What's the True Name of God?
07-19-2010, 08:47 PM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2010 08:50 PM by zeke25.)
RE: What's the True Name of God?
Wow - you really have me curious! what is it about that article that is false anyway? I have been posting it around awhole lot. Can you pick out a couple of things that the author wrote that you disagree with?
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Posted MON 7-19-10
First, it is the approach and attitude taken by the author. He is seeking to discredit the whole idea that God's name is important. And since God's name is used 6 to 7 thousand times in the OT, that would reveal that God doesn't agree with this author's assessment. In fact, it is very important to God if one knows His name. The author further attempts to discredit God's name by the title of his article. He just throws up a bunch of names; thereby implying that it is just a bunch of baloney. A sincere researcher will look for the real pearl. The motivation to seek His name must come from the heart, not the brain.
Next, go to the 5th paragraph in which he lists 8 names, beginning with Jao. He gives credit to ancient Greek writers for transcribing the Hebrew Divine Name, showing their English pronunciation. Don't forget he called God's name a Hebrew name. But first, let's look at all the J's. These ancient Greek writers must have been psychic. The letter J was not even in the English language until circa 1634 AD. How did those ancient Greek writers know and accomplish all of this? The original KJV of the Bible had no J's in it at all. The pronunciation of Jesus is a rather recent phenomena. What in the world was He called before English speaking people discovered the J? What did the KJ translators call Him? Now let's go back to the bogus claim that he is only talking about the "Hebrew" name of God. God gave us one name to call Him by forever. But wait, now must I learn this name in multiple languages? Give me a break. God's name is His name.
During the last Olympics in China, did you notice, amid the ramble of endless Chinese syllables suddenly you might hear "Jim Smith". Why? Because Jim Smith was getting ready to compete and the Chinese didn't translate his name. When George Bush would go to a Spanish speaking country, would they address him as Jorge? Of course not. When Mikhail Gorbachev came to America did we start calling him Michael or Mikey? Of course not. Etc. Neither should God's name be translated. It is the same in Hebrew as it is in English as it is in Swahili.
Let's skip down to where this author has listed some supposed names numbered 1 thru 9. I will copy and paste from that point for a little bit:
"9. Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh as I AM WHO I AM
I believe that much of this name confusion originated, due to the fact that English speaking people do not fully understand the meaning of the Hebrew word shem, which is often times translated as name in our English Bibles. I would like to discuss the Hebrew meaning of the word shem, found in Exodus 3:15, where God Almighty stated this:
"This is My Name forever"
The word shemiy, which is from the root word shem (H8034), is often translated into English as name. The word shem, has a much deeper meaning than just name in the Hebrew language. Shem can also mean likeness, authority, character, renown, report, memorial, mark, fame, rank, majesty, and a representation of who someone is.
When God Almighty said to Moses I AM WHO I AM (Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh), He was describing who He was, is, and will be. He is the Eternal, without beginning or end."
That is the end of the copy and paste. Mighty shoddy work for a researcher who thinks he might enlighten others. What in the world is he really saying here? I am not quite sure, but let me take my best guess. It looks like he is saying that God said, "This is My Name forever" and that this forever name is "I AM WHO I AM". Huh? That is not what God said at all. At least my King James and the other dozen or so translations I have do not say this.
I'll stop here, because I have said enough and it is getting too long. Besides, the point has been made: this author has no credibility.
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RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 01:33 AM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 02:04 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - strefanash - 12-31-2008, 10:35 PM
RE: What's the True Name of God? - zeke25 - 07-19-2010 08:47 PM
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