Over time the originals names from the time of the Patriarchs and the Messiah of Israel: Yeshua have been lost. The same name of Adonai (Lord) has been altered by the Jews themselves to avoid its wrong pronunciation or any bad intentions by the person doing it.
Nazarene Messianic Jews who love Elohim used the original names of the Hebrew Torah in their daily prayers and their congregations or kehila. The words “Jesús” and“Lord” are not the original names that appear in the Hebrew Bible or Greek of the Nazarene Scriptures (New Testament). They are transcriptions that almost become certain after so many centuries of use.
But, if we respect the Torah: the Word of Elohim, we must use the original and correct names, as well as that of the people and land of the Bible, where the Messiah of Israel lived.
If Michael Jackson were alive, he would like to be called by his name “Michael” and not by “mugiel” in spanish or any translation suited to others. So on this site we use the original names written in the Torah.
We as a Messianic Nazarene Jewish Congregation seek to be as the congregations (Kehila or synagogue) of antiquity where we call Yeshua the Messiah of israel:
(1) in our worship of the Shabbat, we use the traditional Jewish Seder.
(2) We celebrate the Festivals and Holidays of Israel, commanded by YHWH for “Perpetual Statute“
(3) We identify with the Jewish people,
(4) and we acknowledge Yeshua as the promised Messiah of Israel (not God/man).
In addition, we use the siddur (prayer book), davidic dance, rolls of Torah, tallit (prayer shawl) and kipa (head cover) in our worship. We celebrate Mitzvahs and participated in other Jewish customs, clearly detailed in the Messianic Kehila Torah. Our congregation is made up of Jews and gentiles members recognizing Yeshua as the Messiah of Israel (not God-man) and his message of salvation and adherence to the commandments of Elohim.
NAMES USE IN THIS WEB SITE
YESHUA–Yeshua (The Messiah of Israel – Not GOD/MAN)
RUAJ JAKODESH–Spirit of Elohim
TORAH–Means teaching and is composed of the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible (Pentateuch: Genesis to Deuteronomy). Also referred to as CHUMOSH. TORAH is used also to refer to life in the Messianic Nazarene Jewish context.
TANACK–The Hebrew Bible From Genesis to Malachi
BRIT HADASHA – New Testament (called“Renewed Covenant”). We are using “Nazarene Scriptures” as the Renewed Covenant.
MITZVAH (MITZVOTH)–Commandment or precept
MISHPAT — Ordinance
MISMERETH — Ordinance or Decree
CHUKAH — Statute
TARYAG MITZVOTH — 613 Commandments or Ordinances of the Torah. DRASHA — Sermon
YHWH —Yahweh, personal name of the Creator of the Universe, is formed with the letters of the Tetragrammaton, is used with vowels, forming the word ADONAI, but in the form ofTetragramon is pronounced: “iaue”. It is typically used in private prayer or praise. All books, papers, or other objects with the sacred name must not be destroyed according toDeu 12:3-4:
“And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. Ye shall not do so unto YHWH your Elohim.
Therefore, it is more common to use YHVH or YHWH in the written word, since it represents the name in Hebrew of the 4 letters that make up the name of the Most High. We do not use the name HaShem (which means “the name”) since YHWH has a proper name; only we should not stop using his holy name in vain.
Everyone must remember that Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, was a jew, of Jewish mother:Miriam, circumcised 8 days according to the Jewish Torah, lived preaching about how to comply with the commandments of the Torah of Elohim, complying as how to live lthe precepts of the Torah, as well as the Levitical festivals, dying in a Jewish Passover.
Note: On this website we have used the Reina Valero 1960 (Spanish) of the Torah and the Nazarene Scriptures version, as well as the original King James Bible.
BOOKS OF THE TANACK (HEBREW BIBLE) IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM
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Shalom and Blessings to All.
Ro’eh Yosef Ben Marques © 2016
3 thoughts on “Why Use Hebrew Names”
Any pastors you know that use the original names? I was kind of caught aback by all of the pastors in the Western world who Jesus, Lord, and God just as caught aback by those that use the 1st day Sabbath! It appears to me that they are going through the motions and happy with that! Any pastors?
Also, it maybe more important than ever to use the originals, since accusations have been set forth that Jesus is tied to zeus, that God references Gad or satan, and Lord is a reference to baal! Why take the chance that you are using those names in your prayers?! Why not use the name you know?
Aajayunlimited thanks fro your thoughts. We never use any name that is not from the original names (Hebrew) in our prayers. But we respect the right of others to use it, because they do not know better. Blessings