G-d’s Name-Hashem

I will be writing more about this in the future. For now, I just want to get this page up.

The name of G-d is written in one of two ways. YHVH or YHWH. This is called the “Tetragrammaton”. The difference has to do with some question about how the one letter was pronounced in ancient times.

There is uncertainty as to how to pronounce the name. Therefore, I am trying to go back and change the name “Yahweh” in this blog into G-d or YHWH. If you see anything I have missed, feel free to let me know. That way, when people read here, they can pronounce it in whatever fashion they believe it should be pronounced.

Editing in: I am torn when it comes to G-d’s holy name. It is sacred and should be handled as such. There is Jewish tradition of using the word “Hashem” in place of the Sacred Name of G-d. It simply means “the Name” in Hebrew, but is used nowhere else. It is exclusively used for this purpose.

Obviously, as I have been writing this blog, I have also been learning and growing. I would like to use the word “Hashem”, and will at times. However, I also know many may read this blog and have no idea what I am talking about if they have not read this page first. So, I am torn about being consistent. At times, I will use “God”. At times, “G-d”. I may reference the “God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”. I may simply say “the Creator” or “our Father in heaven/Avinu shabashamayim”. Whatever way I write it, it is the G-d of the Bible to Whom I am referring.

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