The 365 names of God
From the beginning of creation God has endeavored to reveal His nature and character to man. He is not a hidden and inaccessible God – quite the contrary! He has always shown Himself to mankind through His words and through His works. From the very first verse of the Bible (Genesis 1:1) we find indications, names or attributes of His that help us understand what God is like and how He wishes to work in our lives.
In biblical times the name was very important and special care was taken when choosing the name of the children. The name was seen as a statement about the nature, character or function of the person. This is why when God called Moses to deliver the Hebrew people from slavery, Moses insisted that God tell him his name. He wanted to make sure that he could present his “credentials” to the people of Israel without qualms.
However, there were times when God – in speaking about himself – emphasized one of his specific characteristics. He sought to reveal something special about his person that would bring confidence and peace. We see an example of this when God confirmed his promise to Moses (Exodus 6). God mentioned that when he appeared to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he introduced himself to them as God Almighty (El Shaddai).
The 7 names of God
The secret symbol of the fish was called ichtus or ichthys, whose acronym in Greek means Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. In order for two Christians to recognize each other as Christians, one of them would draw an arc in the sand. If the other person completed the figure of the fish, it meant that both were Christians.
The polynomial P(x) is divisible by a polynomial of the form (x – a) if and only if P(x = a) = 0. The value x = a is called the root or zero of P(x). The roots or zeros of a polynomial are the values that cancel the polynomial.
Yahweh and Jehovah are names by which God is designated in the Bible. Both are derivations of the Hebrew Tetragrammaton YHVH. Besides this, both designations for God differ in that Yahweh is the denomination used in the catholic bibles and Jehovah in the evangelical bibles.
The name of God was written with four consonants YHVH (in Hebrew characters it is יהוה), which were pronounced something like “Yahweh” and appears written in Latin letters as: “Yahveh”, “Yave” and “Yahweh”.
Name of God in Hebrew
For Judaism, the name of God is more than a distinguished title. It represents the Jewish conception of the divine nature, and of God’s relationship with the Jewish people. Overawed by the sacredness of God’s names, and as a means of showing respect and reverence for them, the scribes of sacred texts “paused before copying them, and used terms of reverence to keep hidden the true name of God.”
The names of God have been a source of controversy among scholars of the Holy Bible. Some have wielded the diversity as proof that the Torah is the work of several authors (see Pentateuch), while others state that different aspects of God have different names, depending on the role God represents in the context in which He is referred to and the specific aspects to be emphasized.
The translation ‘he who is self-existent’ or ‘self-sufficient’ has been dismissed, since the abstract conception of pure existence is considered to be alien to classical Hebrew thought. God’s existence by Himself has its origin in the Hebrew conception of monotheism, the uncreated Creator who does not depend on anything or anyone else; therefore it is nowadays generally translated as ‘I am that I am’.
The true name of god according to the bible
Jehovah is the name given to God in some versions of the Bible (Psalms 83:18, Psalms 100:3, Isaiah 42:8). The Old Testament was written in an ancient Hebrew that did not use vowels. God’s name was written with four consonants YHVH (in Hebrew characters it is יהוה), which were pronounced something like “Yahweh” and appears written in Latin letters as: “Yahveh”, “Yave” and “Yahweh”. YHVH represents forms of the verb to be and means something like “He who will be, is and was”.
For centuries this combination of letters was called tetragram, to avoid the problem of how to read it correctly. Tetragram comes from the Greek τετραγράμμμα, formed from τετρα (tetra = four) and γράμμμα (gramma = letter). Then it was necessary to conjecture possible missing vowels among the 4 letters (since in Hebrew vowels are not always written) and hence the possible names of God: Yahweh, Yahweh, Yovah and their consequent translations to other languages of the time, which bring us Jehovah.
It seems to me a joke just to think that Jehovah has an etymology, because it is a falsification of a proper name that is by all names that of our Father YAHWEH or YHWH or rather I mean that Jehovah as a name never existed, but it is used by ignorance in the educated Bibles.