Sacred Name Information and Research Special Report:
The True Divine Name and Why We Need To Know!
The Sacred Name community is divided into many different groups with many different versions of the Divine Name. Which is correct? Dr. R. Kendall Soulen expressed this issue quite well: "Few issues are so central to biblical faith and yet so perplexing as the Name of God." ("The Name of the Holy Trinity: A Triune Name," in Theology Today 59-2 (2002), p.244-5) Every ministry has their own opinion, but it is probably safe to say that none of the Sacred Name congregations has even one recognized published Hebrew scholar on staff. To find the answer, this ministry has spent the last fifteen years researching the issue in the great libraries of the world, reading books and theological journal articles to piece together the true story. We have spent dozens of hours in Chicago's Oriental Institute Library, The University of Michigan Graduate Studies Library, the famed British Library in London, England, and other notable libraries as well. The many hundreds of pages of notes taken down in our research into the Divine Name over these many years are being condensed so that we are able to give you the most interesting and important statements by the leading Hebraic and antiquarian scholars of the world, and we are in the process of placing our findings on this website for your own edification.
Yah's Name is to be Hallowed, Revered, Honored, Kept Holy
The importance of knowing and using the true Sacred Names was probably best expressed by Jewish theologian, Michael Wyschogrod, who stated, "The God of Israel has a proper Name. There is no fact in Jewish theology more significant than this." ("The Body of Faith: God in the People of Israel," San Francisco, Harper and Row, 1989, p.91) We can also add that it is important to Christians also, for Scripture tells us that Yah's Name is to be Revered, Honored, and kept Holy: "He said to them, When you pray, say, Father, thy name be revered, thy Reign begin;" (Luke 11:2, Moffatt)
The Phillips Translation renders this verse: " Father, may your name be honoured..." The Scriptures Version says, " Father may Thy name be kept holy;" Of course, the familiar King James Version and many other translations use the word, "Hallowed," an old English term meaning much the same thing. There is no consistency among Bibles, nor among Christian believers on the subject of the Sacred Name.
The Old Testament also shows no consistency in rendering the Divine Name. In the famous passage of the good and bad figs in Jeremiah 16, we read: " ‘And I shall give them a heart to know Me, that I am יהוה . And they shall be My people and I shall be their Elohim, for they shall turn back to Me with all their heart." (verse 2 from The Scriptures Translation) In place of the Hebrew Tetragrammaton, Young's Literal Translation says, "And have given to them a heart to know Me, For I am Jehovah..." In comparison, Rotherham's Emphasized Bible uses "Yahweh" here, while the King James Version uses "Lord." These are all popular disparate terms used for "Deity."
Which of these and other terms gives the most glory to our Heavenly Father and brings us into closest relationship to Him? Find the answer from the results of modern respected scholarship by reading the information on our "Sacred Name Research" menu pages, and may you be blessed in your journey as you draw closer to Him.
THE SACRED NAME RIDDLE !! Can You Tell What is the Name of Elohim?
Psalm 30:4 is in the form of a riddle with importance to us as Christian believers. It states, "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?" (KJV) The answer to the first part of the riddle is found in the New Testament; in John 3:13 we are told Who it is that ascended into heaven, and descended. Then in Psalm 72:8 we are told Who it is that established the ends of the earth , and in Psalm 135:7 Who it is that gathered the wind and is sovereign over all the ends of the earth.
But now comes the hard part. What is His Name, and His Son's Name? The answer to this is a mystery to most Christians and Jews, but we have provided the answer for you in an accompanying article, "What Is His Name?"
Scripture Passages Which Uphold the Worship of the Name of YHVH Elohim!
Psalm 33:21 Trusting in His Holy Name brings rejoicing.
Psalm 44:20 His Name has been forgotten/neglected by many of His people!
Psalm 54:6 His Name is important to know!
Psalm 69:36 Zion is the land promised for those who love His Name
Psalm 118:26 A Messianic Hymn; Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of YHVH.
Psalm 138:2 His Name and His Word will be exalted above everything else!