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“I am” and Yahweh come from the same root word but have different tense references “I am” is 1st person “Yahweh” 3rd Person.


Pronunciation of Yahweh

The covenant name for the God of Israel in the Old Testament is Yahweh. This name was so sacred that by the second century BC the Jews refused to pronounce it. Orthodox Jews will not pronounce this sacred name even today. When the ancient Jewish Scholar came across the name Yahweh he would pronounce it “Adonai” which means my Lord.


The Hebrew at that time had no vowels. The system of vowel points had not been invented, and therefore Yahweh was written YHVH, which is called the Tetragrammaton (The four letter word). No one really knows how it was pronounced. When the Masoretic scholars added to the consonantal word YHVH the vowels from the word Adonai, the name turned out to be YaHoVah.” However, this hybrid word. Therefore, Jehovah has been dropped from many modern translations in favor of “Yahweh.”

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