YHVH = haShem

Jim West jwest at Highland.Net
Tue Aug 24 07:58:38 EDT 1999

At 09:57 AM 8/23/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear friend,
>Is this right? YHVH = haShem

Well, hashem is the way the divine name is rendered when one wishes to show
it extreme reverence.  In fact, YWHW is most probably pronounced Yahweh; but
in Judaism there is a great hesitancy to pronounce the name because of its
sacredness... so instead of saying the name of God they just say "The NAME"
which, in Hebrew is hashem.

>Some one literally translated YHVH as haShem.  Is there any connection between
>the two? Is there any histroy or theological reason behind it?

See above.




Jim West, ThD
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