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Does the divine name YHWH (יַהְוֶה) apply equally to all Persons of the Trinity? (Catholic/Nicene perspective)

For the Catholic Church and other Nicene churches (the Eastern Orthodox, the Oriental Orthodox, the Armenian Orthodox, the Assyrians; as well as the majority of Protestants), the divine name YHWH (...
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How do Trinitarians who argue the 'ego eimi' at John 8:58 ought to be translated 'I AM' explain the lack of reactions to the same phrase?

The literal meaning of "ego eimi" is simply "I am" (Ego = I; eimi = am). It is not "I am he" or "I am the one" or so on. That is, the original Greek contains no ...
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Of what date is the oldest inscription of Yahweh found?

When God commissioned Moses from the burning bush in the wilderness, when Moses asked God his name he was given the name of Yahweh, Exodus 3:13-14: And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto ...
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According to Trinitarians, when the term Yahweh ('LORD') is used in the OT, who exactly is being referred to?

Yahweh is God, the Trinity. That name means the I AM and thus indicates the Divine Essence and Existence (I am who am - Exodus 3:14, cf. John 8:58). It is thus similar to "God" in that God ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, Jesus is Jehovah in OT. Therefore do they view all the occurrences of the Tetragrammaton as referring to Jesus?

This is correct, and easily supported by the Bible, particularly the writings of John. John chapter 1 states that "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." ...
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Does the divine name YHWH (יַהְוֶה) apply equally to all Persons of the Trinity? (Catholic/Nicene perspective)

The divine name (tetragrammaton: JHVH) applies also to the incarnate God, Jesus Christ. The prophets clearly state that the Messias is God. Isaias says: "God Himself will come and will save you&...
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Of what date is the oldest inscription of Yahweh found?

Tradition holds that Moses lived sometime around the 15th century B.C. This would put the oldest use of the tetragrammaton (the Hebrew word "YHWH", anglicized to "Yahweh") to the same time frame, as ...
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Do any Christian denominations forbid pronouncing the Tetragrammaton?

The Tetragrammaton ('Hashem', The Name) was written many times in the Hebrew Scriptures without vowels, therefore YHWH could not be pronounced by anyone without knowledge of the vowel points. Nor was ...
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Could the Tetragrammaton YHWH be an onomatopoeia for the sound of breathing?

As a Hebrew speaker, I can tell you that יהוה comes from the verb "be". It is pronounced Yahweh and it is kind of an onomatopoeia for the verb "be", but nobody says it.
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What was the reason why the Jews specifically used the substitute Adonay/Kyrios for the Tetragrammaton?

Here is an answer from a Jewish perspective. The Bible calls G-d Y-h-v-h, which is called “the Tetragrammaton,” which means a four-letter word. While the Tetragrammaton appears on Torah scrolls, even ...
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What is the LDS understanding of Deut. 4:35?

I do not think the Church of Jesus Christ has an official statement on said verse (as it is rare to dive in into Greek/Hebrew in official publications/statements), so I will refer to an unofficial ...
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Was knowledge of the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton a component of the "deposit of faith" entrusted to the apostles and their successors?

The answers to the O.P.'s questions are simple: No, the pronunciation of a word would not enter in any meaningful way into the contents of the faith. Faith has to do with God and those truths ...
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Do any Christian denominations forbid pronouncing the Tetragrammaton?

Although specifically not forbidden from saying it, Catholics are not supposed to use the the name of God in their Liturgy: Avoiding pronouncing the tetragrammaton of the name of God on the part of ...
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Of what date is the oldest inscription of Yahweh found?

In a tomb at Ketef Hinnom in Israel, the oldest text of the Hebrew Bible was discovered. The text, inscribed on a silver scroll in the old Hebrew script dating to the 7th Century B.C., is the Aaronic ...
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Why do most Bible translations bowdlerize the Tetragrammaton?

Using the word ‘bowdlerize’ gives a misleading impression, that only a very few Bibles retain an English rendition of the Divine Name; that the vast majority have expunged this word, that is, erased ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, Jesus is Jehovah in OT. Therefore do they view all the occurrences of the Tetragrammaton as referring to Jesus?

Not necessarily. Like most fine theological distinctions, the Church has never taken an official position on this. The Lord's revelations are focused on His work of salvation and not on clarifying ...
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Did the ancient Egyptians worship a God named Yah long before God revealed his name to Moses?

The answer is 'No'. In the beginning God (Elohim) made the heavens and the earth. [Genesis 1:1] And : ... the LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) made the earth and the heavens. [Genesis 2:4] [KJV] God made ...
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Did Moses write YHWH or God's full name?

You are confusing the Tetragrammaton (yhwh) as an abbreviation for the name Yahweh. The ancient Hebrew or Semitic languages lacked vowels, however the readers knew how to pronounce them. YHWH or yhw ...
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Could the Tetragrammaton YHWH be an onomatopoeia for the sound of breathing?

Could the Tetragrammaton YHWH be an onomatopoeia for the sound of breathing? I suppose it could. At least one Jewish rabbi believes so. For Jews, one of the most important verses in the entire ...
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Why don't we use Yahuah?

Short answer: - because we cannot be sure about correct pronunciation. Longer answer: Biblical hebrew language is quite peculiar, i.e. most vovels are not written which makes pronounciation ...
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According to Trinitarians, when the term Yahweh ('LORD') is used in the OT, who exactly is being referred to?

It can be any specific Person or all three One can't say that every mention of Lord refers to Father or that every metion of Jahweh refers to all 3 Persons. Sometimes, the context points to a specific ...
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Did Moses write YHWH or God's full name?

My Hebrew instructors have informed me that the language had not developed to the point of using four letters for God's name in the time of Moses. That came in about the time of David. Around David'...
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Was knowledge of the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton a component of the "deposit of faith" entrusted to the apostles and their successors?

The Tetragrammaton is not supposed to be pronounced, nor did Christians ever licitly pronounce it in the liturgy, according to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments'...
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Discrepancy between Yahweh (Christian Bibles) and Eh-yeh (Torah)

Not sure how much I can contribute here, but... From what I've heard and seen, there's quite a lot of controversy over the meaning, origin, and usage of YHWH (or YHVH, YaHWeH, JeHoVaH, etc.). If I ...
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Why did Jesus never address God by the name "Jehovah"?

To answer this question we must recall two statements by Jesus in his High Priestly Prayer: "I revealed your Name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world." (Jn 17:6) "And I made ...
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Why does it appear that judeo-christian sects avoid referring to the god they worship by his name?

It became Jewish practice to substitute Addonai (which means "lord") for the proper name of Yahweh. They generally did this because they felt at the time that the proper name of God was too sacred to ...
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The "Tetragrammaton" name

A theophany is a manifestation of God in the Bible that is tangible to the human senses. In its most restrictive sense, it is a visible appearance of God in the Old Testament period, often, but not ...
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