YHVH, Behold, the man, behold the nail

What does YHVH really mean?


Traditional teaching

This seems to be an unanswered question for scholars. Maybe it means “I am.”


Biblical scholars do not know how YHWH was originally pronounced because its original pronunciation, which was part of the sacred Oral Tradition of the Jews, was lost when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD.

But what does the Tetragrammaton YHWH mean?  Biblical scholars have been arguing about the meaning of YHWH for centuries. 

Since biblical names generally have a discernible meaning, scholars have believed that YHWH can be reasonably translated.  Based on etymology and context most scholars have agreed that YHWH is an archaic form of the verb "to be" (in Hebrew hawah) and should be translated "I am who I am or I will be who I will be."

This meaning contextually fits the passages in Exodus 3:13-15a:  Moses then said to God [Elohim], ‘Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to me, "What is his name?" what am I to tell them?’  God [Elohim] said to Moses, ‘I am [YHWH] he who is.’  And he said, ‘This is what you are to say to the Israelites I am [YHWH] has sent me to you…’, which agrees with Exodus 3:6: I am the God of your ancestors …,  and Jesus’ "I AM" statements in the fourth Gospel i.e.: In all truth I tell you, before Abraham ever was, I AM (John 8:58).


Roots of Hebrew letters – getting back to basics


The Tetragrammaton inPaleo-Hebrew (10th century BCE to 135 CE), old Aramaic (10th century BCE to 4th century CE) and square Hebrew (3rd century BCE to present) scripts.

In Hebrew, each letter has a meaning, and together, form the overall meaning of the word.

Here are some charts showing the Hebrew letters and their meanings:




Now, rewriting the name YHVH with the meanings assigned:

Reading from right to left………………..


       Hey Vav Hey Yod



Yod…….. arm and hand

Hey…….. behold, man with arms and hands raised

Vav………..nail, hook, secure

Hey ………..behold, man with arms and hands raised

What is this a picture of?

Emphasis is on the arms and hands and a nail

Another picture of a man, with arms and hands raised, with a nail:



Even Pilate said 4000 years later to the crowd:

“Behold the man!”


I think Moses had a very clear picture of WHO YHVH was, as God was speaking to him in the burning bush.

The angel of the Lord was there in the bush, when God (Elohim, plural) spoke to Moses, and the angel of the Lord (Malak YHVH) was a visible presence.

The very message in the name of YHVH spoke prophetically throughout all the ages to come, who He was, and how he would finally save his people.

I have thought and prayed about this a long time.  I hope I have interpreted it correctly.

Added notes from comment section:

In hebrew, “ani” means “I am.” not YHVH

God actually said ” אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה,” as his name, not יְהוָה

That is translated “I shall be that I shall be,” not “I am”

In English letters, god (Elohim) said his name was HYHA, not HVHY


So, the point is that YHVH was not given by god Elohim to be a name.

it was a description!!!

The name officially given by Elohim was “I shall be that I shall be,” not “I am”

but “YHVH” is written there also…after writing “angel”..ie, Malak YHVH

What Moses was doing was describing what he saw. He had no word for this, so he used letters to form a word.

“Angel of the Lord” was actually meant to be the “angel, arm and hand, behold the man with his hands and arms raised up, with a nail…..behold the man with the man with his hands and arms raised up”

This site was just as amazing as the burning bush.

Moses had never seen a crucifixion.

He saw an “angel that was a crucified man”


Exodus 3 

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

2 There the angel of the Lord (YHVH) appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.  Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.

4 When the Lord (YHVH) saw that he had gone over to look, God

(Elohim) called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

5 “Do not come any closer,” God (Elohim) said. “Take off your

sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

6 Then he said, “I am the God (Elohim) of your father,[a] the God

(Elohim)of Abraham, the God (Elohim)of Isaac and the God

(Elohim) of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was

afraid to look at God (Elohim).

7 The Lord (YHVH) said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my

people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.

8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the

Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen

the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.

10 So now, go. I am

sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

11 But Moses said to God (Elohim) “Who am I that I should go to

Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

12 And God (Elohim) said, “I will be with you. And this will be the

sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you[b] will worship God on this mountain.”

13 Moses said to God (Elohim), “Suppose I go to the Israelites and

say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God (Elohim) said to Moses, “I am who I am.[c] This is what you

are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

15 God (Elohim) also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The

Lord God (YHVH, Elohim) of your fathers—the God (Elohim) of

Abraham, the God (Elohim) of Isaac and the God (Elohim) of

Jacob—has sent me to you.’

73 Responses to “YHVH, Behold, the man, behold the nail”

  1. Wow…

  2. Woah! Like Isaiah 22:23!!! Gives me goosebumps! That awesome!

  3. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house

  4. I’ve only ever had a few Hebrew lessons, but I almost feel like slapping my forehead for not figuring it out myself. Well done!

    For anyone who wants to see how fascinating Hebrew is, take a look at this video:

    • Nice T
      I saw a few minutes and stopped when he said aramaic is a sister language to hebrew. Aramaic is the root language to the hebrew l. hebrew is younger than aramaic. abraham, Isaak and Jacob is Aramaic ant not hebrew. hebrew started with the 12 tribes/sons.

      • Adam, if you cut yourself off just because you disagree with some part of something, you do yourself a big disservice. I am still learning lots from people who are wrong in some aspect or other. Yes I could even learn something from you, but I’m not sure what yet….🙂

      • you should have listened to the whole thing . He further explains that exactly. He was using that term metaphorically. this was a great teaching. I had know some of this already but never put so well and together.

  5. Nice T –
    Hebrew was the original lanquage. All others come off of it. All believed in One God and they all spoke in one lanquage.
    Until at the Tower of Babel. When God gave them all different languages.

    Many theologians believe that Jesus spake Aramaic Hebrew language.
    Because of so many Jews that lived abroad in Aramaic countries. Which we know on the Day of Pentecost there were thousands of Jews there and they spoke many different kinds of languages.

    The real blessing is that on the day of Pentecost – they all could understand each other again through the Gift of tongues. Supernatural language to all of mankind. God restoring what Nimrod worship caused. Bringing back mankind who went into Babel worship. And Hear the ONE language again of Jesus Christ. The Gospel. Which was and is supernatural.

    Hope this helps someone.

  6. Marianne, my wife just pointed out to me that there is a mistake in your green YHVH header; reading from left to right, the third letter you have is a TSADE which is pronounced TS, but it should be a VAV which is pronounced V.
    You can check this in your own chart.

    Tom, I’m confident Hebrew was the original language, but I did not want to argue it with Adam.

    Adam, I think you stopped watching the video just before it started to get interesting.

  7. Sorry, I should have said reading from right to left. It’s so easy to make mistakes, isn’t it?

    • WHOOPS !!!!!!!

      Boy what a boo boo…..!

      I had not noticed. I picked the image because I liked the green letters….

      That is an ayin…….which is silent..so all the word said was yod hey…..hey which is “YAH” sound…..

      the tsadi is a different letter.

      but thanks. i am correcting it now.

  8. “Biblical scholars do not know how YHWH was originally pronounced because its original pronunciation, which was part of the sacred Oral Tradition of the Jews, was lost when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD.”

    Josephus: Jewish war shows that this tradition was quite simple. The high priest had in his forehead (turban) 4 sacred wovels. Torah had 4 consonants and when you join them with 4 wovels in turban you get the whole name. Of course no-one knows those 4 wovels because turban dissapeared when romans destroyd Jerusalem.

    Here is my guess:

    Je = I am
    hau = how
    vem = who

    I whose likeness there is no other.
    I am like nobody.
    I am like no-one else.

  9. Beautiful post Marianne

    I would like to add to this Elijahs understanding from 1 Kings 18
    24 And you call upon the name of your god, and I will call upon the name of the Lord (YHVH), and the God who answers by fire, he is God.” And all the people answered, “It is well spoken.”

    And then after the false prophets were proved wrong, the people of Israel proclaimed:

    39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.” (YHVH elohiym)

    So to put it concisely. “Behold the Man, with arms and hands raised, with a nail, he is God”

    This is, the Law (Moses), and the Prophets (Elijah), proclaiming the “Mystery” as Paul calls it:

    9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in[b] God who created all things, (Ephesian 3:9)

    Or as Jesus said:

    16 “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.[e] 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void. (Luke 16:16-17)

    God bless.

  10. so, the point is that YHVH was not given by god to be a name.

    it was a description

    the name officially given was “I am”

    but YHVH is written there…after writing “angel”..

    what moses was doing was describing what he saw

    angel of the Lord was actually meant to be the angel, arm and hand, behold the man with his hands and arms raised up, with a nail…..behold the man with the man with his hands and arms raised up

    this site was just as amazing as the burning bush.

    moses had never seen a crucifixion.

    he saw an “angel that was a crucified man”

  11. The Word “Mal’ak” Means:
    1) messenger, representative

    a) messenger

    b) angel

    c) the theophanic angel

    The way I see it is that the Name YHVH IS the message, And the miracle of setting fire on Elijah’s alter was the confirmation of that Message. Israel denied God when they denied Jesus. Thus they denied the “Law and the prophets”

    In the New Testament, 1 John 4:8 states that “God is Love”. This is the message for the church. Love is the reason for all he does, including Judgement and wrath. Because He is the source of all Love. The greatest “Way” to show that love was being nailed to a cross. Our ONLY response to his love is to love others as he Loved us, thus his love is perfected in us, We are the vehicle of that Love. The nation of Israel was to carry The “Name” to all the nations. We are tasked with showing his Love (testifying about it) To the World. In the end, the mystery, and the promise of unity will be revealed. His Love WAS, and IS , and IS to come. On the other hand, the church is beginning to deny His love is sufficient, and the love of many is growing cold.

    Yes it is a description of what Moses saw, And it is The name above all names.

    In the end he will reveal himself, via the two witnesses, and His return as king. (Think of the transfiguration)

    God bless

  12. I noticed a different version of this video is posted in a different thread. This version is longer with extended audio, and doesn’t have pictures of Christ. It still is amazing.

  13. Try again!

  14. in hebrew, “ani” means “I am.” not YHVH

    God actually said ” אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה,” as his name, not יְהוָה

    that is translated I shall be that I shall be, not I am

    in english letters, god said his name was HYHA, not HVHY

  15. pronunciation of name.


  16. Here’s another video clip that expounds on the letters YHVH, looking at the application of this.

    • interesting extra thoughts..

      also, notice that HEY occurs twice in the name….

      Jesus (Yahshua) is both divine and human

      He is both victim and victor

      He comes first as a lamb, and again as a king.

      so his very name predicted his second coming and that two appearances would be necessary to fulfill his mission.

  17. Nice T
    This man says Jesus is Gods right hand. I don´t agree. Holy stephen looks up to the sky and sees Jesus sitting on his fathers right side. That means he is sitting next to his fathers left arm from thier point of view.
    Jesus is not the fathers right or left hand but the strong one in Jacob is the father that is in Jesus.

    • Ummm, Adam…..

      Try reading a Bible sometime.
      Though there are many scriptures that foreshadow the Messiah as being the “right hand” of God the Father in the Tanakh, here are some blatant ones that can’t be misunderstood that are in the New Testament.

      Matthew 22:44 where Yeshua quotes Psalm 110:1.

      Matthew 26:64. (Again Yeshua talking.)

      Mark 12:36. (Again Yeshua.)

      Mark 14:62. (Again.)

      Mark 16:19. (Mark.)

      Luke 20:42. (Yeshua.)

      Luke 22:69. (Yeshua.)

      Acts 2:25. (Peter.)

      Acts 2:33 & 34. (Peter Again.)

      Romans 8:34. (Paul.)

      Ephesians 1:20. (Paul Again.)

      Colossians 3:1. (Again Paul.)

      Hebrews 1:3. (Author unknown.)

      Hebrews 1:13. (Author unknown.)

      Hebrews 8:1. (Author unknown.)

      Hebrew 10:12. (Author unknown.)

      Hebrews 12:2. (Ditto.)

      1 Peter 3:22. (Peter.)

      Therefore in Acts 7:55 & 56 where Stephen sees the Lord Yeshua at the right hand of God the Father, he sees the Lord Yeshua at the right hand of the God the Father.

      Simple stuff.
      It’s right there in black and white.

  18. it seems like the catholica 900 year prophecy fulfilled. the last popo will be a black pope who is false prophet , he will work with anti-christ to enforce the one world order very soon, if false prophet appear , how far will it take for Jesus comes back ? very shortly

  19. If the Catholic Priests have read the prophecy you would think that they would vote for a white pope next as opposed to ‘the anti-christ’. “So everyone for the anti-christ gentlemen, now where is the white smoke powder?”

  20. let us see, black pope might mean a evil pope ???

    • Yes, “black” in this case means, dark, evil, not a skin color…but is this the case with the newly appointed pope? Doesn’t seem so on the surface but I quess we will have to.wait and see…….

  21. http://www.vibe.com/article/Pat-Boone-Obama-Marxist

  22. http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~revival/hicks.html

    • Beautiful dream. Do you know the name of the missionaries to Kenya that you mentioned therein?

    • dear prophecyword

      thank you for sharing that dream. It seemed to show the bride still here until the 6th seal, when men run to caves to hide themselves. the cities being destroyed with the great earthquake.

      I look forward to the day, soon coming I hope, where the Bride goes forth to represent the Lord in healing the world, and giving him glory.

    • 6th seal , then it is (mid or post ) tribulation repature

  23. Pope Francis The ‘Final’ Pontiff?

    Is Pope Francis The ‘Final’ Pontiff? An author who predicted Pope Benedict XVI would be the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign believes the election today of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff lines up with a medieval prophecy that would make him the “final pope” before the End Times. Tom Horn, co-author with Cris Putman of the book “Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here,” told WND today Bergoglio’s selection was a “fantastic fulfillment of prophecy.” Horn has said a pope of Italian descent would fulfill the prophecy, noting Bergoglio is the son of Italian parents and a Jesuit. “Being a Jesuit is a very important aspect of our prediction in our book,” Horn told WND in an email. Citing his book, Horn said the name “Petrus Romanus” in the prophecy “implies this pope will reaffirm the authority of the Roman Pontiff over the Church and will emphasize the supremacy of the Roman Catholic Faith and the Roman Catholic Church above all other religions and denominations, and its authority over all Christians and all peoples of the world.” Horn pointed out the Jesuits order was organized “to stop Protestantism from spreading and to preserve communion with Rome and the successor of Peter.”

    RNN NOTE: That Bergoglio–the final Pope on St. Malachy’s list and the one prophesied to reign over the church as it enters the Great Tribulation period–named himself after Saint Francis of Assisi is intriguing given that shortly before his death Assisi prophesied that at the time of the tribulation a man would “be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. For in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer” [Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), Washbourne, 1882 AD, 248].

    Furthermore, in naming himself after Assisi, Bergoglio branded himself after an Italian (Roman) friar whose original name was
    Francesco di Pietro (Peter) di Bernardone — literally, Peter the Roman.

    • Hi copyfrom…
      I have been following the same information as you have. It certainly is a strong possibility that all of what you have read & reported will happen…I pray more people look into these aspects to at least understand the possibilities. Thank you for sharing this…blessings

  24. Thank you for this blog. I appreciate and loving the way how the Almighty God, through His people, share this information. Praise and glory to God our Father and the Lord Y’shua/Jesus Christ.

  25. The Lord will be taking His chosen ones into Him soon! This is a warning before the AntiChrist is revealed to the world.

    The earth will be judged before the rapture. The tribulation starts before the rapture. The bridegroom will be cleaned before the coming of Jesus. Pay close attention to Matthew 24:37. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. The key word here is the COMING of the Son of man.
    If you do not believe me, then believe God’s word because He speaks for Himself. The spirit of religion teaches that the rapture will happen before the tribulation and the revealing of the Antichrist. The spirit of religion is a liar and I bind and rebuke the spirit of religion in the name of Jesus. So lets get into some Word.
    Matthew 24:
    24 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
    2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
    3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
    4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
    5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
    6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
    8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
    9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
    10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
    11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
    12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
    13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
    14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
    15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
    17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
    18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
    19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
    20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
    21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
    22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
    23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
    24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
    25 Behold, I have told you before.
    26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
    27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
    29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
    32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
    33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
    34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
    35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
    36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
    37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
    39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
    43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
    44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
    45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
    46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
    47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
    48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
    49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
    50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
    51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  26. The tribulation starts before the rapture. The bride will be cleaned before the coming of Jesus. Wanted to make sure I am correct on my wording.

    • Amein, the tares go first, Mat 13:37-43. When Yeshua returns He will clean up house first just as He did before in the Temple then He will gather His elect, His sheep, from the 4 corners of the earth and takes us up to (do aliyah) to Yahrushalayim. We must get ready now and rid ourselves of all man made and demon inspiered lies. This includes the star (of reifan) aka “David”, the kippas, the fish, yes even the cross and fixed (Hillel’s) calendar. That also means no more non-scriptural “prayer circles” that many have been doing like witches do in their gatherings. Search all things

  27. Here is a clue, the word “mercy” + ? = balance.

  28. Marianne there is no doubt that Yeshua has been all along with His elected people Israel. It was He who walked in the garden with Adam and Eve; He who visited Abraham; He who wrestled with Jacob and renamed him Israel, and He who took upon Himself the ten curses that an adulterous wife would have received, redeeming us from the curse of the law that applied to Israel as the adulteress wife-betrothed of Yahoshua. Cursed is the man who hangs on a tree and our curses He took on the tree.
    Yeshua has been the ultimate time traveler not being affected by time and space at all. Thus His death of about 2000 years ago is as if it had occurred right after the fall of the first Adam. Upon His return our cellular composition/ DNA will undergo a switch so our bodies will return to the way we were in the garden before the fall, no longer affected by time and space as we are now. Our bodies shall be like His (when He resurrected as second Adam), the ‘angel’, melechim or messenger of Yah; Yahoshua Ha Mashiach.

    • hi shoshana

      i know . it is a great study of his appearances….I want to do a post on it, to show the pattern…..people should have recognized him but they didn’t

  29. Oops, I left out that it was also Yeshua who as the melechim or angel of Yah gave His people Israel, through Moshe, the ten commandments to follow. Moshe saw Yeshua’s back. The Torah given through Moshe to Israel, the bride, is our ketuba or marriage certificate.

  30. Amein and Amein

  31. אהיה [ I exist ], go and tell the people, יהוה [ He exists ]

    In reference to “you may see my back” means I will give you knowledge only to the degree or amount that you can handle and no more. Not a literal seeing of God’s back.

  32. Jay that may be so, I do not know. Of course Yah only reveals to us what we can handle at the time but in this case I feel there is more to it as Yeshua has shown Himself before to certain elected ones as was the case when He came to Abraham with two of His angels. We must remember that none of them used the Hebrew that was used past the Babylonian exile which incorporated the Aramaic type letters.
    Ancient Israelites used Paleo Hebrew which is pictorial, and in the case of the name given Moshe, very revealing if one is to see Messiah as the promised groom of Israel. Rather than the Father (who has never presented Himself as a Man except through the Son) having married Israel and “Jesus” marrying the Roman descended Gentile church, How about Yeshua having betrothed His elect one, Israel, so that He can later come for her and consummate the marriage? That of course requires a serious change of paradigm on both the Gentile church and in Judaism at large. The one would have to see itself as GRAFTED into Israel (Rom 11) instead of replacing Israel, and the other would have to re-evaluate lots of scriptures and accept that their promised Messiah did indeed had to first come as Moshiach Ben Yosef to later return as Moshiach Ben David.

  33. Sorry to say, it is totally bogus. Incompetent. The incompetence is clear from the third or fourth paragraph, when the writer says that scholars typically “translate” YHWH as meaning “I am that I am.” No Hebrew scholar translates it that way. That phrase comes from another line in Exodus 3. Then, the Hebrew incompetence is further displayed, just before the three alphabet charts, when the writer says that the “letters” of a Hebrew word, when taken “together,” make up the “overall meaning” of that word. This is utter incompetence, especially since the written form of a language comes only after the oral/aural invention of a language’s vocabulary and grammar. The meaning of a word is usually totally unrelated to the meaning of its letters. If we carried out that program consistently in Hebrew Bible, then every entry in the Alef section of the dictionary would have to have some reference in its meaning to “Ox,” the Hebrew “alef.” Sure, occasionally the word “alef” works that way. Alef = Ox/Cow. But what about the hundred or two other words that begin with ‘alef, let alone all the other words that contain “alef? It would be like defining “Michael” by the ideograms that lie behind the letters of that name: “water” (M), “hand” (yodh), Hand again (kaf), ox (alef), and ox goad or shepherd’s staff (lamed). I’m sure we could invent any number of interesting stories to “explain” that combination. Finally in the “additional notes” section, the writer displays a third incompetence when he says that Hebrew “ani” means “I am.” Hebrew “ani” (just like its close Arabic and Aramaic cognates) means “I.” In nominative clauses, we might supply the verb “am,” but the word does not mean “I am.” So, this is a delightful bit of pious ignorance, that some will wish to be true. However, we don’t need it to know that Jesus is indeed the incarnation of YHWH, as every careful reader of John 12 and Philippians 2 can know, without resorting to this sort of linguistic magic. For firm knowledge of the Bible’s teaching on this question, check the OT texts that lie behind John 12:41 and Philippians 2:10-11. Thoughts?

    • dear byron

      We must have different bibles or commentaries.

      YHVH actually has no translated meaning (so you are right in that respect) but words like “Lord” and “I am who I am” have been substituted for it in commentaries.

      the word for lord is actually adon, not yhvh.

      the I AM comes from Exodus 3:14, as you should know. When god (elohim) was asked his name, that is how he responded, “I am”

      It did not say YHVH was asked his name, it said elohim was asked, but over time, the YHVH was assigned translations such as I AM anyhow.

      then when Jesus was confronted about who he was, he responded with “before abraham was, I AM” this reinforced the modern use of I AM for YHVH by those who equated Jesus with YHVH.

      translations are inexact when translating hebrew. For example,
      the word elohim is usually translated God, even though it is plural, not singular.

      what was written here was more of a revelation or inspirational nature. so I am sorry you did not accept it. But it still inspires me.

      and you are right in that the exact ancient meanings do not typically translate like a sentence with most hebrew words. But even the Jews study each letter of each word, to find deeper meanings, even if there is no direct translation from those meanings.

      when very early languages began, the letters used were significant…the chinese language is still that way….for example, the word for creation consists of symbols representing man, woman and garden.

      I do not know why you say the “ani” does not mean ” I am”….if I were to say in hebrew “I am marianne,” then I would say ani marianne. if I wanted to say I am a student, then I would say ani talmidah.

      the “am” is just implied, but that is the translation…..the verb is supplied and implied with the pronoun.

      And again, I did not translate Exodus 3:14. someone else did.

      the actual correct translation is “I shall be that I shall be” not “I am who I am”…. but since that is what people understand, I use what they have been taught and go from there.

      so you do not have to insult me. this is a free expression blog, and I allow disagreement.

      what I would like people to experience is the inspiration from the study of the word of god. it is not dry and academic writing….the Word is a Person, and sometimes he can speak directly to us through the written word, with meanings that do not seem to appear there.

      the word of god has literal meanings….there are other level of meanings way beyond that that are still true, and consistent with the context.

      that is what I saw here….it was a message from YHVH to the generations that followed Moses as to what kind of Lord he really was.

      he was showing us the future fulfillment when he would come to earth as messiah, and actually act out the words in his name.

      this is a visionary level, not literal….but if people 2000 years ago had been thoughtful enough to ponder the true meaning of YHVH, since it was never technically defined and translated for them, they would have reacted when pilate said “behold the man,” and had Jesus nailed to the cross.

      what I was trying to show what that the meanings of the letters used in YHVH, revealed to Moses, was a prophecy of what was to come, and a hint as to what kind of messiah to look for. but alas, people missed their visitation, and they crucified their messiah.

      see what you think of my response first, before we discuss John and Philippians.

      thank you.

  34. I too have read about the meaning of each Hebrew letter, especially Paleo Hebrew’s pictographs. Alev tav right from Bereshit or Genesis is full of meaning. Let us not forget in the Hebrew mind set there are four levels of meaning to a passage and letters withing words play an important part in these meanings. I suppose one can argue from a Hellenistic point of view and see it differently but then the bible was written by Jews, not Greeks.

  35. Hebrew is not the original language…it is from the tower of Babel and is a very insuffient language….God promised to send man a PURE LANGUAGE so man could call on his name…Zeph 3-9… For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. ..This pure anguage does not appear until THE NATIONS ARE ALL GATHERED TOGETHER..VERSE 8…It could be english, it positively is not Hebrew…
    Moses might have written the first five books in the hebrew language but that is because Hebrew came from the tower of babel which preceded Moses..


    Jehovah’s witness have tried for years to deceive people into thinking there are two gods,, the big god Jehovah and the little God Jesus…and satan is continuing this deception..


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  39. this information is truly idea for self explanatory. thanks rabbi

  40. Another interesting name of God is found in Gen 1:1 which the Jews don’t really understand why it is there. That name is AT or Aleph Tav. In Paleo Hebrew the Tav was a cross and the Aleph was an ox. Yeshua said, I am the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end which in Hebrew would have been Aleph Tav. The cross (Tav) represents humility and that should become the end of every man. An ox (Aleph) represents rebellion, stubbornness, and pride which is how every man starts out so sure of his own strength and abilities. So too Yeshua who came as a man to lead us to heaven and humility is our Aleph Tav. And you notice that in those first 7 Hebrew words in Gen 1:1 that the Aleph Tav is right there in the middle. And since Aleph Tav immediately follows Elohiym what we are actually seeing is a compound construct like how the two words school and house create the new word schoolhouse so too we have a proper perspective of God as Elohiym-At. Another interesting word in Gen 1:1 is Vat which is the Hebrew word for “and” which connects Heaven and Earth in Gen 1:1. I find Vat interesting because next to the Aleph is the nail (Vav) which once you nail or crucify the carnal nature of the ox (Aleph) then you can join things together under the cross (humility). Even the most impossible of extremes Heaven and Earth are joined at the cross which after all was the purpose of Yeshua coming from Heaven to Earth.

  41. Actually I do believe Paleo Hebrew is older than Aramaic. Regardless it does not really matter as that is like arguing over which came first the chicken or the egg. Hey Spanish is similar to Portuguese and Italian and Ladino, the Sapnish spoken byt Sephardic Jews long ago, is similar to old Spanish…

    Of more importance is Yahoshua, Yeshua, Yahsha, who paid the bride’s price and is returning soon. Are we following His precepts and Sabbaths or the man made ones? The calendar the world follows is basically the one Rome imposed, as are many of the teachings inherited by the Christian church who even inherited the pagan term “crestianus” from Rome. Talk about confussion!

    At any rate today we celebrate Yom Teruah as the new moon was sighted by many witnesses last night in Israel so let us all shout AleluYah!

  42. yess really too good
    and i inspire and getting whichday is is sabbath day i finding
    really sabbath day is very very good
    and tell me one answer what is real name in bible and meaning ehya messia and jesus christ

  43. yahhhh reallyyyyy tooo goood thank u soooomuch
    and tell me what is real name oj jesus

  44. how to comming heaven and what i will do please answer me and how to my charecter will be inspire to god then what i will donot for 1000yrs democrocy whats about that

    • raj

      real original name for jesus is yahshua…which means salvation in hebrew.

      when jesus comes back, he will destroy evil, and establish peace for 1000 years.

      then the devil will get out of hell for a short time, and try to fight jesus in war….

      devil will lose the battle, and be put in lake of fire forever!!!!

      read the bible each day, and talk to god…tell him you want to give him your heart and love..and obedience.

      reject evil and sin, and trust god for your life…

      ask jesus to be your personal savior so you can belong to him and he will protect you.

      he died for your sins, so you could go to heaven with him, accept his sacrifice for you

      evil is on earth and you need his protection.

      may god bless you

  45. Raj allow me to jump in. The Romans changed many things a long time ago. They changed the days of Yahveh, not just His holy eternal Sabbath that Yeshua and His disciples kept but also His 7 yearly Sabbaths or appointment times for which it says in Genesis He set the sun and moon. Rome mixed the pagan holidays such as saturnalia renaming it christ mass. Christ or crestus is the title given to deities and kings meaning anointed. Therefore Cesar was christ and you were supposed to pay homage to him on his day, the day of the sun deity, sun day. There were other groups such as the followers of Serapis Crestus (another sun god) who were known as crestianus, name later applied by the Romans to the followers of Yeshua. Rome also came up with another “Christ”, their very own false anomia or lawless crestus in whose honor they held masses full of pagan symbolic acts, such as the eucharist. This crestus romanus, unlike the Jewish promised Messiah wore toga and had long hair, looking very much European. Jews only let their hair grow when they were doing a nazarite vow such as the one Rabbi Shaul (Apostle Paul) and other believers made after Yeshua’s resurrection (Acts 21:24 ). In effect the Roman dictatorship revamped everything creating a new religion, replete with their own renamed idols (incorporated gods and goddesses), their feasts days and of course Sunday, the day in honor of Cesar (christ) and the sun deity. In reality I don’t think is does justice to translate Messiah to Christ mainly due to the pagan connotations of the word christ. While Messiah also means anointed it carries the promises attached, and that I know of, it was never applied to either Cesar nor to any of the pagan sun deities.

    Going back to the name, Yeshua literally means salvation. To be specific, Yahoshua means salvation from Yah, and Yah we know was the shorter version of Yahveh. Some use Yahweh and one can argue one way or the other but due to the rabbinic zealously of not pronouncing the name there is a great deal of controversy over the correct pronunciation of the Eternal’s name. Personally I don’t think any human being really know THE NAME, only the son does, Yeshua. We only know Yeshua’s name because HE is the intermediary from the beginning. He was involved in the creation of this heaven and earth from the start as the light (see Gen 1) when earth was a chaotic mass of dirt and water where darkness was seen residing. It was Yeshua who walked in the cool of the day with Adam, teaching Adam Torah. Keep in mind Adam’s son, Abel, was doing animal sacrifices of clean animals which were accepted, whereas Cain’s weren’t. Later we see Noah knowing the difference between clean and unclean animals, having 7 pairs of each the clean ones enter the arc (Gen 7:2) and also later making animal sacrifices with the clean ones (Gen 8:20). Of Abraham it is literally said in Gen 26:5 that he followed Torah (according to the book of Jasher he learned it as a child from Shem, Noah’s son). When Moses meets with both the Eternal and the intermediary on Mount Zion it is Yeshua’s back that he sees as no man can see the Father and live. When Yeshua gives Moses the written ten (as a wedding contract or ketubah with Israel, but that is another explanation) Moses asked Him in whose name is this? Yeshua then answered YHVH which in Paleo Hebrew literally means ‘Behold the hand; Behold the nail’, a clear indication of who was talking with Moses and of the Messianic sacrifice that Yeshua would do years later in our time and space continuum. Keep in mind that when Eve and Adam accepted the seed bearing fruit from Satan, Yah had to encapsulate this planet (and possibly constellation) in time and space to limit us and really to protect all His creation. Just as we saw Yeshua do after His resurrection Yeshua is a time traveler as He is not affected by time and space as we are presently. Therefore His sacrifice 2000 years ago in our time was as if it had occurred right in the garden when Adam fell. Yeshua, just as His name implies, is literally our salvation. He paid the incarceration price and took our curse upon Him. He paid the bride price to set us free but as a good bride we are to be loyal to Him and follow His precepts rather than that of others, including Rome’s.

  46. If you might a slight fist and look between your thumb and forefinger you can actually see the Yod it makes. Pound a nail in there and you still have the fist but instead of seeing the light through it you see the dark iron and blood.
    Hey is an interesting letter since it represents the breath of Yah which He added to Abram’s (אַבְרָם)name calling him Abraham (אַבְרָהָם) and contrastly substituted the Yod in Sarai’s name with the Hey going from Sarai (שָׂרַי) to Sarah (שָׂרָה). It is like Yah was saying to Abraham I am adding my Spirit to you so you may do my work, and to Sarah He took away her Yod (labor of the hand, striving in the flesh) and substituted His ministry to her. She was no longer a wife serving her husband, but her role expanded as a Mistress of the house governing her servants to do the needful tasks of the house and freeing her to do the work of Yah aka lifting up and encouraging Abraham and helping him in the calling of Yah on his life.
    When I see YHVH spelled out, I see the physical hand, I hear the physical exhaling as the physical nail is driven into the hand and the last Hey I see as the Spiritual breath of Yah as He grimaces for His Son’s pain. So it is that the physical world is connected to the Spiritual world.
    YHVH is like His Manifest Destiny, His Magna Carta, His Constitution written and complete in 4 letters. It represents what He intended to do and what He accomplished and what He has yet to do. His destiny in what He planned to do for His creation is manifested in the very meaning of the letters. Those 4 letters alone will preach the Gospel in any corner of the world, and make every demon cringe.

  47. This is an example of human Lords passing the authority. MOSES delivering his brothers from captivity and changing the tides from minority being opressed to minorities becoming oppressors. The beauty of serving the God of breath, air,sperit is breathtaking. One can Not destroy what they can’t see. The breath of Yah is in all of us. No idols, no no worship of man

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