation. Lynell wrote: “Fascinating study on The Great ‘I am’ Revealed. Nehemia Gordon presents empirical evidence rather than theory concerning the name of God. He dispels myths and Facebook made-up Hebrew to reveal the name of Yehovah. Considerable evidence presented with logical thought make this a lecture not to be missed.” Not a member of the Support Team yet? You are invited to watch this special preview of this study.
Tags: Yehovah, Yahweh
In Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study, Wow It’s a Vav, lies the truth about the ancient pronunciation of the Hebrew letter Vav! Is it V or W? Is God’s holy name Yehovah or Yehowah? Leave opinion behind, as Nehemia Gordon shares never-before seen Hebrew manuscripts and definitive evidence from the Tanakh. After watching this study, you won’t have any doubts about this topic.
Tags: Vav or Waw
In Part 1 of Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study, The Mistake That Got It Right: How Hebrew Scribes Accidentally Revealed the True Pronunciation of God’s Holy Name Yehovah, he reveals for the first time all seven instances where the Aleppo Codex contains the full vowels of God’s holy name Yehovah, explains the rigorous Masoretic proofreading process employed by ancient Jewish scribes, and exposes errors in the divine title Adonai (Lord) in the widely used Leningrad Codex.
In Part 2 of Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study, The Mistake That Got It Right: Vampires in Genesis and a Strategy for Hiding the Vowels of the Name Yehovah, Nehemia pulls back the curtain on a series of mysterious dots ancient Jewish scribes placed over certain words in the Hebrew Bible, shows how later Jews misinterpreted these dots as evidence of Vampires in the Book of Genesis, and explains the true historical significance of these dots. Nehemia concludes the study with newly discovered evidence from Hebrew manuscripts of how Jewish scribes could have easily hidden the pronunciation of God’s holy name, even when they slipped up by revealing the full vowels.
In Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study, 10 Rabbis Speak Out on the Name – Part 1, Nehemia Gordon brings evidence from newly discovered Hebrew manuscripts proving that Jewish rabbis preserved the true pronunciation of God’s holy name. Nehemia also explains why scholars ignore Jewish sources while searching out every pagan non-Hebrew text they can find.
In Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study 10 Rabbis Speak Out on the Name – Part 2, Nehemia Gordon brings Jewish sources, never seen before by the English-speaking world. Gentile scholars have plumbed the depths of every pagan and heathen text for centuries to reconstruct the pronunciation of God’s holy name. It’s time to let the Jews speak!
In Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study, Jaw-Dropping Revelations from Israel, he talks with Dev Daniel about his adventures with the mysterious T-Bone, a revelation received on a Galilee mountaintop, and the discovery of a large cache of unknown Hebrew manuscripts. Judy wrote: “Wow, this is so amazing, again Nehemia thank you for ALL you do and Share, can’t get enough.”
In Nehemia Gordon’s Support Team Study, Praying to Jupiter, I trace the sources for the misguided pronunciation “Yahweh”, from Josephus through a first-century primer on incantations to the work of 18th and 19th Century European Bible scholars. I also share a quick grammar lesson on the seven conjugations and four prefixes of Hebrew verbs that inform a correct understanding of the name and its pronunciation. Join me on this journey as I trace the confusion back to the Babylonian ecumenical spirit of the Samaritans and the connection to the Roman god Jupiter.
In this Support Team Study, Cutting Through the Confusion from the Show Me State, Nehemia Gordon answers twelve burning questions about the Name of Yehovah. Find out when the vowels were added to the Bible, what Josephus tells us about the Name, and the mystery of the inseparable preposition. Nehemia has also made sure to include a comprehensive source sheet to assist in your study. Not a member of the Support Team yet? You are invited to watch this special preview of this study.
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