n Hebrew thought your name represents your character. The Name of YHVH representsHis Character and every Name of YHVH spell out some of His attributes and it is good tounderstand each of His different names so that you can understand Him better. There aremany names used when referring to YHVH. Usually the word "Lord" is used in most Biblesand prayer books. This can be confusing, as the word "Lord" can be used in many ways, andcan refer to humans as well as to God. In actuality YHVH cannot be completely understoodby human beings and we are all on a journey to learn to know Him better.
We give YHVH titles
such as "Lord", "Father", or "King". We give human characteristics ortraits to YHVH, and refer to YHVH as "Him" as though YHVH is a man. While YHVH is usuallyknown to us a Father, this in some ways limits our true grasp of His essence. Nevertheless, inorder for us to be able to comprehend God we give Him human attributes. This is the best wecan do at this time. YHVH and his Divine Presence, known as the Shechinah, is mostlyhidden to us at this time.
However it is written in Isaiah 6:3: "Holy, Holy, Holy, is YHVH, Master of Legions, the wholeworld is filled with His glory." This means that YHVH's presence is truly everywhere, and it isfor us to realize and see it for ourselves.
he personal Four-Letter Name of God is represented bythe letters YHVH in Hebrew. This Name is also referredto as “the Name of Grace”. The correct pronunciation ofthe letter Y in Hebrew is
"Yode". The letter
H ispronounced "Hey", and the letter
V is pronounced "Vav".Therefore the letters are correctly pronounced "Yode Hey Vav Hey".
YHVH means; “I AM that I AM” or “the Ever Existing One”
, the name given to Moses byYHVH when the people wanted to know in who’s Name he was sent.The King James Version bible pronounced the name "Jehovah." Most bible scholars prefer"Yahweh." The exact pronunciation is in question. Consequently, most English bibles print"
" (all caps) for "Yahweh" and "
" (upper and lowercase) for the word Adonai.
We normally use YHVH in the text because there are different pronunciations for this namebecause no one knows how to pronounce the name correctly. Some believe not to pronouncethe Name of YHVH because of this fact and substitute it with “HaShem” (the Name) or Adonai(Lord or Master).This personal name of YHVH is never really pronounced as it is spelled. There are manyreasons why "The Name" is not used very much today and Jewish people substitute YHVHwith the name HaShem, that means “the Name” or Adonai, that means “Lord or Master”.