Black Spirituality Religion : The Origins of the Words "Yahweh" and "Jehovah"...

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    The words “Yahweh” and “Jehovah” are actually synonyms of Hebraic origin, derived from the root consonants YHWH (the Hebrew language has no vowels) - the name of God in the Hebrew tongue. The consonants "YHWH" are formed by the following Hebrew letters:

    “Yod” (or “Jod,” since the letters Y, J & I are interchangeable in Hebrew and pronounced the same), the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet...

    “He” (pronounced “hay”), the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet...

    “Wau” (or “Vau,” since V & W are also interchangeable), the 6th letter...

    and the 5th letter “He” again, forming the word “Yod He Wau He,” the sacred, forbidden Hebrew name of God; the divine Hebrew tetragrammaton that faithful Jews are not allowed to say, even to this day.

    When the ancient Hebrew lexicographers added vowels to YHWH, they borrowed the vowels of the powerful Egyptian and Phoenician Sun God deities. When the vowels of the Egyptian Sun God Aten were added, YHWH became Y(A)HW(E)H...

    When the vowels of the Phoenician Sun God Adonai were added, YHWH became Y(A)H(O)W(A)H, which finally became “JEHOVAH,” which translates “I am” and “The Eternal One” in Hebrew. The Hebrew word is “hawah,” from which the name YHWH is derived. “Hawah” means “existence,” or "to be."

    The Biblical account of Exodus states that the prophet Moses was personally ordered – by his God – to initiate the great Israelite exodus-from-Egypt plan. At this Moses asks the rather odd question: “If I go to the Israelites and tell them that the God of their forefathers has sent me to them, and they ask me his name, what shall I say?” The celebrated and awesome reply, recorded in Exodus 3:14, is: “I AM, THAT (IS WHO) I AM...You must tell the Israelites this, that it is Jehovah the God of their forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Jacob, who has sent you to them.”

    The actual spelling of the forbidden sacred name transliterates as “YHWH” – but “Jehovah” is the form in which the name “I am” is generally read. At this point an intriguing linguistic possibility springs to mind:

    It is quite possible that the Israelites in Egypt, having heard that the glorious king within the golden mountain – the legendary occupant of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh – was named “HWFW” (i.e., “Khufu”) in Egyptian, may have noticed a striking similarity between the name “HWFW” and “YHWH,” their own expression for “I am.”

    Thereafter they would naturally have used the term, and it needed only the advent of a Moses - his initiation into the pyramid’s mysteries, and his consequent conviction that its message enshrined the Divine will for his own people and for mankind as a whole - to produce the concept of a Divine “I am.”

    Except that in Moses’ case the whole concept of the (nonexistent) “god” within the Earth-symbolizing pyramid was expanded to refer to the (equally invisible) Lord of the physical Earth itself – a greater “I am” whose immediate purpose was to lead his servant-nation Israel to its Promised Land. In other words, Moses might equally well have seen the Great Pyramid of Gizeh as the “Mountain of Jehovah.”

    Now it is well known – and the Hebrew text is quite explicit on the point – that the name “YHWH” derives directly from the Hebrew word “hawah," as aforementioned. And from the Egyptian “HWFW” to the Hebrew “hawah” is linguistically an extremely short step. Thus it is entirely possible, linguistically, that the name of the divine “I am” could have arisen in the first instance on the basis of the Egyptian name “HWFW,” which is historically the older of the two. Thus in YHWH we may actually have a Hebrew version of the Egyptian name HWFW!

    These ancient titles were in all probability no more than separate – if related – ciphers for a single, underlying reality:

    "Yahweh," "Jehovah" and "Khufu," in short, were one and the same...
     
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    YHWH (i.e., "Yahweh") may very well be the Hebrew version of the great Egyptian Pharaoh's name, "Khufu" (i.e., "HWFW" in the ancient Egyptian language)...
     
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    these letters also comprise the elements of the universe. The hebrew letters are what is called a fire language. Formed by the casting of shadows with light emanating from various constellations. In addition the hebrew alpabet is "formed" by various formations of the hand held under degrees of light
     
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    Yes Jehovah is an Egyptian word. We have the cult of the Jehovah wittness being created by Masons. Wittness is a Greek word for Pyramid. The Pyramid and Eye (sun) were the Watchers of God.

    We can't leave water out of the universe either?
     
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    It is quite possible that the Israelites in Egypt, having heard that the glorious king within the golden mountain – the legendary occupant of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh – was named “HWFW” in Egyptian, may have noticed a striking similarity between the name “HWFW” and “YHWH,” their own expression for “I am.”

    Thereafter they would naturally have used the term, and it needed only the advent of a Moses - his initiation into the pyramid’s mysteries, and his consequent conviction that its message enshrined the Divine will for his own people - and for mankind as a whole - to produce the concept of a Divine “I am.”

    Except that in Moses’ case the whole concept of the (nonexistent) “god” within the Earth-symbolizing pyramid was expanded to refer to the (equally invisible) Lord of the physical Earth itself – a greater “I am” whose immediate purpose was to lead his servant-nation Israel to its Promised Land. In other words, Moses might have seen the Great Pyramid of Gizeh as the “Mountain of Jehovah.”
     
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    “JEHOVAH,” which translates “I am” I found out Am is another Egyptian word for the sun. Just like Ham,Sam, Cham.
     
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    FYI corrections

    Hello Aqil:

    Great job however, there are a few things that i wish to point out. The language must be learned as a child which makes it better for native israelis to understand. My entire family speaks Hebrew and for the most part there is no amerikkkn accent other than with me who still has a caribbean accent..LOL For adult who learn it can be a process however it is one of the easiest to learn

    I will be leaving for Dimona where i will be until after the next holiday and then back to the US and the midwest and more work. It will be good to get out of London and it was even better to leave amerikkka but again my work is not done.

    Letter Heh not HAY almost silent like a soft H

    The Letter Heh is basically a Daled which has an upside down Yud at the lower left hand corner, at an equal distance away from the roof as from the leg. The heel that was found on the roof of the Daled isn't necessary on a Heh, as even if the body looked like a Reish it would be kosher, but most Sofrim put a heel on top anyways. There should be one Tag at the left end of the roof. (This Tag should not be on the very end of the left side, nor be made too large, because it can be a problem.)Great care must be taken so that the left leg does not touch the roof of the Heh. If it does touch, even with an amount as thin as a hair, it would be invalid.

    Letter Vov the same and when you write(backwards) follow the design below.
    The Letter Vov should be 1X3 kulmusim. The top right part of the Vov should be completely rounded, because if it's squared it would look like a Zayin. The face of the Vov should be straight up and down, not angled. Neither the head nor leg of the Vov should be made too long, because then it will look like another letter. (ie- a Reish or a Nun Pshuta)

    Good job i will speak to a few other issues (let my son or husband do it at another time)

    Shalom
     
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    Shalom Sister Alkebulantaazar...and shokran for your most enlightening comments...

    Ma Salaam.
     
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    “Jehovah” is the form in which the name “I am” is generally read. However, the ancient Egyptian word for the Sun was "On."

    The Hebrew words "ham" and "cham" are pronounced the same and have the same meaning...i.e., "hot." The word "Sam" is derived from the "Samuel," which is derived from the Hebrew name "Shemuel," which is derived from the word "Shem"...which means "name."

    The Arabic word for the sun in the Qur'an is "shams."
     
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    The Biblical account of Exodus states that the prophet Moses was personally ordered – by his God – to initiate the great Israelite exodus-from-Egypt plan. At this Moses asks the rather odd question: “If I go to the Israelites and tell them that the God of their forefathers has sent me to them, and they ask me his name, what shall I say?” The celebrated and awesome reply, recorded in Exodus 3:14, is: “I AM, THAT (IS WHO) I AM...You must tell the Israelites this, that it is Jehovah the God of their forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Jacob, who has sent you to them.”

    (The words "is who" were purposefully omitted by some devious Biblical translators who were appointed by the notorious King James I of England...)
     
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