The Lord That Heals
Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord that Heals) is used in Exd 15:26.
Variant spellings: Jehovah-Rophe; Jehovah Rophecha; Jehovah Raphah
TWOT Reference: 2196
Strong’s Reference: 7495
Jehovah Rapha in the Septuagint: kurios ho iômenos se…the Lord your healer
Meaning and Derivation
Jehovah is translated as “The Existing One” or “Lord.” The chief meaning of Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew word Havah meaning “to be” or “to exist.” It also suggests “to become” or specifically “to become known” – this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly. Rapha (râpâ’) means “to restore”, “to heal” or “to make healthful” in Hebrew. When the two words are combined…Jehovah Rapha…it can be translated as “Jehovah Who Heals.” (cf. Jer 30:17; Jer 3:22; Isa 30:26; Isa 61:1; Psa 103:3).Jehovah is the Great Physician who heals the physical and emotional needs of His people.
Further references of the name Jehovah Rapha in the Old Testament: Exd 15:26
Chris saysJuly 27, 2012 at 1:03 am
Debi C. saysJuly 27, 2012 at 5:44 am
He, the Lord Who Reveals Himself, even heals our faithlessness! (Jeremiah 3:22)
I can’t even heal my own faithlessness
I “try to do stuff” for God: pray every day, read this devotional, read the Bible, practice humility and submission and dependence on Him every moment. But I never even realized that God is the one who heals my faithlessness.
Galene Haygood saysJuly 27, 2012 at 6:49 am
What a mighty Healer and Restorer is He. PTL
Terry Morgan saysJuly 27, 2012 at 9:59 am
a short but very powerful post, I needed this today – it adds to & confirms several things the Lord has been speaking to me lately.
James saysJuly 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm
Was just reading and noticed that you have יהוה”Jehovah”(more accurately translated “Yahweh” (Jehovah comes from a transliteration of the vowels of the Hebrew word adonia, Lord, which were pointed onto yhwh by the Masorete scribes so as to avoid pronouncing God’s divine name)) as coming from the word הוה (Havah), but most scholars would say it comes from הָיָה (Hayah), which is the word used when God tells Abraham “I am who I am” (ειμι-eimi, in the LXX). Declaring His self-existence, the fact that He is not bound by time.
jhnsn d-s saysJuly 28, 2012 at 10:27 am
their is no consensus among world class scolars. As a matter of fact world class scholars have discredited the meaning Havah or hayah as written in starting blogpost. Inaditon it is claimed to be from the word creator so asocitaing with God and not yhwh.
Sheba saysJuly 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm
I noticed that the title of this blog is the ‘names’ of God, yet nowhere in the scriptures does it refer to names (plural). There are almost 7000 references in the bible to the ‘name’ of the Almighty, but nowhere is there reference to his ‘names’. It is true that there are many attributes, such as Yahu-Raphah, translated Yahu is the healer. Much like we have attributes, such as ‘Sheba the mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, teacher, psychologist, counselor, woman, veteran, etc, what we call names are actually attributes. There is only one name, which is identified in the Hebrew letters “Yod, He, Wah, He”. The closest English letters to these Hebrew letters are “YHWH”. (Look in the preface or introduction of most bibles, particulary the KJV. Most people skip this section altogether). To this day, no formal vowels exist in the Hebrew language. However, a group of secular leaders of the Jews called the Masoretes, created what are called vowel points to help with pronunciation of words (mainly for non-Hebrew speakers). They took the vowel points for the word Adonai and inserted them into YHWH to disguise and distort the true pronunciation of the one and only name of the All-Powerful One, stating that the name was too sacred to be outwardly spoken. However, this is in direct contradiction to the scriptures that plainly command his people to call on his name. Sadly, rather than search the scriptures to find out the truth for ourselves, most of us just rely on what we are told without question.
Yakoob saysJuly 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Sheba I agree with you 100%, One other thing to concider is that the letter “J” is no where to be found until about 450 years ago, started by the germans, and brought to england in the early 1600s. Now our Father YHWH has been around for ever, His Son was on phissicaly on earth approx. 2,000 years ago, therefore His Name is Yahushau, which means “Yah’s Salvation” and it’s on Scriptures on Mattiyahu 1:21 and it gives the meaning.
Ronda saysJuly 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm
Depending on this meaning of His name, praying for His healing every day. My husband of 46 years was diagnosed April 20, 2012 with stage 4 lung cancer.
Chaplain N.A. Dallara Davis saysJuly 29, 2012 at 7:42 am
My heart and prayers go out to Ronda.
Chaplain N.A. Dallara Davis saysJuly 29, 2012 at 7:46 am
p.s. While all of these comments are interesting, this passage is a great comfort and hope to precious people like Ronda and her husband. What is your husband’s first name, Ronda?
Debi C. saysJuly 29, 2012 at 8:11 am
I pray for you and your husband and family, Ronda.
Pastor Paul Bennett saysJuly 29, 2012 at 11:18 am
Ronda, I am also praying for your husband’s healing in Jesus’ name.
Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon saysJuly 28, 2012 at 4:07 am
Those who pontificate about what this or that verse “says” might do well to spend a few decades learning to actually SPEAK the language the Bible was written in. Nowhere in the text is God called by the title (He has no “name”, only titles) “Adonai rafah” – the phraseology used in Sh’mot (the second book) 15:26 being “ani adonai rof’ĕcha”, which means “I am Adonai who cures you”.
It should also be remembered that even the ENGLISH word “name” also means “fame” or reputation, in addition to denoting a word used as an identifier for a particular individual: think of the statement “he made a NAME for himself”. It should therefore come as no surprise to discover that the Hebrew word shem (a “name”) can also have this second meaning.
We human beings need names to distinguish us from each other: a mother with several children needs to have a different name for each of them so that, if she calls one of them, the one being called knows he/she is wanted. But God is unique, the Only One of His “Kind”, so He doesn’t need a “Name” to distinguish Him from any “other”: there simply AREN’T any.
Jackie saysJuly 28, 2012 at 6:20 am
I haven’t researched God’s name to know if there are vowels or not, but I do know all of His attributes exist in all of His promises and by the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. He is my healer!
Jerry S. saysJuly 28, 2012 at 7:36 am
“should therefore come as no surprise”. This phrase, apart from your use of it in the second paragraph of your comment that I agree with, just jumps out at me. The linguistic lessons of yours and other commenters in this post to this point are basic’s of our faith in the Hebrew Messiah. Sadly we all lose out on much of our knowing, walking with, and living in as described by the rest of the commenters of this post to this point of the ONE who exists beyond our understanding. One day we all will come to understand. He is faithful.
Wonderful, thank you.
Levi saysJuly 28, 2012 at 9:19 am
Thank you for all the wonderful insiteful info. What a blessing.
Miguel saysJuly 28, 2012 at 10:17 am
With all due respect, did not God say in the second book- … This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations. I understand that God not need to distinguish Himself. But if the commandment says “You shall not take my name in vain”
this name is more His fame. Is this not why you call Him Adonai and not by The NAME? Cleary in the second book He does not give His memorial name to moses as Adonai.
Chaplain Nancy saysJuly 29, 2012 at 8:26 am
Thank you for your insights, Professor Mordochai. I took a few Hebrew classes in seminary, and really respect your expertise in this area. Once I began studying Hebrew, I was completely overwhelmed by the complexity of it, and went away feeling as if I had barely scratched the surface. Thank you for helping us understand more about this passage. I would love to hear more of what you have to say in the future. Shalom, Chaplain Nancy Dallara Davis
Pat saysJuly 28, 2012 at 9:11 am
These comments are so educating for me, especial Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon. Bless The Lord Our God. Thank you everyone—and BLB, for this article and reference scriptures.
Amicosempre saysJuly 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm
I am a novice at learning the attributes back to the original texts of Hebrew and/or Greek so I don’t know who is right, wrong or indifferent. I do like the information. We know God hears us and His word is true regardless. As far as names/attributes the title is plural so does that mean we will be getting more as time goes on? I hope so. I enjoy learning more. Thank you to those for the information that are more learned. I haven’t figured out the Adonai and Yahweh difference yet as I have seen two “claiming to be Hebrew translation” Bibles that in the same verses compared side by side one will use one name i.e. Adonai and one will use the other i.e. Yahweh. How would one who is not learned in this know which is right or if either are? Where is the best place and way to learn when you are a novice to get the correct information up front?
I hope there will be more postings of names/attributes in the future.
Thank you very much.
Amicosempre saysJuly 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm
I also have a question regarding God not having a name. There are many verses (I only know the KJV Bible) that say “I am the Lord or I am the Lord your God” is that referring to His attribute, to Jesus or to His Name? May sound dumb but I want to ask it anyway for clarification and information.
Isaiah 43:11 KJV
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour .
Isaiah 43:15 KJV
I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
Isaiah 45:18 KJV
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited : I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Isaiah 42:8 KJV
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
saiah 43:7 KJV
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Mark 9:39 KJV
But Jesus said , Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Acts 15:17 KJV
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called , saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
That is a selection of many but gets the idea across (I hope).
Also, in Revelation it is written:
Revelation 3:12 KJV
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Does anyone have any insight into this verse, please?
Once again, thank you for any help or insight.
Kernal Baus saysJuly 29, 2012 at 4:19 am
Well, despite what Prof. Mordecai writes (who does not write from from the perspective of belief in Yeshua/Jesus – see his website devoted to destroying Christianity by clicking on his name), YHWH is God’s given name and LORD (or Adonai) is what is said instead of pronouncing the original, as it came to be considered too holy to say, except by the high priest once a year (on, I think the Day of Atonement).
In the Masoretic Text, which is the standard version of the Hebrew Old Testament amongst scholars, there are tiny notations to indicate what is to be read aloud. When a person reading aloud a text came to a word that might have been misspelt (or was perhaps too rude!), there would be a little marking that would direct them to read the correct version. What was in the text was called ‘ketiv’, meaning, “it is written”, and what they were directed to say instead was called ‘qere’, meaning, “to be read”. In synagogue scrolls, the ketiv is marked but no qere is supplied; the reader is expected to be familiar with what to replace the ketiv with. However, the Masoretic Text as used by scholars has both.
The name of God is one such. Because it occurs so frequently, it does not need a ketiv/qere note, but is instead qere perpetuum, ‘permanent qere’, and the reader know always to say the qere instead of the ketiv.
In the case of the name of God, the ketiv is YHWH, and the qere is Adonai. In our English Bibles, this is traditionally translated straightforwardly as ‘Lord’ (which is what ‘Adonai means) but with capital letters. Where the Hebrew has ‘adonai’ instead of ‘YHWH’, it will be just ‘Lord’. Where the Hebrew is both i.e. ‘adonai YHWH’, it will be ‘Lord GOD’, with ‘god’ fully capitalised. And so on.
It seems to me that God does indeed have a name which He revealed to Moses, the consonants of which are YHWH. He then has titles, such as Lord of Hosts or Armies. But His self-revelation continued in His words and deeds until the ultimate revelation, the image of God, Jesus of Nazareth. He has become the revelation of YHWH brought sharply into focus, and for which no further one will be supplied. The Holy Spirit has been sent into the world to give testimony about this One. Those who reject His testimony, reject the One who sent Him.
Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon saysJuly 29, 2012 at 7:03 am
I make no secret of my religious position, “Kernal Baus”, and you insult me by mis-spelling my name. Incidentally, when “Yéshua” is transliterated first into Greek and then into Latin letters, the result is JESUAS. Notice the A before the final S… the name christians use almost exclusively results from a similar double transliteration starting from the shorter familiar form “Yéshu”, which was current in the 1st century. It was never my intention to start an argument here, but I addressed this topic in some detail at http://messiahtruth.yuku.com/reply/53016/Yeshua-in-Hebrew#reply-53016
Kernal Baus saysJuly 29, 2012 at 7:59 am
I accept you aren’t concealing your religious position – I’m just making it explicit.
I apologise for misspelling your name.
I’m confused as to why you bring up the spelling of Jesus’ name? His original name is normally thought to be יהושוע (‘Joshua’ being the English translation), which is rendered in the LXX as Ἰησους. I’m not sure what is contentious about this, or why you bring it up.
Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon saysJuly 29, 2012 at 8:50 am
I refer you to the forum post that I gave a link to in my previous message.
Kernal Baus saysJuly 29, 2012 at 9:30 am
I had read that before I replied above. I thought your post was meaningless. I’ve no idea what your concern is. Jesus’ name was almost certainly Joshua.
Steve saysJuly 29, 2012 at 6:22 am
Thank you all for a very interesting/educational/insightful discussion. Considering that instruction was given to Moses in Exodus 3:14-15, ‘This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.’, I am concerned that man’s traditions have replaced our Lord’s name with substitutes. This can be read in the front pages of almost every translation as mentioned by a previous writer. What better way to deceive the masses than to keep THE name that is above all names from being known. How well do you get to know someone without knowing their name? May you all continue to be blessed in your search for truth, and may God’s praises be magnified in our search for Him!
Chaplain Nancy saysJuly 29, 2012 at 8:13 am
As broken and hurting people this passage gives us hope for the healing of our bodies, minds, and spirits. However, the healing that we often need is deeper than what we “think” we need. Perhaps it may come in the form of the reconciliation of broken relationships, or as a witness of our faith in God. If God never heals us the way we expect, we can learn to trust that he is doing something deeper, and perhaps as a means to provide comfort and true empathy toward others in crisis and pain. While understanding the correct meaning of this passage is critical, we must not lose sight of the intent of it.
Debi C. saysJuly 29, 2012 at 8:21 am
Oh, Lord. Please forgive us for our little quibbles and squabbles over what to call you; if you have a name or a title; if your “name” means one thing or another; or if it is not a name at all. Good grief. Sometimes, Lord, I call you “My Dear Heavenly Father, God of Glory, The Most High”, and you hear me because your Holy Spirit speaks to my heart.
Folks, it disturbs me when I come back to blogs after having read them a day before, and find that everyone is not praising our Lord and Father for the many ways we can praise Him but discussing who is actually right and who is actually wrong. And some people are reaching out for prayer and comfort and only a few comment that they are listening and comforting.
Shame on all of us for silly disagreements and causing grief to our Savior by our pontification.
Ronda, I am praying for you.
Children, play nicely.
Rix saysJuly 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm
I have to agree with you Debi.
steve morrow saysJuly 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm
HELP US LORD JESUS TO SUBMIT OURSELVES UNTO YOU AND THE FATHER THAT THE DEVIL WOULD FLEE FROM US WE ASK JESUS IN YOUR NAME
—IF—I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART GOD WILL NOT HEAR ME
I will worship toward thy holy temple and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness AND FOR THY TRUTH
FOR THOU HAST MAGNIFIED THY WORD ABOVE ALL THY NAME
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood
AND HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD
And HE hath on HIS vesture and on HIS thigh
A NAME WRITTEN—-KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS—-
The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion
WHOSO PROVKETH HIM TO ANGER SINNETH AGAINST HIS OWN SOUL
—IF—I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART GOD WILL—NOT—HEAR ME
He loveth transgression that loveth strife
and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction
It is an honor for a man to cease from strife
BUT EVERY FOOL WILL BE MEDDLING
1 Timothy 6:3-5
—IF—ANY MAN— teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words even the words of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and to the doctrine which is according to godliness
(4) He is proud knowing —NOTHING—
But doting about questions and strifes of words
Whereof cometh envy-strife-railings-evil surmisings
(5)Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds
AND DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH
SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS
FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF
Through desire a man having separated himself
seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom
A fools lips enter into contention
AND HIS MOUTH CALLETH FOR STROKES
1 Corinthians 14:33
For GOD is not the author of confusion
But of peace —AS IN —ALL— CHURCHES OF THE SAINTS
1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches
FOR IT IS NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK
but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law
1 Corinthians 14:37
—IF—ANY MAN— think himself to be a prophet or spiritual
Let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you
ARE THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD
2 John 1:6
AND THIS IS LOVE that we walk after HIS commandments
This is the commandment that as you have heard from the beginning
you should walk in it
2 John 1:4
I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth
as we have received a commandment from the father
2 John 1:9
transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of CHRIST HATH NOT
He that abideth in the doctrine of CHRIST
——HE HATH BOTH THE FATHER AND THE SON—–
—IF—I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART GOD WILL NOT HEAR ME
When JESUS heard it HE saith unto them
THEY THAT ARE WHOLE HAVE NO NEED OF THE PHYSICIAN BUT THEY THAT
ARE SICK I CAME NOT TO HEAL THE RIGHTEOUS BUT SINNERS TO REPENTANCE
Afterward JESUS findeth him in the temple and said unto him
BEHOLD THOU ART MADE WHOLE SIN NO MORE LEST A WORST THING COME UNTO THEE
1 Corinthians 11:29&30
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily
eateth and drinketh damnation to himself not discerning the lords body
(30) For this cause many are weak and sickly among you and many sleep
When I say unto the wicked —THOU SHALT SURELY DIE AND THOU GIVEST HIM NOT WARNING NOR SPEAKEST TO WARN THE WICKED FROM HIS WICKED WAY TO SAVE HIS LIFE THE SAME WICKED MAN SHALL DIE IN HIS INIQUITY BUT HIS BLOOD I WILL REQUIRE AT THINE HAND
Wherefore I take you to record this day that I am pure from
—THE BLOOD OF ALL MEN—
(27)For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of —GOD—
A fool hath no delight in understanding
BUT THAT HIS HEART MAY DISCOVER ITSELF
—IF—I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART GOD WILL —NOT—HEAR ME
FOR I HAVE NO PLEASURE IN THE DEATH OF HIM THAT DIETH SAITH THE LORD GOD WHEREFORE TURN YOURSELVES AND LIVE YE
HELP US LORD JESUS TO DO THESE THINGS FOR WE CAN DO NOTHING OF OURSELVES BUT BY YOU HELP US LORD TO HAVE A HEART OF REPENTANCE
THAT WE MAY LIVE HELP US TO LOSE OURSELVES FOR YOU AND THE GOSPEL
THAT WE MAY LIVE HELP US TO BE DONE WITH THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN THAT WE MAY LIVE HELP US JESUS TO DO THE WILL OF GOD THAT WE MAY GET INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HELP US LORD JESUS TO ASK ACCORDING TO THE FATHERS WILL HELP US O LORD HELP US
LOVING THE LORD JESUS AND OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN
Jerry S. saysJuly 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm
Well, well, we are getting to the heart of the matter here so let’s not loose our heads and get caught up in the wall of emotions we too often call faith. I do agree with what Nancy last wrote and would like to say to Deb that I understand actual people in the situations we find ourselves in can seem to be brushed aside during a discussion, debate or even argument understanding what we believe. Let me reassure you that it is not the case at least with me. And, is not learning and knowing who He is also a form of worship? There is not enough space to reference all the things the LORD had to say to the Jewish leaders of His day that was in the form of discussion, debate or even argument and aren’t we all as Jews and Gentiles glad that He did! On the other hand posturing and positioning ourselves as above the fray can come across as condescending. Consider how Believers often end our prayers, requests and conversations with our Creator – “in Jesus name”. If we are putting all the weight of what we say by capping it off with a name, wouldn’t it be important to know and understand that name, title, attribute, characteristic means?
If the Proff. (no disrespect intended) is or is not a believer that Yeshuah is the promised Hebrew Messiah, I do not know, but let’s remember Rom 11:15 and all of Rom 11 for that matter.
Thank you all for this!
Juliette saysJuly 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm
Well I clicked on this post at just the right time. Our little dog was wounded quite severely today by another dog and we are taking her home bandaged up to see if God would extend her life; her greatest fan(my 14 yr. old son) is away at camp and he would be devastated to come home and find her ‘gone’. So after reading about Hezekiah today and his 15 yr extension I’m asking God for some more time for CoCo. If anyone out there reads this, will you pray for her and for grace for my son to see her. Thank you so much
Debi C. saysJuly 31, 2012 at 5:38 am
It is Tuesday morning, July 31. I prayed for CoCo and for “her greatest fan”. I pray that God has extended her time on earth so that she will continue to be a joy to all of you.
Yakoob saysJuly 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm
My Friends, please understand a few things. When you see “LORD” iN your bible that means that is the replacement for YHWH for almost 7,000 times. Check out prepace of your bible and it explains it there. Also here are some verse that might blow your mind, but His true Name must come to be reveal again because it has been hidden fo centuries, so here we go; YAH is short for Yahweh or Yahuwah for example in Psalms 68:4 NKJV Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds,* By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. So here King David called Him by His Name, like when you say “Hallelu’YAH” = Praise be YAH or when you say Messiah this is the wrong in english, it should be MessYah (Meshiac) = The annointed of YAHweh. Even the Prophets names were meanigful and related to His Name like YesaYah, MalakaYah, YerimaYah, ObedaYah, etc. Many poeple have said that the word “God” is not a name, but I say different! It is a name and it’s found in Gen 30:11 Then Leah said, “A troop comes!”* So she called his name Gad.*
* Following Qere, Syriac, and Targum; Kethib, Septuagint, and Vulgate read in fortune.
* Literally Troop or Fortune
So when you call the Almighty “G-d” or God you are actually calling him “Troop, Fortune, Luck, etc” because that’s exactly the meaning of “G-d”. How about LORD, well this word in Hebrew means Baal. Let any Hebrew scholar reply to this and he’ll agree. BUT PLEASE do not believe anything that I’m saying here, do your homework. The Rabinics/Pharasees prohibit the Name mentioning when the Yahudeem (Jews) were talking to babylan to prevent any false use or vain usage and only the High priest can say once a year at Yom Kippur. Please see another verse with me in Gen 29:35 HNV – She conceived again, and bare a son. She said, “This time will I praise the LORD (Here it should be YAHUWAH).” Therefore she named him Yehudah. Then she stopped bearing.’ Leah says “…I will praise YAHUWAH” So she call the boy YAHU’DAH So the proper name for the “Jews” is Yahudim (Plural) or Yahudee (singular), In reality His Name is IMPORTANT for in this Name there is Salvation. His Son’s Name is YAHUSHUA which means YAH’Saves or Yah is salvati on. Again do not believe me what I put here, do your homework and find if is True, but if it is, what are you going to do with the Truth? I have information on this if you are interested I’ll be more then happy to provide it just let me know. I’ll close with verse; Jhn 5:43 NLT – For I have come to you in my Father’s NAME, and you have rejected me. Yet if others come in their own name, you gladly welcome them.
Debi C. saysJuly 31, 2012 at 5:43 am
Wow! I love your post! (and I like how you say to do your homework!) Your post is very informative and fun to read.
You have “Yah” in your name? Yakoob. Is that like “Jacob”? What does your name mean?
Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon saysJuly 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Don’t be too impressed, Debi; “Yakoob” isn’t a Hebrew name (it’s more like Arabic) and he has no clue what he’s talking about. In particular, it wasn’t “Rabinics/Pharasees who prohibit the Name mentioning”, but God Himself—the prohibition against speaking the Tetragramaton is EXPLICITLY WRITTEN IN THE TORAH.
Kenneth Jelladian saysAugust 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm
“Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon”:
What are you a professor of?
There is only one Torah, and if you ever happen to come across one, you might read Shemoth~Exodus 9:16: “And indeed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you My power; and that My Name may be declared throughout all the earth.” Or, Shemoth~Exodus 20:7 [Gimel] “You shall not bring the Name of YHWH your Elohim to vain emptiness; for YHWH will not hold him guiltless that brings His name to vain emptiness.” And in Yirmeyahu~Jeremiah 23:27 “Who attempt to cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams that they tell every man to his neighbor, as their ahvot (fathers) have forgotten My name for Ba’al (LORD). Yirmeyahu~Jeremiah 33:2 reads, “This say’s YHWH (Yahuweh) the Maker of it, YHWH that formed it, to establish it: YHWH is His Name.”
The Elohim that I know and serve asks that I know His Name and profess His Name.
Yours In Truth,
A Reader saysJuly 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm
Praise be to God, our Healer! The One who restores!