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Ancient Hebrew, proving original meanings of YHWH

Q:7. Show Ancient Hebrew pictographs: YHWH

The Scriptures use the "Sacred Name" YHWH, lots.

These letters were never spoken by Jews, and they were careful to write the "sacred name" down. The Jews even invented "Adonay" as another Name, so as not to write the "Sacred Name" so often. When the pious Jews did this they did not select YHWH randomly for Adonay, and under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, it seems the use of Adonay is actually a reference to Jesus-YHWH in the Old Testament.

See studies that Jesus is Lord Adonay YHWH.

Some say the "Sacred Name" is really the Name of GOD. I don't think so. In Hebrew, names are similes of character, and verbs of action, or verbs of function. The "sacred name" really means the verb, "He exists".

However let's look at what Ancient Hebrew pictures says about the "Sacred Name" YHWH.

The modern common spelling is weird. Y and H refer to the same letters, yet they are different??? According to Ancient Hebrew spelling the "sacred name" is spelled as "EFEL". Very different hey?

What is interesting about the "Sacred Name" is there are two Beings who exist in the word. That's amazing isn't it?

Ge 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Here are two "YHWH" in two different locations at the BOTH the same time.

Here we see "Father" is a "Strong Authority" who is "secure" "Behold the Being!". So one heavenly member of the Godhead, remains secure in heaven.

In the OT is the phrase "malak YHWH".

The Ancient pictograph for "malak" is

The pictographs read "The flowing Authority (is) strong (on the) palms" This is the idea of one carrying a "message" in one's palms on behalf of another Authority. In ancient times such people were called "messengers". Today we might call them "ambassadors".

The KJV often translate "malak" as "angel", but the word should be "messenger" not "angel", although sometimes a heavenly angel might be a messenger, often the messenger can be a human on earth, and often the messenger is Jesus for His Father.

See a small study on messenger "malak".

Now let us check another picture in the OT. This is also a verb meaning to rescue, to save or to be a Saviour. This verb of action was given to a baby:-

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (KJV)

Now let's put this verse in Hebrew common spelling:-

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name YASHA: for he shall "yasha" his people from their sins.

Now let's do the pictographs for this word:-

The pictographs read : "The flow secure (and) pressed sees. Behold the Being!" Wow what a long list of functions of action given to our Saviour!

Some modern believers say we should call Jesus, Yeshua. I don't think so. First these letters are not correct according to Ancient Hebrew, and this assumes Ancient Hebrew spelling is correct as well. According to Ancient Hebrew, our Saviour is spelled as "Mfshoe" Very different hey?

So there is nothing wrong with calling our Saviour Jesus, nothing to be gained calling Him Yasha or Yeshua either. They are not Names anyway...Hebrew does not have Names as we think of them.

When you look at the two pictures "messenger YHWH" and "Saviour" we see the pictograph first pictured is "flowing" or "flow".

Now when something flows, it must have a SOURCE and a medium representing the flow, and a Person carrying the flow.

The source is the Father, secure in heaven. The messenger for the Father is Jesus, who carrys His Father's flow in His palms, secure and pressed, and looks over the earth, for people to present this message of the Father to His own.

Thus we can safely conclude the verse reads as follows:

Ge 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

The LORD JESUS a messenger for His Father in heaven, carrys the flow from heaven to earth.

Now if there are sceptics there are two YHWH's in the OT, what about these verses?

  • Ex 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the Destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

  • Zec 1:12 Then the angel (malak) (messenger) of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem...

  • Zec 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

    And even whole chapters speak of typologies and symbols of many members within the Godhead:-

  • Joshua is spelled exactly the same as Yeshua, Same Person, Jesus is our high priest.
  • angel is "malak" a messenger, Jesus is the messenger for His Father..
  • Jesus and Satan oppose each other in Scripture...

  • Zec 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
  • 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
  • 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
  • 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
  • 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
  • 6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,
  • 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
  • 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
  • 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
  • 10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

    How exciting and interesting it is to read Scripture in pictures, typologies and symbols. Indeed Scripture is mostly poetry and we have to look for these word pictures. That's what poetry is lots of word pictures.

    On the next web page we look at more Ancient Hebrew word pictures.

    Ancient Hebrew pictographs

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