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Why do Christians have a name for Jesus and Yahwey but not the holy spirit ?

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  • 5 years ago
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    The name of God is spelled with the Hebrews letters [yod], [heh], [vav], and [heh], read from right to left and then

    transliterated into English as JHVH (called the Tetragrammaton). In the King James it is translated 'JEHOVAH' seven times (and rendered 'LORD' and/or 'GOD'-all capital letters) the remainder [6510] times.

    Each of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet paints a picture. The letters in the name of God( the Tetragrammaton ) illustrate the following:

    J= jod: It suggests a 'giving, extending hand' (Marc- Alain Oauknin,

    Mysteries of the Alphabet, New Yark: Abbeville Press, 1999, p. 207).

    H= heh: It represents an 'enclosure,' like heaven or a window( Mysteries of the Alphabet, p 191).

    V= vav: It symbolizes a nail ( Mysteries of the Alphabet, p. 168). A `v' in English is a pictogram of the chiseled end of a nail.

    H= heh: It represents an 'enclosure,' like heaven or a window( Mysteries of the Alphabet, p 191).

    In the 19th century, critics of the Bible where trying to refashion God's name, JEHOVAH. They asserted that the God of Israel's name should be pronounced [Yahweh] because to them he was nothing more than an offshoot of the pagan

    deity"Yaho".

    The Jews who would not say God's name and had ceased using JEHOVAH centuries before the Christian era [notes the classic scholar's edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica] which says that what actually stood in the text they pronounced was God's name "JEHOVAH"

    (Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition (New York: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 1910-11), vol. 15, pp. 311-314, s.v.

    Jehovah).

    Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia say that old manuscripts Jehovah is the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton:

    "In the Masoretic text the usual form would give the pronunciation Yehovah [pronounced, Jehovah]"

    (The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (New Yaork: Funk and Wagnalls, 1912), vol. 6, p. 117,

    s.v. Jehovah; vol. 12, p. 470, s.v. Yahweh).

    Theologian and writer John Gill's "A Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the Hebrew Language, Letters, Vowel-Points and Accents"- 1697-1771 documents the use of the name JEHOVAH from before 200B.C. and though out the centuries of the early church.

    Sorry. The detractors started blaspheming Jehovah God. I wanted to point to truth found in libraries. Your question about Holy Spirit is easy to answer. The power of God does not need a personal name. If they would actually do research they could all of them find out exactly what the holy spirit really is, the power of God.

    From that they would know why blasphemy against holy spirit is so deserving of death and cannot be forgiven.

  • 5 years ago

    Simply because the holy spirit is a power or force from God and not a person like Jesus.

    The Scriptures make clear that the holy spirit is a force that God uses to accomplish his will. When the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would have a son even though she was a virgin, the angel told her: “Holy spirit will come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son.” (Luke 1:35) According to Gabriel’s words, there is a link between the holy spirit and the “power of the Most High.”

    A similar idea appears elsewhere in the Bible. The prophet Micah said: “I myself have become full of power, with the spirit of Jehovah.” (Micah 3:8) Jesus promised his disciples: “You will receive power when the holy spirit arrives upon you.” (Acts 1:8) And the apostle Paul spoke of “the power of holy spirit.”—Romans 15:13, 19.

    Source(s): THE NON-TRINITY BIBLE
  • Keith
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    The Comforter--the Spirit of Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding, are a few of the names for God the Holy Spirit.

    The Advocate---Counselor--the Spirit of God--the Indwelling Holy Spirit--the Revealer of Secrets--to name a few.

    • bob7777
      Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      Sorry Keith. You did not use a single name. Why? Because the power of God is not named as a person anywhere, period.

  • 5 years ago

    Jesus is a name given above every name. YHWH and the other "names" aren't names in the sense you are thinking. The Holy Spirit is God. YHWH is God, but they are speaking of what he does. Jesus is the name he uses in that sense of a name.

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  • 5 years ago

    Jesus claimed to be Jehovah, the son of God. God's name is not Jehovah. It's Elohim.

    The Holy Ghost might be different individuals at different times.

    • bob7777
      Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      Elohim is not a name. It is a a title. Elohim (God) partakes more of the character of a common noun, denoting usually, indeed, but not necessarily nor uniformly, the Supreme. source The Imperial Bible-Dictionary

  • 5 years ago

    Actually, the official name of the Holy Spirit is "Holy Spirit'.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    His name is Percival. You can't blame him for wanting to keep that quiet.

  • 5 years ago

    the Great Comforter...amazingfacts.org

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yahweh*.

    All three are one.

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