National Name of Israel's God

Messiah's True Hebrew Name

Pagan Proofs of the Divine Name

Four Facts About the Sacred Name

A Set-Apart Name and
a Set-Apart Community:

The Scriptures tell us that the Divine Name of Elohim is important! Isaiah 29:22-24 says, "Therefore thus said יהוה, who ransomed Abraham, concerning the house of Ya'aqob, Ya'aqob is no longer put to shame, no longer does his face grow pale. For when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they shall set apart My Name, and set apart the Set-apart One of Ya'aqob, and fear the Elohim of Yisra'ĕl. And those who went astray in spirit shall come to understanding, and the grumblers accept instruction."

The theme of being "set apart" or "sanctified" is doubled. Not only is Elohim's Name to be separated from the names of the world's gods, but there would be a "set apart" community that would follow both His Name and His Teachings. The Keil & Delitzsch Commentary interprets thus: "Just as Abraham was separated from the human race that was sunk in heathenism, to become the ancestor of a nation of Jehovah, so would a remnant be separated from the great mass of Israel that was sunk in apostasy from Jehovah; and this remnant would be the foundation of a holy community well pleasing to God."

Accepting the "set apart" distinctive Divine Name is an emblematic marker of a person who is separated or "set apart" from the world and following the ways of Elohim. Are you part of that "remnant," that "holy community well pleasing to YHVH"?

The Set-Apart Flock Will Know That "I AM YHVH"

Ezekiel recorded, "And I shall set apart My great Name... And I shall sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean – from all your filthiness and from all your idols I cleanse you. And I shall give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I shall give you a heart of flesh, and put My Spirit within you. And I shall cause you to walk in My laws and guard My right-rulings and shall do them... And you shall be My people, and I shall be your Elohim. (Ezekiel 36:23, 25, 26, 27, 28; The Scriptures)

Notice above that the setting apart of His Name is linked with our Spiritual cleansing from paganism, sin and idols. It is also linked to a new heart and walking in His ways. It is no accident that many of those who reject His Name also reject the continuing validity of His laws. It is no accident that many of those who reject His Name have debased grace into a license to sin. To own His Name is to model Him in your own life.

"As a set-apart flock...they shall know that I am יהוה." (Ezekiel 36:38)

The Whole World Shall Know His Name

"And I shall exalt Myself and set Myself apart, and I shall be known in the eyes of many nations. And they shall know that I am יהוה." ' (Ezekiel 38:23, The Scriptures)

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The question of the true spelling and pronunciation of the Sacred Names has caused endless speculation, arguments, and division. Even now the Sacred Name community is greatly impacted, and greatly impaired, by the disagreements among its adherents. Can we find definite answers? Can we find common solid ground on this issue? We, too, had questions about the Divine Names, and were not satisfied to accept a popular consensus; we wanted to know the Truth!

In our own search for truth and facts, we traveled the world to find the most important books and journals by recognized Hebrew and antiquarian scholars so that we could answer our own questions--and yours--about the Divine Names. These journeys took us to Chicago's Oriental Institute, the University of Michigan Graduate Studies Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the British Library in London, England, and other libraries large and small as well. This pursuit was not done in haste, but has occupied fifteen years and more of our time and efforts. Our own opinions will be meaningless to others, but the studied remarks by the world's best scholars should definitely mean something to anyone interested in the true answer to the questions about the Sacred Names. In addition to reading countless books on Hebrew history and linguistics, we scanned through dozens of scholarly journals, reading hundreds of articles along the way

The result of our now fifteen-year quest is in the process of careful typing and posting on this website for your benefit. Our hundreds of pages of notes on the Sacred Name are being distilled into a succinct manageable size for our readers. Due to copyright issues, we can only quote short statements from our sources, but on our "Introduction" pages we have given the sources and page numbers for you to read more, or for doubters to check the veracity of our quotations.

We realize that no amount of scholarly statements or other forms of proof will be enough to convince the many people who are not interested in having us "rock" their boat. They will deny the importance of our sources and ridicule our conclusions. We expect that! However, we hope that those of our readers who truly care about truth and are willing to contravene tradition, will enjoy and benefit from all of our labors. We initially began this study for ourselves, and our own information, but feel that it is too important not to share, free of charge or obligation of any kind.

If you have additional information and/or scholarly quotations for us to share on this website, we would love to hear from you. Let us expand this effort to make it a community project. And let us hope that we can unite around Truth rather than mere Tradition. May Yah bless you as you follow Him by Name!

Isaiah recorded YHVH saying, "continually... My name is spurned among the nations." Let us join together to encourage others to no longer spurn His Name! (Isaiah 52:5, Concordant)

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