Did the Jews invent the name Yahweh ?
- jon pikeLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
No, it's meaningless to most scholars as is Jehovah. If it means something to you, fine, use it, but the LORD has no name under heaven other than Jesus Christ.
- PubliusLv 74 weeks ago
No, I think Elohim did.
- PaulLv 74 weeks ago
Yes, just like english-speaking people invented the word "God".
- GloriaLv 74 weeks ago
No. Yahweh is an attempt at the pronunciation of the tetragrammaton YHWH.
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- OttoLv 74 weeks ago
A superstition arose among the Jews that prohibited them from pronouncing the divine name, Jehovah. So it became their custom that while reading the Holy Scriptures , whenever they came to the name "Jehovah" , they pronounced 'Adhonai', which means "Lord".
Christendom followed the same course. They replaced the name Jehovah with "God" (Allah in Arabic) and with "Lord".
That contributed to the development of the false doctrine of the Trinity, which has no basis in the Holy Scriptures. Because of this, millions mistakenly worship Jesus and the holy spirit and consider them equal to God.
- Chi girlLv 74 weeks ago
No. Any rabbi will tell you that "Yahweh" is at best a guess at the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton YHWH, and that there's no such word.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- AnthonyLv 64 weeks ago
If you want to be someone’s friend, what’s the first thing you usually tell him? Your name. Does God have a name? Many religions say his name is God or Lord, but these are not names. They are just titles, like “king” or “president.” God has told us that his name is Jehovah. Psalm 83:18 says: “May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” Bible writers used God’s name thousands of times. Jehovah wants you to know his name and to use it. He tells you his name so that you can become his friend.Source(s): Jw.org
- HernandoLv 64 weeks ago
No, they did not. The name Yahweh comes from the Koine Greek where it was the equivalent of the Greek letters for YHVH. Its exact origins are lost in ancient history, however.