Gregory Neal | – The Meaning of the Name Yahweh

Exodus 3:13-15
By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal
Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Commerce, Texas
September 7, 2014

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  1. Yet again, your sermon has  opened to me a deeper understanding of my faith.  Yahweh is the God that is, the God "that cannot not-be," and the God who "will be known."  And we know Yahweh in and through Jesus Christ our Lord — whose name, Yeshua, means "Yahweh is our Deliverer."  THANK YOU, Dr. Neal, for such a powerful message!

  2. Is it true that the reason Jews do not utter the name of YHWH is you will be cursed instead of being blessed. Because that name should be unutterable?  Judaism mysticism (Kaballa) they have the Ana B Koah where in if you recite the song or prayer you actually give honor to the name YHWH indirectly….Can you enlighten me this..



  3. It is connected to the passage in Exodus 3:14 in which God gives his name as אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh), where the verb, translated most basically as "I am that I am" or "I shall be what I shall be", "I shall be what I am".[11] יהוה with the vocalization "Yahweh" could theoretically be a hif'il (causative) verb inflection of root HWH, with a meaning something like "he who causes to exist" or "who gives life" (the root idea of the word being "to breathe", and hence, "to live").[12][13] As a qal (basic stem) verb inflection, it could mean "he who is, who exists".[9]