Why Was YHVH Replaced by LORD?

Do You Recognize The Eternal Name of Our Creator in Revelation 1:18? 

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What is His Name?  I Am, ( הָיָה ) Who I Am, (הָיָה Hayah #1961) Exodus 3:14 

How can we recognize the references to our Creator’s Eternal Name when it has been removed from every translation?

It’s no secret, if you don’t find it noted in the preface of your Bible, you can verify it on google by asking; has the original Hebrew Name, YHVH, been replaced by LORD?


YHVH means, He Is, Was and Always Will Be, or He Exists.  As difficult as it may be to find an equivalent translation to describe the Eternal or Spiritual Name of our Creator, we know the word LORD is a common reference for those in authority.

That is why I cross out the LORD and restore the original Name, YHVH #3069 whenever I can.

How Is YHVH Pronounced?

Over 1,700 Hebrew Documents Have Been Discovered with all three Vowel Markers, yet the debate about the correct pronunciation continues.

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Prior to January 2018, nobody really had enough evidence to stand on, and the majority usually pronounced YHVH, Yahweh or Jehovah. 

Nehemia Gordon’s research has forever changed the majority.  Knowing The Name by its Hebrew letters; Yod Hay Vav Hay, he noticed a manuscript with all three vowel markers, the  “e” “o” “a” and set out to look for more evidence to confirm the pronunciation most Hebrew speakers already knew.

He had no idea that he was about to uncover so much consistent evidence, found in so many Hebrew manuscripts, from library’s all around the world. 

Normally that much evidence would be indisputable but it is said, the scribes were known to leave out at least one vowel marker, and even add the wrong vowel marker just to throw people off.

Why Did the Scribes Try to Keep The Name a Secret?

You won’t find any instruction saying not to speak or write the ineffable Name of God, in order to keep it from being Blasphemed/Insulted, anywhere in the Torah or Prophets.

That tradition stems from an ancient Babylonian superstition.  The belief that the Name could be defiled has caused it to become vain.  The Hebrew word Shav #7723, means to make unknown, nothing, worthless, empty, false…

 “You shall not take/make the Name of the LORD YHVH your God (in) Vain, (Shav #7723) for the LORD YHVH will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” Exodus 20:7 

Judah adapted several Babylonian customs during their 70 year captivity in ancient Babylon, 586-716 B.C., and not pronouncing the Name goes directly against YHVH’s instructions to Make His Name Known.

We are instructed to Know Him by Name, Thank Him by Name, Sing Praises, Honor, Glorify, Proclaim and Call upon His Name; Exodus 6:3; Psalm 105:1; Psalm 9:11; Psalm 99:6; Psalm 106:1; Isaiah 12:4…

Thankfully not all scribes were superstitious.  (See, Then began men to call on the Name of the Lord, pg. 39 by Troy Persall)

Make His Name Known in all the Earth

YHVH is written in the Hebrew Scriptures 6,830 times.  As people, like me, learn their translations have removed “YHVH” and added “LORD,” they will also begin to restore and proclaim Yehovah in all the earth.

“I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display to you My Power and that My Name may be proclaimed in all the earth,Exodus 9:16; Romans 9:17

Yehoshua Means YHVH Is Salvation

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Both Jesus and Joshua are one and the same name.  While Jesus is transliterated from Greek, Joshua is transliterated from Hebrew.  The name Yehoshua means “YHVH Is Salvation.”  Yeshua (Salvation) Is our Creator’s Eternal Name, Exodus 3:15.

  John 17:21 that All may be One, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

Is it Possible to Disagree and Remain One?

The marriage covenant is a good example of how two people can disagree yet remain One.  No two people are identical, when, not if, they disagree it is possible to remain faithful to their vow of unity by obediently choosing love, honor and respect.

No matter how we refer to our Creator, just knowing these Hebrew meanings helps us make some revealing connections.  Beware of the desire to correct others for pronouncing the Hebrew “Vav” as a “Waw” or “O” as an “U.”

Study of Word Origins

Humbly point people to Etymology if they are teaching others to pronounce the Name as Jehovah.  We can know with certainty that there is no J sound in Hebrew and the letter J didn’t enter the English language until the 1600’s.

We also know the name Yahweh was the invention of Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Gesenius (3 February 1786 – 23 October 1842) a German orientalistLutheran, and Biblical critic,Yahweh”.[2]

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…they make My people forget My Name, Jeremiah 23:27

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