Proverbs 30:4 asks: “Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!”
Now we know that Yeshua HaMaschiach (Jesus Christ) is the name of the “son of God”, but what is the name of God?
You see, contrary to popular beliefs, God has a name. His name in Hebrew is spelled out as יהוה transliterated into Roman Script as YHWH . Together these Hebrew characters are also known as the Tetragrammaton. In the Bible, notice how the word “LORD” is in bold letters? This is to indicate that the Tetragrammaton יהוה (YHWH), which is the name of God, was replaced with the word “Adonai” in Hebrew or “LORD” in English.
Why did the ancient Israelites allowed the name of God to be removed from the Holy Scriptures? Was it God’s will?
Ezekiel 20:14 says: “But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.”
So, God kept his name hidden because he didn’t want his name to be profaned. God first revealed his name to his servant Moses. In fact, the name of God and the use of it is in the Ten Commandments.
Exodus 20:7 reads: “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” (KJV).
This commandment might have been the reason for the ancient Hebrew to keep the name of God from being used improperly. They restricted God’s worshippers from uttering his name for the fear of profaning it and breaking his commandment. Only the priests were able to utter his holy name. The privilege of being able to pronounce the name of God (YHWH) was restricted to a select few. As a result, overtime, it was removed completely from the Holy Scriptures and ultimately from the mouth of God’s people.
Regardless of the reasons why the ancient Hebrew removed the name of God from the Holy Scriptures, the point is, God has a name! According to the Bible, God will once again make his name known in the last days.
Ezekiel 39:7 reads “‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the LORD am the Holy One in Israel.’”
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