Why and How to pronounce the name of YHWH.


Nothing in it writing us says that we are to avoid the use of a name of Elohim. In fact, many copies old of the New Testament have come to us without the use of a name Hebrew for Elohim or Yeshua.

But if someone is called Michael, can we call him”Miguel”?. It is the same but in Spanish. In almost all them cases, the people you like be called by their own names, even if this means a bit of effort in the part of which not speak your language.

… Then why are you going to do a bit of effort and speak them names of Yeshua and YHWH as is to pronounce by which knew and speak with them?



Exodus 20:7You shalt not take the name of YHWH your Elohim in vain
Leviticus 19:12 “And ye shall not swear by my name falsely”
Leviticus 24:16 ”  And he that blasphemeth the name of YHWH, he shall surely be put to death

How are these commandments in force if anyone, as some say, do not know the correct pronunciation of the name of Elohim?

In the Torah appears 77 verses that says: “I am YHWH”

Example: Exodus 6:7; 31:13I am YHWH that  sanctify you

In the Torah appears 3 verses that says “My name is”

Exemple: Jeremiah 16:21and they shall know that my name is YHWH
Malachi 1:14 “my name is dreadful among the heathen.”

It says in the Torah:

Exodus 3:15this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations”
Isaiah 42:8I am YHWH: that is my name
Revelation 2:13and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith,”

In the Church of the First and Second Century knew His name.

Also it says in:

Malachi 2:2 “ If I will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith YHWH of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you,”

Joel 2:32whosoever shall call on the name of YHWH shall be delivered

Deuteronomy 12:5But unto the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there” (in the sanctuary)

Romans 2:24For the name of Elohim is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written”

Then, all of them knew His Name?



From the Second Century began the “doctrine of the name”, that consisted in not to pronounce the name of the Eternal Elohim ever, to avoid taking it in vain. Then the name constituted by four Hebrew letters, was change for”Adonai” (Lord), El Shaddai (Almighty) and also with the Hebrew word “Hashem” (name).

Even in the eighth century the men, the Torah scribes, began to change it, placing points to indicate vowels. From there comes the name “Jehovah”. We even almost do not possess manuscripts of the new testament that include the sacred name.

Today, all the encyclopedias and textbooks claim that we do not known with certainty the pronunciation of the name of YHWH, affirming that “God”, “Jehovah” and other words are acceptable. All of this leads us to the idea of how all religious leaders, still leanon doctrines of men and do not support the commandments of the Lord.

Fortunately the encyclopedia Judaica says that the pronunciation of the name of YHWH not be lost.



The assumption that the four letters that make up the name, in Hebrew, Eloghim are consonants is wrong. Many professors contend that the name Hebrew Paleolithic and the Hebrew aramico had not vocals.

After the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in the year 70 ad, there was the dispersion of the Jewish community. A hundred years later, in the second century, most of the Jews didn’t speak Hebrew. Seeing this the Chief priests of the community, they decided to add symbols to letters to facilitate their learning.

In several books of “Introduction to the Hebrew” (as Lair Harris) are sets that “them four letters: yOD, Hey, Vav and Hey are called lyrics vocals.” In addition Marks & Rogers and Horowitz says that these 4 letters were Hebrew vocales-consonantes. So that all the letters in the name of YHWH may be vocales-consonantes or semivowels.

The priest e historian Jew, of the First Century, Flavio Josephus, who lived before the change of the name, describes that in Exodus 28:1-43 says in Josephus, Tomo III, page 273 of the book of Thackery:


“The front of the priests was covered by a fine linen tiara, attacks with blue, within which was a golden plaque with four vowels (Phonhenta Tessara)”.



Yod = i
Hey = a
Vav = u
Hey = e                                                 YHWH IT IS PRONOUNCE = “iaue”


The Greek Historian Diodurus (First century) said: “Between the jews, Moses refers in its laws to his Elohim as:   “iaw”.

The first disciples of the Apostles as Origin, Epifanos, Iraneus and Jerome claimed that is said: “iawe”

For this reason the Jewish encyclopedia says “the true pronunciation of the name YHWH was never lost”.

Rabbi Yosef Ben Marques ©2015

Lets hear His name pronounce, Press the video.

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