Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tetragrammaton Revealed

MYTH
Jehovah is the correct pronounciation of the Tetragrammaton

The ineffable name of God is YHWH, which is called the Tetragrammaton. Josephus, erudite Jewish historian and descendent of the priestly bloodline, stated in The Wars of the Jews 5.5.7.235 that "the Sacred Name … consist[s] of four vowels." He means that the four consonants YHWH are pronounced as IAUE = "Yahweh." This means that God's ineffable name has but two syllables and thus that "Yehowah" is wrong. Thus, contra Jehovah's Witnesses, "Jehovah" is not the true name of God that the Tetragrammaton represents. It, too, has three syllables and substitutes J for Y and V for W. From what has been said it is clear that Jesus' original name is not "Yehoshua" but "Yahshua" (Yah instead of Yeh to preserve the true and proper spelling of the first part of YHWH).

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