The Name of God

When people hear “Jehovah’s Witness” they instantly think of the nice folks that go banging on doors super early on Saturday mornings. Most people, however, never take the time to consider the name Jehovah. In fact, there are Christians that probably don’t even know that Jehovah is one of the formal names given to God. It is mentioned in all forms and versions of the Christian Bible. To be more specific, it is mentioned in one of its many forms. In ancient Hebrew it was written as YHWH. Since there were no vowels in that language it was later assumed that God’s name was pronounced Yahweh. There are some spellings that are even shorter, for example: YHW. Continue reading The Name of God